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Melbourne Boat Hire

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Melbourne Boat Hire is the best choice for intimate, eco-friendly self-drive hire boats and luxury skippered boat cruises on Melbourne's iconic Yarra River and surrounds. Melbourne Boat Hire offers a unique, intimate cruise experience with a...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
45 New Quay Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
+61 1300 988 309
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely excellent service! Nothing was too hard for them to accomodate us! Food was delicious and the setting was perfect on a beautiful private and intimate boat. Thanks for making out engagement memorable.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked this as a surprise to propose to my girfriend. Was a super romantic boat drive over the yarra river, seeing the sun set over the city while having a good wine and cheese platter. One of the best experiences in Melbourne!Matt (from melbourne boat...More

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Thank Alex C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The service was excellent from start to finish. The boat was clean and tidy and we had a lovely cruise up the river.

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Thank Sian F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the ten seat self drive boat (Harvey A) for my girlfriends birthday for two hours. We went out in a group of six, and I drove myself.The staff were very helpful and gave me a thorough briefing on safety and handling the boat...More

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Thank Dreamer36946294424
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun little boat, excellent service - a wonderful day out. Looking forward to the next opportunity to do it again!

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Thank Dreamer00776657466
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven’t received my proposal video clip onto it now if will be great if I get it or can you please send it for me

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Thank alenshabo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked Melbourne Boat Hire for the engagement cruise and from the time of my booking they were great to deal with. Matt made it very easy to organise and plan how the proposal would run, advising on location, signals that the skipper would give so...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 13 October 2018

What a great way to tour Melbourne. It was a unique experience, unlike anything else in Melbourne. Relaxing, exciting and extremely comfortable on the luxurious boat for 12. The electric engine is smooth and quite allowing the full enjoyment of thr sights.

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Thank Alfonso J
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Celebrated my daughters 16th birthday cruising down the Yarra. We had 6 girls which was a good number for Harvey A, plus driver.A great time was had by all, thanks to awesome Melbourne weather. Recommend this company, very easy to deal with

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Thank cmayne2018
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We did self drive option on Eliza J, very easy to drive. The food supplied was great and so much less stress then bringing our own. Matt the staff member who looked after us was fantastic. It's a wonderful way to see Melbourne without the...More

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