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An aerial view of Swanson Dock, cargo ships with the city in the background.
A photo of the charter boat, Kingerfisher II with people boarding.
An aerial of shot of a ship being towed by a tugboat with the West Gate Bridge in the background.
A photo of the Port of Melbourne welcome banner, with the charter boat in the background.

Port of Melbourne boat tours

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Port of Melbourne boat tours are fun, family-friendly events and the best way to see Australia’s busiest port right on the city’s doorstep. Featuring guided commentary from port staff, you’ll see the port from a whole new angle. The Port of Melbourne is Australia’s largest container and general cargo port and a vital trade gateway, whether sending Australian grain to Guangzhou or bringing us coffee from Colombia. It handles around 35 percent of the nation’s container trade, with around 3,000 ships calling at the port each year.

What's On

Come see the port in operation. The tour will run for approximately 90 minutes with commentary and will take you up close to our main terminals, including Appleton Dock, Victoria Dock, Swanson Dock (swing basin only due to wharf works) and Webb Dock East and West.

Children's Activities

There is a children's activity zone onboard.

All photos: Port of Melbourne.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 July
Tours run 10am + 1pm
Running for 120 minutes in groups of 220

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies. A ticket for all attendees is required.
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Meet near 800 Bourke St/Harbour Kitchen and look out for Port of Melbourne banners.
Tours will depart strictly on time so please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
No food or drink allowed inside.

A ticket for all attendees is required.

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Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom

Please advise of any accessibility requirements so we can liaise with the boat tour operator.


Magic Charters, Harbour Lights Landing, Victoria Harbour Prom, Docklands VIC 3008

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