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About Melbourne River Cruises
Discover Melbourne from a whole new perspective with one of our Yarra River boat cruises. Melbourne River Cruises offers a selection of day cruises to choose from; select one or the other, or you can combine them both for maximum value! Whether you’re looking for something to do with the kids on school holidays, or you’re here on holiday and looking for a fun way to discover the city, a cruise on the Yarra is a great way to learn more about Melbourne.
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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Williamstown is Melbourne’s historic port town, located at the meeting point of Hobson’s Bay and Port Phillips Bay. On this tour, take the most scenic route to Williamstown from Melbourne with a ferry cruise down the Yarra River. You can use your one-way or round-trip ticket at a time that suits you, so you can spend as long as you like enjoying the shops, cafés, and beaches of Williamstown.
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1 to 2 hours
from $17.63

Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

Get unique views of Melbourne from the Yarra River on this cruise. Take in vistas from both banks as you travel the river in both directions. Hear in-depth commentary while you ride, getting a full picture of Melbourne's history and modern existence. Choose between outdoor or indoor seating depending on the day’s weather, and enjoy a pick-me-up with provided tea or coffee.
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2 hours
from $31.74

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

If you’ve already explored Melbourne on foot, see the city from a different perspective on an evening dinner cruise—a great way to avoid the daytime heat and see Melbourne illuminated by night. Without having to jostle among crowds, sail the Yarra River and pass Federation Square, Flinders Station, and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria while enjoying a 4-course meal and unlimited sparkling wine, beer, and spirits all night.
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3 hours
from $109.32
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jajubabu wrote a review 10 May
Kochi (Cochin), India2015 contributions256 helpful votes
The Melbourne River Cruise was simply fun and adventure for two hours. Enjoying the beauty of Melbourne city from Yarra River was a unique thrill. Throughout the Gardens, Docklands, Southbank and Port along the water was a life experience than just sightseeing.
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Hello, Thanks for leaving a review regarding our sightseeing cruises! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience on the cruise. We hope to see you back on board with us again!
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Saumya J wrote a review 8 May
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked the mothers day lunch cruise for my mom and it was the best mothers day that she has ever had!!! Everything was lovely, the staff was friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the drinks kept flowing! They had decorated it beautifully and had soft music playing in the background. The cruise was so relaxing and the views of yarra paired perfectly with it. I highly recommend this for a lunch or dinner cruise that you can do! its a great experience and better than going to a restaurant.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Hello, Thank you for taking your time and leaving a review of the Spirit of Melbourne. We're thrilled to hear that you feel that way about our Mother's Day cruise! We hope to see you again on board with us soon!
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lindatMelb_Vic_ wrote a review 3 May
Melb. Vic.3 contributions
What a fabulous night! Staff were very friendly, jovial and very attentive. The 4-course dinner was delicious (we had beef and salmon for mains) and the entree grazing tray, and dessert shared tasting plate per 2 people, were great ideas - all very tasty. We were a party of 4 and all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Drinks were plentiful all night and we were able to sit inside on the lower deck at nicely presented tables, or go upstairs and enjoy the river views and city skyline. Restrooms were clean. We would certainly take this trip again - it was one of the highlights of our city stay.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Hello, Thank you for taking your time and leaving a review for our Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time on the dinner cruise with your party of 4! We can't wait to have you on board with us again soon!
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Wayne R wrote a review 3 May
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As first time visitors to Melbourne it was a great way to see Melbourne and to learn some of the history. Our pilot/commentator was knowledgeable and entertaining.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Hello, Thank you for leaving a review for our cruise! We're glad to hear that you were able to learn new things about Melbourne! We hope to see you cruising with us again soon!
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Tony J wrote a review 1 May
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My wife and I travelled on the 'Bottomless Brunch' luncheon cruise and can whole heartedly recommend this to couples, groups and anyone who wants to eat, drink and have loads of fun whilst feeling very spoilt by a wonderful, friendly crew. Food great , atmoshphere friendly and comfortable, views wonderful and a few yummy drinks also went down well. Lovely way to spend the afternoon and finsh the trip feeling very content and rather spoilt. Thank you crew for looking after us! We will be back - with a bunch of good friends!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Hello, Thank you for leaving a review and joining us on the Bottomless Brunch Cruise! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time on our Brunch Cruise! We can't wait to have you and your friends back on board with us again soon!
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