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Lush gardens, spectacular architecture and a glittering skyline…the perfect backdrop for a true Kodak moment.

Take in the beautiful sights around the Yarra River with a photography cruise via Melbourne Boat Hire, all in the lap of luxury. We offer a unique glimpse of the city’s most beloved landmarks, including Melbourne Star, Docklands, the MCG, Eureka Skydeck, Birrarung Marr, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Federation Square, while also sailing past the bustling Southbank Promenade and the art lovers’ paradise of Herring Island.

With Melbourne Boat Hire, it’s all about capturing the moment. You get to have an incredible document of your time on our Yarra River cruises with help from an experienced local photographer. You also get to see one of the world’s most liveable cities from multiple perspectives. But best of all, you get to share memories with family and friends that last a lifetime.

Ideal for both beginners and advanced photographers, a photography cruise courtesy of Melbourne Boat Hire is a great way to hone your skills. By getting close to the Yarra River, you get to tell your very own story, to creatively experiment and to illuminate the beauty within. The perfect view is only a click away.

For any shutterbug, though, nothing beats a shot of a glorious sunset. And there’s no better way to experience it all than on a private boat charter along the Yarra River, especially during that ‘golden hour’ as the sun goes down. Even on a cloudy day, Melbourne’s skies can provide a dreamy palette of dusky pinks and vibrant citrus hues, while stunning reflections on the water offer the perfect complement. It’s the kind of magical moment that’ll definitely light up any screen.

Book a cruise with Melbourne Boat Hire today to start your photographic journey.


book large group charter boat for 35 passengers

Private boat charter for up-to 35 passengers

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

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book 2 hour skippered cruise on Yarra River

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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bookings for self-drive boats

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 2 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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make reservations for 3 hour photography yarra river cruise

3hr Melbourne waterways photography cruise

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

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