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Overview
Get unique views of Melbourne from the Yarra River on this cruise. Take in vistas from both banks as you travel the river in both directions. Hear in-depth commentary while you ride, getting a full picture of Melbourne's history and modern existence. Choose between outdoor or indoor seating depending on the day’s weather, and enjoy a pick-me-up with provided tea or coffee.
Highlights
  • Comprehensive river cruise traveling both directions; you won't miss a thing
  • Refresh yourself with included tea or coffee
  • Listen to educational narration from a guide
  • Great introduction for first-time visitors or those short on time
What to Expect
Make your way to the departure point, camera in hand, for this comprehensive river cruise through Melbourne. Board the boat and find a comfortable seat from which to take in views of the city’s historic buildings, modern skyscrapers, and lush gardens. Seating options include both indoor and outdoor areas, with tea and coffee provided in the cabin. This tour cruises both up and down the Yarra River for views of both banks, a great way to check off all the sightseeing goals on your list in just a short time. Listen to live commentary about Melbourne's history, geography, and ecology, and its role as a modern cultural capital. Walk away with a great overview of the city, memorable photos, and an idea of how you'd like to spend the rest of your time in Melbourne.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Commentary
  • Drinks (tea and coffee)
Exclusions
  • No food or drinks are sold on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note the travel date is only required as an indication within 3 months from booking confirmation date
  • Note: Passengers may bring a small amount of snacks and drinks on board
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Unfortunately the vessel is NOT wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the vessel on their own and if the wheelchair is collapsible. The staff are not permitted to assist handicapped persons due to insurance restrictions
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 78 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jgzjgul wrote a review Yesterday
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Peter and John do a good job but if I was doing it again I wouldn't bother with the second section that goes to the dock areas
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Date of experience: February 2020
Wag864 wrote a review 13 Feb
37 contributions8 helpful votes
Took the Yarra River cruise - upstream and downstream. Comfortable enough boat (plastic seats), plenty viewing windows, and commentary all along the routes. Pretty uninspiring sights. But that’s nothing to do with the cruise company - just that Melbourne is a newish city -
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Date of experience: February 2020
Lois A wrote a review 5 Feb
18 contributions11 helpful votes
Would recommend doing this river cruise as it was informative and a pleasant way to pass an hour but be warned we paid for a 2 hour cruise and it was only 1 hour so I would say quite an expensive trip in the end.
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Date of experience: February 2020
023017 wrote a review Jan 2020
104 contributions10 helpful votes
+4
High tea on the sea with Magic charter cruises, a beautiful cruise to do, nice friendly staff, delicious hot & cold savoury foods, sweet treats, fresh baked scones with jam & cream, free flowing champagne, tea & coffee, it’s a 2 hour cruise with great views, if you want to see
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Date of experience: January 2020
Cosmopolitan766027 wrote a review Jan 2020
10 contributions
A nice cruise that goes up and down the Yarra River. There was a lot of wind the day I took the cruise. I had been planning on going to Williamstown, but found out I would have to turn around and come right back due to the wind conditions. No time to get off and explore before
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Melbourne River Cruises
jgzjgul
Maitland, Australia
73
Not too bad
Peter and John do a good job but if I was doing it again I wouldn't bother with the second section that goes to
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Rats_snod
259
Lovely evening
We booked this evening months before we came to Melbourne and were looking forward to it. We had regular updates
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Wag864
288
Ideal way if limited to time.
Took the Yarra River cruise - upstream and downstream. Comfortable enough boat (plastic seats), plenty viewing
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Jan B
Winter Park, Colorado
4210
Spectacular Melbourne Skyline and City Views!!
Highly Recommend the Yarra River Dinner Cruise with the Spirit of Melbourne! It's a great way to see the City
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Marika V
Townsville, Australia
14068
A pleasant evening
I took some elderly interstate visitors on the twilight cruise. They did not have any trouble with getting on/off
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Gracie
Dublin, Ireland
12126
Really lovely evening
Myself and my husband spent a fabulous evening in the Spirit of Melbourne. I’m coeliac and there were lots of
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Lois A
London, United Kingdom
1711
Melbourne River Cruise
Would recommend doing this river cruise as it was informative and a pleasant way to pass an hour but be warned we
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Elaine0011
Perth, Australia
50
4 course dinner cruise on the Spirit of Melbourne
Very enjoyable, food was excellent as was the service, glasses were filled fairly rapidly. Very lovely evening on
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Nangus
Wagga Wagga, Australia
175105
Informative and sort of comfortable
Sort of comfortable? It was 43c so not their fault, too bloody hot to be outside but we went anyway. Great
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Nawal A
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
40
Not an impressive cruise
The boat was old and not very clean or inviting. The voice documentary was of a very poor quality. E were inside
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  • Melbourne River Cruises, Yarra River, and 4 more
  • Duration: 2h
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