Melbourne River Cruises

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Discover the beautiful city of Melbourne from a unique perspective with one of the most experienced companies on the Yarra River.

Melbourne River Cruises has been showcasing this city and its important Yarra river landmarks to locals and visitors alike for over 30 years. Cruise past Melbourne’s major attractions including the Botanical Gardens, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and sporting precinct, Federation Square, Southbank, Docklands and also further to Williamstown.

We operate every day of the year with Sightseeing Cruises and Williamstown Ferry. Every cruise offers interesting and informative commentary with complimentary tea and coffee as our passengers enjoy a relaxing journey.

The Cruising Restaurant offers a unique dining experience on the Yarra river with modern cuisine enhanced by the moving scenery of riverbanks and Melbourne city lights.

Our vessels are a unique venue option for private celebrations and special events. With a fleet of seven fully enclosed vessels, each with its own viewing deck, we are capable of catering to many function and event requirements, sizes and styles.

Our fleet is used for Sightseeing, The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant, Functions and Private Events. Each vessel has large windows and an outside deck area for viewing the Yarra River and its surrounding scenery, as well as on-board amenities and staff to assist passengers along their river cruise.

We look forward to welcoming you on-board.

Services

From $24 to $35

Looking for a more relaxing way to enjoy the trip from Melbourne to Williamstown? The Williamstown ferry services offered by Melbourne River Cruises will get you to your destination in style in just under an hour.

They begin at the Southbank Promenade near the arts precinct and travel along the wonderful Yarra River. Tourists and travellers unfamiliar with the city will encounter some of the most notable attractions including Crown Casino, the Westgate Bridge, the Exhibition Centre, and Polly Woodside.

45 to 60 minutes later, the Melbourne to Williamstown ferry arrives at the picturesque Port Phillip Bay, where you can either choose to disembark and explore Williamstown (you can make the return trip later), or stay on board, sit back, and enjoy one of the finest bay cruises in Melbourne as it returns to Southbank.

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Family Friendly Pet Friendly - Enquire

$145

If you thought you’d experienced all the dining options Melbourne has to offer, think again. For a great night out, the Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant offers a truly unique experience. With an all-inclusive four-course meal (inclusive of beverages) and a vibrant atmosphere, you’ll enjoy delectable food whilst cruising down the Yarra River by night.

Take in stunning views of the city and the cosmopolitan culture that makes up Melbourne. There are multiple choices for the main course, allowing you to select the dish that best appeals to your tastebuds. There’s vegetarian options as well.

Boarding and check-in starts at 7:15pm and closes at 7:30pm sharp.

Alternative days can also be arranged for groups of 30 people or more.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$27

Take the Ports and Docklands (Cruise A) sightseeing cruise to view the contrasting scenery that has made Melbourne one of the most Liveable Cities in the World.

Cruise past Melbourne’s city centre and see where the early settlers landed. Now one of the busiest trading ports in the southern hemisphere, Victoria Harbour provides a snapshot of Melbourne’s rich maritime heritage in stark contrast to the new and modern Docklands area.

Cruises depart from the ticket kiosk on Southbank Promenade at Berth 2.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$27

Enjoy a one-hour cruise on the relaxing River Gardens (Cruise B) sightseeing tour.

Within moments of departing Melbourne’s cultural Arts and Leisure precinct, you’ll be cruising past Melbourne’s picturesque gardens, parklands and some of the world’s most famous sporting arenas, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Cruises depart from the ticket kiosk on Southbank Promenade at Berth 2.

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Family Friendly

$39

Enjoy a complete cruising experience that combines both the Port and Docklands (Cruise A) and the River Gardens (Cruise B) sightseeing tours.

Cruise past Melbourne’s city centre and Victoria Harbour, with its contrasting maritime history and modern Docklands area. Then continue cruising past Melbourne’s picturesque gardens, parklands and world-famous sporting arenas including the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Cruises depart from the ticket kiosk on Southbank Promenade at Berth 2.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$49

Gain a new perspective on the city you love, from the deck of a Melbourne River Cruises vessel at twilight.

Set sail at twilight and cruise down river from the arts precinct, past Melbourne’s ports and Docklands while you take in the shipping channels and marvel at luxury homes. Then head upstream for a scenic route along the Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Park and Herring Island, with lush greenery and beautiful natural landscapes along the banks.

Sip on beverages available for purchase on the bar during your two-hour journey while you’re entertained with some calm background music.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

From $160 to $240

Melbourne River Cruises offers this comfortable, stylish and enjoyable alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city on New Year’s Eve.

This four-hour cruise provides food, drinks and entertainment to make your celebration a special and memorable occasion. The gourmet stand-up cocktail food keeps you well-fed, and the selection of drinks will keep you in the perfect mood for the night. Plus a resident DJ helps liven the atmosphere for those who want to dance.

Packages:
Platinum – All inclusive cruise package
Gold – Unlimited beer, wine, sparkling. Spirits available at bar prices
Silver – Drinks available at bar prices

This is strictly an 18 years and over event.

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