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Melbourne Boat Hire, Melbourne

(4.9/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Amazing experience, beautiful river and scenery and great customer service. This is a must do when visiting Melbourne. It's a great way to see Melbourne from a different perspective without the crowds...  more »
  • Very comfortable and relaxing way to see Melbourne, Southbank and beyond. Meandering along with wine, cheese and biscuits in great company. A most pleasant way to spend a few hours. Excellent and easy...  more »
  • Matt from Melbourne Boat Hire is amazing. We recently took the Eliza J to our wedding venue at Rivers Edge Events and it was just an amazing way to arrive everyone stood out on the balcony and watched...  more »
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  • We hired Birrarung boat from Melbourne Boat hire for a private birthday party .It was a great experience. Everyone loved it. Matt is very friendly and flexible. He made things very easy for us. 10/10 to these guys.
  • Outstanding! The only way to get on the water in Melbourne with your friends and drive yourself, without a license! We had a perfect afternoon going up the Yarra, through the city, the parklands, past the MCG, all with a glass of champagne in hand. HIghly recommended.