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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:1 - 2 hours

Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Cruise from Melbourne to the historic seaport city of Williamstown while soaking up the sights along the Yarra River. Spend as much time as you like in Williamstown, where you can browse art galleries, explore local seafaring history or enjoy a coffee or meal at one of the many charming cafés. Customize your cruise options and travel one-way in either direction or take a round-trip cruise for a delightful day trip.


  • Cruise to/from Melbourne and enjoy time at leisure exploring the charming seaport of Williamstown
  • Informative commentary
  • Panoramic windows provide unparalleled views plus protection from wind or rain

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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Jutting out into Hobson’s Bay near the mouth of the Yarra River, Williamstown was an important seaport during Victoria’s early settlement days. Escape the bustle of Melbourne for a few hours or the whole day with a cruise to this historic suburb. Get a new perspective on Melbourne’s history, dine at a local waterfront restaurant and stroll among charming gardens. 

On the approximately 1-hour journey each way, admire the historic landmarks and modern skyscrapers that line the Yarra River and glide past Melbourne’s busy shipping channels. Get a great perspective on the city skyline, the trendy Docklands area and the open water of Hobson’s Bay. 

Listen to onboard commentary along the way, and take in the sights from a sun deck or through large picture windows. Enjoy amenities including restrooms and complimentary coffee and tea for a comfortable journey. Choose from various options — City to Williamstown, Williamston to City, or a round-trip journey to or from Williamstown.

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Customer Reviews

Margaret O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great trip fantastic captain and crew. Would recommenf

tammy c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Barry W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

My wife and I together with another couple, all from Melbourne suburbs, took the ferry cruise to Williamstown and back on a day when the weather was perfect. The ferry tour was very exciting and the commentary each way was excellent. The service was of very high standard and we thank you for the fun day. At Williamstown we did a guided tour which lasted about one hour and that also was first class.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

It was very nice and lovely experience. We saw warts of the town that you are not able to see when driving...

Brian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

We had a very enjoyable time on the ferry cruise to Williamstown and the guy who took us was very entertaining and very knowledgable. It was my hubby's 70th birthday and he had a ball! My nephew and partner came from NZ a couple of weeks ago and did the same cruise and was very impressed. Thank you again.

lynn m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

my 2 grandchildren and myself were standing in the wrong plc waiting for the ferry when we found out and ran for the proper one which was just leaving the captain brought the ferry back to the pier,it was a very relaxing trip, thank you

anita a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

my husband and myself had a very enjoyable cruise around Melbourne, the staff were also very nice, would recommend this trip to any one, well worth the money and will do again

Michael D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Had a great time. Watch out for high tide making the return journey a bit hair raising! Those bridges sure are low to the water.

William Barry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Ticketing so easy on-line. Departure point easily recognised and signed. Return trip was smooth and interesting. Even the coffee wasn't too bad. Ferry staff attentive, informative and good guys. All in all an enjoyable day.

Belinda E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Fantastic ride. Nice and relaxing. Kid Friendly.

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