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Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

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Cruise the Yarra river and admire Melbourne's spectacular skyline on a two hour narrated city cruise. Your cruise includes both the down and up river routes, encompassing the scenic river gardens and Herring island with the contrasting port and former-industrial Docklands area; giving you an extensive appreciation of the entire Melbourne region.
  • 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. You'll 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on both A+B rides on a Sunday afternoon. Perhaps its due to it being the weekend, the boat was absolutely packed. While everyone had a seat, there weren't enough cups, sugar and tea-bags for the promised refreshment. It was noisy all through the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Stan L
Reviewed 21 July 2019

The cruise itself is lovely on a pleasant day and the boat staff very pleasant but the planning and admin is woeful. We booked a 2 hour cruise of the river upstream and downstream of the centre of Melbourne. One cruise...So we thought. On arrival...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MerryandPete
Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

It was a rainy day, but cruising down the River in an enclosed boat, with hot tea & coffee on board was a great way to spend the morning. We did the two hour “up & down” cruise, which I recommend.

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Frances P
Reviewed 9 May 2019 via mobile

This was reasonably priced (we had two concession tickets) and a nice way to see the sights and skyline of Melbourne from the river. It was also useful to get our bearings of the city. The driver was funny and spoke about the history of...More

2  Thank CroxleyJD
MRC M, Manager at Melbourne River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the commentary! :)

Reviewed 30 April 2019

This two-hour "cruise" up and down the river is a great way to get oriented to the city and see the highlights. You can see pretty much everything from the water, and the captain/tour guide is informative and amusing. After taking this cruise you will...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank PointLomaGal
MRC M, Manager at Melbourne River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2019

Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with Melbourne River Cruises! We look forward to having you on board again. <3

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Hi there sorry for the delay the cruise lasted about 1hour up and 1hour downstream. Well worth it. Enjoy!!
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