Melbourne Based Birrarung- a Luxury Party and Cruise Boat for Hire

Melbourne Boat Hire’s fleet has recently expanded with the unveiling of the newest vessel in the fleet, the Birrarung. Enhancing the company’s current offering of the 10-seater Harvey A and the 12-seater Eliza J, Melbourne Boat Hire’s latest vessel is fully crewed and offers greater opportunities for private functions, special event transfers and festive cruises down the Yarra.

luxuriously appointed interior, with understated elegance on the vessel Birrarung, based on Melbourne’s Yarra RiverWith a capacity to seat 35 passengers, the Birrarung offers lavish comforts for guests including undercover casual outdoor seating, stylish bar, kitchen, indoor seating, stereo system plus your own private skipper so guests can completely unwind and enjoy the serenity of the Yarra River.

Available for morning, afternoon and evening cruises, the luxurious Birrarung adds a special touch to every occasion and offers a unique opportunity to showcase Melbourne from one of the most unique vantage points, floating along the iconic Yarra.

Established by professional boatie Matt Gannon, Melbourne Boat Hire has grown from strength to strength over the past two years, as locals, interstate guests and international tourists take advantage of Melbourne’s most unique river cruising experience. Offering self-drive and skippered cruises, the company is focused on environmental sustainability and offering guests an enjoyable and relaxing cruising experience which has little impact on the marine environment.

Crown Casino forms an impressive background behind the luxuriously appointed MV Birrarung- a melbourne hire boat“Melbourne Boat Hire is focused on continuing to meet the demand from our clients for a luxury electric powered fleet combined with all the lavish amenities found in high end vessels. We give power back to our clients by offering catered and self-catered options — so they can tailor their cruise to suit their exact needs,” said Melbourne Boat Hire’s owner Matt Gannon. “We’re expanding our fleet to meet the needs of clients looking for more entertaining options for bigger groups and are excited to now offer this exciting vessel to our customers from all over the world.”

The Birrarung is now available for hire from the Docklands-based boat hire company and customers are welcome to book their charter for upcoming special events, transfers, wedding groups or private parties.

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Bookings can be made by contacting us.


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