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Melbourne River Cruises

Southgate Arts & Leisure Landing | Lower Promenade Berth 5, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8610 2600
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US$ 112.07*
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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
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US$ 17.61*
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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
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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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Southgate Arts & Leisure Landing | Lower Promenade Berth 5, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8610 2600
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We chose the one hour “ Garden” river cruise. Left from Berth 5 opposite Flinders Station. We used a “SCOOPON”, which we had printed...lucky they didn’t have a scanner! We chose time slot of 11am, boat left right on time. We cruised past Federation Square,...More

Thank ChezmossAustralia
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were greeted by friendly and cheerful staff who welcomed us onto their boat. We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise to Williamstown and back again. A fabulous afternoon outing. There was a commentary on the way to Williamstown. Tea and coffee were complimentary.

Thank Craig255119
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well it started off with the most excellent customer service from the two wonderful ladies behind the desk, nothing but smiles, banter and positive vibes which is always good. My friend and I hoped onto the cruise and greeted by the two staff on bored....More

Thank tlhh2222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked tickets for our wedding anniversary, only to be refused entry into the boat by the rudest man I have dealt with in a very long time (I believe his name was Jack!) as we didn’t have actual tickets (only a phone booking). Luckily...More

Thank rachelleday1
Pawan S, Manager at Melbourne River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rachel, First of all sorry about your experience, a few things here that could have avoided the situation. 1. You went to the wrong location Online vouchers needs to be redeemed at the tickets kiosk which is about 50- 60 metres away from the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the dinner cruise. When booking you are given the menu and make your selection for your main course then. The food was just so delicious, entrees, mains, a plate of small desserts to share and later a great cheese board and coffee. Drinks...More

Thank taylorpat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there yesterday with the family and it was simply amazing. Their customer service is just excellent. The tour is relaxing and informative. Its a complete new way of touring Melbourne. Well done MRC Team.

Thank Gaurav S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a river cruise to Williamstown or back to the city. Great on a sunny Spring day. Takes about an hour. Do not stand at the back of the boat as there are many low bridges as in Bruge. The captain gives an interesting commentary...More

Thank Hector C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boat was tired, the facilities low quality, the trip more like a ferry trip rather than a cruise, not very well organised, not really much to see only saving grace was the commentary (such as it was) from the captain with a little bit...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

First off you can get a deal of 2 for 1 in The Melbourne Winter Guide. We found the pre-booking telephone Service very professional. We did the Up and Down River Cruises which theoritically last an hour each. I'm glad we did this as I'm...More

1  Thank Greatblackhawk
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We enjoyed our 2-hour cruise on Yara river having a great view over city. Melbourne skylines are in reach! There are ticket kiosks at Southbank.

1  Thank Bailameamor
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8 December 2016|
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Response from Pawan S | Property representative |
Hi check out our website for New Year's Eve Packages, We have different packages for different age groups, Catered as well as only Fireworks cruises.
8 March 2016|
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Response from Dakota976 | Reviewed this property |
If you only have an hour go to the Eureka Tower. Marvellous views all around and well worth the money.
4 February 2015|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Hi we had a great meal at Keyif restaurant which is Mediterranean cuisine. Its quite a large restaurant and could hold a good number of guests. If its is a small and romantic thing you want the tram restaurant cars might be... More