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Romantic Proposal Package - Private Yarra River Cruise

Romantic Proposal Package - Private Yarra River Cruise

The ultimate proposal package with a private luxury cruise including flowers, cheese and wine then step off at the romantic Botanical Gardens for privacy to pop the question and then sit back and relax and enjoy the amazing views.

Give your partner the proposal of their dreams and have an amazing proposal story to tell your friends and family.  Cruise through the heart of Melbourne City on the scenic Yarra River on your own romantic privately skippered luxury boat enjoying a delicious cheese platter and bottle of wine together, before stopping off at the Botanical Gardens (Swan Street Landing) for a private and intimate moment to pop the big question.  Bring along your own playlist and connect to our bluetooth sound system to enjoy whilst cruising past Melbourne's landmarks.   

Highlights:

  • Private 1.5hr Luxury Yarra River Cruise
  • Food and beverage included
  • Proposal that combines luxury and romance
  • Friendly staff to ensure your proposal is a success.

Includes:

  • 1 x Cheese Platter 
  • 1 x Bunch of Red Roses
  • Skipper who can take photos with your camera
  • Option for professional photographer to capture the moment (additional cost)

Also includes one choice of:


1 x 750ml Bottle Premium Australian Sparkling
1 x 750ml Bottle of Shiraz
1 x 750ml Bottle Pinot Noir
1 x 750ml Bottle Chardonnay

Additional beverages available for purchase on board.


Pick up and drop off at Docklands New Quay floating landing.  (45 New Quay Promenade, Docklands)

Experience Melbourne like never before and make your proposal a success!

View our video here > 
https://youtu.be/LLF6l3KV3Mg?t=7s


Proposal Cruise Terms and Conditions:


1.    In the event of cancellation, the purchaser must provide at least 7 days notice and the booking can be rescheduled to another date within 6 months.  If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to booking will be forfeited.


2.    If extreme weather prevents purchaser from undertaking the skippered cruise, the booking will be rescheduled to a available date within six months from original booking date.

  • Duration : 90 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $499.00

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Luxury Private Romantic Lunch Cruise For 2 × × Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
Luxury Private Romantic Lunch Cruise For 2

Luxury Private Romantic Lunch Cruise For 2

Indulge and enjoy a private lunch cruise on Melbourne's spectacular Yarra River for you and your partner.

This is a Melbourne must do, imagine cruising down the Yarra River on your private luxury boat enjoying a 3-course lunch and drinks on board. 

Enjoy one of Melbourne's unique dining experiences with a delicious 3-course meal on board a luxurious electric boat that is private for just you and your partner.

There is simply no better way to indulge in a gourmet dining experience, surrounded by the vibrancy of this world-class culinary city while cruising on a luxury boat.  This truly is a Melbourne experience not to miss, Melbourne’s first and only Yarra River private dinner cruise experience which includes a scenic cruise along Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River with spectacular breath-taking views and delicious food and wine to savour your taste buds.

Seeing Melbourne city by a boat provides an entirely new viewpoint on the skyline.

Departing from Docklands this 1.5 hr lunch cruise winds up the Yarra River and then returns to Docklands


Highlights

  • Luxury 1.5 hr private cruise for just you and partner
  • A luxurious eco-friendly boat which is whisper quiet and has no fumes
  • Premium dining experience
  • 3 Course meal included
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks included
  • Unbeatable views of Melbourne city
  • Friendly and experienced local Skipper

Menu Selections:

Entree 

Choice of: 

Mezze board to share  (v, veo, gf)

selection of housemade dips, assorted breads and marinated olives

Mediterranean Antipasto board to share  (vo, gf)

chefs selection of housmade delicacies

Main:

Choice of:

Mushroom gnocchi, in a mushroom ragu, caramelised shallot and truffled pecorino (v)

Chicken risotto with roasted pumpkin and carrot, toasted pine nuts and sage

Linguine marinara with prawns, calamari, mussels, tomatoes, garlic and chilli 

Harrisa spiced chicken, crushed potatoes topped with pomegranate herb salad and aioli

Queensland king prawns, nicoise salad, tarragon & pernod vinaigrette

Barramundi fillet with kipfler potato and lemon, fennel and caper butter

Eye fillet steak grass-fed black Angus with garlic mash potato, snow peas & red wine jus

Dessert:

Selection of dessert petit fours

  • Duration : 90 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $589.00

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Luxury Private Romantic Dinner Cruise For 2

Luxury Private Romantic Dinner Cruise For 2

Indulge and enjoy a private dinner cruise on Melbourne's spectacular Yarra River for you and your partner.

This is a Melbourne must do, imagine cruising down the Yarra River on your private luxury boat enjoying a 3-course dinner and drink on board. 

