Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
from USD $109.08
What could be a more memorable way to enjoy a meal in Melbourne than a gourmet dinner cruise along the Yarra River? Watch the city light up during this 3-hour cruise and enjoy Melbourne's noted fine dining in the comfort of a floating restaurant. Sip wine, beer and spirits while you admire the changing vistas of the city skyline and pass by waterfront parks and attractions like the Royal Botanic Gardens and Federation Square. This is a great activity for those who have been to Melbourne before and are looking for a new way to enjoy the city.

Check out the 14th & 15th of February for our Valentine's Day Special, includes chocolate and flowers on arrival at your table.

Choice of Entree (need to be chosen at check out)
Seafood Cocktail
Lamb Kofta
Ratatouille Filo Parcel(V)

Mains(Choice of Beef,Chicken,Salmon,Lamb or Veg)

Choice of Dessert (need to be chosen at check out)
Sticky Date Pudding
Apple Crumble

Premium Victorian Wines, Sparkling, Spirits and Soft drinks.
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In Brief

Southbank, Australia
3 hours
Thursday, Friday and Saturdays
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Yarra River, Southbank Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Your Melbourne dinner cruise starts at Southbank Promenade on the southern side of the Yarra River. Hop aboard the Spirit of Melbourne — your fully enclosed floating restaurant — and set off up the river.

As you cruise along the Yarra, admire the lights of the city and pass by waterfront attractions like Flinders Station, Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Gardens, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena and Riverside Park.

Your 4-course dinner is prepared by expert chefs and matched with premium Australian wines. While you dine, enjoy attentive service and the lively yet romantic atmosphere. Choose from a variety of beverages such as beer, spirits, and red, white or sparkling wine, and end your meal with a glass of port or a liqueur.

Your unique dinner experience ends when you return to Southbank Promenade.


Sample 3-hour dinner menu:

Catering is provided for vegetarians and special dietary needs, please advise when booking.

Entrée: (One selection 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 (One selection 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 potato and seasonal vegetables (GF)
• Portuguese Lamb Shank on a base of mash potato 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: (One selection per guest)
• Sticky Date Pudding served with butterscotch sauce & ice-cream
• Jubilee Apple Crumble served with ice-cream

- Premium selection of Red, White & Sparkling Wines
- Selection of Beers & a range of Spirits
- Soft Drinks & Orange Juice
- Port or Liqueur (Available upon request during Tea & Coffee service)

Duration: 3 hours


  • Dinner - 4-course dinner(Choose entrée and dessert at check out)
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, premium spirits and liqueurs


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

7:30 PM

Departure Point

Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entree and Dessert to be chosen at the time of booking, please make note in the special requirement section. Alternatively you can contact us
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair access
  • If wanting to add children please contact us
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 30 travelers

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Would thoroughly recommend the Spirit of Melbourne cruise. We were fortunate enough to be on board for the Valentine's Day cruise and had a wonderful time. All the crew offered 5 star service. The waiters attentive with the free flow drinks and the food was delicious. We had 4 courses - entree, main dessert and cheese platter- all beautifully presented. We enjoyed going out on deck between courses to admire the city skyline. Thank you Melbourne cruises for a memorable evening!
• Submitted 17 Feb 2020
Very happy with everything food was nice staff was friendly we had a great time would definitely recommend going
• Submitted 29 Jan 2020
A lovely evening. We have done it both trips to Melbourne. Great food, staff and scenery. A must do!
• Submitted 22 Jan 2020
A loverly night, good food ( above expectio) good service. A plesent veiw Well worth the money .would go again in a heartbeat.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Fantastic cruise, great customer service, staff so friendly, food was absolutely awesome with every dish Spectacular
• Submitted 01 May 2019
The Dinner, the cruise, the crew absolutely fantastic.However the booking thru viator was disappointing- when we arrived there was no listed booking for us and the crew really went that extra mile to sort. Bit embarrassing for us having to wait until sorted. But a great cruise
• Submitted 20 Nov 2018
It was a nice romantic cozy cruise recommended for couples.
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
It was a nice romantic cozy cruise recommended for couples
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
The food was wonderful and the staff were amazing!
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018
This is truly highly recommended. The atmosphere on this river boat cruise was second to none. The food was amazing and the drinks kept flowing. What was also good was you didn't have to remain sitted you could move around.
• Submitted 11 Feb 2018
Loved this tour which was very entertaining with great food!
• Submitted 09 Feb 2018
excellent trip - went slowly up river - shame it rained a bit - as it meant less opportunity to go out o deck. Food was of a high standard. Staff friendly and efficient. Not slow in pouring the included wine- mine was fizz. Overall there was quite a bit of food so a healthy appetite is needed. I would definitely recommend this trip and meal. Melbourne by night form the river is lovely!!
• Submitted 23 Jan 2018
Enjoyable night on the water
• Submitted 17 Oct 2017
cruise on the river was well lit up cannot speak highly enough of food ,definitely 5 star restaurant on the water. good night had by all
• Submitted 09 Oct 2017
Great Trip, good value for money
• Submitted 30 Sep 2017
Good food, good service, a longer cruise would have been even nicer.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
it was such a great night. 2 fantastic hours of cruising , dinner , drinks and fun. highly recommended
• Submitted 03 Aug 2017
What a fantastic night! The staff on board were amazing and the food was sensational. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone.
• Submitted 23 Jul 2017
Glenda and I were very enthusiastic and looking forward to this part of our trip, an opportunity to relax with some really great food, with people of similar interest and to get to see parts of the River we wouldn't normally see. The crew were fantastic, the cuisine was excellent the whole cruise was perfect. Cruise time was over so quickly as we got stuck into the multi-course meal and plenty of Wine. Waiters were very fast with extra drinks and the multiple courses were a fine dining pleasure. Glenda and I would recommend this tour to all of our friends who are likely to visit Melbourne and to anyone considering this as part of their Melbourne experience as a MUST do tour
• Submitted 23 Apr 2017
A lovely evening. The food and service was excellent. Definitely recommend this cruise.
• Submitted 21 Feb 2017
Wow what a great night. The food was absolutely divine and could not be faulted. Beautiful scenery. To be honest the staff weren't the most attentive with topping up drinks a bit later in the night but we could have waved them down if we wanted to. We thoroughly enjoyed this and would not hesitate to do it again.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2017
This was amazing food, entertainment and staff.
• Submitted 26 Jan 2017
This dinner cruise is very good value for money and the food is superb! I would highly recommend it to overseas and interstate travellers and also to locals who haven't done it. Five stars in my opinion!
• Submitted 22 Jan 2017
Excellent evening out, good food and good service
• Submitted 21 Jan 2017

In Brief

Southbank, Australia
3 hours
Thursday, Friday and Saturdays

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