Melbourne's Premier Boat Rental and Cruise Provider

Yarra River Cruises are a leading provider of bespoke boats for private charter or cruising on the Yarra River. We're based out of the Docklands, and operate 365 days of the year. Our boat rental service includes vessels for small groups of 8 and 12 passengers, right up to the larger MV Birrarung.
Hire the boat of your choice for a leisurely trip and explore the magnificent waterways.

Melbourne's Yarra River is an iconic attraction in Australia and draws in visitors by the thousands every year. We offer luxurious tours and cruises of the waterways as you sit back, relax and enjoy your time on the water.

Our ethos ensures we:

  • Have a luxurious fleet of well-maintained boats
  • Operate private cruises and tours to visit iconic attractions by the waterways
  • Use eco-friendly vessels which leave a minimal carbon footprint
  • Provide the option of hiring self-skippered boats- no licence required.


Hire our boats for a day or night to remember!

Work functions, hen’s night, a romantic dinner with your partner under the beautiful skylight, celebrations with your loved ones and so much more. Yes, you can even propose to your partner. Leave it to us to make the arrangements to mark this special occasion. We have catered to many event requirements ranging from size to style.

Get in touch with us and let us help you create a magical memory. If you prefer a self-drive option to celebrate, go for it. Boat license are not required.

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Yarra River Cruises welcomes you on-board our fine selection of boats and showing you the true beauty of the Yarra River which has been enthralling visitors from overseas, interstate as well as local Melbournians for over a decade. Cruise major attractions such as Docklands, Federation Square, Botanical Gardens- and the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. Adventurous skippers can explore further afield- where Williamstown and the Maribyrnong River await.

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