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

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

Enjoy Melbourne on-board our eco-friendly luxury self-drive hire boats for as little as $27.90 each with you and 9 of your friends for 2 hours. No experience or boat license is 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 Peter A offers a private, luxury cruising experience designed to create a feeling of ownership of your vessel for the duration of your cruise. Peter A is a fully electric-powered vessel which means a quieter cruise for you and your guests with no fumes and emissions 


With no license required and a self-drive hire option available, the Peter 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 an entirely 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.

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


Please note Peter A is an open boat, it only has a shade roof.


Vessel features include:

  • Licensed to seat 10 passengers comfortably
  • Electric powered – no noise, no fumes, and no emissions
  • No license required
  • Open boat with option for covered roof for shade
  • Perfect for cruising
  • Very easy to drive and easy to maneuver
  • Easy to board
  • Max speed 5 knots
  • One table with a white tablecloth supplied
  • Stereo with Bluetooth connection
  • USB charging port for phones

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 or debit card before hire commences.  If no damage or incident, the boat is returned on time and in a clean state, as received then the security bond is released. This may take seven (7) business days to be released depending on your bank.

2. The maximum capacity of persons stated cannot be exceeded, all children are considered a person and are included in the maximum persons allowed onboard.  This strictly cannot be exceeded.

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

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

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

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

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

8. The nominated driver must complete our hire agreement and be over the age of 21.   Providing a copy of valid identification such as a driver's license will also be required.

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

10. No fishing from the boat

11. No swimming from the boat

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

13. The hirer/nominated driver must inform of any incidents or any injuries during the hire period

14. The hirer/nominated must have a functioning mobile phone and be contactable at all times in case of emergency 

15. Melbourne Boat Hire is not responsible for any personal belongings.

16. The nominated driver must adhere to all applicable nautical rules

17. Pricing may vary from time to time

18.No refund will be given if the boat is returned earlier than the due time

19. The nominated driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board

20. In the event of needing assistance due to the nominated drivers own fault and not following instructions a call-out fee of $250 will apply

21. From time to time there are river closures out of our control, which may affect the cruising route on the Yarra River, this may be for a rowing contest, Moomba festival, or emergency response.  We cannot guarantee on the day of your booking that there is not a river closure.

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 the hirer from undertaking the booking, the booking will be rescheduled to an available date within 12 months from the original booking date. No refund will be given. 

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 $279.00

Enter Number of Boats *

Choose a Time *

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Edgar J - 2 hour Self-Drive Hire -For up to 10 People - No license required! × × × × × × ×
Edgar J - 2 hour Self-Drive Hire -For up to 10 People -   No license required!

Edgar J - 2 hour Self-Drive Hire -For up to 10 People - No license required!

Enjoy Melbourne on-board our eco-friendly luxury self-drive hire boats for as little as $27.90 each with you and 9 of your friends for 2 hours. No experience or boat license is 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 Edgar J offers a private, luxury cruising experience designed to create a feeling of ownership of your vessel for the duration of your cruise. Edgar J is a fully electric-powered vessel, which means a quieter cruise for you and your guests with no fumes and emissions 


With no license required and a self-drive hire option available, the Edgar 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 an entirely 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.

Edgar J 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
  • Open boat for sun lovers with uninterrupted views
  • Perfect for cruising
  • Very easy to drive and easy to maneuver
  • Easy to board
  • Max speed 5 knots
  • One table with a white tablecloth supplied
  • Stereo with Bluetooth connection
  • USB charging port for phones

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 or debit card before hire commences.  If no damage or incident, the boat is returned on time and in a clean state, as received then the security bond is released. This may take seven (7) business days to be released depending on your bank.

2. The maximum capacity of persons stated cannot be exceeded, all children are considered a person and are included in the maximum persons allowed onboard.  This strictly cannot be exceeded.

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

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

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

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

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

8. The nominated driver must complete our hire agreement and be over the age of 21.   Providing a copy of valid identification such as a driver's license will also be required.

