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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 of dishes like smoked lamb and pork loin. 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.
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

This cruise combines sightseeing with an elegant dinner—and the drinks flow freely.
Start your Melbourne dinner cruise at Southbank Promenade, where you’ll board your fully enclosed boat, the Spirit of Melbourne. As your floating restaurant sets off along the Yarra River, take in views of the lit-up city skyline, passing by waterfront sights such as Federation Square, Flinders Station, Rod Laver Arena, Riverside Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the boat while sipping your choice of beer, liquor and red, white or sparkling wine. Prepared by talented chefs and served by attentive staff, your gourmet dinner is paired with premium Australian wines. See the Itinerary for a sample menu of Australian favorites like lamb, beef and seafood. After a tasting platter, main course, dessert and cheese, your luxurious meal culminates with coffee or tea and a glass of port or liqueur.

You’ll be full and relaxed by the time you return to Southbank Promenade to end your cruise.

Please note: You must specify your main course or special dietary requirements in the 'special requirements' field at time of booking.


Sample 3-hour dinner menu  (subject to change):
Catering is provided for vegetarians and special dietary needs.All passengers MUST select your main course or note your special dietary requirements at time of reservation by adding a note in the 'special requirements' field when completing your booking.

Entree Tasting Platter
  • Balsamic Glazed Smoked Lamb on mash potato (GF)
  • Sesame Glass Noodles with shredded chicken (GF)
  • Prawn and Scallop Cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce (GF) 
Main Course (one main course selection per guest)
  • Chargrilled Chicken Breast marinated in basil pesto atop a corn polenta wedge served with green peas and a porcini cream sauce
  • Crispy Skinned Moroccan Salmon Fillet served with a potato rosti, avocado salsa and caper mayonnaise
  • Pan Fried Beef Eye Fillet cooked “medium” garnished with a prawn atop a potato pumpkin mash served with broccoli and a creamy garlic jus (GF)
  • Portuguese Lamb Shank with mash potato and seasonal vegetables (GF)
Vegetarian Choices
  • ENTRÉE: Pappardelle Pasta served with roast pumpkin, spinach, fetta and a napoli sauce (V)
  • MAIN COURSE: Oven Baked Vegetable Filo Wrap on a puree of spinach servedwith a garden salad (V)
Dessert Platter
  • Selection of Mini Desserts
Cheese Tasting Platter
  • Australian Cheeses, dried fruit and nuts served with crackers
  • Premium selection of Red, White & Sparkling Wines
  • Selection of Beers & a range of Spirits
  • Soft Drinks & Orange Juice
  • Port or Liqueur (Available upon request during Tea & Coffee service)


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Nov 2018

The Dinner, the cruise, the crew absolutely fantastic.However the booking thru viator was disappointing- when we arrived there was no listed booking for us and the crew really went that extra mile to sort. Bit embarrassing for us having to wait until sorted. But a great cruise

, Oct 2018

Was really nice with great food but wish boat had of gone along the yarra further rather than going up and back every half hr

, Apr 2018

Good - too short.

, Mar 2018

It was a nice romantic cozy cruise recommended for couples

, Mar 2018

It was a nice romantic cozy cruise recommended for couples.

, Mar 2018

The food was wonderful and the staff were amazing!

, Feb 2018

Unfortunately the Thursday night we did the cruise the tide was high and we basically spent the night going round and round in circles as we could not go under the bridge. The food is only average. The selection of beer and wine is very limited. A couple of the staff were brilliant. The view of the city skyline at night is awesome. We were very fortunate to meet another couple from Victoria who were great company and this made our evening for us. Is it value for money - No, it wasn't this night, I would rather go to one of the restaurants and admire the skyline from there. Comments written by Jack Jones.

, Feb 2018

The food was quite good but the trip on the river was very disappointing. After we boarded we were told that there was work on a bridge in one direction and the river, which is tidal, was high that night so we would have a limited river experience as we would be unable to go under the next bridge in the other direction. Limited was no exaggeration, as we travelled up and down the same stretch of water with a 20 minute, very slow journey, each way. As we were a party of 3 we were in the middle of the vessel which meant restricted views when sitting at our table. All in all not our favourite Melbourne experience.

, Feb 2018

Food and service excellent however, it would have been nice to have some sort of a commentary along the way so wed know what we were seeing.

, Feb 2018


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