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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

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Southbank, Australia
Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

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icon1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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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Tea and coffee
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
  • Melbourne River Cruises , Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

    Berth No 2, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing.

  • Gem Pier , 1 Syme St, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia

    If starting in Williamstown please meet us near the giant war ship off Syme Street.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    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.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Melbourne River Cruises
    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.
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Yarra River
    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.
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Williamstown
    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
    Admission Ticket Free
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Melbourne River Cruises
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • 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.

    Learn more about cancellations.


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    • "Perhaps simple kid friendly snacks to purchase would b good ." See review
    • "Always look in amazement at the size of those cranes and to see them in action." See review

    Reviews

    4.0
    star-4
    184 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

    Showing 1-10 of 184 reviews
    star-5
    City to Willy via Ferry
    Yvonne_d
    , 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 .
    star-3
    City to williamsty
    Tracey_F
    , Jul 2021
    Great relaxing cruise along the Yarra river from Melbourne to Williamstown. Learned a lot while cruising our journey.
    star-4
    Surprisingly fun and informative
    JaneMaree_O
    , 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
    icon Response from Host , May 2021
    Hello! We appreciate your feedback and we love to hear that you enjoyed your cruise with us! We hear that the Fish 'n' Chips are really good at Williamstown.
    star-4
    All Melbournians should do this.
    Catherine_L
    , May 2021
    Commentary from the captain was interesting and gave great insight into the various areas as we passed by.
    icon Response from Host , May 2021
    Hello! Thanks for your review of our Williamstown cruise! We're glad you found the cruise interesting and insightful! Hope to see you on board soon.
    star-5
    Great experience
    Jason_Y
    , Apr 2021
    Brilliant highly enjoyed it Highly recommend and would go again if asked however pick the day as weather is important
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
    Hello Jason, Thank you for your positive feedback, it's much appreciated! We're extremely happy to see you enjoyed your cruise on the Williamstown Ferry. We cannot deny that cruising on a perfect sunny day is the best way to cruise. Hope to see you on board again soon!
    star-1
    Know your product
    Michael_B
    , 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
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    A short but adequate relax on the water
    Pam_F
    , Mar 2020
    Relaxing & staff friendly & efficient.. Interesting & good day out that is relaxing & met my needs on the long weekend.. Nice relaxing just what i needed Thank you
    star-3
    Bad weather in Williamstown
    Tina
    , Mar 2020
    The trip on the boat was great. However not a lot to do in Williamstown. Maybe because the weather was bad ; - )
    star-5
    Ships ahoy!
    June_G
    , Mar 2020
    Lovely one hour boat trip from Melbourne to Williamstown. So relaxing. Some interesting commentary but not too much. Williamstown Tall Ship Festival amazing. Tour of the restored James Craig, built in 1874.
    star-3
    Disappointed
    Elaine_T
    , Feb 2020
    The first 5 mns were pleasant, then we picked up a group who ran amock on the boat. The noise level was unbearable. The scenery is pretty ordinary

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