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Melbourne Boat Hire

Opens in 15 min: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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 1 week ago

Great way to spend an afternoon....seeing Melbourne from a different perspective & taking in the sights from the river.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience! We would Highly recommend. Food was delicious and we left with big smiles on our faces.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jumped on boat with a group of 14 staff to provide a "thank you" for the work done - it was a great night. Thanks one and all

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic time on the self-hire boat. Crazy that they would let me drive, but I did successfully even through the storm. We would definitely hire this again for a cruise down the Yarra. Such a good 2 hour ride.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone had a great time but was a shame it was a windy and raining day The kids took lots of photos and food was great. Will visit against n in early message weather. Service was fantastic Thank you

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This was our second cruse up the Yarra.And was just we good as the first .Easy to driv and very quiet The staff instructions were very good

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had a wonderful day on the water, mum felt very spoilt for her 60th! Skipper went out of his way to help us organise our surprises for her too.

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Thank JoN251
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Really enjoyed the trip in Harvey A on Yarra. Staff are friendly, considerate and helpful. 100% recommended.

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Thank MuneemT
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We had a girls weekend in Melbourne and we decided that a boat cruise along the Yarra was a great way to see Melbourne, and it was. Everything was comfortable and enjoyable.

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Thank sylvia v
Reviewed 4 May 2018

I recently hired the Birrarung for a Hen’s Party after a recommendation and I could not be a happier with my choice, the guests as well as the Bride-to-be absolutely loved the day and the crew were so incredibly accommodating and lovely. The boat is...More

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