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Highlights of Melbourne Cruise provided by Melbourne River Cruises

Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

Highlights of Melbourne Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Comprehensive river cruise traveling both directions; you won't miss a thing
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
78
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    78
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3013SIGHTAB
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Commentary
  • Drinks (tea and coffee)
  • Yarra River Cruise
Exclusions
  • No food or drinks are sold on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia Berth No 2, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing
Additional information
  • 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 travelers 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Inclusions
  • Commentary
  • Drinks (tea and coffee)
  • Yarra River Cruise
Exclusions
  • No food or drinks are sold on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia Berth No 2, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travelers 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Melbourne River Cruises
    Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Berth No 2, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Melbourne River Cruises
    Yarra River
    Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
    Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
    Docklands
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
54 reviews
Excellent
21
Very good
15
Average
9
Poor
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Terrible
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Maritoni G
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Crew were helpful. We came a bit late for the booked cruise but we were able to call ahead of time Sharon from booking helped us rebook for the later trip.
Written December 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello! Thanks for your positive review! Glad to hear Sharon was able to help you out!
Written December 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Renee M
19 contributions
Had a wonderful time on board and the trip up and down the Yarra River was one I'll remember forever. Staff on board very friendly and commentary was great.
Written July 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Renee, it is nice to hear you had such a memorable experience with us. Thank you for your positive feedback and hopefully we will see you again to share more memorable moments with you.
Written January 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HatishMayer
Malaysia11 contributions
Jul 2019
It's Australia ... you can't go wrong! That's the short & long of it. My favourite country without any doubt. Need I say more? Don't think so, it's just the Best.
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, thanks for your feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed our cruise. We would love to see you come back!
Written March 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

1936Chevy
Kiama Municipality, Australia18 contributions
Excellent informative cruise. Sam the captain was informative with an interesting twist on all his facts. Absolutely worth the trip.
Written March 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Chevy, thanks for your feedback. We all agree Sam is a funny guy! We are pleased that you enjoyed the trip. We would love to have you on board again!
Written March 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jgzjgul
Maitland, Australia7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
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
Written February 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, thank you for travelling with Melbourne River Cruises. We look forward to boarding with you on one of our cruises to the dock area. Thanks for your review!
Written March 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wag864
Lanark, United Kingdom35 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
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 - limited in historic interest. Cruising around dockyards and container port is ok - but not amazing. Good for what it is - a wee jaunt along the river. Highlights tour - 2 hours in duration- and did what it said on the tin.
Written February 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Sir or Madam, we really appreciate you spending your precious time sharing your experience with us. Don't forget we have a wide range of services with cruises such as dining cruises, party cruises, etc which may entertain you. You can go check them out on our website at www.melbcruises.com.au. Again thank you for your feedback! We love to see you on board again.
Written March 12, 2020
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Lois A
London, UK24 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
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.
Written February 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Lois. We look forward to seeing you again on our cruise!
Written March 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

023017
100 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
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 the views better pay for window seats it’s worth the extra money for the view. Boat is a two story vessel, 2nd store is up steep steps, keep this in mind as you book, views are good no matter where you are seated, staff have you seated on tables before arrival for experience.
It’s our 4th cruise a board this vessel & we look forward to another cruise soon.
It’s a great afternoon out with these guys & girls, many thanks to magic charters crew.
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear customer, thank you so much for taking your time out to share such a detailed and kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our service and food on the cruise. We are also pleased to see you coming back every time and spread these kind words for us. We look forward to having you on board again
Written March 14, 2020
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Cosmopolitan766027
10 contributions
Jan 2020
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 returning to the city. Based on a recommendation by Steve at the ticket counter, I ended up doing the Melbourne city cruise and I am glad I did. Was a nice ride along the Yarra River with beautiful views. The boat’s staff were professional and helpful. There was also free water, tea, and coffee available on the boat.
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear customer, thank you for spending your time sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our river cruise. Our Williamstown cruises are running regularly every week so you can grab one of them anytime when you can to explore Williamstown. We look forward to seeing you again on board!
Written March 14, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kim J
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
Jan 2020
This was a great way to see the city from a different viewpoint. The commentary was excellent and I learnt a lot about the city that I didn't know. The skipper's interaction with the passengers was excellent.
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear customers, thank you so much for your kind words. We are pleased to hear that you found the commentary interesting and useful. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written March 14, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Melbourne from its best angle
Seeing beautiful Melbourne- great meal too. We had perfect weather motored past a number of the iconic Yarra River
Grace T
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A truly wonderful evening, with the best staff you could ask for.
A must do! We absolutely loved our experience on the dinner cruise. The staff were fantastic, so friendly and atten
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Chaos
Really disappointing. The tour was 45 mins late and the reason given was how long it had taken for people to get on
jenmac1875
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Christmas Party to remember
Really enjoyed the whole experience. We had our staff Christmas Party on a private cruise with Melbourne River Crui
menikak
menikak
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Great
We had our office Christmas party at the Melbourne River Cruises and it was a huge success. The vessel was clean, p
P300XIjohna
P300XIjohna
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A fine experience marred by poor scheduling
Stick to the timing told to customers. We booked a return trip from Melbourne to Williamstown. Upon departing the
Peter C
Peter C
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Yarra Cruise
Ticket desk was accommodating to my late change request. Boat Captain was terrific and informative on the tour. Ple
deborahbX4567WR
deborahbX4567WR
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Fantastic
Our favourite part of cruise was the hospitality! Amazing! The food was absolutely beautiful 🤩 it was a very speci
619jeffry
619jeffry
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Take a trip on the Yarra
The Yarra River runs through the centre of Melbourne. By taking a river trip, you can see the city of Melbourne fro
Lyn C
Lyn C
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Melbournes Own River Ferry
Its a pleasant way to spend a Sunday. Leaves from South Bank, opposite Flinder st Station. There is commintary on b
619jeffry
619jeffry
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Take a cruise along the Yarra
The Yarra River runs through the heart of Melbourne. The Yarra is a lot better than it used to be, it was once know
lync19
lync19
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Great river cruise
We went on the two hour cruise both ways from Southbank Berth 2 Peter was the captain and did a fantastic commenta
DTrainTravels
DTrainTravels
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Good Way To Spend An Hour
We did the A and B option travelling up and down stream. Probably the better option is the one towards the Port of
traveller262
traveller262
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A pleasant sight-seeing voyage
An enjoyable 1 hour upriver cruise (cruise B). Saw a side of Melbourne CBD I hadn't seen before. Commentary was inf
cmzajicek88
cmzajicek88
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Decent but could be better
I decided to book the dinner cruise as part of hubby’s birthday present this year. It was a relatively nice experie
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