Victoria, Australia
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Our most recommended Victoria, Australia Cruises & Boat Tours

  • Wilsons Promontory: 2.5-Hour Wilderness Cruise

    1. Wilsons Promontory: 2.5-Hour Wilderness Cruise

    Travel in the world's first custom-built amphibious boats, designed for cruising waters in comfort and safety. Witness the iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and cruise into the waters of Bass Strait and Victoria's first marine national park. Discover a rugged and raw coast like no other as you explore The Glennies, Anderson Islets, and Anser Island. Marvel at the prehistoric boulders of Mount Oberon, situated behind the white quartz sands of Norman Beach, before uncovering the iconic granite monolith that is Skull Rock. Sculpted by waves and surrounded by crystal blue waters, Skull Rock's eerie facade becomes even more mysterious as more skull shapes reveal themselves the closer you get. Search for abundant wildlife including thousands of seals, dolphins, and migrating whales.

    Absolutely brilliant tour. Was great to see the coastline from offshore. A very comfortable trip - all seats have a great view. The fur seals were amazing and we even got to see a whale! Highly recommended!

  • Wilsons Promontory: Whale Spotting Cruise with Lunch

    2. Wilsons Promontory: Whale Spotting Cruise with Lunch

    Set sail on a whale spotting cruise and keep an eye out for whales undertaking their annual migration. As you cruise, you’ll see coastal formations and remote beaches including, Rabbit Island, Sealers Cove, and Refuge Cove. Along the way, you’ll search for humpback and southern right whales on their annual migration route along the Wilsons Promontory coastline. In addition to whale spotting, you’ll search for diverse marine wildlife including, shy albatrosses, Australian fur seals, and dolphins. To make sure you don’t miss anything, the captain will provide commentary along the way. Enjoy morning tea and a homemade lunch as you cruise along the coastline.

  • Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks

    3. Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks

    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 Tasting Platter • Lamb Ko...

    The service is great and the experience is not too bad. Food and drinks are average. We were not that impressed

  • Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise

    4. Highlights of Melbourne 2-Hour River Cruise

    Climb aboard a pleasure boat with sundeck for a 2-hour cruise along the Yarra River, and take in the many sights of Melbourne from a different perspective on a narrated tour. Cruise past beautiful buildings, skyscrapers, bars and parks. Catch some sun on the sundeck or enjoy the views from the inside cabin. Enjoy a round-trip journey that allows you to really enhance your knowledge of what is known as one of the "most livable cities in the world." Travel both down river and up river to see highlights such as the Docklands Crown Entertainment Complex, West Gate Bridge, a 19th-century sailing ship, the Polly Woodside, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. Admire up river landmarks, such as Princes Bridge, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Government House, Olympic Park, Herring Island, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Victorian Arts Center and Natio...

    we loved our river cruise. peter the tour guid is very knowledgeable of Melbourne and it was very interesting learning about some of the landmarks along the Yarra. Definitely worth doing next time your in Melbourne.

  • Grampians National Park: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Experience

    5. Grampians National Park: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Experience

    Stand up paddling is a great, fun alternative to canoeing or kayaking. This activity is suitable for everyone with no prior experience needed.  Following a safety briefing, a guide will introduce you to the techniques needed to stay balanced and move successfully around the lake. After your briefing, you will take to the water. Your informed guide will take you around the lake and provide stories and information about what you see. The guides are passionate about the ocal environment and will combine interesting scenery with the chance to encounter local wildlife.

  • Phillip Island: 1-Hour Cape Woolamai Nature Cruise

    6. Phillip Island: 1-Hour Cape Woolamai Nature Cruise

    Depart on a boat cruise to Cape Woolamai from San Remo. As you sail along the coast, witness the most spectacular scenery that Phillip Island has to offer, including sheer granite cliffs and caves surrounded by turquoise water. You will cruise under the Phillip Island Bridge.  You will have the chance to see an abundance of marine life such as dolphins and seals. There are also many bird species that populate the area, with cormorants, gannets and wedge-tailed eagles being spotted regularly.  On the boat, listen to a commentary telling you about the local wildlife and scenery. You will arrive back at San Remo at midday, in time to watch the daily feeding of the pelicans.

