With Melbourne River Cruises, meander past Melbourne city out to the Bolte Bridge and Swanson Dock, and discover some of the landings of Melbourne's early settlers.
Now one of the busiest trading ports in the southern hemisphere, historical Victoria Docks will give you a snapshot of the rich maritime heritage and the boom of the gold rush era.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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Cancellation and booking policy
All cruises are subject to change according to weather and tidal conditions and river closures. Bookings for Cruising Restaurant must be made in advance via office.
Tour starting location
Berth 5 Southgate Promenade
No visit to Melbourne would be complete without an award-winning cruise on the Yarra River with Melbourne River Cruises. Enjoy fantastic views, informative commentary and complimentary tea and coffee in the comfort of a river cruiser.
Choose from the River Gardens up river cruise or the Port and Docklands down river cruise.
For the complete city experience why not combine both cruises on the Melbourne Highlights Cruise? All vessels are fully enclosed with a small outdoor deck.
Melbourne River Cruises also offer cruises down river and across to Williamstown. This service cruises down past the historic port and docklands area.
This ferry service departs daily and allows you to explore a wonderful array of cafes, restaurants, galleries and spectacular water views.
You might also like to join Melbourne River Cruises' own cruising restaurant. The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant offers spectacular scenery of Melbourne while you enjoy a four course wine and dining menu.
Melbourne River Cruises can also cater for all types of private functions including product launches, corporate entertainment, special occasions, weddings and all birthday celebrations. Choose from a variety of catering packages to best suit your requirements.
Melbourne River Cruises also operate special functions for Spring Carnival where you can cruise down to the famous Flemington Racecourse for your afternoon at one of Australia's premier racing carnivals or you can join the New Years Eve cruises and get up close and personal with Melbourne's fantastic fireworks display.
Melbourne River Cruises takes you to the river!
- Victorian Tourism Awards
- Hall Of Fame
Other tours by this operator
- Inbound Tour Operators Association
- Tourism Alliance Victoria