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About Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Boat Hire is the best choice for intimate, eco-friendly self-drive hire boats and luxury skippered boat cruises on Melbourne's iconic Yarra River and surrounds. Melbourne Boat Hire offers a unique, intimate cruise experience with a difference. Cruise the beautiful Yarra River - the social heart of Melbourne - in the comfort of your own luxury vessel with the option of catering with exquisite food and beverage dining packages. For those looking for a self-drive hire option, we offer self-drive cruises onboard our luxury hire vessels. Self-drive hire is a great option for people of all abilities as no boat licenses are required. We welcome you to experience Melbourne Boat Hire today! Prepare to be amazed.
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Luxury Private 90min Wine and Cheese Yarra River Cruise

Get the ultimate luxury boating experience on this 90-minute private cruise on the Yarra River. With a dedicated skipper to navigate and provide engaging commentary on the sights, you'll depart from the Docklands and sail past Melbourne's riverside attractions. Take great photos from your vantage point on the water, sip a bottle of wine, and dig in to the provided cheese plate featuring local products. This private tour for just you and your party ensures personalized attention and plenty of chance to ask questions.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from US$ 371.19

2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

Enjoy a private 2-hour cruise on the Yarra River with this self-drive boat rental in Melbourne. No license is required to drive this vessel, which has a fully enclosed cabin option if needed. Bring up to 10 friends and family members on board for a relaxing and scenic cruise. Create your own sightseeing tour by passing top attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Southbank, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Federation Square and the Docklands. You can even disembark at Herring Island Park to walk around its outdoor sculpture park.
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2 hours
from US$ 242.54

Private Romantic Melbourne Dinner Cruise for 2

Indulge and enjoy a private dinner cruise on Melbourne's spectacular Yarra River for you and your partner.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from US$ 496.88

Private Yarra River Lunch Cruise

Indulge and enjoy a private lunch cruise on Melbourne's spectacular Yarra River for you and your partner. This is a private cruise for two only.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from US$ 496.88
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lisanicolemorgan wrote a review 2 Mar
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The boat was much fancier than we expected with plenty of space, a fridge and glasses provided and great cover overhead to protect us from the sun. So nice cruising the Yarra past the city and the MCG :)
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tnisbet13 wrote a review 2 Mar
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Everything was 5 star.. forgotten his name who met us but he was great and made everything super easy. We all had such a good time, we are going to make it an annual thing. Highly recommended, can’t wait to do it again
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Northerly1972 wrote a review 1 Mar
Warrnambool, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
With an awesome instructor in Chris he made things so easy and comfortable. The boat is easy to steer and the instructions are clear. Went up to Swan St Bridge and back again, I highly recommend this activity and company
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denizAMG wrote a review Feb 2021
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Very happy with the cruise and the hospitality of our skipper. Was great relaxation on a hangover. Will definitely do it again!
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Debbie C wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia102 contributions18 helpful votes
This was such a special and relaxing adventure. The boat is really beautiful and ideal for a Friday sunset cruise. Easy to organise and will definitely do this again.
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