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Classic Steamboat Cruises

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Classic Cruises departs berth two daily from 10:45. We have two public cruises to choose from. Up river past sporting venues and botanic gardens as well as down river past the City and Docklands. Come on down for a relaxing one hour cruise on a hand...more
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Berth 2 | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 425 779 473
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Verbally abused by the captain of the ship as I dropped a ciggarette by my foot (I always have 2 and then pick them up and put them in the bin at the top of the stairs), i was in the middle of typing an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 468shannonm
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

I arrived in a group of 5 with a 6th person due to come 15 minutes later. The cruise was due to leave in 5 minutes but as we were the only people for that cruise the staff were very accommodating and held the start...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rebekah D
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is a lovely way to get out on the Yarra, get your bearings, and learn something about the history of Melbourne. We had a sunny day, and perfect conditions. Hamish is a laconic but informative guide - I'm still dredging up nuggets of information...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gorillas
Reviewed 3 September 2018

My large family enjoyed a lovely boat cruise along the Yarra River onboard the MV Eureka. We were celebrating our fathers 80th birthday and the boat was a similar age. The river was busy on a Saturday morning with rowers, joggers, cyclists, fishing and helicopters.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julia H
Hamish T, Owner at Classic Steamboat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks Julie, we certainly got the best of the weather that morning. Thanks again and hope it rains soon.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Attended an evening 60th birthday celebration on the Birrarung. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Drinks were sparkling wine, beer, red wine, still and sparkling water. Canapes consisted of zucchini quiche, angus beef pies, spring rolls, egg quiche and a large cheese, fruit and biscuit...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank YonYon15
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Was able to sit on the open aft deck, so sunshine & a breeze.....Skipper gave brief commentary on the boat & a bit of history on the way back. The trip upriver would be better but Moomba activities precluded this, so one for next time....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TiggerSeaford
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

There are a number of choices for a river cruise and we found this to be the most authentic. Our timber built boat was small and nearly 100 years old. It had a cabin with open sides and a small open area aft. Compare that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank IvorL890
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Enjoyable experience on “The Grower,” cruising from Southbank, first downriver towards Melbourne Docks, and then upriver towards the Botanical Gardens. The Captain provided a continuous stream of interesting or amusing stories about the City and the history of this steamboat and others during the last...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank borrum
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The ticket man was very inviting and friendly. The cruise was informative and so enjoyable. We took the full hour up and down the Yarra. The skipper gave a brief commentary but it was informative. It was lovely just to glide through the Yarra and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank nicr0se13
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

It was a gorgeous autumn afternoon and we had a few hours to kill before flying home so we picked this river cruise because we liked the look of the boats and the ticket lady was really friendly . It also went up river towards...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank bucketlistgrandma
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Very quaint old world ship with friendly staff and commentary.