Arrive in style with our Spring Racing Transfers

Spring Racing Transfers

Attending the Spring Racing Carnival is so much fun, but overcrowded public transport, heavy traffic and parking nightmares all detract from a great day out. Why not forego the hassle and use a different mode of transport to Flemington? Have you ever gone on a boat cruise in Melbourne? Arrive at the races in style with our luxury Spring Racing Transfer service cruising from New Quay, Docklands to Flemington Race Track. Our luxury Melbourne river cruise boats will transport you along the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers directly to the Spring Racing Carnival. You and your friends can kick off your shoes, relax and enjoy delicious refreshments and beverages while you glide towards your destination.

Race day transfer options are available for the Makybe Diva Stakes on 15 September, TAB Turnbull Stakes Day on 5 October, AAMI Victoria Derby Day on 2 November, Lexus Melbourne Cup on 5 November, Kennedy Oakes Day on 7 November, and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day on 9 November. We have two luxurious electric-powered vessels which can be fully enclosed in inclement weather and seat up to 8 passengers each. For a larger group, our beautiful boat Birrarung

accommodates up to 35 passengers and offers indoor and outdoor seating options. Bookings can be made to travel one-way or round trip. Catch every exciting second of the carnival while arriving like a VIP by using our Spring Racing Transfer service.

Melbourne Boat Hire is an experienced river cruise operator offering skippered Yarra River cruises, self-drive boat hire, chartered city river cruises and speciality cruises including dinner cruises and photography cruises. Melbourne Boat Hire also focus on providing special events services like the Spring Racing Carnival transfer, Moomba cruises and transfers to the Australian Open.

Holding the 2019 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Melbourne Boat Hire is the acknowledged preeminent provider of Melbourne river cruises.


Private boat charter for up-to 35 passengers

The ultimate Yarra River cruise perfect for any celebration or corporate events

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Private 2 hr Skippered cruise suitable for up-to 10 passengers

An intimate cruise option suitable for smaller groups to celebrate any occasion or sightseeing cruises

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Self-Drive boat hire onboard either Harvey A or Eliza J
Suitable for up-to 10 – 12 passengers

Take a self-guided tour on the Yarra River – No boat licence or experience required!

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Private 1.5 hr Yarra River dinner cruise for two

Indulge and enjoy a romantic private dinner cruise on Melbourne’s spectacular Yarra River for you and your partner.

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1.5hr cruise with wine and cheese for up to 6 persons

Experience Melbourne’s Iconic Yarra River in style, with and cheese platter and bottle of wine included

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3hr Melbourne waterways photography cruise

Capture Melbourne from thre best angle, choose from our sunrise, midday or sunset photography cruises

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