Yarra River Cruise Overview

Yarra River Cruise is a two hours ride down the Yarra River in Melbourne that allows you to experience the authentic charm of the city. It offers breathtaking views of the city’s towering skyscrapers, luscious gardens, and historic buildings from the vantage point in the crown. From Docklands to Williamstown, this scenic river cruise offers you a chance to witness the history and highlights of the city on a delightful riverboat ride

Yarra River Cruise is a unique experience of exploring the authentic charm of the city along the Yarra River. Departing from the Docklands, this river cruise takes visitors on a wonderful two hours exploration ride of the popular and less-known attractions from the waterways. This ride can be booked up for an individual, with a maximum of up to 35 people. No matter whether you select the day or night experience, the Yarra River Cruise embraces the spirit of Melbourne to showcase the best version of the city from the vantage point of the crown. 

Through the Yarra River Cruise, guests can spoil themselves and reap the benefits of the knowledge and experience of a local expert and celebrate lunch or dinner with their friends and family. Visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of the city and the surroundings of the Yarra River, along with the historic buildings, towering skyscrapers, and luscious urban gardens. This premium luxury vessel ensures to provide a tranquil cruising experience to all its guests. You can also opt for a food and beverage package along with the cruise ride that allows you to choose from casual picnic platters and hampers to deluxe canapés and food platters.

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• Delve deeper into the history and highlights of Melbourne through the guided tour of the Yarra River Cruise.
• Move past the notable towering skyscrapers and lovely urban gardens of Melbourne while gaining knowledge about transforming a 19th-century port town into a contemporary cultural capital.
• Watch a scenic overview of Melbourne’s attractions on both banks of the Yarra River.
• Click pictures of the spellbinding skyline and port of the city through the Yarra River Cruise from the water.
• Listen to the audio commentary that gives you an insight into the deep-rooted history of Melbourne.
• Admire unparalleled views of the surroundings from the panoramic windows of the Yarra River Cruise, which provides protection from rain or wind.
• Stand on the sun deck to enjoy the outdoor river cruising with your friends and family.
• Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while watching the sunset on the horizon and the beautiful sky turning orange in the evening.

How To Reach

By Train: To reach Yarra River Cruise, you can take a Hurstbridge train to travel to Greensborough in Melbourne.

By Bus: Buses are well connected to different areas in Melbourne. You can take any of the bus numbers 513, 566, and 902 to reach Yarra River Cruise.

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Best Time To Visit

Although the Yarra River Cruise operates throughout the year, the best time to visit the attraction is between March and May and then from September to November, i.e., during spring and summer seasons, respectively.

During this time, the weather remains warm and pleasant to take a tour of the entire city on the riverboat and enjoy a genuinely unique experience of watching the towering skyscrapers and luscious gardens. The beautiful vistas on both sides of the river banks look even more beautiful if you visit the attraction in the evening. Therefore, you can opt for a day or night tour according to your preference.

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Other Essential Information

  • Switch off your phone to remove any distractions and focus on enjoying and soaking yourself in every detail of the Yarra River cruise.
  • Select a Yarra River Cruise experience that is tailored to your needs and preferences.
  • Dress appropriately to enjoy the river cruising experience comfortably.
  • Carry a good-quality camera to take snaps of the surroundings of the Yarra River Cruise.
  • Listen to the audio commentary that explains the details of the different landmarks of Melbourne while passing through them.
  • Order your food before the cruise starts so you can enjoy your cruise time relaxing and enjoying the scenery along both banks of the Yarra River.

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Bottomless Cocktail Cruise

Bottomless Cocktail Cruise

The Bottomless Cocktail Cruise is a two hours cruise along the Yarra River that offers a cruising experience like no other. It is a perfect choice for hen parties, birthday parties, girls' and boys' nights out, and any other special occasion. The cocktail range in this river cruise includes pina colada, mimosas, tequila sunrises, and sparkling wine.

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Bottomless Brunch Cruise

Bottomless Brunch Cruise

Bottomless Brunch Cruise is an exciting way to commence your Sunday in style and relish your favorite brunch specials. In this river cruising experience, you can enjoy a wonderful atmosphere and a refreshing variety of drinks while floating along the Yarra River. You can enjoy a vast assortment of warm finger food grazing boards, yummy desserts, and French croissants on an early Sunday afternoon and make memories on the water.

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Sightseeing Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise

The Sightseeing Cruise is an hour's ride along the Yarra River. This cruise ride allows you to experience the authentic charm of the city by passing through Southgate, Melbourne Australia, World Trade Centre, Westgate Bridges, and much more. It is a remarkable experience of exploring the city while enjoying the benefits of live commentary, tea or coffee, and toilets on board.

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Private Functions

Private Functions

The Yarra River Cruise organizes private functions for family occasions and special celebrations. From birthdays and anniversaries to engagement parties and weddings, you can book the cruise for your needs and requirements and make your experience one of a kind and memorable. This way, you can make the occasion grand and capture the memories for a lifetime while moving through some of the stunning landmarks of Melbourne.

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