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2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River provided by Melbourne Boat Hire

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2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
What to expect
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.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Fridge
  • Stereo with AV jack input
  • Champagne buckets
  • Glasses and cutlery
  • Table clothes
  • Laminated Map
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia In front of Berth and Cargo restaurants
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • Fridge
  • Stereo with AV jack input
  • Champagne buckets
  • Glasses and cutlery
  • Table clothes
  • Laminated Map
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia In front of Berth and Cargo restaurants
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
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Jerry T
St Kilda, Australia8 contributions
Our group of 9 had a great time on this 2 hour self guided Yarra River Cruise. It was very well organised, with professional and friendly staff (thanks Matt). The boat was presented in very clean condition and there was a canopy to protect us from the wind. It was very relaxing a great way to see Melbourne city and docklands from a different perspective. I can highly recommended this excursion and company to follow Melbourne locals or visitors. Thank you.
Written May 22, 2021
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ivy_05
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions
What an amazing experience! We had booked a boat for 12 but only 6 people ended up coming which meant lots of space. We packed our own lunch and it was a blast, there was Bluetooth to play music. Husband said the self drive was quite easy and it's very slow so never felt like we were in danger. We would definitely do again. Finding the dock can be quite tricky but it's right between 2 restaurants so walk straight down. Highly recommended!
Written April 7, 2022
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Secco
Melbourne, Australia924 contributions
Thanks to Matt and Eliza for answering all my questions in the lead up to the event, and to Chris on the night for explaining everything. We did a self drive tour and the boat was very easy to drive.

We brought our own alcohol, but ordered platters. Even though it rained a bit we did not get wet as the covers were pulled down.

Overall, my wife and friends enjoyed her 50th Birthday and I would highly recommend Melbourne Boat Hire and the Eliza J
Written December 23, 2020
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Daniel G
Melbourne, Australia2,864 contributions
For mum’s birthday our children prepared surprise - booked this boat on Friday afternoon. Weather was very good- not hot and not cold, completely suitable for this activity. We decorated boat and broth a food . Two hour on the river were great . Service was exceptionally good.
Written March 12, 2022
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Adam W
1 contribution
Jun 2020
Fantastic way to see Melbourne from a different perspective! Matt was very professional and the boat was very nice and well presented. We did a self drive tour (very simple to operate) with the family, but now im thinking id like to go again with some mates... might try the cheese and wine tour! Very highly recommended!
Written July 5, 2020
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Pjwellsey
Melbourne4 contributions
Jan 2020
Recommended this company and activity from a friend, did the 4 hour trip which gives you enough time for a picnic at Herring Island
Instructions very clear , training great, boat in great condition , will and have recommended to further friends!
Written January 27, 2020
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Czardas
Melbourne, Australia389 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
We hired the 10 seater electric boat and had 6 people on board, so we had plenty of space to relax and take in the views of Melbourne. 2 Hours was sufficient time to go down the Yarra and turn near the Nylex clock, for our return journey. Going past Southbank and the Casino, was a wonderful experience. The boat has a small fridge and glasses on board. Bring your own ice for the ice bucket and you are set. Easy to drive, quiet and no boar fumes. A great day was had by all onboard.
Written January 29, 2019
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ThereBePirates
Reading, UK4 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Took the family out on one of their wonderful modern 10 man electric blue boats, we were out for two hours (go for more!) and got to pass through the CBD then motored to quiet picnic spots / botanical gardens. Wonderful manoeuvrable boat, beautiful pictures! Excellent day out, highly highly recommended. There was even a fridge onboard and an awesome sound system!!!
Written December 17, 2018
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Christopher K
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Dec 2017 • Business
We had a lovely 2 hours on the water, seeing Melbourne from a different perspective. Able to enjoy a glass of wine and a couple of platters in our afternoon 'cruise' before heading out for a meal in the evening. The boats are beautiful, comfortable and easy to drive. (It is a boat and you still need to be careful, but we found it very easy). Good instruction and courteous staff sent us on our way. Definitely looking forward to doing this again.
Written December 26, 2017
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Alison H
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
We hired The Harvey self drive for my birthday in November for a 3 hour adventure. This amount of time was perfect. We were able to go as far down river as Herring Island and return.There were 9 family members and we brought our own platters to share as well as our own drinks.
The sun shone, the day was calm, the company the best and the scenery was beautiful. So much so we forgot to pipe our music in through the in built speakers for the 1st half of trip.
Nice amount of space for 9ppl to share. Complimentary Champagne Bucket, glasses and plates as well as crisp white linen tablecloths, dropdown sides should the weather change and wonderful service from staff with meet n greet at handover to handover at end.
Highly recommend this for that special thing to do with those you love.
Written December 8, 2017
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By: Melbourne Boat Hire
ashmcgrath2022
ashmcgrath2022
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Perfect girls night
Thank you to the team at MBH! I had a fabulous night celebrating with my girlfriends. Couldn’t recommend you guys
Nicole W
Nicole W
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Great overall experience
Bought this experience for parents 50th Wedding Anniversary gift. They loved very aspect, Captain Alexis, the comme
spursgundam
spursgundam
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Amazing and unique experience!
This is our 2nd booking and this time we brought some friends. It was an absolute fun! Price is readonable for a gr
gwegwy
gwegwy
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4 hours of family fun
It was my 70th birthday and, with 3 nights in the city, I wanted something special for the 8 of us in our immediate
CharlotteAC01
CharlotteAC01
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So fun! Perfect night
Had my 21st on the birrarung. Gorgeous boat, cute lights, really nice staff. Toilet did break but what can you expe
zuleyhakeskin
zuleyhakeskin
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Great Experience
I booked a boat for the family and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. It was such a relaxing experience to
Christian1241
Christian1241
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Top Tier
It's a an experience you must not miss whenever you are in Melbourne. If only I can rate them with more than 5 star
louiseW9018IN
louiseW9018IN
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So good!
It's so great and feels so rare to get genuine service these days but these guys are a very smooth operation. Booki
scgr3
scgr3
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Great experience
Hired a self drive boat to celebrate my birthday with friends (including my 2 year old toddler and a 5 year old kid
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Tour66990861313
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Easter Monday outing
Wonderful self drive cruise on Felix G on Monday afternoon. The boat was all we expected and Melbourne Boat Hire ar
mattglover2022
mattglover2022
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Fantastic Experience
I took my partner on the boat cruise to propose, and it was a wonderful night. We were blessed with fabulous weathe
daniel8nohn
daniel8nohn
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My wife birthday
This was the best experience for my partner n I! I booked the mini boat for her birthday and it was beautiful, the
thebeckers2022
thebeckers2022
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EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE
We absolutely loved our Yarra Cruise for my daughters 18th birthday. The staff were all so friendly & helpful, espe
katieholland23
katieholland23
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Amazing best experience and service!
This was for a special occasion for my partners 30th and Alexis was an absolute legend, the entire team helping wit
Jorg U
Jorg U
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Proposal boat cruise
Relaxing, romantic boat cruise down the Yarra with good friends. We chose to have a driver so we could enjoy a few
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