Birthday Parties

yarra river cruise

Not sure how to celebrate an upcoming birthday party this year? Look no further and celebrate your milestone onboard a luxury private Yarra River cruise with Melbourne Boat Hire.

Discover Melbourne as you’ve never seen before, from a new perspective on a private cruise down the Yarra River with friends and family.

Take in the sights and sounds of Melbourne, enjoy delicious food and beverages, and host a birthday party that everyone will fondly remember.

Melbourne Boat Hire offers a range of luxury vessels for seating 10 to 12 or up to 35 passengers, and provide various options from self-drive boat hire, Skippered cruises to private boat charter. Each hire boat is electric operated with comfortable seating, and plenty of room to entertain and picnic in a spacious cabin. Each of our boats has a stereo to enjoy your favourite tunes throughout your cruise.

A popular birthday party option is a private boat charter aboard Birrarung, with its ample open plan space and luxurious fit out its sure to impress.

Another option for smaller groups is a private Skippered cruise which can have up to ten passengers – this can be a cruise where you can bring your food and beverages or a fully inclusive progressive lunch or dinner cruise.

Want to be the skipper of your party boat? 

Our self-drive hire boats Harvey A and Eliza J vessels put you in control so you can take a self-guided adventure with friends and family. These boats are very easy to drive, and you don’t need a boating license to operate. Once our staff 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.

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

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

Are you looking for a gift idea? Our range of gift cards is a perfect birthday present.
The recipient can plan their trip with us and enjoy a cruise experience tailored to their needs.
Our friendly customer service team will take you through the whole process to make the birthday party one to remember.


private dinner cruise for two people, yarra river melbourne

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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yarra river cruise with romantic dinner included

1.5hr cruise with wine and cheese for up to 6 persons

Experience Melbourne’s Iconic Yarra River in style, with cheese platter and bottle of wine included

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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 up-to 10 or 12 passengers

Take a self-guided tour on the Yarra River – No boat licence or experience required!

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daily progressive dinner and lunch cruises in melbourne

Progressive Lunch or Dinner Cruise – Suitable For 2 to 35 Passengers

Melburne’s first and only progressive dinner cruise on the Yarra River Melbourne.
A three-course dining experience not to miss!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can we bring our own food and drinks?

Yes, we do allow BYO (Bring your own), there may be a surcharge depending on the vessel

What is your largest capacity boat?

Our largest capacity boat is Birrarung and has a maximum capacity of 35 passengers

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