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Day Cruises

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Boat cruises are an excellent way to explore Melbourne with river, day, sea and evening dinner cruises available.

Whether you are cruising with family and friends or are looking for a romantic cruise for a loved one, there are plenty of options available.

Day Cruises in Melbourne, Morning, Lunch or Afternoon Tour

Head out on a sightseeing cruise along the Yarra River and see Melbourne’s best attractions from the water. Cruise past Southbank, Federation Square and the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and enjoy some on-board commentary about the history of Melbourne’s famous landmarks.

These river cruises depart a number of times per day and will take you to past Crown, Royal Botanic Gardens, Polly Woodside, the MCG, the Westgate Bridge and Herring Island, all with stunning views of the Melbourne CBD.

Most river cruises depart from the Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, between Princes Bridge (St Kilda Rd/Swanston St) and the Yarra Foot Bridge OR Federation Wharf, below Federation Square. Check your chosen tour for specifics on the pick up and drop off locations.

If you are heading out of town, consider one of the Phillip Island day cruises which where you can see Australia’s famous Fur Seal colony. On this cruise, you will see thousands of fur seals as they relax on the rocks or swim in the ocean. Also, keep your eyes out for dolphins who also frequent this area.

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