    This experience was wonderful granddaughter still talks about it,staff were beautiful ❤️ thank you.

  • Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

    7. Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

    Relax aboard a meandering cruise down the Yarra River and pass a number of familiar attractions along the way. Admire the skyline of Melbourne from a different perspective as you listen to the informative audio commentary. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city center and soak up the sun on the sun deck. Upon arrival in Williamstown, get the choice to take a break in Williamsport and visit the historic seaport, or stay on board and return to Melbourne. Linger in one of the cafés or galleries of Williamstown, known for its heritage buildings such as Customs House. If you choose to take the round-trip option, then just sit back and relax on one of the finest bay cruises on the return journey to Southbank.  

    Good commentary as we travelled to Williamstown Nice that complimentary tea and coffee given. Only negative was cigarette smoke came into cabin from rear area.

  • Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

    8. Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

    Discover Melbourne’s highlights while cruising along the breathtaking Yarra River. Cruise through downtown Melbourne on this sightseeing tour and listen to the on board commentary that will point out passing attractions and provide interesting tidbits of Melbourne’s history. Enjoy an hour aboard the riverboat as you cruise under the Princes Bridge and past top cultural attractions. Marvel at the magnificent riverbank gardens from the outside sun deck or through the panoramic windows from the inside cabin. On this tour you will also see Herring Island, Princes Bridge, the governor's residence, the Victorian Arts Center, Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Olympic Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the National Tennis Center. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea while relaxing and taking in the beautiful city sites. 

    The only trouble was we wanted to see the botanical gardens and the trip was unable to access this area so we went to the docklands instead I was disappointed with this as I wasn't advised in advance of the day I may well have altered my plans if I had known

  • From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food & Wine Taste Trail

    9. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Food & Wine Taste Trail

    Your adventure around Mornington Peninsula will begin at the Point Leo Estate, a visual feast for all who visit with art, rolling vineyards, and ocean views. Sample some wines at the cellar door and enjoy a stroll through the estate’s sculpture gardens. Continue on to Rare Hare at Jackalope for more wine tasting and scenic views at one of the peninsula’s most prestigious wineries. Rare Hare is a special sort of place overlooking vine-laced hills stretching to the forest. After whetting your appetite, it will be time to stop for a winery lunch T'Gallant, the birthplace of Australian pinot gris and pinot grigio. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at the pizzeria nestled among the rolling hills of Main Ridge. Venture on to St. Andrews Beach Brewery, set among the beauty of the peninsula and formerly a world-class horse training facility. Join the locals for a beer paddle tasting, and watch the...

  • Philip Island: Seal Watching Cruise

    10. Philip Island: Seal Watching Cruise

    Enjoy a 2-hour scenic coastal boat tour to Seal Rocks, where you will drift among over 7,000 Australian Fur Seals. There are seals all year round, from young pups to adult bulls, there is always something exciting to see! Benefit from educational commentary on board, helping you identify the seals and the other diverse wildlife in this rich ocean, as well as pointing out the various historical sights visible from the boat. Relax in comfort with complimentary afternoon or morning tea, a warm undercover viewing area, as well as activities for children onboard. Visit the captain's bridge for an insight into how the boat operates!

    A lovely clean boat with friendly and knowledgeable staff, took us out to seal island. Amazing experience, feeling so close to the seals without upsetting their natural habitat. Even at nearly 40 I learnt so much from the guides and the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves also.

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What people are saying about Victoria, Australia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 124 reviews

we loved our river cruise. peter the tour guid is very knowledgeable of Melbourne and it was very interesting learning about some of the landmarks along the Yarra. Definitely worth doing next time your in Melbourne.

Absolutely brilliant tour. Was great to see the coastline from offshore. A very comfortable trip - all seats have a great view. The fur seals were amazing and we even got to see a whale! Highly recommended!

Happy with the experience, the guide was friendly and helpful. A good way to spend a weekend morning!

This experience was wonderful granddaughter still talks about it,staff were beautiful ❤️ thank you.

Very fun, saw whales many times as well as dolphins.