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Who wouldn’t love a bit of wine time on a private boat cruise, right in the heart of Melbourne?

Along with a selection of quality Australian-made wines and local cheeses, you can admire the city right in the lap of luxury, courtesy of our private charter boat hire.

Assisted by our highly experienced staff, our Yarra River Cruises provide a fleet of luxurious, eco-friendly boats for private functions that are able to seat 8-12, right up to the larger MV Birrarung. From here, you’ll be able to experience Melbourne’s most famous landmarks like you’ve never seen them before, sailing past the iconic Crown Casino, Flinders St Station, Marvel Stadium, the city’s historic bridges and the vibrant Southbank Promenade.

Wine and cheese party on Cruise

When you arrange a small party boat hire, your cruise will be personalised specifically for you. You’ll have your very own private and fully licensed skipper on board to help the night run smoothly, as well as deliver a wonderful spread via our food and beverage packages (which require 24 hours’ notice before booking).

We can cater for almost all occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, divorce parties and other social events, all at affordable rates. We also provide remote and navigation lights to help guide you during our evening cruises. Not only will you enjoy all the incredible sights the city has to offer, you’ll be able to do it all in complete privacy and comfort. A beautifully classy affair from start to finish, we’ll make sure your private boat cruise around Melbourne’s waterways is an unforgettable one.

Private boat charters in melbourne

To find out more information about our private charter boat hire, call at 1300 988 309 or email Melbourne Boat Hire Cruises today.


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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