River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

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From $24.59

71 reviews   (3.54)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Melbourne, Melbourne

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Cruise up Melbourne's famous Yarra River and enjoy the sights of Melbourne's scenic gardens, parklands and famous sporting arenas. This one-hour sightseeing cruise is a wonderful chance to view the scenic river gardens and Herring Island.

What's Included

Complimentary tea and coffee

Live commentary on board

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

No food or drinks are sold on board

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • Cruise duration times and direction are approximate and subject to change, often due to tides and river traffic.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Restroom available on board
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The boat is completely enclosed and windowed so that passengers won't be subject to the elements.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


225debraj, 08-10-2022
This is a cruise we've wanted to do for many years. It was great to see some iconic Melbourne sights from the river. We sat out the back of the boat for a better view but was very squishy when alot of people came out.
Great way to see Melbourne
Niccers16, 09-08-2022
Such a great way to see Melbourne!!! Boats are comfortable, however surprised that hardly anyone was wearing a mask.
Great way to see some of the sights when you don’t have a lot of time. Able to sit inside the boat, or able to sit at the rear in the open however there’s only very limited seating outside.
The boat commentary was a highlight!
Excellent service
charles_g, 06-08-2022
This is the first time my daughter and I came on this cruise excellent service very nice
Enjoyed this tour immensely
Judith P, 09-01-2023
A very relaxing trip down the Yarra. Our guide was very informative and interesting as well as humorous. I learned a lot about Melbourne and its history I didn't know. A great way to see a different perspective of Melbourne. My only complaint is that the boat is not geared for taking photos. Too many obstacles.
Essential Must Do for Visitors
anham64, 05-01-2023
It was great to see Melbourne from the river and we enjoyed the commentary which was a mixture of fun facts, history, and bad jokes delivered professionally and with the right amount of energy. The boat was clean and tidy (though having the radio on when the commentary finished made it harder to talk in our group).
There was a lot of information about the history of the river, the bridges over it, and the sights along the way.

A must do for visitors to Melbourne.
Rosalie_S, 03-01-2023
Beautiful views of the city and very interesting to hear the history of some of the buildings. Highly recommend
Great experience
Fiona_J, 01-01-2023
We have done this cruise a few times and every time has been great!! Friendly staff and great views!
Yarra River Cruise
Sophia_T, 03-01-2023

My family was visiting from PNG and it was a beautiful day and they really enjoyed the river cruise. The crises went passed many iconic places such as MCG, Rod Laver Area, Royal Botanical Gardens, AAMI Park, great atmosphere on the boat, nice music, the commentary was very educational and enjoyable.
Nice trip
Maggie_S, 11-11-2022
The cruise was nice, but no tea or coffee was served as they said it would be, but other than that it was good!
Good for a different perspective of the city
gerardf2021, 25-10-2022
I am a local and took an overseas friend with my family to do this cruise. Firstly the vessel was 15 minutes late arriving and there was no explanation of apology. Then, there seemed to be issues trying to moor the vessel to the wharf and the crew had a few attempts. Water flow was no the cause of this. From my perspective it did not create a good impression to tourists observing. The commentary covered off a lot of facts about Melbourne, the river and bridges - and was very accurate (I am well versed in the local history). So well done. I would suggest a little more enthusiasm in the dialogue. I trust MRC you will take this on board (pun intended) for improvement to showcase our wonderful city.

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