Self Drive Boat Hire

yarra river cruise

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.

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SELF-DRIVE HIRE OPTIONS

Harvey A – 2 hr Self-Drive Hire for up-to 10 Persons

Cruise Melbourne in style aboard one of our signature eco-friendly, intimate luxury fleet

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Eliza J – 2 hr Self-Drive Hire for up-to 12 Persons

Take a self guided cruise of Melbourne and view our beautiful city from the best angle

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Felix G – 2 hr Self-Drive Hire for up-to 12 Persons

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Harvey A – 4 hr Self-Drive Hire for up-to 10 Persons

View Melbourne from the best angle and explore parts of the Yarra River rarely seen!

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Felix G – 4 hr Self-Drive Hire for up-to 12 Persons

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Eliza J – 4 hr Self-Drive Hire for up-to 12 Persons

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is required to fill out the hire agreement?

The person driving the boat is required to fill out the hire agreement, they will become the hirer and driver and be responsible for the boat and passengers during the hire period. Any of the passengers can supply their debit/credit card for the $500 security bond.

You can view our online hire agreement here

Are kids allowed onboard?

Yes! Kids are allowed onboard. Any person under 10 years of age must wear a lifejacket at all times. Upon booking please let us know how many kids attending and the lifejacket sizes required.

Can the driver of the boat drink alcohol?

No, the person driving the boat must remain sober and have .00 BAC at all times. Victorian Water Police patrol our waterways regularly and it is a serious offense.

Do you have shade and protection from weather?

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.

Do you need a boat licence to hire and drive?

No, you do not require to have a boat licence. Our electric boats are very easy and safe to drive.

What is the maximum passenger capacity of your boats?

Harvey A is licensed for a maximum of 10 passengers and Eliza J is licensed for a maximum of 12 passengers

Can I bring a BBQ onboard?

Unfortunately we do not allow any form of BBQ or cooking device onboard our boats. If you are keen to have a BBQ there are spots along the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers that have BBQ facilities onshore. Most people will bring cold platters or order from our catering options.

I have made a booking for self-drive hire, what happens next?

You will be sent a confirmation email confirming the booking (please check your junk email) and attached will be our instructions with information regarding the hire.
You can also download here.

What happens if I return the boat early?

Unfortunately we cannot refund the hire fee if you decide to return the boat back earlier.

How are the boats powered?

Our boats are electric powered and have 16 batteries to provide the power for cruising continuously for 10hrs without recharging.

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