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

What You Can Expect

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

Martha H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

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.

Yuriy Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very good experience. Comfortable ferry, on time, easy to book.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fun trip on Christmas Day when everything was closed!

Janice D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Nice ride down the river. Williamstown was very nice and quiet. Lots of restaurants.

Agathe Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Nice way to have a different view of Melbourne ! The crew on board was very nice !

Alana F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour was great we had bad weather but still worth the trip Staff very friendly

nola c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

there was 22 of us from the country came to melbourne and got the ferry to williamstown.captain advised us of the best fishnchips place and he was right, we had a lovely commentary and it was a great experience for everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Was good overall and punctual. Staff were friendly. Spacious boat which was nice. The toilets smelt awful and made the boat small overall. There was also a poor tanoid system as we could not hear qhat the captain was saying through his microphone.

Bernadette A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We booked the tour online on February 14th. On arrival at Southgate we were told that the 2:30 cruise was one way only and we had booked a return trip. The man Steve I think was apologetic and said that we could do the cruise ant time during the year, just bring the docket.
We went on the cruise last week and thought it was fantastic. The commentary was informative and well presented. Both trips were comfortable and good.

Margaret G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We had a great trip, very interesting. In fact, it was my second trip within a couple of months as I took my husband and a friend this time. They really enjoyed it too. Thanks.

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