Spaceship Yarra Boat Hire

No Boat License Needed to Self-Drive, must be 18 years of age plus

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Deluxe Spaceships Available

If you are looking to explore Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River in a unique and exciting way, boat hire is an experience like no other. If you’re an outdoors enthusiast seeking a new adventure, then boat hire along the Yarra is the perfect way to discover the city from a different perspective. Whether you’re floating through the historic docks or seeking some peace and quiet in the fresh air, an afternoon on the water with Yarra River Boat Hire Melbourne will have you falling in love with Melbourne all over again.

No boat license is required and boating experience is not necessary. Various options allow you to choose between 2 or 4 hours of boating, which will carry the boat comfortably holding up to 12 passengers at a time! The space on board was designed so that everyone has ample room; there are two picnic tables and deluxe luxury lounge seating as well! A BBQ facility can also be provided by request for BYO food and drinks. There is a private screen and port-a-loo facilities on board.

Enjoy a leisurely ​​Deluxe Spaceships Yarra River Boat Hire self-drive experience with up to 12 guests from Docklands to Herring Island. Or cruise into the bay, anchor off St Kilda beach for a BBQ, and swim with our four-hour package (t&c’s apply).

This activity suits any age group: Babies in Prams through Grandparents alike can have an enjoyable time!

Compare our Deluxe Spaceships Yarra Boat Hire Service to Other Self Drive Boats and be Amazed!

  • Up to 12 guests with 2-tier pricing from 1-6 Guests and 7-12 Guests
  • An optional BBQ facility can be provided on request. We provide complimentary food utensils including cups, knives, forks and cooking oil.  We also have an esky and ice service. So only bring your food and drinks.
  • Two picnic tables, not just one. Great for boat parties.
  • Our Spaceships have deluxe Sofa style cushion Seating with standing room to move around. Great for all ages including babies, and grandparents. Easy access is a five-minute walk from the closest drop-off point at Doepel Way. Trollies are provided for provisions if required for food and drinks.
  • High-Fidelity BT Built-in Sound Speakers at No Extra Charge
  • Sunshade and rain protection are provided for all year-round cruising in Melbourne. Our bad weather guarantee allows reservations of our  Yarra boat hire service to be rescheduled.
  • Cruise the Yarra River from Docklands to Herring Island. The round trip is an enjoyable two-hour Cruise on the calm waters of the Yarra. Cruise past the following landmarks.   Southbank, Crown Casino, Federation Square, Rowing Sheds, Botanical Gardens and the tennis centre to Herring Island.
  • Enjoy a boat ride to St Kilda on a low wind day past Port Melbourne and drop an anchor off St Kilda beach and watch the kite surfers go by.
  • Swim Ladder for the Bay
  • Not affected by strong Yarra River Tidal Flows, Rain Cover
  • Proper Steering Wheel (no awkward arm behind your back tiller steer) means less stress for the driver and a more comfortable drive. Having a steering wheel provides the same driving experience as driving a car. A tiller steer means having an outstretched arm at all times and it is outdated.  We phased out tiller steer boats.  It’s very confusing to drive and is a less safe boat hire experience. The driver has no comfortable seating arrangement steering the boat..go boat tiller steering

Example of Tiller Steer Boat

  • Our Spaceships are very stable so your food and utensils won’t fall off the tables!

Our Spaceships Yarra Boat Hire are Suitable for:

  • Corporate team building event with up to 22 guests with 2 Spaceships
  • Spread The Ashes Ceremonies in the Bay.  We provide a dignified service
  • Anniversary Dinner Cruise
  • 21st Birthday Party Boat Hire Cruise
  • Pickup and drop off “limo” service
  • Pop the Question proposal cruises
  • Family Friendly or Girls’ day out Cruise
  • Bux Parties Yarra River Cruise.
  • Baby Shower Skippered Yarra River Cruise
  • Hens Parties Yarra Cruise
  • Open Tennis Transport
  • Wedding River Transfers

Yarra River Boat Hire for All Occasions

Birthday Party Boat Hire

Lady's Catchup Cruise

Baby Shower Cruise

Hens and Bux Parties Cruise

Marriage Proposal Cruise

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About us

Established in 2007  Boat 4 Hire has a diverse range of self-drive boating experiences from Yarra River Cruising,  Polycraft Bay cruising and fishing boat hire,  BBQ boat hire on Aquadonuts, luxury sports cruiser outings and luxury boat charter services.


Weekdays : 8am to 8pm

Weekend : 9am to 9pm


84 New Quay Promenade
Docklands Vic 3008

Contact Us

Ph 0423593810

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