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

10. No fishing from the boat

11. No swimming from the boat

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

13. The hirer/nominated driver must inform of any incidents or any injuries during the hire period

14. The hirer/nominated must have a functioning mobile phone and be contactable at all times in case of emergency 

15. Melbourne Boat Hire is not responsible for any personal belongings.

16. The nominated driver must adhere to all applicable nautical rules

17. Pricing may vary from time to time

18.No refund will be given if the boat is returned earlier than the due time

19. The nominated driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board

20. In the event of needing assistance due to the nominated drivers own fault and not following instructions a call-out fee of $250 will apply

21. From time to time there are river closures out of our control, which may affect the cruising route on the Yarra River, this may be for a rowing contest, Moomba festival, or emergency response.  We cannot guarantee on the day of your booking that there is not a river closure.

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 the hirer from undertaking the booking, the booking will be rescheduled to an available date within 12 months from the original booking date. No refund will be given. 

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 $279.00

Enter Number of Boats *

Choose a Time *

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

Harvey A - 2 hour Self-Drive Hire -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 tablecloths
  • 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 or debit card before hire commences.  If no damage or incident, the boat is returned on time and in a clean state, as received then the security bond is released. This may take seven (7) business days to be released depending on your bank.

2. The maximum capacity of persons stated cannot be exceeded, all children are considered a person and are included in the maximum persons allowed onboard.  This strictly cannot be exceeded.

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

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

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

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

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

8. The nominated driver must complete our hire agreement and be over the age of 21.   Providing a copy of valid identification such as a driver's license will also be required.

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

10. No fishing from the boat

11. No swimming from the boat

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

13. The hirer/nominated driver must inform of any incidents or any injuries during the hire period

14. The hirer/nominated must have a functioning mobile phone and be contactable at all times in case of emergency 

15. Melbourne Boat Hire is not responsible for any personal belongings.

16. The nominated driver must adhere to all applicable nautical rules

17. Pricing may vary from time to time

18.No refund will be given if the boat is returned earlier than the due time

19. The nominated driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board

20. In the event of needing assistance due to the nominated drivers own fault and not following instructions a call-out fee of $250 will apply

21. From time to time there are river closures out of our control, which may affect the cruising route on the Yarra River, this may be for a rowing contest, Moomba festival, or emergency response.  We cannot guarantee on the day of your booking that there is not a river closure.

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 the hirer from undertaking the booking, the booking will be rescheduled to an available date within 12 months from the original booking date. No refund will be given. 

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

Enter Number of Boats *

Choose a Time *

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

Eliza J -2 hour Self-Drive Hire - 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 tablecloths
  • 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 is required and taken as pre-authorization from a valid credit or debit card before hire commences.  If no damage or incident, the boat is returned on time and in a clean state, as received then the security bond is released. This may take seven (7) business days to be released depending on your bank.

2. The maximum capacity of persons stated cannot be exceeded, all children are considered a person and are included in the maximum persons allowed onboard.  This strictly cannot be exceeded.

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

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

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

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

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

8. The nominated driver must complete our hire agreement and be over the age of 21.   Providing a copy of valid identification such as a driver's license will also be required.

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

10. No fishing from the boat

11. No swimming from the boat

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

13. The hirer/nominated driver must inform of any incidents or any injuries during the hire period

14. The hirer/nominated must have a functioning mobile phone and be contactable at all times in case of emergency 

15. Melbourne Boat Hire is not responsible for any personal belongings.

16. The nominated driver must adhere to all applicable nautical rules

17. Pricing may vary from time to time

18.No refund will be given if the boat is returned earlier than the due time

19. The nominated driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board

20. In the event of needing assistance due to the nominated drivers own fault and not following instructions a call-out fee of $250 will apply

21. From time to time there are river closures out of our control, which may affect the cruising route on the Yarra River, this may be for a rowing contest, Moomba festival, or emergency response.  We cannot guarantee on the day of your booking that there is not a river closure.

