Private 2-hour Boat Hire

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Reasons they will it

  • No license required
  • Electric powered – no noise and no fumes
  • Very easy to drive and easy to maneuver
  • Can be fully enclosed for inclement weather conditions
  • Beautiful views of the city
  • Relaxed cruising on Yarra River

Looking to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or another major milestone in style? Why not give your special someone an exciting day out on the Yarra River with the 2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Tour.

Departing from New Quay Marina, Docklands, this self-drive cruise is the perfect experience gift for both visitors to Melbourne, and locals looking to discover the sights of their city they may have never seen before! The luxurious, eco-friendly vessel holds up to 10-12 people and will take you cruising along the Yarra River to see all the iconic sights. Guests can step off the boat at the Botanical Gardens for a picnic lunch, enjoy a BBQ lunch on Yarra River's banks or Hering Island, or even stop off at one of the many restaurants along the river.

This cruise is available at 10am, 1 pm and 4 pm. If you don't plan to bring your own food and beverages, you can choose to purchase an additional food & drink package (please give the operator 24-hours notice of your request). Looking to buy the gift as a family outing? Kids are welcome on board, too - please let the operator know on the day of your departure to ensure that children's lifejackets are available.

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Important stuff


  • 2 Hour Boat Hire
  • Free Self-Drive Map attached to your voucher after booking
  • 10-12 passengers per boat


  • No experience or license required
  • Cruise the Yarra River
  • Unique perspective of the city
  • Be your own captain
  • Stop for a picnic at the Botanical Gardens
  • Bring up to 12 people onto the boat


  • 3x Daily at 10am, 1pm and 4pm (in winter)
  • 3x Daily 12pm, 3pm and 6pm (in summer)


  • BYO drinks to bring onto the boat
  • Food and beverage packages can be added on (Additional cost and 24-hour notice required)


  • 2 Hours


  • Boarding is completed at New Quay Promenade Docklands, at the public berth at 45 New Quay Promenade Docklands

Additional Information

  • Fenders and mooring lines
  • Max speed 5 knots
  • 2 tables
  • Navigational lights
  • Fridge and Esky under the seat
  • Stereo with AV jack input
  • USB charging port for phones
  • Champagne buckets, Glasses and cutlery

Terms And Conditions

  • $500 bond is taken as a pre-authorization on the credit card that you booked with. The credit card is not charged. When the boat is returned in the same condition as you received it, the pre-authorization will be released

Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption, a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient

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