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City River Cruises

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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good20%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible28%
18 Jan 2018
“Very ordinary”
13 Apr 2018
“hardly worth doing”
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11 Princes Walk, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9650 2214
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Thank you to this company. We loved the commentary right out into the Docklands, very professional young man, very educational. Beautiful day, so affordable. Had we had time, we would have continued to see the other side of the Yarra. Appreciated the hospitality, and the...More

3  Thank Sandra W
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Throughout my trip to Melbourne I hadn't received any negativity but that changed visiting CRC!! I had a two for one voucher so did part one of the cruise one day and came back for the other another day, I should have known they weren't...More

4  Thank Melbourne278
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The sunshine was beautiful and the waters gentle. The commentary was pathetic, poor information and we could hardly understand the speaker. The speaker and the 'Captain' lacked personality and did not show any enthusiasm. Nothing much to look at - they should extend the trip...More

Thank Kathie273
Reviewed 19 January 2018

As it was a very hot day, we thought going on a river cruise might offer a nice breeze but unfortunately it was a very still dry heat. The boat is pretty old and not particularly nice. It's big with seats in a line like...More

Thank fortunatefew
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Booked via their website, told a couple of hours before, the cruise was cancelled. Promised a refund, still waiting 4 weeks later!

2  Thank AUKTourist
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Nothing against City River Cruises but there is truly nothing to see during the cruise. The boat is old but in fair condition, and the crew was pleasant. If you are looking to kill 60 minutes and are bored this may be the cruise for...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 15 October 2017

A party of 5 wanted to go to Williamstown by ferry. The woman in the office took our 2 for 1 tickets for another company's ferry service to Williamstown, without acknowledging the coupons were actually for a different company. We paid our money and she...More

Thank Craig255119
Reviewed 26 August 2017

On paper, this looks like a very good way to spend an hour while visiting Melbourne. It's reasonably priced (A$23 full adult fare). It was a decidedly average experience however. The boat we were on had seen better days. Instead of seats bolted to the...More

Thank BigZed52
Reviewed 29 May 2017

It's always nice to do a river cruise to get a different city perspective, hopefully learn a little of the history and get some relaxation after pounding the streets. We bought a downstream cruise with City River Cruises pretty much on spec. The boat left...More

1  Thank sunseeker2020
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We did the trip both up & down the river yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. We're locals but learned quite a bit from the commentary. It was good to see Melbourne from the river perspective.

Thank Aglo2013
Reviewed 30 March 2017

From Federation Square, we did both the down-river cruise to Port Melbourne and the up-river cruise to Herring Island. Both were interesting, but very different, the downriver cruise showed wonderful views from the river of the Central Business District and of Docklands. There was a...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We booked the cruise for a 50 minutes river journey through the port of Melbourne to the small city of Williamstown. There was an audio guide on the boat, but the quality was quite poor and most of the time we didn't get anything from...More

Thank angelthedevil
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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