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
Panoramic windows provide unparalleled views plus protection from wind or rain
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.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Jan 2019
The trip was a great way to relax and take in the scenery, together with a very informative commentary from the captain who also had a sense of humor. A good time had by all.
Didn't mind the ten minutes late at the start of the cruise but was a bit feed up on the return journey as it was thirty minutes late and as you are told to be there ten minutes before the ferry it not good as we had booked for dinner in the evening we were very late.
We loved our return trip to Williamstown. The day was perfect and the boat comfortable. I loved that some windows were open. Our captain gave an entertaining description of all we past. It was so interesting to see the huge ships loaded with containers, the unloading cranes and the tugboats. We only spent two hours at Williamstown but had delicious fish and chips on the main street and a huge ice cream in another shop. Lots of other fun shops too. A great day excursion.
The cruise to Williamstown and back was nice, with humorous narration and coffee or tea on board. We walked around this harbor town for quite a while, making our way to the botanical garden and back. I recommend visitors take the community tour or make inquiries at the Tourist Information Center for things to see, because Williamstown is spread out, not compact. It consists mostly of eating places and very little shopping. But there are things to see if you know where to go.