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Our most recommended Melbourne River & Harbor Cruises

  • Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks

    1. Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks

    Board your fully enclosed boat at Southbank Promenade to start your dinner cruise along the Yarra River. While aboard the floating restaurant, take in views of the lit-up city skyline, and pass by waterfront sights such as Federation Square, Flinders Station, Rod Laver Arena, Riverside Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Relax with a beer, liquor, or red, white or sparkling wine, and enjoy the romantic atmosphere on the boat. Your dinner is prepared by talented chefs and served by attentive staff. It will also be paired with premium Australian wines. After a tasting platter, main course, dessert platter, and cheese platter, your luxurious meal culminates with a coffee or tea and a glass of port or liqueur. You’ll be full and relaxed by the time you return to the Southbank Promenade to end your cruise.  Sample menu (subject to change): Entrée Tasting Platter • Lamb Ko...

    The service is great and the experience is not too bad. Food and drinks are average. We were not that impressed

  • Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise

    2. Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise

    Climb aboard a pleasure boat with sundeck for a 2-hour cruise along the Yarra River, and take in the many sights of Melbourne from a different perspective on a narrated tour. Cruise past beautiful buildings, skyscrapers, bars and parks. Catch some sun on the sundeck or enjoy the views from the inside cabin. Enjoy a round-trip journey that allows you to really enhance your knowledge of what is known as one of the "most livable cities in the world." Travel both down river and up river to see highlights such as the Docklands Crown Entertainment Complex, West Gate Bridge, a 19th-century sailing ship, the Polly Woodside, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. Admire up river landmarks, such as Princes Bridge, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Government House, Olympic Park, Herring Island, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Victorian Arts Center and Natio...

    we loved our river cruise. peter the tour guid is very knowledgeable of Melbourne and it was very interesting learning about some of the landmarks along the Yarra. Definitely worth doing next time your in Melbourne.

  • Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

    3. Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

    Relax aboard a meandering cruise down the Yarra River and pass a number of familiar attractions along the way. Admire the skyline of Melbourne from a different perspective as you listen to the informative audio commentary. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city center and soak up the sun on the sun deck. Upon arrival in Williamstown, get the choice to take a break in Williamsport and visit the historic seaport, or stay on board and return to Melbourne. Linger in one of the cafés or galleries of Williamstown, known for its heritage buildings such as Customs House. If you choose to take the round-trip option, then just sit back and relax on one of the finest bay cruises on the return journey to Southbank.  

    Good commentary as we travelled to Williamstown Nice that complimentary tea and coffee given. Only negative was cigarette smoke came into cabin from rear area.

  • Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

    4. Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

    Discover Melbourne’s highlights while cruising along the breathtaking Yarra River. Cruise through downtown Melbourne on this sightseeing tour and listen to the on board commentary that will point out passing attractions and provide interesting tidbits of Melbourne’s history. Enjoy an hour aboard the riverboat as you cruise under the Princes Bridge and past top cultural attractions. Marvel at the magnificent riverbank gardens from the outside sun deck or through the panoramic windows from the inside cabin. On this tour you will also see Herring Island, Princes Bridge, the governor's residence, the Victorian Arts Center, Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Olympic Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the National Tennis Center. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea while relaxing and taking in the beautiful city sites. 

    The only trouble was we wanted to see the botanical gardens and the trip was unable to access this area so we went to the docklands instead I was disappointed with this as I wasn't advised in advance of the day I may well have altered my plans if I had known

  • Port of Melbourne & Docklands Cruise with Coffee & Tea

    5. Port of Melbourne & Docklands Cruise with Coffee & Tea

    The history of Melbourne centers on its strategic location where the Yarra River empties into Port Phillip Bay. Learn about Melbourne’s early settlement and its evolution from a 19th-century boomtown to the largest port in the Southern Hemisphere on this leisurely, 1-hour river cruise. Relax as you cruise downriver past ultramodern skyscrapers and the active Docklands area, taking in the sights from an outside sundeck or through panoramic windows inside the cabin. During this cruise, you'll get stunning views of Melbourne city center, as well as float past some amazing points of interest, like the Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 19th century sailing ship "Polly Woodside", the World Congress and Trade center, and more - don't forget to bring your cameras!

    We had overseas visitors with us and they really enjoyed heading down the Yarra. Great way to see a different view of Melbourne.

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 407 reviews

Its a very nice trip and a great way to view the city and a rare opportunity of travelling under the Westgate and Bolte bridges and seeing them from that angle. I particularly recommend viewing the city from outside on the back of the boat as they are views you can only get from the water. There are plenty of good spots in Williamstown to have a meal as well. The commentary was interesting too and for the price it is good value.

Great, informative commentary. Very comfortable vessel. Very friendly and efficient staff. Not all parents bothered to keep their children under control so very noisy at times. Would recommend the 2 hour trip to anyone who wants to know more about Melbourne.

we loved our river cruise. peter the tour guid is very knowledgeable of Melbourne and it was very interesting learning about some of the landmarks along the Yarra. Definitely worth doing next time your in Melbourne.

Smooth arrangements from the jetty ticket office onto the boat and all along. Excellent commentary by an experienced captain.

We really enjoyed our 2 hour Yarra River cruise. It gave us a completely different way of experiencing Melbourne