Some of the best views of the city are from strolling down the Yarra River and looking back from around Birrarung Marr. But for the best views, and for an awesome day out, it’s hard to look past On A Boat and their deluxe electric boats. Rent one and you can cruise up and down the river to see the city and surrounds like never before.
No boating licence? No worries, because On A Boat doesn’t require one. Rent your boat today and see Melbourne from the water.
On A Boat’s skipper yourself deluxe electric boats can seat up to nine people including the captain. They depart from WTC Wharf and can cruise from Dockland’s Victoria Harbour all the way to Victoria Bridge in Richmond. That’s a fair way up the river and requires a bit of time. Luckily, you can rent a boat for up to four hours, which should be ample time to do a bit of exploring, sightseeing and picnicking.
Like all good boat outings, you’re able to bring along snacks. Or a feast if you so desire. Alcohol is also allowed on board for a bit of a party, but the only (and most important) condition is that the designated skipper must blow 0.0% BAC at all times. Bring on long summer days as well because On A Boat’s vessels need to be back by sunset.
The deluxe electric boats come with super plush seating for a comfortable time onboard. And to add to the good times with friends, food and drinks, these electric boats come equipped with Bluetooth. Pair your phone and pump the music.
Dogs are more than welcomes aboard and kids too, who will be given a life jacket to wear if they’re under 10. Just keep an eye on them both. The Yarra River scenery can be alluring and distracting. You might even catch a glimpse of Salvatore the seal.
On A Boat’s deluxe electric boats are super stable and easy to drive. They make for a day out on the water a breeze and now a reality for so many of us that couldn’t get out on a boat before because of no boat or no boating licence. Nonetheless, a $300 security deposit will be required to safeguard against damage or breach of customer responsibilities.
Call your crew and let them know that next time you see them it’s going to be cruising the Yarra River On A Boat. What song is first on the playlist?
Prices start from $255 for a 1.5-hour deluxe boat rental.