Enjoy Steamboat MV "Grower" Cruises in Melbourne
Enjoy the ambience of an early riverboat. Cruise Melbourne's Yarra River, Maribyrnong River, Docklands and to Williamstown. We would like to offer you the opportunity to cruise aboard the historic MV "Grower" a delightfully preserved heritage ferry plying the Yarra River and beyond. Built in 1924, she is the oldest vessel currently operating on the upper reaches of Melbourne's once industrial waterways. Cruising aboard MV "Growe" enables you to see the future and listen to the past as Melbourne's attraction glide by, the Captains commentary paints a picture of yesteryear. There is a lot to see , the modern Melbourne, the historic Melbourne,the Melbourne that is a graceful lady, nestled on the banks of the Yarra River. Cruises: Scenic Cruises - Daily departures from berth 4 Southgate. Tickets sold onboard. Half Hour and one hour cruises a specialty, longer trips available. Transfers - Singles and groups (up to 40) to and from sporting events, wedding transfers, corporate engagements. All locations considered. Charters - Day or night for groups (up to 30) for cruises upstream towards Dights Falls, or downriver into the port area, BBQ is available on request. Excursions - Operated to your needs, from educational school outings to historic reminiscing, Melbourne Maritime Museum or Science Works and Herring Island Sculpture Park are suggested options. Special Events & Sporting Events- Melbourne Cup Carnival, New Years Eve, 21st Birthdays, hens and Bucks Nights, Kids Parties, Pre Dinner Drinks. Great for Children - Accompany your children to the Captain, and let them steer the ferry. See the gleam on their faces by giving them their very own Captains Certificate, to verify that they served as a Helmsman of the MV "Grower". Share with us the quiet charm of the Yarra Soon! Prices: Half Hour Public Cruises - $12.00 Adult / $6.00 Children One Hour Public Cruises - $22.00 Adult / $11.00 Children If you have questions, please keep in touch!
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 40 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Canal Boat
We are a family run company; father and son team Warwick and Hamish Turner, have been heavily involved in the preservations and operation of heritage vessels since the 1960's. Constructed of Kauri, Douglas Fir and Laid Hardwood decks, she has an internal open plan design and outside stern decking, and offers a classically unique cruise experience. She is the perfect all weather boat for any occasion. Licensed for 43 passengers. S.L. "Protector" is a work in progress. Built in 1917 for the Sydney Ferry Trade, she was salvaged by the Turner's and is undergoing an extensive refit, including the installation of a 1918 compound steam engine and yarrow boiler! Licensed to carry 50, she will offer a fine dining and cruising experience for those looking to impress or to be impressed.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Fishing gear
- Wheel steering
- Inboard Engine
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
0% refund up to 5 days prior.