Cruise Melbourne in style aboard one of our signature eco-friendly luxurious electric hire boats. Our self drive boat hire cruise packages offer you the opportunity to rent one of our signature vessels with no license or experience required. Take in the many beautiful sights of the iconic Yarra River. Whether you are a local or first time to Melbourne, our boat trips will give you a unique perspective on our beautiful city. Dazzle your guests and upgrade your package with one of our food and beverage packages to make your cruise complete with no fuss. Or pack a picnic and stop at the Botanical Gardens, enjoy a BBQ on the grassy banks, as part of your Yarra River cruise. For something more adventurous, disembark and enjoy a fun picnic at Herring Island. You can dine at one of the many restaurants along the River – the options are endless.
Capacity: 10-12 passengers maximum
Departure Point: New Quay Marina, Docklands
Duration: 2 or 4 hour self-drive options
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.
Cruise Melbourne in style aboard one of our signature eco-friendly, intimate luxury fleet
Take a self guided cruise of Melbourne and view our beautiful city from the best angle
View Melbourne from the best angle and explore parts of the Yarra River rarely seen!
Celebrate your special occasion in style aboard one of our signature eco-friendly, intimate luxury fleet
Yes, all out boats have roofs to provide shade from sun or protection from rain. Also have clear windows that can either be up or down to allow for all year round cruising no matter if hot or cold and raining.
Unfortunately we cannot refund the hire fee if you decide to return the boat back earlier.
To ensure others can enjoy our boats also, if you return late then you will be charged $50 per 15 minutes late. Please refer to put Terms and Conditions for further information.
2 hour Self-Drive Hire - Harvey A - For up to 10 People - No license required! It was a wonderful experience. Never drove a boat by myself. Was pretty scared. But the instructor was really good and made it easy for us. Quite a peaceful. You can play your own music through bluetooth, and can get your own food and drinks. Should should go for it.
Very relaxing, with a different perspective of Melbourne Fantastic way to see Melbourne from a different perspective! Matt was very professional and the boat was very nice and well presented. We did a self drive tour (very simple to operate) with the family, but now im thinking id like to go again with some mates... might try the cheese and wine tour! Very highly recommended!
Excellent experience Hired a boat for a self drive cruise down the Yarra. Matt was very professional and provided us with informative instructions. The boat was very well presented, clean easy to operate. A wonderful way for Melbournians and tourists alike to see our beautiful city. Unreservedly recommended.
Amazing service My friends and I had the best time cruising around the Yarra in this boat. Easy to drive, great amenities. And personally just wanted to thank you for the help in getting us back to the shore when we got stuck. Can’t remember the name of the two employees but honestly so lovely and calm, and handled the situation brilliantly when they arrived. Definitely recommended.
Absolutely perfect day! Matt & Jordan were super helpful, told us every detail we could possibly need! Super relaxing cruise up the river all the way to the MCG from Docklands. Fridge, toilet & music onboard. Very hard to fault... didn’t want to it to end! Boarding location is between Cargo & Berth Restaurant, took about 10 minutes to go through the paperwork and you’re on your way!
Amazing fun and affordable day on the Yarra We hired the 10 person boat for 2 hours on Australia Day and our only negative thought was that we didn’t hire it for long enough! We had so much fun and were amazed at how nice the boat was, and so easy to drive. The time went so quickly, we will definitely be back for round 2 and more!
great group activity! Affordable and fun, I've done it twice and reckon it's great. We had cold weather (Melbourne!) but the boat has the option to close the weather out.
Fantastic experience 2nd time I’m hiring the boat (2hr , self drive) - this time for a surprise birthday for my wife inviting friends along. We had excellent time and I command the staff for their professionalism, very accommodating and ensuring we had a lovely time. Nice and easy to deal with and very professional second time round. We will be sure to visit again. Thank you