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Valentine’s Day cruises in Melbourne

Get creative on Valentine’s Day this year with a cruise in or around Melbourne suitable for any budget.

Sail around Port Phillip on a luxury yacht, spend the night on the water, cruise past the seals on Phillip Island or cruise down the Yarra River while enjoying a decadent multi-course meal.

These cruises are flexible based on your ideal date whether that be Valentine’s Day itself or one of the weekends before or after.

No matter if you’re a couple seeking adventure, some great live music, a romantic twilight cruise or a simple cruise down the river under the twinkling lights, we have the perfect cruise for you and your special someone.

A Valentine’s Day cruise is bound to be a hit and a unique surprise for the object of your affection this year!

Cruise NameWhat's includedLengthPriceBook
Melbourne dinner cruise
  • 4-course dinner
  • Drinks
3 hours$140Book now
Aqua donut floating BBQ rental
  • Use of BBQ and cutlery
  • Safety equipment
2 hours$240Book now
Melbourne day tour cruise and Tramcar dinner
  • Tour guide and driver
  • 3-course dinner with drinks
7 hours and 15 minutes$209Book now
Melbourne Blues Cruise
  • Live music
4 hours$35Book now
Phillip Island twilight cruise
  • Hot and cold appetisers
  • Children’s activities
1.5 hours$48Book now
Self driver speed boat rental
  • Safety equipment
4 or 8 hours$308Book now
Tall ship cruise aboard Enterprize
  • BYO drinks
1 hour$35Book now
Bay sailing and Yarra River cruise
  • Tea and coffee
  • Snacks
3 hours$98Book now
Luxury yacht bed and breakfast for two
  • Continental breakfast
2 hours$397.50Book now
Yacht sailing in the Mornington Peninsula
  • Drinks
  • Wet gear
3 hours$100Book now
Phillip Island nature park and wildlife seals cruise
  • Entrance to penguin parade
  • Hotel transfers
10 hours$250Book now
Luxury yacht cruise and two-course dining experience
  • 2-course lunch or dinner
2 hours$318Book now

Valentine's Day river cruises in Melbourne

Melbourne dinner cruise

Melbourne dinner cruise from Viator

Savour some of Melbourne’s best sights as you cruise along the Yarra River dining on a four-course gourmet dinner as the lights reflect on the water for a brilliant evening for two.

  • Location/Departure: Southgate Promenade, Melbourne
  • Length of cruise: Thee hours
  • Inclusions: Four-course dinner and wines, beer, soft drinks, basic spirits and liqueurs

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Aqua donut floating BBQ rental

Aqua donut floating BBQ rental from RedBalloon

Get creative this Valentine’s Day and spend some time on the water having a BBQ in an Aqua Donut that allows you to steer, cook and socialize.

  • Location/Departure: Docklands, Melbourne
  • Length of cruise: Two hours
  • Inclusions: Use of BBQ, oil spray, cutlery, rubbish bag

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Melbourne day tour cruise and Tramcar dinner

Melbourne day tour cruise and Tramcar dinner from RedBalloon

You and your special someone can get acquainted with Melbourne a little better on the ultimate tour around town that starts with a cruise along the Yarra River. Follow up with a coach tour capturing the city’s highlights and end the day with a three-course meal on a colonial tramcar.

  • Location/Departure: Melbourne
  • Length of cruise: Seven hours and 15 minutes
  • Inclusions: Yarra River cruise, live tour commentary, gourmet boxed lunch, coach tour and three-course meal with drinks on a tram

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Valentine's Day cruises in Melbourne on Port Phillip Bay, Phillip Island and Mornington Peninsula

Melbourne Blues Cruise

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Get ready for a night of live blues music as you cruise through Melbourne’s harbour aboard the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat with stunning views of the city’s skyline.

  • Location/Departure: Docklands, Melbourne
  • Length of cruise: Four hours
  • Inclusions: Live music, foods and drinks available for purchase on board

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Phillip Island twilight cruise

Phillip Island twilight cruise from RedBalloon

The perfect place to spend a romantic evening is on board a luxury vessel that will take you around Phillip Island for a twilight cruise where you can spot dolphins and seals.

  • Location/Departure: Phillip Island
  • Length of cruise: 1.5 hours
  • Inclusions: Captain’s commentary, children’s activities, a visit to the historic OTAMA submarine and a licensed bar is on board for purchases

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Self driver speed boat rental

Self driver speed boat rental from RedBalloon

Get speedy for an afternoon adventure on the water around Melbourne with a half-day speed boat hire for you and your loved one, and possibly all of your friends for up to ten people.

  • Location/Departure: Docklands, Melbourne
  • Length of cruise: Half-day
  • Inclusions: Speed boat hire, safety equipment and instructions

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Tall ship cruise aboard Enterprize

Tall ship cruise aboard Enterprize from Adrenaline

Sail away for an hour on a traditionally-built rigged wooden sailing ship for a unique Valentine’s Day experience and have the chance to help out the crew.

  • Location/Departure: Gems Pier, Williamstown
  • Length of cruise: One hour
  • Inclusions: Cruise, BYO drinks

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Bay sailing and Yarra River cruise

Bay sailing and Yarra River cruise from RedBalloon

Sail past Melbourne down the Yarra River and into Port Phillip Bay as you take in Melbourne’s skyline aboard this unique family-owned timber yacht.

  • Location/Departure: Docklands, Melbourne
  • Length of cruise: Three hours
  • Inclusions: Tea, coffee and snacks

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Luxury yacht bed and breakfast for two

Luxury yacht bed and breakfast for two from Adrenaline

Turn up the romance for Valentine’s Day with this twilight cruise of Port Phillip Bay on board a luxury yacht before docking for the night where you’ll sleep on the water and wake up to a continental breakfast.

  • Location/Departure: Docklands, Melbourne
  • Length of cruise: Two hours plus overnight stay
  • Inclusions: Continental breakfast

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Yacht sailing in the Mornington Peninsula

Yacht sailing in the Mornington Peninsula from RedBalloon

Hop aboard a traditional style luxury yacht to experience a warm morning cruise around the Mornington Peninsula, enjoying a glass of bubbly together while you take in the scenery.

  • Location/Departure: Blairgowrie jetty, Melbourne
  • Length of cruise: Three hours
  • Inclusions: Glass of sparkling on arrival, soft drinks, water and wet gear provided

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Phillip Island nature park and wildlife seals cruise

Phillip Island nature park and wildlife seals cruise from Viator

Experience the beauty outside of Melbourne on this full-day tour that includes a cruise that will get you up close and personal to the seals, take you on a scenic drive of Port Phillip Bay and out to see the Penguin Parade.

  • Location/Departure: Hotel location
  • Length of cruise: Ten hours
  • Inclusions: Entrance to penguin parade, hotel pick-up and drop-off, Seals Rocks cruise

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Luxury yacht cruise and two-course dining experience

Luxury yacht cruise and two-course dining experience from RedBalloon

This luxury yacht offers the ultimate sailing experience where you can decide to kick back and relax or help out on deck before a delicious two-course menu at a trendy waterside restaurant.

  • Location/Departure: Docklands
  • Length of cruise: Two hours
  • Inclusions: Two-course lunch or dinner

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Taylor Lorenz

Taylor is a freelance writer and travel blogger from Canada. She's lived abroad in Australia and Thailand, travelled extensively through Southeast Asia and knows the ins and outs of travelling on a budget.

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