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Classic Steamboat Cruises

Berth 2 | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 425 779 473
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One hour relaxed sightseeing on Yarra River.

Enjoyable experience on “The Grower,” cruising from Southbank, first downriver towards Melbourne... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
London, United Kingdom
Great cruise

The ticket man was very inviting and friendly. The cruise was informative and so enjoyable. We took... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Perth, Australia
via mobile
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Classic Cruises departs berth two daily from 10:45. We have two public cruises to choose from. Up river past sporting venues and botanic gardens as well as down river past the City and Docklands. Come on down for a relaxing one hour cruise on a hand crafted, historic vessel (Grower built 1924)
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  • Very good35%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Berth 2 | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 425 779 473

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Enjoyable experience on “The Grower,” cruising from Southbank, first downriver towards Melbourne Docks, and then upriver towards the Botanical Gardens. The Captain provided a continuous stream of interesting or amusing stories about the City and the history of this steamboat and others during the last...More

1  Thank borrum
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The ticket man was very inviting and friendly. The cruise was informative and so enjoyable. We took the full hour up and down the Yarra. The skipper gave a brief commentary but it was informative. It was lovely just to glide through the Yarra and...More

1  Thank nicr0se13
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

It was a gorgeous autumn afternoon and we had a few hours to kill before flying home so we picked this river cruise because we liked the look of the boats and the ticket lady was really friendly . It also went up river towards...More

2  Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Having done river/canal cruises in Copenhagen/Stockholm, thought this would be good way so see Melbourne from the water and find out a bit more about the city. Excellent choice. Really enjoyed the trip on the Grower. The skipper gave us a wide range of info...More

1  Thank Finian48
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Jumped on at Southgate and headed towards Docklands on MV Grower - a great little timber vessel with some history and class. Tip - don't stand up on the deck when passing under very low bridges - you could lose your head. After about 15-20...More

1  Thank HerveyBayWanderer
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and i had an hour cruise on the M.V. Grower on the Yarra river. Lovely old , wooden boat, with bench style seats with cushions. The cost was $22 for an hour which we think was well worth it. The staff are so...More

1  Thank braney
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Travelled on Eureka, but not so much on the website for this boat. As soon as you step on you appreciate the care the owners have for it, paint gleaming, varnish that looks like glass and comfortable furnishings. I choose this boat over MV Grower...More

2  Thank AndyjParker
Reviewed 24 January 2017

picked by chance as they were just about to sail, and what a wise choice, nice boat, not too busy, and you get to see an awful lot, we went both upstream towards the stadiums and then down stream to the bridge, and both were...More

Thank JLM3080
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We went on this cruise with great anticipation - ready to learn and enjoy the very significant Yarra River that weaves its way from the ocean through the CBD of Melbourne. Alas, while the cruise was pleasant, the commentary was disappointing. Despite this River playing...More

Thank Marisa B
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had a one hour trip which we thoroughly enjoyed - it was an excellent and informative trip. The boat is relatively smallness has history going back to the 1920s. Considering we were sitting outside at the back of the boat, we found the commentary...More

1  Thank Penjondan
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Very quaint old world ship with friendly staff and commentary.