Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

Southbank, Australia
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From USD 118.93

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Free cancellation
Up to 4 days in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend an evening on the Yarra River during this Melbourne dinner cruise. As you admire the twinkling city lights reflecting on the water, enjoy a 4-course gourmet meal inclusive of beverages. This fine dining experience includes beer, wine, and spirits, as well as coffee, tea, dessert, port, and a cheese plate. Cruise past attractions like Federation Square and the Royal Botanic Gardens while soaking up the elegant and relaxing atmosphere of the boat. **The Cruising Restaurant may sometimes operate on the Yarra Countess and the Yarra Empress, depending on demand, weather, major events, river closures, and tides**
  • Travel along the Yarra River on the Spirit of Melbourne on a Melbourne dinner cruise
  • Admire the city’s twinkling skyline as you pass by attractions like Federation Square, Flinders Station, and the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Enjoy a 4-course gourmet meal and attentive onboard service
  • Premium wine, bubbly, beer and spirits included

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This cruise combines sightseeing with an elegant dinner—and the drinks flow freely.

Sample Menu


Entree Tasting Platter

- Lamb Kofta served with minted yoghurt (GF) - Peking Duck on a bed of garden salad (GF) - Seafood Cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce (GF)


Ratatouille Filo Parcel

Served with goats cheese and salad(V)


Chargrilled Chicken Breast

with a porcini mushroom cream sauce, served with potato and seasonal vegetables (GF)


Baked Barramundi Fillet

cooked with ginger and lime, dressed in a curried coconut veloute’


Chargrilled Beef Eye Fillet

with a port wine jus, served with potato and vegetables (GF)


Portuguese Lamb Shank

served upon mash potato with a confit of vegetables (GF)


Whole Baby Pumpkin filled

with a stir fry of seasonal vegetables and quinoa, topped with cheese (V) (GF)


Dessert & Cheese Tasting Platter is pre-selected consisting of:

• Selection of Mini Desserts • Australian Cheeses, dried fruit and nuts served with crackers


Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagna

with a bechamel sauce served with potato gratin & seasonal vegetables (V)

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, premium spirits and liqueurs
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Southbank Promenade
    Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

    Southgate Berth 1. Located in front or the Langham Hotel

Start time

07:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Start your Melbourne dinner cruise at Southbank Promenade, where you board your fully enclosed boat, the Spirit of Melbourne. As your floating restaurant sets off along the Yarra River, take in views of the lit-up city skyline, passing by waterfront sights such as Federation Square, Flinders Station, Rod Laver Arena, Riverside Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the boat while sipping your choice of beer, liquor, red, white or sparkling wine. Prepared by talented chefs and served by attentive staff, your gourmet dinner is paired with premium Australian wines. See the Itinerary for our menu of Australian favorites like lamb, beef, and seafood. After entrée, main course, dessert, and cheese, your luxurious meal culminates with coffee or tea and a glass of port or liqueur.

You are full and relaxed by the time you return to Southbank Promenade to end your cruise.

Please note: You must specify main course at the time of booking. Please add your entrée choices in 'special requirements' field at the time of booking.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:Are vegetarian options available during the Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise?

A:Vegetarian selections are available. (Whole Baby Pumpkin filled with a stir fry of seasonal vegetables and quinoa or similar) Please specify in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout if you require the vegetarian option.

Dec. 2021

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Traveller Tips

A highly recommended night out, even if you are a Melburnian, and need a great night out even in lockdown.
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excellant night.
Bridget_j, Mar 2023
I think all the staff were wonderful, they were all kind and courteous. Food was all superb we loved it all Bridget Johnson
Simply the best!
Sandra_N, Mar 2023
This was the best dinner cruise ever, it has inspired me to do this my first night on any new trip if possible. It was relaxing, the food was amazing and the music enjoyable. The cruise provided excellent food choices, and the four courses were filling and delicious. The service was awesome, the attendants checked in constantly without being intrusive and the views along the river provided a great insight into Melbourne. All this with glasses never being empty. I truly enjoyed this dinner cruise and it was a magnificent way to begin our stay.
Top top service with lunch/drinks
Derya_T, Mar 2023
It was all together a very well organised river trip with top service, food and drinks that just came along the whole trip.
A truly wonderful...
Elaine_S, Mar 2023
A truly wonderful experience. Met some nice people. Friendly staff and the night lights of Melbourne
Fantastic experience. The...
Maximiliano_C, Mar 2023
Fantastic experience. The staff was super friendly and the service provided amazing. I highly recommend this experience.
Good food and company
Paul_H, Mar 2023
Excellent crew who were attentive to guests great food and a very smooth trip. Up and down the river at melbourne.
Anniversary Surprise
Sean_E, Mar 2023
It was a wonderful experience. It was our 23rd wedding anniversary and a surprise for my wife as I had arranged the whole night with out her knowing! Food great, service very a tentative and very friendly! Captain Dave very welcoming!
Great food, all courses...
Morgan_S, Feb 2023
Great food, all courses were really tasty, and loved the open bar. Staff were very friendly and made sure to cater to everyone's needs.
Lovely evening, great...
Julie_W, Feb 2023
Lovely evening, great food and marvellous service.would recommend for a wonderful evening out whilst enjoying Melbourne
Exceptional food
Penny_C, Feb 2023
This tour is extremely well organized. They had many waiters constantly serving you and refilling drinks. Beautiful presentation of delicious food. I highly recommend.
Amazing food, beautiful...
Josh_B, Feb 2023
Amazing food, beautiful views and if you are American the open bar is a gift in a country that doesn't free pour drinks 😂
We had a best time on our...
Mamta_D, Feb 2023
We had a best time on our anniversary ❤️🎉Food was delicious and service was great 💕💕we will be back for sure !!
Great cruise, great time!
Colette_S, Feb 2023
Great food, drinks to your liking, efficient service, exquisite staff. What a great evening. I recommend this cruise to anyone who wants to celebrate a special occasion, or just for a good time.
Sensational night out
Annemarie_J, Feb 2023
Amazing service from people who went over and above to make sure we had a memorable night. Food was delicious and very filling.
Do yourself a favour & go
Jodie_C, Feb 2023
The dinner cruise was awesome, the staff were friendly, fun & enhanced our experience. The food was lovely & it was great to see parts of Melbourne that you don’t get to see. If you haven’t been on the Spirit of Melbourne dinner cruise yet - do yourself a favour & go. Thank you staff / crew on a job well done.
What are you waiting for?
Theresa_S, Jan 2023
The staff were above and beyond to make the evening memorable. The food was beautifully cooked and the drinks were flowing freely. What a pleasurable experience and we even got to see the drone display at the Australia Open. Thank you
My River Cruise Experience
Jude_K, Jan 2023
The entire experience was enjoyable and entertaining. Food outstanding and excellent value for money.
great service
Matthew_M, Jan 2023
the service was amazing, the staff happy and obliging.. ..nothing was a problem. Would highly recommend to friends
Relaxing Dining experience
Barbara_C, Jan 2023
Delicious meal, generous servings, alcohol unlimited as was the bottled water. Very relaxing Cruise with great food and fantastic staff!!
It’s was an amazing...
Patricia_B, Jan 2023
It’s was an amazing experience and value for money. Would highly recommend it if you haven’t already done it