Explore Melbourne from the picturesque Yarra River.
Three of Melbourne’s best boating operators are located at Federation Square – City River Cruises, Melbourne River Cruises and Williamstown Bay and River Cruises. Between them they offer an exciting range of sightseeing and function cruises for visitors and locals.
City River Cruises
Established in 1987, City River Cruises offers sightseeing and function cruises through Melbourne’s beautiful parks, gardens and ports aboard the Melba Star. The newest, largest and most luxurious cruise boat on the Yarra, Melba Star has an extensive range of onboard facilities and services. The vessel can travel upstream towards Hawthorn and downstream to the Port of Melbourne, Williamstown and the Maribyrnong River. City River Cruises also specialises in functions including corporate, birthdays, weddings/engagements, Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, New Year’s Eve, Christmas parties and school excursions.
Melbourne River Cruises
Melbourne River Cruises is Melbourne’s largest river cruise operator, boasting a range of vessels for sightseeing cruises across the city as well as through the Docklands and to Williamstown. Melbourne River Cruises also operates as an onboard functions vessel and a cruising restaurant.
When: Daily, 10am – 4pm
P: +61 3 8610 2600
Williamstown Bay and River Cruises
Williamstown Ferry Company operates sightseeing cruises from the city and St Kilda to Williamstown. Enjoy the scenic delights of the Yarra River and city views before arriving in the historical seaport of Williamstown.
When: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm | Weekends 10am – 4pm
P: +61 3 9682 9555