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Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise

  • Opportunities to photograph Melbourne's skyline and port from the water
  • Onboard commentary
  • Panoramic windows provide unparalleled views plus protection from wind or rain
Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise
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Port & Docklands cruise include: Complimentary tea/coffee.
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Port & Docklands cruise include: Complimentary tea/coffee. Valid for families of 2 Adults and 2 Children
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Enjoy a new perspective of Melbourne’s port and Docklands area as you cruise down the Yarra River toward Hobson’s Bay. Learn about Melbourne’s history as a 19th-century port town while watching the sights go by on this 1-hour, narrated tour.
What to Expect
The history of Melbourne centers on its strategic location where the Yarra River empties into Port Phillip Bay. Learn about Melbourne’s early settlement and its evolution from a 19th-century boomtown to the largest port in the Southern Hemisphere on this leisurely, 1-hour river cruise.
Relax as you cruise downriver past ultramodern skyscrapers and the active Docklands area, taking in the sights from an outside sundeck or through panoramic windows inside the cabin.
Cruise Highlights:
• Westgate Bridge
• Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct
• Crown Entertainment Complex
• 19th-century sailing ship Polly Woodside
• Shipping channels and dock area
• World Congress Center and Trade Center
• Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center
Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great Commentary, Nice Views, Fun 1 Hour

We discovered this 1 hour river tour using group on (50% discounted tickets- definitely use the voucher for $12 adult tickets), and it was a really nice experience of Melbourne as a tourist from australia. Our guide was charming and knowledgeable with a great sense...More

Thank F483RSbeckym
MRC M, Manager at Melbourne River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the positive feedback! Melbourne River Cruises are delighted to hear you enjoyed the experience. Please visit us again :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant cruise on a sunny afternoon but the hard to hear commentary, in the bored voice, added nothing. We booked and paid for the "2 leg" cruise only to be subjected to the same deadpan monologue and "jokes". The huge Melbourne harbour was worth seeing....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gordonpatricia
MRC M, Manager at Melbourne River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Gordonpatricia, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better. Please feel free reach out to us via phone or our website with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish...More

Reviewed 13 January 2019

We did both up river and down river, each trip took one hour. The chairs are comfortable. Our captain chatted for the first half hour. We hardly understood a word he said as all the words blended together. The Australians understood as they laughed occasionally....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cebcolpitts
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile
Fantastic thing to do on a hot Melbourne Monday

I went on a 2 hour cruise with this company and it was lovely. The staff were informative in a quirky dry manner. There was free tea and coffee onboard and toilets. People were friendly and the sun was shining. Perfect holiday activity.

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile
Worth it

Decided last minute to go on this cruise before heading to the airport to come home. The cruise is 1 hour and includes some wonderful sights of Melbourne. The captain of the boat i was on was quite funny in his commentary as well. It...More

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