1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Yarra River

Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks

Product ID: 157506
Enjoy a great night out and have a truly unique experience in a cruising restaurant. With a tantalizing 4-course menu and a vibrant atmosphere, you’ll experience an unforgettable evening while cruising down the Yarra River.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 7:30 PM
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  • Experience a dinner cruise through the heart of Melbourne
  • Enjoy a delicious 4-course meal with beverages included
  • See famous Melbourne sights from the Yarra River
Full description
Board your fully enclosed boat at Southbank Promenade to start your dinner cruise along the Yarra River. While aboard the floating restaurant, take in views of the lit-up city skyline, and pass by waterfront sights such as Federation Square, Flinders Station, Rod Laver Arena, Riverside Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Relax with a beer, liquor or red, white or sparkling wine and enjoy the romantic atmosphere on the boat. Your dinner is prepared by talented chefs and served by attentive staff. It will also be paired with premium Australian wines.

After a tasting platter, main course, dessert platter and cheese platter, your luxurious meal culminates with a coffee or tea and a glass of port or liqueur. You’ll be full and relaxed by the time you return to the Southbank Promenade to end your cruise. 

Sample menu (subject to change):

Entrée (1 choice per guest)
• Imperial Seafood Cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce (GF)
• Lamb Kofta served with a mediterranean salad and minted yoghurt (GF)
• Ratatouille Filo Parcel served with goats cheese and salad (V)

Main Course (1 choice per guest)
•  Chargrilled Chicken Breast with a porcini mushroom cream sauce, served with potato and seasonal vegetables
•  Crispy Skinned Moroccan Salmon Fillet with a creamy pimento sauce, served with potato and seasonal vegetables 
•  Pan Fried Beef Eye Fillet cooked “medium” with a creamy green peppercorn jus, served with potatoes and seasonal vegetables (GF)
•  Portuguese Lamb Shank on a base of mashed potatoes with a confit of vegetables (GF)
•  Whole Baby Pumpkin filled with a stir fry of seasonal vegetables and quinoa, topped with melted cheese (V) (GF)

Dessert (1 choice per guest)
• Sticky date pudding served with butterscotch sauce & ice-cream  
• Jubilee apple crumble served with ice-cream

Cheese Tasting Platter
• Australian Cheeses, dried fruit and nuts served with crackers

Tea, Coffee & Chocolate
• Port or Liqueur (available upon request during tea & coffee service)

• Premium selection of red, white & sparkling wines
• Selection of beers & a range of spirits
• Soft drinks & orange juice
  • Dinner cruise with beautiful sights
  • 4-course meal with chicken, beef, salmon, lamb and vegetarian main course options
  • Wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks and juice
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Berth number 1, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing, Lower Promenade, located at the rear of Langham Hotel, Southgate.

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Important information
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• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• The minimum age is 18 years
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From US$ 96.13 US$ 76.91 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 122 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus the staff on board felt it might be one off the last they’d do for a while. That said the staff were excellent, the food great. If I get the chance to go back to Melbourne it’s one of the 1st things I’d do again.

March 22, 2020

Food and service would get 5 stars but the air con was not nearly enough for comfort on a hot night. It was pretty unbearable for most of the meal which spoilt our enjoyment rather. I wondered whether it would have been much pleasanter eating on the top deck, which appeared to be open all round. Or else better aircon or additional fans are needed. I also felt it was fairly expensive.n

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January 31, 2020

I would highly recommend this dinner cruise, the meal was delicious, the beverages were of high quality and plentiful, the atmosphere was great and there was plenty of room to walk about to get the best view of the stunning upper Yarra. The crew were very attentive and friendly and the music mix was excellent.

January 16, 2020

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Melbourne River Cruises

Product ID: 157506