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River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise provided by Melbourne River Cruises

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River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This sightseeing cruise on the Yarra River gives you a front-seat view to Melbourne's riverside gardens and scenic parklands. Hop aboard a riverboat with panoramic windows and hear live commentary on Herring Island plus sporting arenas like the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Sip coffee or tea while watching the city slip past.
Highlights
  • Cruise up the Yarra River on a narrated tour
  • Panoramic riverboat with up-close views of Herring Island
  • View scenic riverside gardens, parks, and sporting arenas
  • Guide points out Melbourne's natural and cultural attractions
Important Information
Departure Point
Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • No food or drinks are sold on board
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Cruise duration times and direction are approximate and subject to change, often due to tides and river traffic.
  • The boat is completely enclosed and windowed so that passengers won't be subject to the elements.
  • Restroom available on board
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Philip G wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Most exciting part of the tour was at the start when an altercation between a number of old ladies one of whom had her foot runover by a mobility scooter operated inexpertly by another. The captain and crew managed to prevent the scooter and out of control rider ending up in the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 12 Mar. 2020
Dear Sir or Madam, thank you for taking your precious time out to share your experience. We apologise for not matching your expectations. We would love to investigate further, so that we can deliver a more satisfying experience next time. You may reach us anytime at (03) 8610 2600 or at info@melbcruises.com.au. Again, thank you for your feedback!
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chelle1983 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Melbourne, Australia130 contributions56 helpful votes
Disgusting service received this morning by the man at the Berth 2 kiosk and Daniel. Having already done the Docklands cruise we booked Via Groupon the river garden cruise. When I arrived at the kiosk the man was being short tempered with a customer who’s first language
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 12 Mar. 2020
Hi Chelle, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience on our cruise. We always aim to deliver an exceptional level of service to our customer and we regret that we missed your marks. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We are striving to resolve the problem so this does not happen again. We would appreciate another chance to make this up to you. Please let us know when you're boarding with us again. If there is any further issue or enquiry, please send us an email at info@melbcruises.com.au or simply contact our office at (03) 8610 2600. Thank you.
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VEGE34 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Montpellier, France46 contributions7 helpful votes
We took this cruise wanting to see parts of the city that we would not visit otherwise. The cruise boat we got on does not offer a deck to sit outside and enjoy the view, besides the small area at the rear of the boat where there is a long bench to sit on, but then you have
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 12 Mar. 2020
Dear Madam, thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that your experience was not of the quality that you had expected. We would like to let you know that we are seeking ways to renovate our cruise ships. This is to ensure our guests to have a comforting and satisfying experience in the future. Thank you for bringing this into our attention. We would appreciate another chance to earn your business. Please let us know when you’re boarding with us again next time.
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Juliette D wrote a review Jan. 2020
Foxton Beach, null, New Zealand194 contributions25 helpful votes
We had this hour long trip as part of a cruise ship excursion. Things were very orderly and well organised. The river trip itself was interesting - it provided another perspective on the history of the city. While the chairs were a little hard the refreshments (tea / coffee /
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 19 Mar. 2020
Hi Juliette, we really appreciate you spending your precious time sharing your experience with us. We are also pleased to hear that you had enjoyed our cruise. We are working very hard to keep this up and improving our standards of service from time to time. We would love to see you coming back!
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ZippyLondon 🇬🇧 wrote a review Jan. 2020
London, United Kingdom2,693 contributions319 helpful votes
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Spent an hour on the Princess which is effectively a floating greenhouse. Hot, humid and deeply uncomfortable. The one fan didn’t offer much respite. The captain told us - no fewer than five times - how bad (“insanely” so) the air quality was as he coughed away. Ironic as we
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 12 Mar. 2020
Dear Sir or Madam, thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience on our cruise due to extreme weather condition. We are working very hard to renovate our cruise ship to make our guest experience as pleasant as possible. We would love to see you coming back.
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Melbourne River Cruises
810reneem
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Ms Renee Martin
Had a wonderful time on board and the trip up and down the Yarra River was one I'll remember forever. Staff on boar
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Gwendoline B
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Perfect Venue for Saturday Night Dinner
Had a wonderful dinner cruise from Berth 1, Southbank BVD. Staff were, professional and warm at the same time prov
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619jeffry
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Take a trip down the Yarra
It's worthwhile taking a cruise down the Yarra and across Port Phillip Bay to Williamstown. Williamstown was once V
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619jeffry
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Across the Bay to Williamstown
Williamstown was once Victoria's principle port but now it's a bayside suburb. . The cruise down the Yarra River an
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Wayne_L_Burgess
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Anniversary Dinner
We spent an evening on the Spirit of Melbourne to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we had a loverly relaxing e
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920bee
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Great Day.
We were on the ferry from Southgate to Williamstown early March departed 2.00pm. We just wanted to pass on our than
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Mickyboydb
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Day Out
Saw the river trips advertised got the tickets and got on board fantastic river trip takes an hour full Commentary
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ankibjohansson
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Cruise?
The food and service was really great. There was hardly no cruising though due to the tide... We moved 500 meters t
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Kathy B
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Fun
We love anything on the water, so we were excited to experience a new city this way. The food was good, and the ser
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HatishMayer
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Great Outdoors Lifestyle
It's Australia ... you can't go wrong! That's the short & long of it. My favourite country without any doubt. Need
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Whatnxt
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Amazing
A special girls evening, this dinner cruise lived up to expectations. Food was fantastic, the staff very attentiv
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Mats N
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Not worth it
First they arrived 15 minutes late that ment that the other group got a hour and 15 min tour , which means we got a
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1936Chevy
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Sam the Captain was the best.
Excellent informative cruise. Sam the captain was informative with an interesting twist on all his facts. Absolut
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Destination291436
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Yvonne
Great commentary all the way to Williamstown funny, informative. And plenty left to look up for yourself.
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HardyWhite
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Poor vfm and customer service
The trip was overpriced, the captain’s commentary was lacklustre and to top it all he requested that we (the only 2
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Key Details
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, and 5 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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