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Melbourne Boat Hire, Melbourne

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Boat Rental
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great experience on the boat, it was decked out beautifully. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff and a fantastic experience.  more »
  • Really enjoyed our time on the water! Matt and Melbourne Boat Hire was both friendly and professional. We look forward to going again in the Summer!  more »
  • Professional friendly service. Beautiful quiet alternative way to experience our wonderful city. My only negative would be the lack of privacy, due to the cabin layout. Would have liked to discreetly ...  more »
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  • 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 !!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
  • 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!
  • 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 :)
  • Amazing service, went above and beyond! Thanks Matt for a memorable evening
  • Matt & the team were phenomenal. The boat was magical and made the night all the more memorable.