Yarra River Cruises Docklands

yarra river cruise

Our bespoke Yarra River Cruises depart from our private marina in Docklands. Explore popular and little-known attractions of the World’s most livable city. A private river boat trip can be booked for individuals, couples or groups of up to 35 people. Make an occasion of it- plan your cruise to include lunch or dinner with one of our dinner cruises.

Spoil yourself and take advantage of the knowledge and experience of a local expert with a private luxury cruise chartered by your own skipper. Kick your heels off and indulge all of your senses with the beauty of the surrounds of the Yarra River, on board one of our premium luxury vessels. They’re electric powered to ensure a quiet and peaceful cruising experience.

Our luxury skippered cruises and private boat charter options can also include a food and beverage package of your choosing from deluxe canapés and food platters to a casual picnic platter and hampers. The choice is yours. We can assist you in styling your cruise – whether it be a sophisticated cocktail event or a casual family and friends gathering – we cater for all occasions.

Yarra River Skippered Cruises and Private Boat Charter

Capacity: 8-10 or 35 passengers maximum 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

Yarra river 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.


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 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.


Hayley A Avatar

5 star rating See the city from a new perspective We hired a self drive boat for our work team activity. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. The boat was immaculate and had everything you needed. The boats are much nicer than the other self drive boats you can get on the Yarra. I would highly recommend Melbourne Boat Hire.

Hayley A 5/16/2021
NickiJ266 Avatar

5 star rating Best way to view Melbourne and relax in style! We absolutely loved our skippered 2 hour cruise down the Yarra River in the city. The boat (Felix) and skipper (Lexi) were perfect and the scenery along the way was fantastic (with a beautiful Melbourne sunset to compliment the trip). We had 8 people on board for a girls night out for a 50th Birthday and they were very helpful and friendly and it definitely made the celebration a night to remember. We will definitely book again for another adventure with them and highly recommend Melbourne Boat Hire for a cruise.

NickiJ266 4/06/2021
alis0nhargreaves Avatar

5 star rating Christmas Party Boat was extremely comfortable and skipper Chris was fantastic. Very peaceful cruise along the Yarra River with stops at ramps if toilet breaks needed then at Herring Isalnd for a walk and rest break

alis0nhargreaves 12/20/2020