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Mornington Peninsula Sightseeing and Bay CruiseDay Cruises

Mornington Peninsula Sightseeing and Bay Cruise

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Get out of busy Melbourne for the day and enjoy the rugged beauty of the Mornington Peninsula. Leaving the city behind, you’ll drive to must-see sights like London Bridge, the seaside town of Sorrento, and Arthurs Seat. You won’t just travel by car, though: take a harbor cruise and ride on the Arthurs Seat Eagle cable car, for different views of the peninsula. This is a fun day out that travelers with a range of interests will love.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$119.48
From
$119.48

Highlights of Melbourne CruiseDay Cruises

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Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

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Discover Melbourne’s history and highlights on this guided Yarra River cruise. Float past the city’s towering skyscrapers and lovely urban gardens while learning about the transformation of this vibrant city from 19th-century port town to a modern cultural capital. Your sightseeing cruise takes you upriver and downriver for a scenic overview of attractions on both banks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$22.06
$27.57
$5.51 savings
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$22.06
$27.57
$5.51 savings
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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner CruiseNight Cruises

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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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Spend an evening on the Yarra River during this Melbourne dinner cruise. As you admire the twinkling city lights reflecting on the water, enjoy a 4-course gourmet meal inclusive of beverages. This fine dining experience includes beer, wine, and spirits, as well as coffee, tea, dessert, port, and a cheese plate. Cruise past attractions like Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens while soaking up the elegant and relaxing atmosphere of the boat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$82.01
$102.51
$20.50 savings
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$82.01
$102.51
$20.50 savings
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Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing CruiseDay Cruises

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Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy a new perspective of Melbourne’s port and Docklands area as you cruise down the Yarra River toward Hobson’s Bay. Learn about Melbourne’s history as a 19th-century port town while watching the sights go by on this narrated tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.27
$19.09
$3.82 savings
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$15.27
$19.09
$3.82 savings
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River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing CruiseDay Cruises

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River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

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Take in a bounty of Melbourne’s highlights along the scenic Yarra River on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Spend a delightful hour aboard a riverboat as you glide under the Princes Bridge and past beautiful river gardens, Herring Island, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and other top cultural attractions.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.27
$19.09
$3.82 savings
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$15.27
$19.09
$3.82 savings
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Half-Day Melbourne Highlights Tour Including Yarra River Cruise From MelbourneDay Cruises

Half-Day Melbourne Highlights Tour Including Yarra River Cruise From Melbourne

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First time in Melbourne? See the city from all angles as you combine a comprehensive tour of Australia’s cultural capital with a scenic cruise down the Yarra River. Sail past waterfront landmarks like Melbourne Aquarium, Crown Casino and Southbank, then hop on a coach tour, passing famous sites like Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Park and the Etihad Stadium. Jump off along the way to stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the shops in lively St Kilda or snap photos of the colorful beach huts of Brighton Beach.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.82
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$72.82

Melbourne: 1.5hr Skipper Yourself On Yarra River (No Licence Needed)Day Cruises

Melbourne: 1.5hr Skipper Yourself On Yarra River (No Licence Needed)

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Price is per boat, fits up to 9 people. You don't need to have a boat licence or be an old salty to skipper yourself and explore Melbourne's spectacular Yarra River in our easy-to-operate electric boats. Get your crew of up to 9 people and see Melbourne from amazing new perspective. • No boat licence required  • Up to 9 people • Bring your own snacks & drinks • Suitable for all ages • Dog friendly!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.76
per group
From
$147.76
per group

Around the Bay Sightseeing and Bay CruiseDay Cruises

Around the Bay Sightseeing and Bay Cruise

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Explore the Bellarine and Mornington peninsulas on a full-day tour from Melbourne that includes a boat cruise and gondola ride. Take in highlights including the Geelong Waterfront, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and the Bathing Boxes, and have time to ride the Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola and stop at a beachside brewery. Your tour includes a picnic lunch, bay cruise, gondola ticket, and round-trip transportation from Melbourne.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.62
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$133.62

