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Hire a boat from us which you will be able to drive without a licence

Melbourne Boat Hire is Melbourne’s newest premium, eco-friendly electric self-drive boat hire and tour operator on the iconic Yarra River in Melbourne.

Melbourne Boat Hire offers a unique, intimate water tourism experience with a difference. Cruise the beautiful Yarra River – the social heart of Melbourne like never before, in the comfort of your own luxury vessel with the option of enjoying exquisite food and beverage dining packages.

Take in Melbourne’s feature landmarks from a completely new perspective away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets such as the Botanical Gardens, Herring Island Park, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Southbank, Federation Square and Docklands as well as taking in the beauty of the Yarra surrounds of jetties, parks and its breathtaking riverside beauty.

Melbourne Boat Hire offers a variety of hire options from day and evening self-drive with no license required and special event cruises to fully catered skippered luxury cruises for those who wish to bask in complete relaxation and indulgence.

Our environmentally friendly fleet is electric powered offering you a quieter cruise experience with no nasty fumes or emissions – the way nature intended it.

If you are looking for a luxury, intimate water cruise and dining experience from a local, privately owned company dedicated to providing a memorable experience then contact us today.

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We look forward to welcoming you onboard.

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