Plan the Best gift for Your Dad this Father’s Day with Melbourne Boat Hire

It’s not too soon to start thinking about the best way to treat your Dad this Father’s Day. Why not try something different this year and consider a special day on the water with a Yarra River Cruise? Melbourne Boat Hire is the leading provider of bespoke water transport in Melbourne. With a range of diverse experiences available, you’ll be sure to find the best option to suit your Father, allowing you to relax and enjoy the beautiful day with your Dad.

Is your Dad the kind of man that likes to really get hands-on with any projects? Consider booking one of our self-drive hire boats that do not require a boat licence. Dad can be Captain for the day when you choose from our 10-seater self-drive boat Harvey A or the larger and more spacious 12-seater Eliza J. Our luxury boat hire based in the heart of Melbourne at the New Quay Marina in Docklands offers 2 and 4-hour packages. No experience or exclusive licence is required, we provide an induction and safety briefing, and your private boat contains a laminated map and safety equipment. Spoil your Dad with the best food and wine by adding one of our gourmet food and beverage packages or bring your picnic. You’re in charge so you might even decide to moor the boat and visit one of the many restaurants located along the Yarra River banks.

If you rather someone else drive the boat perhaps you would prefer our private boat charter which offers a two-hour private cruise for up to 10 people. The cruise includes two bottles of wine and nibbles and is completely hassle-free. Simply step aboard our luxury vessel Pia Mae and sit back and relax and enjoy the scenic Melbourne views with your Dad.

Maybe you’re not sure exactly what kind of river cruise experience would best suit your Dad. A Melbourne Boat Hire gift card can be used for self-drive hire, a luxury skippered cruise or for a special event and is valid a year from purchase. The gift-card can be e-mailed immediately or provided in hard copy and Dad will get to choose whatever most excites him. Whether you decide to treat Dad to a riverboat dinner cruise, a sunrise or sunset photography cruise, self-drive or private skippered cruise, rest assured that you will be helping create wonderful memories for both of you.


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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