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boat cruises for engagement proposals

Luxury Boat Hire for Your Engagement Party

Want to host an engagement party like no other?
Celebrate your big milestone with an engagement party that everyone will remember fondly – courtesy of Melbourne Boat Hire. Invite your friends and family on an unforgettable boat cruise down the Yarra River as you enjoy fine dining, good company and stunning scenery of the city.

As Melbourne’s premium, eco-friendly boat cruise tour operator, you get to experience Melbourne in a whole new way. We offer a range of hire options, and self-driving vessels that put you in control of your own private boat. Come on board and host an engagement party that people won’t want to miss!
Melbourne Boat Hire gift cards give recipients access to exclusive add-ons and deals. They can personalise the trip themselves with help from our friendly customer service team.

Luxury Vessels

Melbourne Boat Hire offers you the latest vessels-to-hire for hosting to engagement parties for up to 35 passengers.

Our vessels are electric powered and produce no fumes or emissions – meaning your cruise will be quiet and peaceful. Each vessel has transparent sun decking to protect you from the rain and let you enjoy the stunning views.

  • Licensed to seat from 8 to 35 passengers
  • Enclosed sun decking for bad weather
  • Electric powered for quiet operation
  • Self-driving boats are easy to control and manoeuvre
  • Remote spotlight and navigational light for safe cruising at night
  • Included toilet, sink, heater, bar fridges and esky

Want to be your own skipper? Hire the Harvey A or Eliza J for a cruise around the Yarra River.

There’s no need for a boating license and driving them around will make you feel like king of the world. If you’re not 100% confident with driving the boat yourself, one of our skippers will be happy to take on a skippered cruise.

Large Engagement Parties

Need a vessel that can handle up to 35 passengers?

Celebrate your milestone in style on the luxurious Birrarung cruiser. This 35 passenger vessel is ideal for larger groups and comes with fully-equipped sound system, glasses and cutlery, bar stocked with ice, and fridges to keep your beverages chilled.


Melbourne Boat Hire offer a range of beers, wines and platters options to satisfy anyone’s tastebuds. Of course, if you want to serve your own special range of food and beverages – you’re welcome to BYO drinks and beverages.