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Whether you’re a Melbourne local looking for something different, or a visitor seeking an experience that ticks all the boxes and provides lots of opportunity for trophy photos on social media, our Yarra River Cruise options include Southbank Tours on the water. The river bank is home to many attractions. Flinders Street Station, the Arts Centre, Crown Casino as well as an impressive array of dining and accommodation precincts.

Southbank tours are private- you can book so that only your family or friends are on board. Itineraries can be customised and designed to take in highlights which align with your interests. A unique perspective of Melbourne can only be appreciated from the water. Our eco-friendly quiet electric boats mean no fumes! No noisy distractions- there’s just the lapping of the water, and sounds of the river for you to enjoy.

Knowledgable guides lead our boat trips. Learn about places which would otherwise be hidden to casual visitors. Informative commentary brings your Yarra River Tour to life. There’s lots of time for photos, opportunities to go onshore and explore, as well as the chance to be a boatie- with one of our self-drive boat hire options!

Southbank tours and Yarra River Boat Trips are available on-demand. Popular durations are two hours or three hours. If you need a short tour we can design a trip and show you the best sights of Melbourne’s waterways which can be visited within an hour. Contact us for more information. Boats can be booked for self-drive hire, and no licence is required. Expand your experience and order on-board dining.

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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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book private dining cruise in melbourne

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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make reservation for wine-cheese boat cruise in melbourne

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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