Bellarine Peninsula Sightseeing and Bay CruiseDay Cruises

Bellarine Peninsula Sightseeing and Bay Cruise

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The breathtaking sights of the Bellarine Enjoyed by the locals daily and beloved the world around, this day out and about on the Bellarine Peninsula you’ll join us for a beautiful day along the coastline taking in some Aboriginal culture, hand-feeding native Australian Wildlife, picking fresh produce straight from the farm, enjoying local cuisine and a capping off the day with a delicious wine tasting.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.48
From
$119.48

Wilsons Prom Whale CruiseDay Cruises

Wilsons Prom Whale Cruise

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Enjoy a 6-hour catamaran tour of The Prom. Sail to Wilsons Promontory National Park and marvel at humpback whales as they migrate south. See the historic lighthouse, Refuge Cove, and Waterloo Bay. This cruise includes tea, snacks, and a delicious homemade lunch. The boat features indoor and outdoor decks for passengers’ comfort.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.72
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$123.72

Melbourne: 2hr Skipper Yourself On Yarra River (No Licence Needed)Day Cruises

Melbourne: 2hr Skipper Yourself On Yarra River (No Licence Needed)

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Hire your own electric boat and cruise down the Yarra River to get a different view of Melbourne. Each boat can fit up to nine passengers, so grab your friends, family, and even your dog for a relaxing session on the river. Sail through the Docklands, past Flinders Street and the Crown, and much more over the course of your excursion.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.04
per group
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$176.04
per group

Private Romantic Melbourne Dinner Cruise for 2City Packages

Private Romantic Melbourne Dinner Cruise for 2

Indulge and enjoy a private dinner cruise on Melbourne's spectacular Yarra River for you and your partner.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$427.10
per group
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$427.10
per group

Foodie's Eco-Tour of the MarketsDay Cruises

Foodie's Eco-Tour of the Markets

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Dine on a boat in Melbourne’s lovely Royal Botanic Gardens. Begin your excursion with a guided shopping tour of the Queen Victoria Market. Stop at the Shrine of Remembrance to learn about Australian war history. Take a tram to the gardens and spend some time exploring on foot. Board your boat at the park’s Ornamental Lake, then eat as you admire the local flora and fauna.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.64
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$34.64

Learn to Surf at the Great Ocean RoadCultural Tours

Learn to Surf at the Great Ocean Road

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Learn to surf with this beginner’s class in Torquay. After meeting your instructor in Melbourne, head to the Great Ocean Road, step into a wetsuit, and run through a quick tutorial with safety tips before getting in the water. Enjoy snacks and lunch—they’re included in the lesson price—and learn to paddle, stand up, and (safely) wipe out.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.02
Price varies by group size
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$116.02
Price varies by group size

Melbourne: 3hr Skipper Yourself On Yarra River (No Licence Needed)Boat Rentals

Melbourne: 3hr Skipper Yourself On Yarra River (No Licence Needed)

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Price is per boat, fits up to 9 people. Captain your own boat on the Yarra River and explore Melbourne's waterways in our easy-to-operate electric boats (no licence or experience needed). Get your crew of up to 9 people and see Melbourne from amazing new perspective. • No boat licence required • Up to 9 people • Bring your own snacks & drinks • Suitable for all ages • Dog friendly!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.67
per group
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$239.67
per group

2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra RiverBoat Rentals

2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

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Enjoy a private 2-hour cruise on the Yarra River with this self-drive boat rental in Melbourne. No license is required to drive this vessel, which has a fully enclosed cabin option if needed. Bring up to 10 friends and family members on board for a relaxing and scenic cruise. Create your own sightseeing tour by passing top attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Southbank, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Federation Square and the Docklands. You can even disembark at Herring Island Park to walk around its outdoor sculpture park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.39
per group
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$211.39
per group

Private Yarra River Lunch CruiseWine Tasting

Private Yarra River Lunch Cruise

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Indulge and enjoy a private lunch cruise on Melbourne's spectacular Yarra River for you and your partner. This is a private cruise for two only.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$427.10
per group
From
$427.10
per group

