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Enjoy the School Holidays with Melbourne Yarra River Cruises

Looking for something to do this school holidays?

A leading provider of bespoke boats for private charter and cruising for over a decade, Melbourne Yarra River Cruises offer lots of fun for the whole family. Come pack a picnic and enjoy the city from a new perspective. Get in touch with nature and breathe the fresh air in. Marvel at the beautiful skyline. Learn more about Melbourne and its beloved landmarks, including Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Docklands, Birrarung Marr and the MCG. Experience the Yarra like you’ve never seen before.

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Experience the Charm of Melbourne with Private Boat Charters and Yarra River Cruises

A luxury boat charter in Melbourne is one of the best ways to see the city from a new vantage point. Whether you’ve lived here all your life, have out-of-town visitors, or would like to provide the ultimate in corporate entertainment, a private Melbourne boat charter is a magnificent way to experience Melbourne’s charms. Melbourne Boat Hire offers fully customisable private riverboat trips for up to 35 people.

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10 Tips for the Perfect Private Boat Charter

One of the best ways to rejuvenate your mind is by booking a private skippered boat cruise in Melbourne. Here are simple tips or suggestions that you can follow to make it a memorable one.

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Back to Work Blues? Take a Cruise!

Do you need a recharge of energy after returning to work in the new year? A boat trip on the river could be just the thing! Enjoy a leisurely trip on the water, as you explore docklands, city sights and further upstream. See attractions- and secret places as your skipper guides you along the iconic Yarra River.

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Valentines Day Date Ideas

It can be a challenge to design a date for your valentine. We've compiled some of the most unique ideas for this important day and presented them as suggestions for the perfect day or evening you can share with someone special. There's something to complement every occasion- add some flair to your night or afternoon with our private or self-drive boat cruises in Melbourne.

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Restaurant Dining With a Difference

Besides being the most livable city in the world, Melbourne is known to celebrate its famous wines and food. But, Melbourne goes one step further by offering unique social and dining experiences.

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Summer Fun Cruising the Yarra River

Summer is a season synonymous with activities on the water. Combine a Yarra River Cruise with any number of activities to design your perfect escape in Melbourne. There's no traffic on the water- no queues, no hoards of people and no road works. A luxury cruise on the Yarra River is an exciting prelude of what's next- or an ideal self-contained event to be enjoyed, any time of day or night. Select from smaller, skippered or self-drive boats- or opt for the stately, impressive MV Birrarung and bring a group of friends for a fantastic time on the water.

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Private boat charter for your next function

Looking to host your next function in an exciting venue? Consider a function on board a private Yarra River charter boat and truly celebrate in style. From a birthday celebration to an anniversary, celebrate with a private boat charter on the Yarra River.

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Hire a Boat and be a Boatie this Weekend

Fancy a bit of adventure on a lazy afternoon or an evening experience on the calm waters of the Yarra River? Drive yourself through the heart of the Melbourne city with a choice of our range of luxurious boats.

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Plan a Melbourne Cruise and Delight Someone Special

So, you are browsing through a variety of choices online trying to decide to do something special with your loved one. Have you considered a romantic day or night on the beautiful Yarra River?

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