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About Melbourne City And Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Book Direct with the Owner at Melbourne City And Williamstown Ferry Cruise with VIC Tourism in Melbourne, for all your Attraction and travel needs.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Melbourne River Cruises, Southbank Promenade Berth 2 Southbank Bvd Southbank Promenade at Berth 2, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

City to Williamstown

Cruise past Melbourne's shipping channels on your journey to the old maritime seaport of Williamstown. Explore this early colonial settlement, boasting a charming array of restaurants, cafes and galleries amongst picturesque gardens. Take in the stunning waterfront bay views overlooking the coastal waters. Duration: 50 mins to 1 hour.

Stop At: Yarra River, Southbank Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Williamstown and City Return

For a great day out, take a return trip to or from Williamstown or the city. A wonderful range of activities, restaurants and attractions to explore for everyone. Duration: 1 ¾ - 2 hours

You can choose to go one-way or return! Just select which option suits you at the time of booking.

Stop At: Williamstown, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Greater Melbourne, Victoria

Williamstown to City Ferry

Depart from this inner city treasure and historic coastal village. Journey across the bay into the Yarra River, past the port and docklands. A wonderful opportunity to see the magnificent vistas of the Melbourne skyline before entering into the hustle and bustle of city life.
Duration: 50 mins to 1 hour

  • Daily

    When making your booking, you will be prompted to enter a travel date. Please note this is only required as an indication, and you may use the product on any valid operating date, within 3 months of the date you made your booking.

  • Tea and coffee
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • The boat is completely enclosed and windowed so that passengers won't be subject to the elements
  • Unfortunately the vessel is NOT wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the vessel on their own and if the wheelchair is collapsible. The staff are not permitted to assist handicapped persons due to insurance restrictions
  • Important Note:
  • Cruise duration times are approximate and subject to change, often due to tides and river traffic
  • Cruise direction and timetable subject to tidal conditions and river closures
  • Passengers MUST check timetable for their return trip to ensure departure times connect
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
1: Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
2: Gem Pier, 1 Syme St, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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3.7 based on 10 reviews

  • P300XIjohna 2
    05 Dec 2021

    Stick to the timing told to customers. We booked a return trip from Melbourne to Williamstown. Upon departing the boat in Williamstown at 11.30 we asked the captain about the time of the return trip and were told 2.30. The ferry arrived for the return trip at 4.00. A wasted 1.5 hours of our lives sitting on a ferry pier. Otherwise the experience was enjoyable with an excellent commentary on the outbound leg and obliging crew members.

  • Lyn C 4
    01 Aug 2021

    Its a pleasant way to spend a Sunday. Leaves from South Bank, opposite Flinder st Station. There is commintary on board, with points of interest about Melbournes Yarra River, the docks and the now swanky places to eat and stay , as you head out to the mouth of river towards Port Phillip Bay and over to Williamstown. Approx one hour each way. We rode the 1245pm to Willy, and the 1545hrs back to Melbourne. 2 hrs in Williamstown, for a short stroll along the water front and shops and then a delicious lunch. The Ferry itself, is a smoothe ride, however it is rather basic, seating like old plastic school chairs. Wasnt a lot of outdoor seating, approx 12-15 at back of vessel, which in warmer months i would think could get crowded. The Ferry, looks a little tired, inside. However we didnt much mind any of that. Having survived Lockdown Melbourne...5 times..we were just happy to see an old favourite we use to take the kids on , many years ago. 3 high steps down into ferry, if your mobility isnt great, there is railing though. I think very reasonably priced, $37 pp Adult. (Return) . Theres lots of bird life and activity along the river. Its slow of pace , relaxing and a much more pleasent way to get to Willy, than the god awful Westgate or the train. If your after a day trip, this is a great option. Kid friendly. And goodness knows our Melbourne Tourism needs all the love they can get . It can be chilly on the river, bring a jacket. Free Coffee and tea, its instant, but really, what do you get for free...!Check the website for concession fares, family ticks etc. So if your wandering along southbank Boulavard without a purpose, hop on the ferry to Williamstown, and enjoy the sights. Thankyou Melbourne River Cruisers...from the Locals !

  • Yvonne_d 5
    07 Jul 2021

    Thoroughly enjoyed. Lovely staff. Tje microphone needs to b louder to hear commentary. Perhaps simple kid friendly snacks to purchase would b good .

  • Tracey_F 3
    03 Jul 2021

    Great relaxing cruise along the Yarra river from Melbourne to Williamstown. Learned a lot while cruising our journey.

  • JaneMaree_O 4
    16 May 2021

    Took this trip for something different to do in Melbourne. Nice to rock up to southbank and have a drink in one of the surrounding bars before the tour. The Captain's commentary was really interesting and informative about the Yarra and docklands areas history, geography and structures. Although the weather wasn't great it was very appropriate for the industrial structures and ships and boats we passed. Williamstown was nice and the sailing docks too. Nice restaurants. 2 hrs not enough time there for us as we also had lunch

  • Catherine_L 4
    02 May 2021

    Commentary from the captain was interesting and gave great insight into the various areas as we passed by.

  • Sarabun139 4
    14 Apr 2021

    Really enjoyed the cruise. Relaxing and interesting. Would recommend to families and couples. Williamstown is a nice place to visit

  • Jason_Y 5
    08 Apr 2021

    Brilliant highly enjoyed it Highly recommend and would go again if asked however pick the day as weather is important

  • Michael_B 1
    04 Feb 2021

    As we were the only passengers to book and pay .and we were the first to the ticket kiosk at end of trip .because the person accepting payment did not know that his own company used pay pal he did not belive I had paid so l had to wait for all the other people who had not had the foresight to book to pay for there trip .just not good enough. Michael

  • 619jeffry 5
    07 Jun 2020

    Williamstown was once Victoria's principle port but now it's a bayside suburb. . The cruise down the Yarra River and across Port Phillip Bay is an entertaining way of seeing Melourne close up. It's worth spending some time looking around Williamstown, it has some of the best gelato in Victoria. The Bay is normally calm, you are unlikely to get sea-sick


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