Stand-Up Paddle Board Group Lesson at St KildaStand Up Paddleboarding

Stand-Up Paddle Board Group Lesson at St Kilda

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Enjoy a thrilling introduction to stand-up paddle boarding with this 90-minute lesson on the beautiful beaches of Melbourne. Master basic techniques for paddling and turning your board, then test your core strength as you take to the ocean to put your newfound skills into practice. With all equipment provided and no experience necessary, your expert instructor will have you paddling independently in no time!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$43.51
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$43.51

Private Stand-Up Paddle Board Lesson at St KildaCultural Tours

Private Stand-Up Paddle Board Lesson at St Kilda

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Try one of Australia’s most popular water sports with a private 90-minute stand-up paddle-boarding lesson. Make quick progress with one-to-one tuition from your expert instructor and learn how to balance, paddle and steer your board. After mastering the basics, head out into the ocean to hone your newfound skills and soak up the scenery of Melbourne’s beautiful beaches.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$71.79
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$71.79

St Kilda Stand-Up Paddle Board RentalCultural Tours

St Kilda Stand-Up Paddle Board Rental

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Escape from city life with this tranquil 1-hour stand-up paddle boarding experience in Melbourne. Pick up your rental board and head out to explore independently, hone your paddle boarding skills and soak up the scenery of St Kilda. Glide past the palm-fringed sands and keep a look out for dolphins, penguins and tropical fish as you drift out into the ocean.
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  • 1 hour
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$21.75
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$21.75

Melbourne City Twilight Kayak TourCultural Tours

Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour

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Enjoy a twilight kayak tour on the Yarra River with an expert guide who shows you Melbourne from the water. You can either head downstream into the heart of the city to see sites such as the Old Customs House, Turning Basin, Melbourne Maritime Museum and the Crown Casino. Or venture upstream to paddle past the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Herring Island, which features sculptures by native Australian and international artists. Your tour includes informative commentary and light refreshments, with afternoon or evening departures.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.92
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$62.92
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Melbourne City Afternoon Kayak TourCultural Tours

Melbourne City Afternoon Kayak Tour

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Instead of crowding onto one of the city’s many Yarra River cruises, explore Melbourne from the river at your own pace and without anyone getting in the way on this afternoon kayaking tour. Disembark from central Melbourne with your partner in a double sea kayak. Follow your guide downriver, seeing a mix of historic buildings, modern skyscrapers, and picturesque parks. With commentary from your guide as you paddle, learn about the city’s maritime history.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.56
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$56.56
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Self Guided Scenic Yarra River Kayak Tour For 2Boat Rentals

Self Guided Scenic Yarra River Kayak Tour For 2

Paddle self guided along the Yarra River at your own pace. Admire a host of native fauna and flora by the riverbank. Choose one of several lunch spots dotted along the way. Have a BBQ on an island 3/4 of the way through the trip. If you like stop at a cafe 3/4 of the way along for lunch - right on the river. See a combination of bush land, old houses and city views. This is a one way trip, so you will be paddling with the current, no retracing of steps. Price includes lift back to the start (if required).
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.98
per group
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$98.98
per group
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Sunday Lunch Cruise on the Yarra RiverDay Cruises

Sunday Lunch Cruise on the Yarra River

Enjoy a relaxing 2 hour Yarra River lunch cruise on the Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant. Departing from Southgate, you’ll enjoy some of the city’s most stunning views and a scrumptious 2 course meal. Adult Main Menu Selection - Chargrilled Chicken Breast stuffed with Brie, semi- dried tomatoes on couscous with a Tarragon Sauce - Crispy Skin Moroccan Salmon, Potato Rosti, Avocado Salsa, Caper Mayonnaise (GF) - Pan Fried Eye Fillet, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Porcini Mushroom cream sauce (GF) - Chargrilled Pork Rib Eye, sweet potato mash, Glazed green peas with a olive oil & Balsamic Reduction (GF) - Grilled Polenta, Mushroom Ratatouille, Palm Hearts, Vincotto & Truffle Oil. Desserts - Selection of assorted mini desserts - Tea & Coffee Beverages Premium - Selection of red, white and sparkling wines - Selection of local beers - Soft Drink & Orange Juice - Spirits ( available for purchase)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.77
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$77.77

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