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

By Melbourne Boat Hire
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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from
RM 944.54
per group (up to 10)
from
RM 944.54
per group (up to 10)

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Duration:
2h
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Ticket type:
Mobile


  • Fridge
  • Stereo with AV jack input
  • Champagne buckets
  • Glasses and cutlery
  • Table clothes
  • Laminated Map
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • 45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia In front of Berth and Cargo restaurants
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15438P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with 2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River?
How much is 2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River?
2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River price starts from RM 957.77. Discover and book 2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River on Tripadvisor
What is the 2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River cancellation policy?
2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River?
2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River is hosted by Melbourne Boat Hire. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Melbourne Boat Hire on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15438P2

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

maclis42
maclis42
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The perfect place for a wedding reception
We chose the Birrarung Vessel for our very romantic wedding reception. Everything was perfect, from the captain to
Gemma-Rose T
Gemma-Rose T
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A wonderful afternoon on the water, in a lovely boat!
This is the loveliest way to spend an afternoon. The boats are excellent, and the company is staffed by patient, th
Freedom219233
Freedom219233
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Great boat trip with private skipper
We had a great boat ride on the Yarra River with private skipper for a special family occasion. Everything was perf
joleanisaac
joleanisaac
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Amazing Experience and Customer Service
Melbourne Boat Hire are absolute professional and can really deliver on a great experience. Very comfortable boat r
855elj
855elj
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great experience!
Perfect set up with great facilities and captain was very kind and accommodating. Highly recommended for a party.
SteffanyNisb1
SteffanyNisb1
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Highly recommend!
From the get go, Matt was very accomodating and helpful! The whole organising and booking process was a breeze and
MelC3977
MelC3977
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Safe and Excellent Customer Service
Unlike the other boat rentals we had come across, Melbourne Boat hire have vessels that are safe for everyone inclu
stuart895
stuart895
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Complete professionalism
Matt hosted our guests on an evening cruise on the Yarra River. It was a memorable experience. Dealing with Matt wa
sassy805
sassy805
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50th Bday Celebration
Very good service…10/10…It made my day very memorable, the crew were very helpful and even assisted in preparing th
E7311LJabdulw
E7311LJabdulw
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Totally recommend
Loved every part of it! It was quite, peaceful and the views were stunning. The driver was incredibly easy going an
michelletucker226
michelletucker226
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Sunset birthday cruise
This was an amazing experience which I would highly recommend. Matt was fantastic with quick and detailed response
tjaza
tjaza
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Brilliant Evening
My wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary recently and decided to book a private cruise for 2. I can on
tommc323
tommc323
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Melb Boat Ride
The whole team are so easy to deal with, the boat was great and of course the Yarra briliant. This is my second tim
999kelsia
999kelsia
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21st Birthday Party on Birrarung
We hired the Birrarung - a perfect way to celebrate our son's 21st. It was a blast! Everyone had a great time. The
OJA777
OJA777
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Boat Ride
What a wonderful experience...When I arrived, I was welcomed and told to sit down to prepare for boarding. I enjoye
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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 22 May 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 7 April 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 23 December 2020
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Daniel G
Melbourne, Australia2,865 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 12 March 2022
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Adam W
1 contribution
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 5 July 2020
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Pjwellsey
Melbourne4 contributions
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 27 January 2020
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Czardas
Melbourne, Australia391 contributions
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 29 January 2019
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ThereBePirates
Reading, UK4 contributions
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 17 December 2018
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Christopher K
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
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 26 December 2017
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Alison H
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
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 8 December 2017
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