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exclusive use of private hire boats for birthdays, Melbourne

Birthday Party Boat Cruises – Ready to Hire in Melbourne

Not sure how to celebrate an upcoming birthday party this year? Celebrate your milestone with Melbourne Boat Hire.
Discover Melbourne like you’ve never seen on a private cruise down the Yarra River. Take in the sights and sounds of Melbourne, enjoy delicious food and beverage, and host a birthday party that everyone will fondly remember.

Melbourne Boat Hire offer a range luxury vessels for seating 8-12 or up to 35 passengers. Each vessel is electric-operated with comfortable seating, with plenty of room to entertain and dine in a spacious cabin.

You can book any vessel for a few hours, or enjoy a whole day out on the water. Our vessels are available morning, afternoon and evening. For safe cruising at night, the vessels have remote and navigation lights to guide your way.

  • Boat cruises for 8-12 or up to 35 passengers
  • Spacious seating and stunning views from every angle
  • Enclosed sun decks for cruising in any weather conditions
  • Available for a few hours or the entire day

Be Your Own Captain

Want to be the skipper of your own boat?

The Harvey A and Eliza J vessels put you in control of your journey. These boats are easy to manoeuvre and you don’t need a boating license to operate. Once a skipper has shown you the basics, you’re free to explore the Yarra River however you like.

If you’d prefer to have a licensed skipper for your birthday party, hire one of our skippers to take you on an unforgettable journey.

Catering Options

Indulge your taste buds with a selection of beers, wine and non-alcoholic beverages provided by us. Catering also includes a range of seafood, delicatessen and gourmet platters; finger food and buffet options.

If you wish to BYO food and alcohol, there’s fridges and cabinets to store everything until they’re ready to serve.

Gift Cards

Not sure how to plan everything on your own? Take the guesswork out of hiring a boat for a birthday party. Let your recipient plan the cruise exactly how they want!

They can plan their trip with us and enjoy a cruise experience tailored to their needs. For gift card recipients, we offer exclusive add-ons such as buffet meals and beverages. Our friendly customer service team will take you through the whole process to make the birthday party one to remember.