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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 (or 3-course on a Sunday) gourmet meal of dishes like lamb shanks and tandoori chicken. 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 (or 2-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 (3-course on Sunday) 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

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.

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

Please note: you must select your main in the 'special requirements' box when booking


Sample dinner menu (subject to change):
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 one passenger but would like different main meals, please note this in the 'special requirements' field when booking.

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
  • Roast pumpkin, spinach and fetta pappardelle pasta served with a Napolitano sauce (vegetarian)
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 a potato rosti, avocado salsa and caper mayonnaise (GF)
  • Pan fried Beef Eye Fillet garnished with a prawn sitting upon a potato pumpkin mash and broccoli with a creamy garlic jus (served medium) (GF)
  • Portuguese Lamb Shank with mash potato and seasonal vegetables (GF).
  • Oven 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 Evening Dinner Cruise Menu:
  • Soup Du Jour (Chef's Choice) (GF)
Main Course (a choice of)
  • Tandoori Chicken Breast with mint yogurt
  • Chargrilled Eye Fillet with red onion jam & green peppercorn creamy jus (GF)
  • Pan Fried Salmon Fillet with brut dill creamy sauce (GF)
  • Calzone with roasted onion, spinach, mushroom & ricotta cheese (V)
All mains served with potato gratin and seasoned vegetables

  • Selection of Assorted Gateau
  • Variety of herbal teas and coffee with dinner and mints
  • Premium selection of Red, White and Sparkling Wines
  • A selection of local and imported Beers
  • Soft drinks and orange juice

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was fantastic! The crew are nice and very generous. The food is very delicious! Just don't drink too much especially if you are sea-sick. : Thank you for the experience.

Kylie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Cruise was amazing

Suzanne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The dinner cruise was great! We had delicious food at every course -- no mass produced banquet food at all. The staff was attentive, professional, and friendly. The views were spectacular! A nice surprise was the open bar and seating based on the size of our party.

Joyce T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great service, food and free flowing drinks! The 4 courses were all very good! We chose the beef option for the 2nd course and were very happy with it. We highly recommend this for first time visitors.

Jonah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great trip! Goes for a perfect amount of time and all food and drinks are included with ticket. Will definetly go again :)

Jonah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved this cruise, was a highlight. Staff were very good, lots of food and drink. Well worth it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This night was very nice. The food was excellent and it was great to see the city all lit up at night from the river. Highly recommended.

Daniel C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I enjoyed the tour, the food was delicious as the service too they were awesome and the captain is funny with his jokes. The Melbourne city night view by the river was out standing. see the picture yourself. loved it.

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