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Melbourne Boat Hire

45 New Quay Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
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US$ 224.30*
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2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River
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US$ 330.08*
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Luxury Private 90min Wine and Cheese Yarra River Cruise
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US$ 141.78*
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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45 New Quay Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
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"self drive"
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"champagne bucket"
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"herring island"
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"great couple of hours"
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"incredible experience"
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"wonderful afternoon"
in 2 reviews
"yarra river"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful melbourne"
in 3 reviews
"different perspective"
in 4 reviews
"hour cruise"
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"south wharf"
in 2 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 4 reviews
"two hours"
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"great idea"
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"skipper"
in 9 reviews
"crossing"
in 11 reviews
"esky"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second cruse up the Yarra.And was just we good as the first .Easy to driv and very quiet The staff instructions were very good

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had a wonderful day on the water, mum felt very spoilt for her 60th! Skipper went out of his way to help us organise our surprises for her too.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Really enjoyed the trip in Harvey A on Yarra. Staff are friendly, considerate and helpful. 100% recommended.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We had a girls weekend in Melbourne and we decided that a boat cruise along the Yarra was a great way to see Melbourne, and it was. Everything was comfortable and enjoyable.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

I recently hired the Birrarung for a Hen’s Party after a recommendation and I could not be a happier with my choice, the guests as well as the Bride-to-be absolutely loved the day and the crew were so incredibly accommodating and lovely. The boat is...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This company has a self guided tour on offer with each boat holding up to 10 people. You can reach the MCG per the map supplied and take in all other parts of Melbourne on an easy stretch of the water The boat is on...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

I chartered a boat at a very reasonable rate for my 25th wedding anniversary. We were able to take our own refreshments on board, although Matt had some bubbles and a cheese plate already. It was just a pleasant trip looking at all the sights...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Really fun morning the young children loved it.The Elisha J was excellent vessel. The weather was perfect, ,excellent service.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

From our initial enquiry through to booking, the entire process was efficient and friendly. On the day, the boat was well presented and my guests were impressed. We had a wonderful afternoon cruising the river and from a business perspective it was excellent value for...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great day, great staff, the boat was well equipped and easy to drive. I would highly recommend this for any occasion.

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