About Us

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

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

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

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.

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.


rodpeters2021 Avatar

5 star rating 40th birthday Cruise The staff were polite and helpful, the boat was spacious and comfortable. We booked a four hour tour. It was a wonderful cruise for young and old to celebrate the 40th birthdays of our daughter and husband along with other family members. We took on board food and drinks for the occasion without cluttering the boat space. It was interesting to see Melbourne from the Yarra River perspective.

rodpeters2021 5/26/2021
Aisha0909 Avatar

5 star rating 2 hour Self-Drive Hire - Harvey A - For up to 10 People - No license required! It was a wonderful experience. Never drove a boat by myself. Was pretty scared. But the instructor was really good and made it easy for us. Quite a peaceful. You can play your own music through bluetooth, and can get your own food and drinks. Should should go for it.

Aisha0909 8/03/2020
M5723YFadamw Avatar

5 star rating Very relaxing, with a different perspective of Melbourne Fantastic way to see Melbourne from a different perspective! Matt was very professional and the boat was very nice and well presented. We did a self drive tour (very simple to operate) with the family, but now im thinking id like to go again with some mates... might try the cheese and wine tour! Very highly recommended!

M5723YFadamw 7/05/2020