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2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River

  • 2-hour private boat rental in Melbourne
  • Drive the rental boat align the Yarra River with up to 10 people
  • See sights like the Royal Botanic Gardens, Southbank and Melbourne Cricket Ground from the water
2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River
From USD 218.38
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Tour options (3)
Afternoon Hire
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2 Hour Self-drive hire from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
From USD 218.38
Morning Hire
2 Hour Self-drive hire from 10:00am to 12:00pm
From USD 218.38
Lunch Hire
2 Hour Self-drive hire from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
From USD 218.38
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Enjoy a private 2-hour cruise on the Yarra River with this self-drive boat rental in Melbourne. No license is required to drive this vessel, which has a fully enclosed cabin option if needed. Bring up to 10 friends and family members on board for a relaxing and scenic cruise. Create your own sightseeing tour by passing top attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Southbank, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Federation Square and the Docklands. You can even disembark at Herring Island Park to walk around its outdoor sculpture park.
What to Expect
Take a luxury self-drive boat 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 meaning a quieter cruise for you and your guests with no fumes or emissions with 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 morning, lunch or afternoon cruise.

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 the Yarra surrounds of jetties, parks and its breathtaking riverside beauty.

The Harvey A offers everything you need to enjoy a day or evening on the water.
Reviews (17)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2017
Work outing

We had a lovely 2 hours on the water, seeing Melbourne from a different perspective. Able to enjoy a glass of wine and a couple of platters in our afternoon 'cruise' before heading out for a meal in the evening. The boats are beautiful, comfortable...More

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Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Chris K
Reviewed 9 December 2017
Reminiscing this day makes me smile 3 weeks later

We hired The Harvey self drive for my birthday in November for a 3 hour adventure. This amount of time was perfect. We were able to go as far down river as Herring Island and return.There were 9 family members and we brought our own...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 446alisonh
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We booked a self drive electric boat for 12 persons. On the day itself, Matt, the person in charge from Melbourne Boat Hire, is extremely professional in making sure that we are briefed clearly on all the safety precautions and demonstrate to us on the...More

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Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dingbinw
Reviewed 12 September 2017
Amazing and Fun Experience.!

The owner was very friendly and polite. He explained everything about the boat and its conditions of use. Driving the boat is easy, but you have to keep focus because the river flow makes the boat never stay in the same position as you want....More

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Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MoniiMonii
Reviewed 25 July 2017
Fun afternoon on the boat

A few friends and I hired a boat using the self drive option. Matt was great to deal with and gave clear instructions to a boat driving newbie to navigate the Yarra River bridges. The boat itself had glasses, plates & blankies to keep you...More

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Date of experience: July 2017
Thank EstherWNZ
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