Enjoy one of Melbourne's unique dining experiences with a delicious 3-course meal on board a luxurious electric boat that is private for just you and your partner.

There is simply no better way to indulge in a gourmet dining experience, surrounded by the vibrancy of this world-class culinary city while cruising on a luxury boat.  This truly is a Melbourne experience not to miss, Melbourne’s first and only Yarra River private dinner cruise experience which includes a scenic cruise along Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River with spectacular breath-taking views and delicious food and wine to savour your taste buds.

Seeing Melbourne city by a boat provides an entirely new viewpoint on the skyline.

Departing from Docklands this 1.5 hr dinner cruise winds up the Yarra River and then returns to Docklands


Highlights

  • Luxury 1.5 hr private cruise for just you and partner
  • A luxurious eco-friendly boat which is whisper quiet and has no fumes
  • Premium dining experience
  • 3 Course meal included
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks included
  • Unbeatable views of Melbourne city
  • Friendly and experienced local Skipper

Menu Selections:

Entree 

Choice of: 

Mezze board to share  (v, veo, gf)

selection of housemade dips, assorted breads and marinated olives

Mediterranean Antipasto board to share  (vo, gf)

chefs selection of housmade delicacies

Main:

Choice of:

Mushroom gnocchi, in a mushroom ragu, caramelised shallot and truffled pecorino (v)

Chicken risotto with roasted pumpkin and carrot, toasted pine nuts and sage

Linguine marinara with prawns, calamari, mussels, tomatoes, garlic and chilli 

Harrisa spiced chicken, crushed potatoes topped with pomegranate herb salad and aioli

Queensland king prawns, nicoise salad, tarragon & pernod vinaigrette

Barramundi fillet with kipfler potato and lemon, fennel and caper butter

Eye fillet steak grass-fed black Angus with garlic mash potato, snow peas & red wine jus

Dessert:

Selection of dessert petit fours

  • Duration : 90 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $589.00

Enter Number of Participants *

Choose a Time *

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2 hour Self-Drive Hire - Harvey A - For up to 10 People - No license required! × × Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
2 hour Self-Drive Hire - Harvey A - For up to 10 People -   No license required!

2 hour Self-Drive Hire - Harvey A - For up to 10 People - No license required!

Enjoy Melbourne on-board our eco-friendly luxury self-drive hire boats from as little as $29.00 each with you and 9 of your friends for 2 hours. No experience or boat license required!

Our luxury boats are perfect for an intimate cruise with your loved one or alternatively a small corporate function or social gathering.

Licensed to seat up to 10 passengers, the Harvey A offers a private, luxury cruising experience designed to create a feeling of ownership of your vessel for the duration of your cruise. Harvey A is a fully electric-powered vessel which means a quieter cruise for you and your guests with no fumes and emissions and the option of a fully enclosed cabin should Melbourne turn on inclement weather.  With no license required and a self-drive hire option available, the Harvey A can be yours for a day or evening cruise, or book one of our experienced skippers to take you on a fully catered luxury cruise where all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride. 

Take in Melbourne’s feature landmarks from a completely new perspective away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets such as the BotanicalGardens, Herring Island Park, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Southbank, Federation Square, and Docklands as well as taking in the beauty of the Yarra surrounds of jetties, parks and its breathtaking riverside beauty.

Harvey A offers everything you need to enjoy a day or evening on the water. 

Vessel features include:

  • Licensed to seat 10 passengers comfortably
  • Electric powered – no noise, no fumes, and no emissions
  • No license required
  • Perfect for cruising
  • Very easy to drive and easy to maneuver
  • Can be fully enclosed for inclement weather conditions
  • Easy to board
  • Navigational lights
  • Fenders and mooring lines
  • Max speed 5 knots
  • 2 tables with white table cloths
  • Fridge
  • Esky under seat
  • Stereo with 3.5mm AV jack input to play music via your phone
  • USB charging port for phones

View our video here > https://youtu.be/LLF6l3KV3Mg?t=8s


All prices include GST

Self-Drive Hire Terms and Conditions

1. A security bond of $500 is required and taken as pre-authorization from a valid credit card before hire commences.

2. The hirer must arrive 15 minutes prior to hiring time for boat operation and safety briefing

3. If you arrive late, your booking end hire time remains the same and cannot be moved back

4. Late return of boat will incur a charge of $50 per 15 minutes late

5. The hirer is responsible for all damages to the boat when on hire

6. If the boat is returned back in an unacceptable clean state not similar to received then a cleaning fee of $100 will apply

7. The hirer/ nominated driver must be over the age of 21 and provide a copy of valid identification such as drivers license

8. No smoking onboard - If any evidence of smoking on board the $500 security bond will not be returned

9. No fishing from the boat

10. No swimming from the boat

11. The nominated driver must remain under .00 blood alcohol content at all times during hire

12. The hirer must inform of any incidents or any injuries during the hire period

13. The hirer must have a functioning mobile phone in case of emergency

14. Melbourne Boat Hire is not responsible for personal belongings

15. The hirer must adhere to all applicable nautical rules

16. Pricing may vary

17.No refund will be given if the boat is returned earlier then the due time

18. The hirer is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board

19. In the event of needing assistance due to hirers own fault and not following instructions a call out fee of $250 will apply

Cancellation Policy

1. In the event of cancellation, the hirer must provide at least 7 days notice and the booking can be rescheduled to another date within 12 months. If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to booking will be forfeited. 

