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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

  • Scenic, hassle-free ferry journey from Melbourne to Williamstown
  • Spectacular views of Melbourne and the Yarra River from the water
  • Flexible tour: one-way or round-trip, multiple departure times
Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
From US$16.13
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Williamstown is Melbourne’s historic port town, located at the meeting point of Hobson’s Bay and Port Phillips Bay. On this tour, take the most scenic route to Williamstown from Melbourne with a ferry cruise down the Yarra River. You can use your one-way or round-trip ticket at a time that suits you, so you can spend as long as you like enjoying the shops, cafés, and beaches of Williamstown.
What to Expect
Make your way to Melbourne’s Southbank to board the ferry to the historical suburb of Williamstown. Set sail along the Yarra River on the 1-hour cruise, enjoying magnificent views of parts of Melbourne including the Docklands and Port Phillip. Along the way, listen to the onboard audio commentary—which points out notable landmarks and offers some background information on Williamstown—and enjoy refreshments (tea or coffee is included).

On arrival in Williamstown, spend as long as you like strolling around the historic port town, browsing the many shops, or enjoying lunch at one of the atmospheric waterfront cafés.

If you’ve booked a round-trip ticket, head back to the port in time for your return ferry and end your day with a leisurely cruise back to Melbourne.
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1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brilliant outing - more than just a river cruise.

Give yourself, your friends and your family a real treat that's so affordable. While holidaying in Victoria and staying in Melbourne, my husband and I took this cruise to see the very beautiful Williamstown. The crew, especially the very funny Captain, made the trip even...More

1  Thank paulandliz2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Melb to Williamstown return day trip

Yesterdays ferry trip was a little cooler than l've been on previously. Although rain was predicted we decide to still head across for lunch and as usual we weren't disappointed. Several locations available and we chose the pub with the open fire to sit by....More

Thank Raelene65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ferry Cruise to Williamstown

Recommend using Melbourne River Cruises for the ferry trip to Williamstown. This boat provides a commentary, tea/coffee and seats that let you see the scenery along the cruise. There is another Williamstown Cruise run by Williamstown Ferries and on this cruise there is no commentary,...More

Thank ajc890
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile
Day trip to Williamstown

Great narrative from Peter the captain. Informative & very entertaining. Great day, worth the trip 😊

Thank ClareMur10
Reviewed 23 July 2018
A very pleasant way to visit Williamstown.

A very informative and entertaining cruise courtesy of Captain Chris. A relaxing and pleasant afternoon.

Thank oldaussieiady
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7 August 2018|
Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase a single ticket or a return ticket, just depends on your plans. You can also break your journey and return on a later ferry depending when you travel. Check out their website.
Carolyn F
28 May 2018|
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Response from lovethisplanet2014 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy the ticket at the ticket booth next to the bridge.