Fully Equipped Vessel
Luxurious & Eco-Friendly
Up to 35 Guests
Host Your Event & Party in Style Aboard Our Luxury Private Boat Charter
Elevate your next function with an exceptional level of luxury by treating your clients, staff, or guests to an exclusive and privately chartered boat cruise along the scenic waterways of Melbourne. Our signature private charter vessel, Birrarung, provides a remarkable setting to showcase the beautiful City of Melbourne and leave an unforgettable impression on your esteemed guests.
Allow us to take care of every detail and customise a perfect cruise tailored specifically to your needs, complete with food and beverage packages that guarantee a memorable experience. With a capacity for 35 passengers, Birrarung boasts an undercover area that features casual seating, an open-saloon deck with padded seats matching the interior furnishings, informal tables and chairs, and a stylish kitchen and bar area.
Whether you prefer a fully catered event or self-catering, the Birrarung is equipped with fridges, food warmers, and an ice maker to keep all your refreshments at the desired temperature. Upon arrival, the purpose-built esky in the bar area is stocked with ice to keep your drinks of choice chilled and readily available.
Birrarung is the perfect venue to celebrate a birthday, engagement, a product launch, or to show appreciation to your team of hard-working employees. Whether your event takes place in the morning, afternoon, evening, or for a full-day cruise, your social occasion will be given an intimate touch of luxury as you and your party voyage around Melbourne in complete comfort with your personal skipper.
Why Choose This Private Charter?
Enjoy the luxury of an open plan space with both indoor and outdoor areas on board
Start your experience without delay as we provide a 30-minute set up time prior to charter leaving the dock
Our spacious bathroom facilities ensure your comfort throughout the journey
Have your private boat charter fully catered or BYO food and beverages (additional fees apply)
Experience the opulence of a luxurious, eco-friendly hybrid boat that is near silent and emits no fumes
Personalize your charter by having your branding or decorations installed
Choose from 2hr, 3hr, or 4hr hire durations to suit your schedule
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Birrarung Charter Details
Birrarung Charter Details
From AUD $1,760.00
Availability will be confirmed upon booking
45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Victoria
All year round
Choose from a 2, 3, OR 4 hour charter hire
Number of passengers
Up to 35 guests
- Private skipper & professional crew
- Fully-equipped luxury boat
- 30 minutes of pre-boarding time
What to bring
Camera to take photos
Choose between having your private charter fully catered or self-catered with our BYO option. You may select your preferences upon booking. Additional fees will apply.
Private Boat Charter Terms & Conditions
In order to make the most of your private luxury boat charter hire, and to ensure an unforgettable experience for both you and your guests, please read the below information carefully. At Melbourne Boat Hire will strive for successful operations on all of our boat cruises and charters, and we will assume you understand, agree to adhere to, and comply with the following terms and conditions:
- All pricing excludes GST (Goods & Services Tax)
- A AUD $500 deposit required to confirm and secure your booking
- The remainder of the balance is due 7 days prior to cruise
- Payment can be made by direct debit to the nominated bank account. For credit card payments a 2.5% surcharge applies
- Any Food allergies of guests to be made known upon booking
- Maximum passengers of 35 onboard cannot be exceeded
- BYO (“Bring your own food and beverages”) surcharge of $200 applies
- No smoking is allowed on board
- Cancellation allowed up to 28 days prior but results in a loss of $500 deposit
- Cancellation within up to 14 days results in loss of 50% of the booking fee
- Cancellation within 7 days forfeits booking fee completely
- When booking online, date and time requires to be confirmed manually and cannot be guaranteed
Good to Know
Skippered cruises can be booked for all occasions. From intimate dining experiences to luxury sightseeing and private boat transfers. Cruising can be enjoyed year-round!
BYO food and beverages to enjoy or view our food and beverage packages. 24 hours notice is required for food and beverage package bookings.
Please note that submitting a booking form does not automatically confirm your reservation. You must select your preferred date and time and Melbourne Boat Hire will confirm availability to you as soon as possible via telephone or email.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we allow you to bring your own food and drinks onboard (BYO). We do have a $200 surcharge for this as we are a licensed premises.
Yes, decorations are allowed, however we only allow decorations to be installed with blu-tac or string. No sticky tape is allowed. We also do not allow confetti, confetti balloons, or sparklers.
Decorations can be installed 30 mins prior to the cruise – This is the boarding/setup time.
Yes, we have a SONOS sound system onboard. You can connect your phone to our system via our onboard wi-fi networks and airplay from music platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.
Yes kids are allowed onboard, our boats are very safe and ideal for kids. When booking ensure to let us know the age of children and size so we can ensure that the correct fitting lifejackets are onboard to suit.
Yes, we have a spacious bathroom with toilet onboard Birrarung.
No smoking is not allowed onboard our boats.
The maximum capacity of Birrarung is 35 guests.