Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise

1 hr

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Group Tour

Discover the routes of the early settlers with this historical look at the city's famous Yarra River and surrounds. Experience the history of the Southern Hemisphere's largest port and relive its involvement in Melbourne's settlement. This sightseeing cruise is a great introduction to Melbourne and the Yarra River.

Cruise Highlights:
• Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct
• Crown Entertainment Complex
• World Congress Center and Trade Center
• Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center
• Shipping...
Discover the routes of the early settlers with this historical look at the city's famous Yarra River and surrounds. Experience the history of the Southern Hemisphere's largest port and relive its involvement in Melbourne's settlement. This sightseeing cruise is a great introduction to Melbourne and the Yarra River.

Cruise Highlights:
• Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct
• Crown Entertainment Complex
• World Congress Center and Trade Center
• Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center
• Shipping channels and dock area
• Westgate Bridge
• 19th century sailing ship Polly Woodside
• Stunning city views

Onboard Facilities:
• Informative commentary
• Large panoramic windows
• Alfresco sun decks
• Comfortable onboard amenities (restrooms)
• No food available on board the vessel
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Important Details

Included
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tea and Coffee
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • No food or drinks are sold on board
Departure Point
Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cruise duration times are approximate and subject to change, often due to tides and river traffic
  • Cruise direction and timetable subject to tidal conditions and river closures
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

3.6
/5
Based on 23 reviews

Reviewed: April 9, 2020

ariana A

The tour guide was terrible, he was an embittered, who didn’t even tried to make people have a good time. The tour in general mostly focuses on the industrial part of Melbourne not in the city itself which is not interesting and relevant for most of the tourists.


Reviewed: September 16, 2019

Leonie J

i thoroughly enjoyed the hour round to Docklands even though the weather wasn't perfect.
The only thing that would have made the journey complete and more informative would have been if there was a running commentary of the history of the various sites and some history of the past along the waterways. There is so much that could have been said to put it in perspective.


Reviewed: April 4, 2018

JOHN W

Great trip. Boat skipper very funny during his commentary. My original booking was for the port and docks but due to a high tide they offered me the alternate cruise up river which I accepted. When we returned and tied up, the river level had dropped enough to allow the boat under the bridge and they offered me a free trip which I took. Once again enjoyed myself.


Reviewed: March 13, 2018

Nathan B

The crew and complimentary tea was superb!


Reviewed: August 31, 2017

Cathleen T

Who knew the docks of Melbourne could house such beautiful scenery and condos! Very relaxing trip and informative. Melbourne is truly a diverse community and this trip makes you appreciate that!