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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

For a delicious and memorable meal in Melbourne, board a gourmet dinner cruise down Melbourne’s Yarra River. Over the course of this three-hour cruise, watch the city twinkle to life from the comforts of a floating restaurant. Melbourne is known for its fine dining and this tour is no exception. Get unique views of popular sights such as Federation Square, and pass the Royal Botanical Gardens and numerous waterfront parks. Even if you’ve been to Melbourne before and have toured its many sights, this cruise provides a fresh take on an evening out on the town.


  • 3-hour Melbourne dinner cruise
  • Travel along the Yarra River on the Spirit of Melbourne
  • Admire the city’s twinkling skyline as it lights up the riverfront
  • Pass by attractions like Federation Square, Flinders Station and the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Enjoy a 4-course gourmet meal and attentive onboard service
  • Premium wine, bubbly, beer and spirits included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A classy cruise along the Yarra River with first-class food, warm service and sparkling views — and the drinks keep flowing all evening! Make sure to select your main course when you book.

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What You Can Expect

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

Melbourne Dinner Cruise

As the city lights begin to shine, your expert chefs are busy preparing a fine, four-course meal. Paired with premium Australian wines, the food is matched with exceptional service and decidedly romantic surroundings. In addition to the selection of Australian wines, choose from a selection of spirits, beer, or white sparkling wine, and finish the meal with a glass of port or a sweet dessert liqueur.

Finally, with Melbourne’s skyline shining bright against the evening sky, your tour ends when the boat returns to the Southbank Promenade docks.

Sample menu (subject to change)
Please note:At the time of booking, you are required to select your main course. We can accommodate to vegetarians and other special dietary needs. In the case that you are booking for multiple passengers who would like different main courses, please make note of this in the ‘special requirements’ box when you book.

Tasting platter:

  • Balsamic glazed smoked lamb on mash potato
  • Shredded Chicken tossed through a sesame glass noodle salad
  • Prawn and Scallop cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce

Main course (choice of one):

  • Chicken breast marinated and char-grilled in a basil pesto atop a corn polenta wedge served with green peas and a porcini cream sauce
  • Crispy skinned salmon fillet served with saffron mayonnaise alongside roast potatoes and a mixed leaf salad
  • Char-grilled beef eye fillet garnished with a prawn sitting on a potato and pumpkin mash, broccolini with a creamy garlic jus (served medium)
  • Seared pork loin served with roasted potatoes, carrots and capsicum with a dash of vincotto and truffle oil
  • Baked vegetable filo wrap on a puree of spinach served with a garden salad (vegetarian)

Dessert and cheese tasting plates:

  • Selection of fine desserts to share
  • Selection of Australian cheeses served with biscuits and nuts

Coffee, tea and chocolates:

  • Served with your choice of a port or liqueur

Beverage options:

  • Premium red, white and sparkling wines
  • Selection of beer
  • Comprehensive range of spirits
  • Soft drinks, orange juice and water (mineral, soda and tonic)


2-Hour Sunday 3-Course Dinner Cruise Menu:

Sample menu (subject to change)
Please note: You MUST select your main course at time of booking. Catering is provided for vegetarians and special dietary needs. If you are booking for more than 1-passenger but would like different main meals, please note this in the 'special requirements' box when booking.

  • Soup du jour (chefs choice) (GF)

Main Course (choice of one):

  • Tandoori chicken breast with mint yoghurt
  • Char-grilled eye fillet with red onion jam and green peppercorn creamy jus (GF)
  • Pan fried salmon fillet with brut dil creamy sauce (GF)
  • Calzone with roasted onion, spinach, mushroom and ricotta cheese (V)

All mains served with potato gratin and seasoned vegetables


  • Selection of assorted gateau

Tea and Coffee

  • A variety of herbal teas and coffee with dinner mints


  • Premium red, white and sparkling wines
  • Selection of beer
  • Soft drinks, orange juice and water (mineral, soda and tonic)
  • Comprehensive range of spirits (own expense)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing! Very polite crew and great food

Katalina C
New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We enjoyed this tour, the food was great and there was a wide variety of drinks available. The service was also very good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

All in all a very good experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My partner and I loved it!
Beautiful night, it was pure romantic.

Keith G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent night and value for money. It was a wonderful experience and we are likely to go again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

From start to finish our evening was lovely. The crew were very attentive to our needs. The food was excellent and our glasses never empty. It was a wonderful dinner cruise and I would highly recommend it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Everything was so pleasant. The dinner was lovely and the crew was friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very impressed with this cruise which we did on the night of my birthday! 3 hours of cruising in lovely surroundings whilst eating the most delicious food and don't forget the unlimited drinks! Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic, absolutely 5 stars!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The setting and the atmosphere was absolutely fantastic!
Highly recommend when visiting Melbourne!

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Tour code: 3013DINNER


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