2. If extreme weather prevents hirer for undertaking booking, the booking will be rescheduled to an available date within 12 months from the original booking date.

3. Each change request for a booking date or time will incur an administration fee of $50

4. Only at the discretion of the Manager will a refund be considered.   In the event, a refund is given a $50 administration charge will incur.




  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $299.00

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2 hour Self-Drive Hire -Eliza J- For up to 12 People - No license required! × × Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
2 hour Self-Drive Hire -Eliza J- For up to 12 People -   No license required!

2 hour Self-Drive Hire -Eliza J- For up to 12 People - No license required!

Enjoy Melbourne on-board our eco-friendly luxury self-drive hire boats from as little as $29.90 each with you and 11 of your friends for 2 hours. No experience or boat license required!

Our luxury boats are perfect for an intimate cruise with your loved one or alternatively a small corporate function or social gathering.

Licensed to seat up to 12 passengers, the Eliza J offers a private, luxury cruising experience designed to create a feeling of ownership

of your vessel for the duration of your cruise. Eliza J is a fully electric-powered vessel which means a quieter cruise for you and your guests with no fumes and emissions and the option of a fully enclosed cabin should Melbourne turn on inclement weather.

With no license required and a self-drive hire option available, the Eliza J can be yours for a day or evening cruise, or book one
of our experienced skippers to take you on a fully catered luxury cruise where all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.


Take in Melbourne’s feature landmarks from a completely new perspective away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets such as the Botanical Gardens, Herring Island Park, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Southbank, Federation Square, and Docklands as well as taking in the beauty of the Yarra surrounds of jetties, parks and its breathtaking riverside beauty.

Eliza J offers everything you need to enjoy a day or evening on the water. 

Vessel features include:

  • Licensed to seat 12 passengers comfortably
  • Electric powered – no noise, no fumes, and no emissions
  • No license required
  • Perfect for cruising
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Very easy to drive and easy to maneuver
  • Can be fully enclosed for inclement weather conditions
  • Easy to board
  • Navigational lights
  • Fenders and mooring lines
  • Max speed 5 knots
  • 2 tables with white table cloths
  • Fridge
  • Esky under seat
  • Stereo with AV jack input or bluetooth
  • USB charging port for phones

All prices include GST


Self-Drive Hire Terms and Conditions

1. A security bond of $500 required and taken as pre-authorization from a valid credit card before hiring.  

2. Hirer must arrival 15 minutes prior to hire time for boat operation and safety briefing

3. If you arrive late, your booking end hire time remains the same and cannot be moved back

4. Late return of boat will incur a charge of $50 per 15 minutes late

5. The hirer is responsible for all damages to the boat when on hire

6. If the boat is returned back in an unacceptable clean state not similar to received then a cleaning fee of $100 will apply

7. The hirer must be over the age of 21 and provide a copy of valid identification such as drivers license

8. No smoking onboard - If any evidence of smoking on board the $500 security bond will not be returned

9. No fishing from the boat

10. No swimming from the boat

11. The nominated driver must remain under .00 blood alcohol content at all times during hire

12. The hirer must inform of any incidents or any injuries during hire period

13. The hirer must have a functioning mobile phone in case of emergency

14. Melbourne Boat Hire is not responsible for personal belongings

15. The hirer must adhere to all applicable nautical rules

16. Pricing may vary

17.No refund will be given if the boat is returned earlier then the due time

18. The hirer is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board

19. In the event of needing assistance due to hirers own fault and not following instructions a call out fee of $250 will apply


Cancellation Policy

1. In the event of cancellation, the hirer must provide at least 7 days' notice and the booking can be rescheduled to another date within 12 months. If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to booking will be forfeited. 

2. If extreme weather prevents hirer for undertaking booking, the booking will be rescheduled to an available date within 12 months from the original booking date.

3. Each change request for a booking date or time will incur an administration fee of $50

4. Only at the discretion of the Manager will a refund be considered.   In the event, a refund is given a $50 administration charge will incur.




  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $359.00

Enter Number of Boats *

Choose a Time *

Book Now