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City River Cruises

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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good20%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible28%
Jan 18, 2018
“Very ordinary”
Apr 13, 2018
“hardly worth doing”
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11 Princes Walk, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9650 2214
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

The sunshine was beautiful and the waters gentle. The commentary was pathetic, poor information and we could hardly understand the speaker. The speaker and the 'Captain' lacked personality and did not show any enthusiasm. Nothing much to look at - they should extend the trip...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kathie273
Reviewed January 18, 2018

As it was a very hot day, we thought going on a river cruise might offer a nice breeze but unfortunately it was a very still dry heat. The boat is pretty old and not particularly nice. It's big with seats in a line like...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank fortunatefew
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

Booked via their website, told a couple of hours before, the cruise was cancelled. Promised a refund, still waiting 4 weeks later!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Nothing against City River Cruises but there is truly nothing to see during the cruise. The boat is old but in fair condition, and the crew was pleasant. If you are looking to kill 60 minutes and are bored this may be the cruise for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank BeaversTravelWell
Reviewed October 15, 2017

A party of 5 wanted to go to Williamstown by ferry. The woman in the office took our 2 for 1 tickets for another company's ferry service to Williamstown, without acknowledging the coupons were actually for a different company. We paid our money and she...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Craig255119
Reviewed August 26, 2017

On paper, this looks like a very good way to spend an hour while visiting Melbourne. It's reasonably priced (A$23 full adult fare). It was a decidedly average experience however. The boat we were on had seen better days. Instead of seats bolted to the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BigZed52
Reviewed May 29, 2017

It's always nice to do a river cruise to get a different city perspective, hopefully learn a little of the history and get some relaxation after pounding the streets. We bought a downstream cruise with City River Cruises pretty much on spec. The boat left...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank sunseeker2020
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We did the trip both up & down the river yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. We're locals but learned quite a bit from the commentary. It was good to see Melbourne from the river perspective.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Aglo2013
Reviewed March 30, 2017

From Federation Square, we did both the down-river cruise to Port Melbourne and the up-river cruise to Herring Island. Both were interesting, but very different, the downriver cruise showed wonderful views from the river of the Central Business District and of Docklands. There was a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank johncA8203IB
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

We booked the cruise for a 50 minutes river journey through the port of Melbourne to the small city of Williamstown. There was an audio guide on the boat, but the quality was quite poor and most of the time we didn't get anything from...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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