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2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River provided by Melbourne Boat Hire

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

2-Hour Self-Drive Boat Hire on the Yarra River
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About
Hop aboard the Harvey A private vessel and self-drive with up to 10-people down the Yarra River. With no boat license required, choose between a morning, lunch or afternoon departure as you take in some of Melbourne's iconic attractions. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city you'll see popular attractions such as the Botanical Gardens, Herring Island Park, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Southbank, Federation Square and Docklands.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15438P2
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fridge
  • Stereo with AV jack input
  • Champagne buckets
  • Glasses and cutlery
  • Table clothes
  • Laminated Map
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia In front of Berth and Cargo restaurants
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • Fridge
  • Stereo with AV jack input
  • Champagne buckets
  • Glasses and cutlery
  • Table clothes
  • Laminated Map
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 45 Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia In front of Berth and Cargo restaurants
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
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Jerry T
St Kilda, Australia8 contributions
Great experience
Our group of 9 had a great time on this 2 hour self guided Yarra River Cruise. It was very well organised, with professional and friendly staff (thanks Matt). The boat was presented in very clean condition and there was a canopy to protect us from the wind. It was very relaxing a great way to see Melbourne city and docklands from a different perspective. I can highly recommended this excursion and company to follow Melbourne locals or visitors. Thank you.
Written 22 May 2021
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Secco
Melbourne, Australia922 contributions
Fantastic Night
Thanks to Matt and Eliza for answering all my questions in the lead up to the event, and to Chris on the night for explaining everything. We did a self drive tour and the boat was very easy to drive.

We brought our own alcohol, but ordered platters. Even though it rained a bit we did not get wet as the covers were pulled down.

Overall, my wife and friends enjoyed her 50th Birthday and I would highly recommend Melbourne Boat Hire and the Eliza J
Written 23 December 2020
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Adam W
1 contribution
Very relaxing, with a different perspective of Melbourne
Jun 2020
Fantastic way to see Melbourne from a different perspective! Matt was very professional and the boat was very nice and well presented. We did a self drive tour (very simple to operate) with the family, but now im thinking id like to go again with some mates... might try the cheese and wine tour! Very highly recommended!
Written 5 July 2020
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Pjwellsey
Melbourne4 contributions
Great time on the Yarra
Jan 2020
Recommended this company and activity from a friend, did the 4 hour trip which gives you enough time for a picnic at Herring Island
Instructions very clear , training great, boat in great condition , will and have recommended to further friends!
Written 27 January 2020
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Czardas
Melbourne, Australia389 contributions
Another way to view Melbourne
Jan 2019 • Couples
We hired the 10 seater electric boat and had 6 people on board, so we had plenty of space to relax and take in the views of Melbourne. 2 Hours was sufficient time to go down the Yarra and turn near the Nylex clock, for our return journey. Going past Southbank and the Casino, was a wonderful experience. The boat has a small fridge and glasses on board. Bring your own ice for the ice bucket and you are set. Easy to drive, quiet and no boar fumes. A great day was had by all onboard.
Written 29 January 2019
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ThereBePirates
Reading, UK4 contributions
Wonderful relaxed cruise down the Yarra - a must do!
Dec 2018 • Family
Took the family out on one of their wonderful modern 10 man electric blue boats, we were out for two hours (go for more!) and got to pass through the CBD then motored to quiet picnic spots / botanical gardens. Wonderful manoeuvrable boat, beautiful pictures! Excellent day out, highly highly recommended. There was even a fridge onboard and an awesome sound system!!!
Written 17 December 2018
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Christopher K
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Work outing
Dec 2017 • Business
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 and easy to drive. (It is a boat and you still need to be careful, but we found it very easy). Good instruction and courteous staff sent us on our way. Definitely looking forward to doing this again.
Written 26 December 2017
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Alison H
Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
Reminiscing this day makes me smile 3 weeks later
Nov 2017 • Family
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 platters to share as well as our own drinks.
The sun shone, the day was calm, the company the best and the scenery was beautiful. So much so we forgot to pipe our music in through the in built speakers for the 1st half of trip.
Nice amount of space for 9ppl to share. Complimentary Champagne Bucket, glasses and plates as well as crisp white linen tablecloths, dropdown sides should the weather change and wonderful service from staff with meet n greet at handover to handover at end.
Highly recommend this for that special thing to do with those you love.
Written 8 December 2017
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dingbinw
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
EXCELLENCE SERVICE
Sep 2017 • Friends
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 functions of the boat.

