Unique Photo Opportunities
Beginner & Advanced Photographers
Cruise around Melbourne and Capture the Stunning Views
Discover Melbourne’s waterways on our relaxing photography cruises, offering unique perspectives of Docklands, the commercial port, city skyline, historical bridges, and local wildlife. Experienced photographer Benjamin Eriksson joins us on this cruise to provide you with tips and tricks, and guidance for all photographer skill levels, ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience.
Suitable for beginners to advanced photographers, our cruises include complimentary refreshments: coffee or tea and pastries on sunrise cruises, and a choice of beer, wine, or soft drink with a cheese platter on midday or sunset cruises. Although we can’t guarantee vivid skies every time, we often witness stunning reflections on calm mornings or evenings.
Unlike other cruises, we stop to allow ample time for capturing Melbourne’s breathtaking views, lens swapping, setting adjustments, and reviewing results. With a maximum of 20 participants, our cruises ensure comfort and freedom to move around the vessel.
Why Take This Cruise?
Experience Melbourne from a different angle
Learn from and ask any questions to our professional photographer
Move around freely on our spacious vessel to capture the best shots
Choose a departure time to suit your schedule and capture a variety of gorgeous views, be it at sunrise, midday or sunset
Complimentary beverage included, (Sunrise - tea and coffee, Midday and sunset - beer, wine, soft drink or tea and coffee)
Complimentary pastries (sunrise cruise), sandwiches (midday cruise) or cheese platter (sunset cruise)
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Melbourne Photography Cruise Overview
AUD $189.00 per person
See departure times via our availability calendar
- 45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands, Victoria
All year round:
- Mondays – Sunrise, Midday, and Sunset
- Wednesday – Sunrise, Midday, and Sunset
- Saturdays – Sunrise
Number of passengers
Up to 20 passengers
- 3 hour cruise
- Complimentary beverage
- Complimentary snacks
- Experience photographer to assist with any photography questions
Camera or equipment
What to bring
- Your camera
- Spare charged batteries
- Bring a few lenses if you have them. We recommend a wide-angle and a medium to a long zoom lens
- Clothing suitable for the day’s weather forecast
- Certified skipper
- On-board photographer who loves to assist and help you make the most of all photo opportunities.
Sites and Landmarks
Embark on an exhilarating adventure as you witness Melbourne from a unique vantage point that few have the privilege to experience. Join us for a serene photography cruise along Melbourne’s picturesque waterways, where you’ll marvel at the captivating sights of Docklands, bustling commercial ports, the stunning city skyline, historic bridges, and abundant bird and marine life.
Guiding you on this extraordinary journey is our accomplished Melbourne photographer, Benjamin Eriksson. Throughout the voyage, Benjamin is eager to share his expertise and provide valuable advice tailored to every participant’s needs, from complete beginners to advanced photographers. Feel free to ask questions and engage in lively discussions as you hone your skills.
Our photography cruises cater to all levels of expertise, offering a refreshing and unconventional perspective that stands out from your typical photography excursions. As you immerse yourself in all the wonderful sights, you’ll be treated to a complimentary coffee or tea during our sunrise cruise or your choice of beer, wine, or soft drink on our midday or sunset cruises. Indulge in delicious pastries on our sunrise cruise, or savour a delectable cheese platter as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.
Although we can’t guarantee a vibrant sunrise or sunset every time, rest assured that our cruises frequently showcase spectacularly colourful skies. Paired with the stunning reflections on the water during calm mornings or evenings, this experience is nothing short of mesmerising.
What sets our cruise apart is the ample time we allocate for you to capture Melbourne’s breathtaking views at a leisurely pace. This unhurried approach allows you to swap lenses, adjust settings, and review your results without feeling rushed. To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all, our photography cruises are limited to a maximum of 20 participants, providing ample space for everyone to move freely around the vessel.
Good to Know
Depending on weather, protection for your camera and equipment may be necessary.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee how clear the skies will be on the day, but you’ll find stunning views regardless of weather.
We recommend layers of clothing suitable to the weather on the day of your cruise.
Frequently Asked Questions
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We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to us or from our online products and services, including credit card information. We will also make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.
All transactions are secured by 128 bit SSL encryption. SSL technology encodes information as it is being sent over the Internet, helping to ensure that the information transmitted remains confidential.
Our servers are deployed to Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is a PCI DSS Level 1 compliant provider and provides a certified infrastructure for storing, processing, and transmitting credit card information.
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.