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Private Yarra River Cruise

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by EricaL (subscribe)
Freelance writer. Editor of: melbourne.kidtown.com.au
Published October 8th 2018
Watch the sunset over Melbourne onboard a private boat
See Melbourne from a completely different perspective, onboard an exclusive private boat trip cruising along the city's iconic Yarra river.

Yarra River Cruises
Yarra River Cruises


As the sun sets on Victoria's capital, let Yarra River Cruises guide you through the serenity of the city's waterways in amongst Melbourne's otherwise frenzied evening rush.

Private river cruise along the Yarra at sunset
Private river cruise along the Yarra at sunset


Yarra River Cruises is a branch of the Melbourne Boat Hire tree, offering private 1.5 - 2hr boat cruises commencing an hour before sunset.

Such cruises are hard to compare with any other experience in Melbourne. Choose a carefully curated three-course meal, a delectable cheese & wine spread or a mouth-watering seafood & champagne feast as you meander along Melbourne's waterways with Yarra River Cruises. Meals are prepared by some of Dockland's leading chefs and are ready for you to savour once your river cruise begins.

Private Yarra River dinner cruise
Private Yarra River dinner cruise


The recommended pick up point for your private Yarra River Cruise is at Newquay Promenade at the floating landing in Docklands. From here, let your skilled skipper chaperone you along the Yarra towards key points in Melbourne's CBD. See Melbourne's famed Crown Casino from the water, spot your favourite Southbank eatery and wave to merrymakers enjoying a drink or two on Ponyfish Island under the Yarra Pedestrian Footbridge!

Yarra river cruises departing from Docklands
Yarra river cruises departing from Docklands


From here, your Yarra River Cruise takes you under Melbourne's historic bridges, past Eureka Tower, Flinders Street Station and Federation Square towards Melbourne's Sports and Entertainment Precinct.

Cruise under Melbourne's historic bridges
Cruise under Melbourne's historic bridges


Should you choose a shorter 1.5hr private cruise, your journey will end near the Royal Botanical Gardens where you disembark at your chosen jetty. There is the option to depart at the jetty outside the front of the Riverland Bar in Federation Wharf should you wish to carry on with your evening adventures in the city.

2hr dinner cruises will head further along the Yarra towards Herring Island. Romantic proposal river cruises may disembark here for a short while, allowing you to ask your partner that very special question!

Yarra River Cruises are truly unique to Melbourne. How else will you enjoy watching the sunset over Victoria's pretty capital city in such an elegant, peaceful setting?

Yarra River Cruises
See Melbourne from a completely different perspective


Book a once-in-a-lifetime private cruise along the Yarra River chartered by one of Yarra River Cruises' skilled skippers. Bookings are recommended no later than two weeks in advance of your preferred date. Departure times vary in accordance with the change in seasons. Choose your luxury Yarra river cruise here.

Sunset in Melbourne onboard Yarra River Cruises
Watch the sun set over Melbourne onboard a private skippered boat with Yarra River Cruises


Alternatively, helm yourself and opt for a eco-friendly self-drive boat booking. No marine licence is required! Cruise the Yarra with your crew, boats are available for up to 12 people.
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Why? See Melbourne in a new light, in more ways than one
When: Evening cruises
Phone: Phone: 0487 766 735
Where: Departing: New Quay Marina, Newquay Promenade, Docklands
Cost: $$-$$$
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What a great idea!
by Amanda I (score: 2|128) 6 days ago
Sounds fabulous and the champagne and nibbles look a treat.
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