Classic Steamboat Cruises

Comfortable interior of Classic Cruises historic vessel, Yarra River
Welcome aboard Classic Cruises, Yarra River

Classic Steamboat Cruises is a family-owned business operated by HW and L Turner since 2002.

M.V. ‘Grower’ a heritage vessel built in 1924 and the oldest passenger vessel operating on the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers. 36 pax capacity

M.V. ‘Eureka’ built in the traditional style in 2016 meeting the latest standards in marine travel.   28pax capacity

Both vessels feature varnished timber, polished brass, safety equipment, W/C and qualified crew to operate the vessel  30 minute and 60 minute tours up (Scenic river) and down river (Docklands and Port) are our speciality, departing daily from Berth 3 South Gate. Tickets are available online for the One Hour cruise or from Ticket Box 3 with prices starting at $ 7.00 for the half hour.  Bookings for private or public cruises at: or 0425779473

             All half hour cruise tickets sold at Ticket Box 3 South Gate on the day

             Departing 10:30am………11:45am………1:15pm………..2:30pm

The River Tour features a commentary which highlights the golden age of Melbourne, First People and the ever present expansion of the river precinct 

Our vessels are available for private bookings such as: children’s parties, school groups, family picnics, hen’s night’s and special sunset/sunrise cruises.  

Pick-up and set-down of guests can be arranged at locations other than South Gate Berth 3 (private bookings only) such as Science Works, Williamstown, Flemington Race Track, Herring Island, Casino, South Wharf, Fed Square, Leonda Function Centre, Docklands and Sport stadiums are available.

                        BYO food and drink is a welcome option on all cruises!

Joining the fleet in 2022 will be SL Protector Built in 1917, currently under restoration.

Please note: cruise travel direction may be subject to change, due to river conditions or closures


Berth 3, Southgate

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