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Melbourne Boat Hire provide luxury boat trips, from Docklands in the CBD. River tours operate throughout summer holidays with scheduled as well as on-demand departures during the day and evening. A flexible itinerary means Yarra River cruises are available 7 days per week.

Enjoy the varied waterways of Melbourne, steeped in culture and history. We offer self-drive hire- no boat licence required! Personalize any of our trips or skippered tours by adding catering, entertainment or a surprise for someone special. If you're thinking ahead to Valentine's Day and looking to create some unique memories that are remembered fondly, check out our Valentine's Day Private Cruises where you get to drive the boat yourself and enjoy the afternoon or evening.

Summer cruising options on the Yarra River provide family fun for all ages. Pack a lunch, a thermos of coffee- and hire a boat for an afternoon. Spend time sailing on the river through Docklands and Southbank. Take a break- go onshore and check out a restaurant or walk in the gardens lining the river. Travel the waterways and see the bridges and city skyline from a new perspective. Even locals and veterans of Melbourne will find something different in the familiar sights.

Planning a hens night? Our boats are available for exclusive use by one private group. Design your girls' night or day on the water for a fun time. Book as many hours and extras as your group requires. Catering, drinks, BYO and entertainment can be customised exactly as you want. Select from our fleet of self-drive vessels. No boat license is needed.

Venture further afield, past the shipping lanes, container docks and head west. Different sights and points of interest can be found on the Maribyrnong River.

Cruise past the racecourse at Flemington, and sail post the Old Pipe Works. Disembark during your Maribyrnong River cruise and take in some of the history of Melbourne and the Ports.

Book a water taxi to a lovely restaurant dinner, concert or night out. Pickups can be arranged to suit the time of your special event. Water taxis can be for one or two people, or for groups of up to 35 passengers. See a show, have dinner or simply enjoy an evening on the Yarra River.

Cruise with the leading providers of bespoke water transport in Melbourne. Boat trips- on our beautifully appointed boats- can be booked as a special surprise for a lucky person. Experience one of our Yarra River cruises. Enjoy the delightful perspective of Melbourne from the water.

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    Cannot recommend highly enough


    We Chartered the Birrarung


    Amazing Experience!

    No crowds to push through and beautifully clean immaculately kept boat. Skipper was knowledgeable and made to cruise even more enjoyable. Thank you!


    Experience was perfect

    We could not have been happier. Boat was high quality in perfect condition and easy to drive. Staff was super friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend and will be back for another occasion...


    We enjoyed the trip

    We enjoyed the trip greatly, it was a great surprise for my Father's 80th birthday and he loved it. A very reasonably priced outing for a group and we will certainly use you again...

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Sail into the Sunset Aboard a Private Luxury Yacht

- and see Melbourne from a unique perspective on the water.
Skippered or Self-drive. Catering available.

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