An amazing ride, with beautiful scenery along the Yarra River.

Will definitely book the ride from them again in the coming future.
Written 17 September 2017
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MoniiMonii
Melbourne, Australia192 contributions
Amazing and Fun Experience.!
Aug 2017 • Friends
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. They give you a map where it is specified the right way to pass the bridges, in this case is easier if a friend helps you or even you can pay for the driver service but is not really necessary. I think driving a boat is a good and different experience, is not hard and is something that you don't do all days. The boat has a small fridge, glasses, some pillows and blankets, but honestly is not cold because the boat has a kind of windows that protect you of the wind or water in case of rain. You can play music in the stereo of the boat, just pluging your mobile phone on it. You can also turn the lights on if you rented the boat in the sunset time and use the bell in different situations. I rented the boat for two hours and it was enought time to go along all the city and come back. It is a different way to enjoy the scenery and the places in Melbourne with a really beautiful view with your couple or your friends.
Written 12 September 2017
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nidash2021
nidash2021
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Surprise for my Husband
It was amazing experience and had spent wonderful time with the friends on my husband birthday. It was surprise gif
potatolord911
potatolord911
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best service
the skipper was the best, loved the service and will definitely be back again after the snap lockdown with more fri
martayousiff
martayousiff
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Awesome!
Chris was our driver he was awesome and my husband and I felt super comfortable having him with us! The whole exper
gayle850
gayle850
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Great boat and excellent crew
Private boat hire for a family memorial . The boat and crew exceeded expectations. Food was excellent, facilities f
Dorahesera22
Dorahesera22
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Amazing
Great boat to fit our number of guest which was 12. Would recommend booking whole two hours as it takes 45mins one
evettemarkos
evettemarkos
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Excellent experinece
Family had a lovely time on the cruise for the whole time of the cruise. Very nice helpful staff on the cruise too
Orlando O
Orlando O
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Great Birthday
I hired the 12 person Eliza J to take my wife and her good friend out on the Yarra for their birthdays. We were met
Mohdshahnawaz
Mohdshahnawaz
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Loved every second of it!!!
Absolutely loved the whole experience. Chris made my sister's birthday super special. Thank you Thank you Thank you
rodpeters2021
rodpeters2021
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40th birthday Cruise
The staff were polite and helpful, the boat was spacious and comfortable. We booked a four hour tour. It was a wond
Cobien
Cobien
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Good fun
We celebrated Grandpa's 78th birthday on the boat with the whole family and everyone loved it. The teenagers loved
Rodhilliard
Rodhilliard
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40th Birthday
We hired the Elisa J for a 4 hr tour of the Yarra River as a combined 40th birthday celebration for our daughter an
jennyhall932021
jennyhall932021
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Such a good day out, would 100% recommend!
Did the 2 hour boat hire for my birthday and had such a lovely time. My friends and I all said it was something dif
Hayley A
Hayley A
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See the city from a new perspective
We hired a self drive boat for our work team activity. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. The boat was imma
deepikadugan
deepikadugan
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Cute little boat :)
Enjoyed the ride. Only 5 knots max speed but it is quite relaxing. The boat is very cosy and comfortable.
vivianliu1226
vivianliu1226
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Great trip
Very excellent trip and had a wonderful time during on the boat. We enjoyed a beautiful view of the yarra river and
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