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Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise

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US$ 18.67
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    What to Expect
    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 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.

    Cruise Highlights:
    • Westgate Bridge
    • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct
    • Crown Entertainment Complex
    • 19th-century sailing ship Polly Woodside
    • Shipping channels and dock area
    • World Congress Center and Trade Center
    • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Tea and Coffee
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • No food or drinks are sold on board
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Cruise duration times are approximate and subject to change, often due to tides and river traffic
    • Cruise direction and timetable subject to tidal conditions and river closures
    • The boat is completely enclosed and windowed so that passengers won't be subject to the elements
    • Restroom available on board
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

    The cruise departed at 7pm for a 2 hour cruise and fireworks display. Found the boat easy to locate , staff were friendly and plenty of seating on board. Music and lights on board to add to the atmosphere. We cruised along seeing the lights...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank ktm6days
    Reviewed 14 April 2019

    Took the grandkids, 11 and 9, on this cruise. They really enjoyed it. Seeing the bridges from underneath, the big ships in the docks and the beautiful yachts. Comfortable and the captains commentary was very informative. Good family pricing too.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Nikijames
    Reviewed 24 February 2019 via mobile

    We discovered this 1 hour river tour using group on (50% discounted tickets- definitely use the voucher for $12 adult tickets), and it was a really nice experience of Melbourne as a tourist from australia. Our guide was charming and knowledgeable with a great sense...More

    Thank F483RSbeckym
    MRC M, Manager at Melbourne River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

    Thank you for the positive feedback! Melbourne River Cruises are delighted to hear you enjoyed the experience. Please visit us again :)

    Reviewed 22 February 2019

    Pleasant cruise on a sunny afternoon but the hard to hear commentary, in the bored voice, added nothing. We booked and paid for the "2 leg" cruise only to be subjected to the same deadpan monologue and "jokes". The huge Melbourne harbour was worth seeing....More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank gordonpatricia
    MRC M, Manager at Melbourne River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2019

    Dear Gordonpatricia, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better. Please feel free reach out to us via phone or our website with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish...More

    Reviewed 12 January 2019

    We did both up river and down river, each trip took one hour. The chairs are comfortable. Our captain chatted for the first half hour. We hardly understood a word he said as all the words blended together. The Australians understood as they laughed occasionally....More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank cebcolpitts
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    19 June 2019|
    Response from Nikijames | Reviewed this property |
    Basically goes for 1 hour. Pick up and drop off is at South Bank. They have a good web page, all the info should be there. My trip left at 11.30 am.
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