3.5 star rating: Worth doing 17 Reviews

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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise

Spend a leisurely hour or so cruising down Melbourne's famous Yarra River. Learn about the historical Victoria Docks and the landings of the early settlers on this sightseeing Melbourne cruise.


  • Opportunities to photograph Melbourne's skyline and port from the water
  • Onboard commentary
  • Panoramic windows provide unparalleled views plus protection from wind or rain
  • Sun deck for outdoor river cruising

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What You Can Expect

Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise

Port and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise Melbourne (Down River)

Discover the routes of the early settlers with this historical look at the city's famous Yarra River and surrounds. Experience the history of the Southern Hemisphere's largest port and relive its involvement in Melbourne's settlement. This sightseeing cruise is a great introduction to Melbourne and the Yarra River.

Cruise Highlights:

  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct
  • Crown Entertainment Complex
  • World Congress Center and Trade Center
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center
  • Shipping channels and dock area
  • Westgate Bridge
  • 19th century sailing ship Polly Woodside
  • Stunning city views

Onboard Facilities:

  • Informative commentary
  • Large panoramic windows
  • Alfresco sun decks
  • Comfortable onboard amenities (restrooms)
  • No food available on board the vessel

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very enjoyable relaxing day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

views were spectacular, narrator was excellent. would definitely recommend to a traveller

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

It was a very pleasant and restful activity. Unfortunately we booked and paid twice for the trip we went on so are hoping to be reimbursed the second payment.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Joined family and friends on the cruise along the yarra, the experience was delightful and the kids really enjoyed themselves, the staff were very friendly and entertaining. The complimentary tea and coffee was and add extra, overall very pleased with the cruise experience, will definitely do it again.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2011

The trip was very enjoyable and informative.


4 star rating: Recommended February 2010

I really enjoyed the cruise!

Malie N

4 star rating: Recommended February 2009

It was a really nice way to spend the morning. The staff were really helpful and friendly.

Debra D

4 star rating: Recommended February 2009

This trip was great. You get a totally different view from the water than you do from the roads and bridges. The captain was very informative, he knew the local history well and his commentary created a pleasant atmosphere. Great value for money.

Gary C

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

This is a wonderful way to see parts of Melbourne that you don't see on walks. The Williamstown cruise is a must-do, the scenery is so beautiful. Skip the on board coffee; you have to get it yourself and it's bad. Leave the coffee break for when you dock in Williamstown and enjoy a lovely coffee and meal at one of many well priced cafes or restaurants.

Hannah D
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

This is a really nice experience.
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