Melbourne Boat Hire, Melbourne

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#29 of 100 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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  • September 19, 2017
    My friends and I spend such an amazing and special time celebrating my birthday! Best place to enjoy!  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    We booked a self drive electric boat for 12 persons. On the day itself, Matt, the person in charge from Melbourne Boat Hire, is extremely professional in making sure that we are briefed clearly on all...  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    The owner was very friendly and polite. He explained everything about the boat and its conditions of use. Driving the boat is easy, but you have to keep focus because the river flow makes the boat nev...  more »
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  • September 11, 2017
    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.
  • July 17, 2017
    Such a nice boat. We had a great party. Will book again we really liked the whole experience
  • February 10, 2017
    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 !!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
  • March 23, 2017
    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 :)
  • June 6, 2017
    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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