Melbourne Boat Hire, Melbourne

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#28 of 98 in Outdoors in Melbourne
We offer the most comprehensive range of boat hire options in Melbourne. Hire any of our fleet as self-drive vessels, no boat licence is needed.

Treat yourself to a full service skippered cruise for a wedding transfer and arrive in style to your ceremony or reception.

Book a water taxi to a lovely restaurant dinner, concert or special event. You can even propose on a boat!

Our Yarra River cruises - luxury cruising aboard our beautifully appointed boats- can be booked as a special surprise for a lucky person.

Be your own skipper and delight your friends on one of our self drive boats. Charter a boat for the day and cruise from the Docklands to the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers.

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  • Well organised. Relaxed. Great way to spend two hours with clients and friends on Melbourne's Yarra River. Well priced. Bring your own food and drink. All you need is a car licence.  more »
  • 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 famil...  more »
  • We all enjoyed our time on the water, even when the rain came. Fantastic experience for us all who enjoyed immensely.  more »
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  • Cannot speak more highly of this company. We hosted a hens party on the Birrarung Boat on the weekend, the boat and the service were absolutely fantastic. The staff were so friendly and helpful and made the night so easy and fun. Thanks so much, I will definitely think of you again for any future events.
  • Such a nice boat. We had a great party. Will book again we really liked the whole experience
  • What a magnificent day. The boat is just perfect and so easy to drive and quiet. It has everything you need. 10 crazy 50 to 60 years old women what a hoot. We loved it so much 10 of us are re booking For 4 hours next month. Matt the owner is so welcoming and helpful. This is a must on your bucket list !!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
  • The Birrarung is a fabulous boat and Matt and his crew are outstanding. We hired the boat on Australia day for a private function and our family and friends are still talking about how amazing it was! We can't thank Matt enough for making the day a memorable one :)
  • Excellent service, very professional and our night onboard Birrarung could not have been more perfect. Cant wait to hop onboard again with Melbourne Boat Hire!

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The hub of tourist and commercial activity, the center of Melbourne remains the best place to stay if you're looking to splurge and enjoy every possible modern amenity during your visit. Travelers on a limited budget can search for cozy yet less expensive rooms in the seaside suburb of St Kilda or the bohemian neighborhood of Fitzroy. Though the city center offers more than a fair share of mid-range lodging options, you'll also find plenty of rooms in this price bracket in the quieter suburbs.
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