Maribyrnong River Cruises

We offer a range of cruising options on the Maribyrnong River. You can select from skippered cruises for the day, half day or evening- complete with catering! Your trip along this iconic Melbourne waterway can be as leisurely as you like- or stop to take in sights, and attractions as you wish. Luxury cruises include a skipper who can show you sights an offer background information into historic attractions and landmarks to give more meaning to your boat trip.

luxury boat cruises, Maribyrnong RiverIf the idea of being captain of your own boat appeals to you, a self-drive cruise is the perfect option. Three hour self skippered cruises on the Maribyrning River, where you get to take in the sights and cruise the waterways, give you a taste of what it’s like to be captain of your own vessel.

Melbourne’s commercial port is a hive of activity, and is sure to boast impressive ships and shipping equipment. Massive container ships, filled with cargo load and depart Melbourne’s commercial ports every day, and each one contributes to Melbourne’s booming economy. You will sail past the iconic Pier 35 Bar and Grill, before entering the mouth of the Maribyrnong River. You’ll also pass under many of West Melbourne’s historic bridges, each one offering a unique view of the city’s heritage.

Boat trips on the Maribyrnong River, will take you past the Heavenly Queen Temple, an intricate and tranquil monument to Melbourne’s Buddhist community. The 16m tall statue of Mazu is a golden icon that will not be forgotten. See Newell’s Paddock Wetlands Reserve, a lush natural oasis in the heart of West Melbourne. Nothing is more serene than admiring the scenery of the Maribyrnong River from the comfort of our electrically operated private cruise boats.

luxury private boat charter with skipper, on the Maribyrnong River, in MelbourneCruising the Maribyrnong by boat, is a unique way to see or visit the infamous Flemington Racecourse, home to the Melbourne Cup. Fortunes have been won and lost over the races on this Course. Lives have been built, dreams have been realised. The Racecourse that stops a nation is sure to catch your eye, not least because of its impressive size, but because of its elaborate grandeur. The grandstands and racecourse have seen the World’s finest jockeys, trainers, and distinguished guests pass through their gates, and Flemington Racecourse is the most important destination in Melbourne for any fan of horse racing. For a unique perspective on Flemington Racecourse, a Maribyrnong River cruise is your best bet.

As you cruise in one of our luxuriously appointed vessels, you’ll see Victoria University’s Footscray Park campus, and sail past Pipemakers Park. There’s even a jetty for self-driven boats to be moored whilst you enjoy a day at either of these attractions.

As you continue along the river, you’ll discover many other locations along the Maribyrnong River offer jetties for mooring. Fairburn Park and Maribyrnong Park offer barbeques, tables, and picnic facilities. For a day with the family, in the quiet tranquillity of nature, the Maribyrnong River offers a variety of less crowded locations for relaxation, and casual dining.

A self-drive boat cruise along the lovely Maribyrnong River is your key to the West. Your Boat. Your Adventure.


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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