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Melbourne & Suburbs scenic cruises

Take a cruise along the Yarra River. Upstream sights include gardens, parkland, and sports and entertainment venues. Downstream, cruise to Melbourne's ports, the Docklands precinct and Williamstown.

Cruises are also available along the Maribyrnong River, meandering past parkland, sporting venues and wetlands.

  • Anchor Maritime Services

    Enjoy a scenic cruise on Port Phillip and watch seals and dolphins at play on the bay. Fishing charters, diving and eco tours are also available. Departures are from the waterfront at Geelong, Portarlington and Wyndham Harbour at Werribee.

  • Blackbird Cruises

    Enjoy the river scenery on a cruise along the Maribyrnong River with highlights including Flemington Racecourse, Footscray Park, Pipemakers Park and Maribyrnong Park. Port of Melbourne cruises along the Yarra River and covering Coode Island, shipping wharves and the West Gate Bridge also available.

  • Classic Steamboat Cruises

    Cruise the Yarra River on a heritage vessel which was built in 1924 and enjoy the captain's commentary on a number of different scenic cruises past some of the waterfront attractions of Southbank and Docklands

  • Cruzy Cruises

    Take a cruise aboard the revamped vessel Restless Wind for an enjoyable experience on the Yarra River. Enjoy Melbourne by day or night as you take in the sights of the city. The boat can also be hired for special events, accommodating up to 35 people for a party boat cruise.

  • Melbourne Boat Hire - Cruise

    Spoil yourself with a private scenic cruise along the Yarra River with your own skipper. The boat is electric powered, ensuring a quiet and tranquil cruising experience. Food and beverage packages are available. Departure point is NewQuay Marina at Docklands. Different cruise durations are available along the Yarra River, covering anywhere between the Bolte Bridge, Southbank, Melbourne's Botanical Gardens, South Yarra, Richmond and Abbotsford.

  • Melbourne River Cruises

    Offers a selection of scenic river cruises departing from Southbank and passing by Crown Casino, Docklands, West Gate Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Olympic Park and Herring Island. Alternatively, use the direct ferry service between the city and Williamstown.

  • Melbourne Water Taxis

    Use Melbourne Water Taxis to explore Melbourne's Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers on a private chartered tour. The water taxis can operate on the Yarra River between Hawthorn and Williamstown, and along the Maribyrnong River as far upstream as Flemington. Pick up and drop off at any suitable berthing place.

  • Punting on the Lake

    Sit back and relax and enjoy a cruise on Melbourne's Botanic Gardens in an elegant wooden punt. See one of the world's greatest gardens from a new angle with an informative commentary.

  • The Enterprize

    The Enterprize, a replica of the schooner that brought the first settlers to Melbourne from Tasmania in 1835, gives passengers the chance to experience life aboard a tall ship. Trips from one hour to several days of real hands-on sailing adventure are available. The Enterprize operates from Docklands, Williamstown and various places around Port Phillip including Rye, Geelong and Portarlington.

  • Tidemaster Tours

    Step aboard the 12 metre cruise boat "The Tidemaster" for a sightseeing trip, fishing trip or fully catered cruise, departing from Sawtells Inlet at Tooradin

  • Tramboat Cruises

    Departing from Victoria Harbour at Docklands, step aboard this replica tram with enclosed lower deck and open air upper deck. Cruise upstream past Crown Casino, Southbank, the Botanical Gardens, a stop off at Herring Island and onto Hawthorn. Or head downstream through Melbourne's port, then either to Williamstown or up the Maribyrnong River.

  • Venice on the Yarra

    Cruise past the city sites along the beautiful Yarra River in a unique Venetian style gondola which is opulently appointed with upholstered velvet seats, plush cushions and warm rugs, with champagne on ice awaiting you as you step on board

  • Victorian Yacht Charters

    A range of luxuriously built yachts are available for charter, ideal for indulgent cruises with friends, romantic getaways, entertaining and special events, departing from either Docklands or Brighton

  • Yarra River Cruises

    Take a sightseeing tour along the Yarra River with full commentary aboard the MV Melba Star. Cruise upstream through scenic gardens and beside sporting venues up to Herring Island at South Yarra. The downstream cruise option to the Port of Melbourne glides past river landmarks such as Crown Casino, the World Trade Centre and under the Bolte and West Gate bridges.