River Boat Trips

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The Yarra River is considered to be the social hub of the stunning city of Melbourne, and with a choice of Skippered boat trips available, Melbourne Boat Hire offers you a unique and exciting way to experience many of the city’s attractions from the water.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the sensational views Melbourne city offers from the comfort of your own private boat whilst our experienced Skipper takes great care of you and your guests.

We have a large range of Yarra river Skippered cruises which span from a couple of hours- to a full half day or evening. Design your itinerary and schedule stops at points of interest along the water’s edge. You can leave the planning to us- and we’ll put together a boat trip that will take in the best sights and stops along the Yarra River.

Skippered Cruises

Capacity: 8-10 depending on vessel
Availability: 7 days a week
Fleet: View our available fleet
Food and Beverage: BYO to enjoy or view our food and beverage packages.
24 hours’ notice required for food and beverage package bookings

Skippered cruises can be booked for all occasions. From intimate dining experiences to luxury sightseeing and private boat transfers, cruising can be enjoyed year-round.

Looking for a more adventurous Yarra River cruise? Try our self-guided cruise options where you can be the Captain and self-drive hire our fleet with no boat licence required.

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The ultimate Yarra River cruise, perfect for any celebration or corporate events

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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 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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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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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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3hr Melbourne waterways photography cruise

Capture Melbourne from thre best angle, choose from our sunrise, midday or sunset photography cruises

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Touring Map showing points of interest along the Yarra River

Click here to view the PDF verision of the map.