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 the hirer from undertaking the booking, the booking will be rescheduled to an available date within 12 months from the original booking date. No refund will be given. 

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

Felix G - 2 hour Self-Drive Hire - 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 Felix G offers a private, luxury cruising experience designed to create a feeling of ownership

of your vessel for the duration of your cruise. Felix G 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 Felix G 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.

The Felix G 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
  • Fridge
  • Esky under seat
  • Stereo with AV jack input and Bluetooth
  • USB charging port for a phone charger

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 or debit card before hire commences.  If no damage or incident, the boat is returned on time and in a clean state, as received then the security bond is released. This may take seven (7) business days to be released depending on your bank.

2. The maximum capacity of persons stated cannot be exceeded, all children are considered a person and are included in the maximum persons allowed onboard.  This strictly cannot be exceeded.

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

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

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

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

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

8. The nominated driver must complete our hire agreement and be over the age of 21.   Providing a copy of valid identification such as a driver's license will also be required.

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

10. No fishing from the boat

11. No swimming from the boat

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

13. The hirer/nominated driver must inform of any incidents or any injuries during the hire period

14. The hirer/nominated must have a functioning mobile phone and be contactable at all times in case of emergency 

15. Melbourne Boat Hire is not responsible for any personal belongings.

16. The nominated driver must adhere to all applicable nautical rules

17. Pricing may vary from time to time

18.No refund will be given if the boat is returned earlier than the due time

19. The nominated driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board

20. In the event of needing assistance due to the nominated drivers own fault and not following instructions a call-out fee of $250 will apply

21. From time to time there are river closures out of our control, which may affect the cruising route on the Yarra River, this may be for a rowing contest, Moomba festival, or emergency response.  We cannot guarantee on the day of your booking that there is not a river closure.

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 the hirer from undertaking the booking, the booking will be rescheduled to an available date within 12 months from the original booking date. No refund will be given. 

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
Harvey A - 4 hour Self-Drive Hire - For up to 10 People - No license required! × Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available Book Now Available
Harvey A - 4 hour Self-Drive Hire - For up to 10 People -   No license required!

Harvey A - 4 hour Self-Drive Hire - For up to 10 People - No license required!

Enjoy Melbourne on-board our eco-friendly luxury self-drive hire boats from as little as $49.00 each with you and 9 of your friends for 4 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 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.

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 
  • USB charging port for phones

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 or debit card before hire commences.  If no damage or incident, the boat is returned on time and in a clean state, as received then the security bond is released. This may take seven (7) business days to be released depending on your bank.

2. The maximum capacity of persons stated cannot be exceeded, all children are considered a person and are included in the maximum persons allowed onboard.  This strictly cannot be exceeded.

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

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

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

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

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

8. The nominated driver must complete our hire agreement and be over the age of 21.   Providing a copy of valid identification such as a driver's license will also be required.

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

10. No fishing from the boat

11. No swimming from the boat

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

13. The hirer/nominated driver must inform of any incidents or any injuries during the hire period

14. The hirer/nominated must have a functioning mobile phone and be contactable at all times in case of emergency 

15. Melbourne Boat Hire is not responsible for any personal belongings.

16. The nominated driver must adhere to all applicable nautical rules

17. Pricing may vary from time to time

18.No refund will be given if the boat is returned earlier than the due time

19. The nominated driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board

20. In the event of needing assistance due to the nominated drivers own fault and not following instructions a call-out fee of $250 will apply

21. From time to time there are river closures out of our control, which may affect the cruising route on the Yarra River, this may be for a rowing contest, Moomba festival, or emergency response.  We cannot guarantee on the day of your booking that there is not a river closure.

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 the hirer from undertaking the booking, the booking will be rescheduled to an available date within 12 months from the original booking date. No refund will be given. 

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 : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $499.00

Enter Number of Boats *

Choose a Time *

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Eliza J - 4 hour Self-Drive Hire -For up to 12 People -   No license required!

