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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Product ID: 105317
Cruise across the sparkling waters of Port Philip Bay aboard the Melbourne to Williamstown ferry. See the sights of the city from a different perspective as you sail to or from the colonial suburb. Listen to an informative audio commentary along the way.
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Duration: 1 - 3 hours
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  • Cruise across the sparkling waters of Port Philip Bay
  • Sail down the Yarra River
  • Linger for a while in the historic neighborhood of Williamstown
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Relax aboard a meandering cruise down the Yarra River and pass a number of familiar attractions along the way.

Admire the skyline of Melbourne from a different perspective as you listen to the informative audio commentary. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city center and soak up the sun on the sun deck. Upon arrival in Williamstown, get the choice to take a break in Williamsport and visit the historic seaport, or stay on board and return to Melbourne.

Linger in one of the cafés or galleries of Williamstown, known for its heritage buildings such as Customs House. If you choose to take the round-trip option, then just sit back and relax on one of the finest bay cruises on the return journey to Southbank.  
  • 1-way or round-trip ferry cruise
  • Tea and coffee on board
  • Live commentary

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From US$ 15.91 US$ 12.73 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 106 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Nice day out but not really enough time to look around Williamstown. Would be better to go earlier in the day to spend more time looking around. I went over on 12.30 but boat was running late and had to return on last boat at 3.30 but didn't actually arrive until 1.50pm. Lunch at café, which was lovely and a quick walk to the beach. Will come back for another look next time I'm in Melbourne.

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October 28, 2019

Excellent; great value for money.

We had a most enjoyable day. Staff at the booking office and on board were very friendly; the commentary was well presented and interesting. We found out things about various Melbourne landmarks we had never heard before. There was plenty of time to stay at Williamstown; there bring several time slots we could choose to return to Melbourne CBD. Having not been to Melbourne for about 30 years, the cruise gave us a great snapshot of how the city has developed. I highly recommend the Melbourne/Williamstown cruise. Thanks for the greta time. Libby and Trevor Middleton-Frew

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April 17, 2019

Cruisy and informative trip there and back. Was a bit longer Than I was anticipating by the captain and narrator made time go by pretty well. Free coffee and tea for those wanting it. Was having trouble with my eyes from the wind in bothe directions, and found it impossible to get away from it. Also had a bit of trouble understanding what the captain was saying on the way to Williamstown, the speakers were too bassy and distorted. Shame.

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January 11, 2018

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Melbourne River Cruises

Product ID: 105317