Eliza J - 4 hour Self-Drive Hire -For up to 12 People - No license required!

Enjoy Melbourne on-board our eco-friendly luxury self-drive hire boats from as little as $52 each with you and 11 of your friends for 4 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 by 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 and bluetooth
  • USB charging port for phones

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 or debit card before hire commences.  If no damage or incident, the boat is returned on time and in a clean state, as received then the security bond is released. This may take seven (7) business days to be released depending on your bank.

2. The maximum capacity of persons stated cannot be exceeded, all children are considered a person and are included in the maximum persons allowed onboard.  This strictly cannot be exceeded.

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

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

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

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

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

8. The nominated driver must complete our hire agreement and be over the age of 21.   Providing a copy of valid identification such as a driver's license will also be required.

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

10. No fishing from the boat

11. No swimming from the boat

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

13. The hirer/nominated driver must inform of any incidents or any injuries during the hire period

14. The hirer/nominated must have a functioning mobile phone and be contactable at all times in case of emergency 

15. Melbourne Boat Hire is not responsible for any personal belongings.

16. The nominated driver must adhere to all applicable nautical rules

17. Pricing may vary from time to time

18.No refund will be given if the boat is returned earlier than the due time

19. The nominated driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board

20. In the event of needing assistance due to the nominated drivers own fault and not following instructions a call-out fee of $250 will apply

21. From time to time there are river closures out of our control, which may affect the cruising route on the Yarra River, this may be for a rowing contest, Moomba festival, or emergency response.  We cannot guarantee on the day of your booking that there is not a river closure.

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 the hirer from undertaking the booking, the booking will be rescheduled to an available date within 12 months from the original booking date. No refund will be given. 

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 : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $629.00

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Felix G - 4 hour Self-Drive Hire -for up to 12 People -   No license required!

Felix G - 4 hour Self-Drive Hire -for up to 12 People - No license required!

Enjoy Melbourne on-board our eco-friendly luxury self-drive hire boats from as little as $52 each with you and 11 of your friends for 4 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 Felix G offers a private, luxury cruising experience designed to create a feeling of ownership

of your vessel for the duration of your cruise.  Felix G 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 Felix G 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 by jetties, parks, and its breathtaking riverside beauty.

Felix G 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 tablecloths
  • Fridge
  • Esky under seat
  • Stereo with 3.5mm AV jack input and Bluetooth
  • USB charging port for phones

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 or debit card before hire commences.  If no damage or incident, the boat is returned on time and in a clean state, as received then the security bond is released. This may take seven (7) business days to be released depending on your bank.

2. The maximum capacity of persons stated cannot be exceeded, all children are considered a person and are included in the maximum persons allowed onboard.  This strictly cannot be exceeded.

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

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

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

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

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

8. The nominated driver must complete our hire agreement and be over the age of 21.   Providing a copy of valid identification such as a driver's license will also be required.

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

10. No fishing from the boat

11. No swimming from the boat

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

13. The hirer/nominated driver must inform of any incidents or any injuries during the hire period

14. The hirer/nominated must have a functioning mobile phone and be contactable at all times in case of emergency 

15. Melbourne Boat Hire is not responsible for any personal belongings.

16. The nominated driver must adhere to all applicable nautical rules

17. Pricing may vary from time to time

18.No refund will be given if the boat is returned earlier than the due time

19. The nominated driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board

20. In the event of needing assistance due to the nominated drivers own fault and not following instructions a call-out fee of $250 will apply

21. From time to time there are river closures out of our control, which may affect the cruising route on the Yarra River, this may be for a rowing contest, Moomba festival, or emergency response.  We cannot guarantee on the day of your booking that there is not a river closure.

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 the hirer from undertaking the booking, the booking will be rescheduled to an available date within 12 months from the original booking date. No refund will be given. 

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 : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $629.00

Enter Number of Boats *

Choose a Time *

Book Now