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Searoad Ferries

Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
+61 3 5257 4500
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high tea on the sea

enjoyed a relaxing afternoon at high tea and a boat trip across the bay and back. the table... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ocker7282
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Altona, Australia
worth to try this experience

very nice and easy.. everything was perfect, the staff was helpful and nice. short trip but worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions: the Bellarine Peninsula and Mornington Peninsula.Both destinations have a vast number of attractions to explore. Then, from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, it’s a leisurely 2-hour scenic drive to Phillip Island and the famous Penguin Parade. From Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, you’re very close to the glorious Great Ocean Road.Stroll on board as a passenger or bring your car – it’s the fast and environmentally friendly alternative to the drive of more than 200 km through the city from one peninsula to the other.All weather, hourly crossings, 7 Days…Two specially designed all-weather 60-metre ferries depart from both destinations on the hour, every hour, 7am to 6pm daily. Enjoy easy drive on/drive off facilities, spacious comfortable lounges with full-length windows, a tempting cafe and plenty of deck space.There are ever-changing sights – watch out for dolphins, whales in winter and enormous ships as you breathe incredibly fresh air.Arriving at Sorrento, you’ll have a perfect view of multi-million dollar mansions sitting atop cliffs, tiny coves filled with boats, the beautiful foreshore and old limestone buildings.Queenscliff is dominated by the fascinating 1860s Fort Queenscliff, but has many gracious old buildings including grand historic hotels and guesthouses.The specially designed all weather ferries have easy drive on/drive off facilities, no turning required.Easy and convenient.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

enjoyed a relaxing afternoon at high tea and a boat trip across the bay and back. the table setting was terrific , staff very attentive with quick service.money well spent high recommendation from a Scotsman.More

Thank ocker7282
Management response:Responded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review. The value is terrific for $45 - a 2 hour return sail on the beautiful Bay, tiered platter of sweet and savoury treats, glass of sparkling wine and coffee or tea. We are even doing a bloke version this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice and easy.. everything was perfect, the staff was helpful and nice. short trip but worth to try.More

Thank Soli s
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed the bay crossing. It is very easy, particularly if you are driving a vehicle as it is drive on/drive off, no turning or backing required. And the views are spectacular - coastline, cliff top...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for an alternative way to get across from Queenscliff to Sorrento, drive the car on, and venture up for a coffee or meal and sit back and enjoy the coastline from the water.

Thank Jeanette N
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review, we are so glad you enjoyed the experience. Hope you saw some dolphins, which live in the Bay all year round and often play beside the ferry. See you onboard again soon! Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$140 for a return trip for one car, two people is a complete rip off for a 40 minute trip. The ferry hadn't been updated since the 1970s and the toilets were disgusting with water running on the floor. But I could have put up...More

Thank whatsabdid
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we do value your feedback. Searoad Ferries operate two ferries, departing both ports (Sorrento and Queenscliff) every hour on the hour from 7am to 6pm daily. The 2 large ferries have both been refurbished and upgraded over the past 6...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful way to see the coast line and to get from Sorrento to Queenscliff. We didn't take our car, instead used this as a passenger ferry The staff are helpful and courteous. The trip made eventful by the Victorian Water police who use this...More

Thank Ivana2656
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. It is always exciting to see the Water Police doing a training session. Glad you enjoyed the beautiful scenery - the clifftop mansions, the rugged coastline and historic fortifications. Hope to see you onboard again soon. Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice easy way to travel with all he comforts, food, drink, kids area, non expensive souvenirs and of course nice views. Decor could be a bit cleaner eg the material covering some seats is a bit dirty looking and toilets could have...More

Thank Jessieleeb
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the crossing and of course the wonderful views. It is the start of the whaling season and there have been a few sightings. Look out for dolphins next time you travel as they live in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveled on the ferry numerous times. Writing today as this was the first time I had traveled on the smaller open deck boat. Boat was clean, felt safe and got on and off really fast. All that you want from a Ro Ro. The boat...More

Thank martinc2103
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 4 star review. The smaller ferry - the MV Princess - is replacing one of the larger ferries whilst it is away for a scheduled maintenance. The ferry schedule continues to be hourly from both Sorrento and Queenscliff. For those that...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Great for a quick way around Port Phillip Bay or a sight seeing trip. One hour crossing trip. Either end of the crossing has nice beach side resort towns, Queenscliff and Sorrento. Plenty of things to see and do.More

Thank toby3431
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for your lovely review about your recent travels aboard Searoad Ferries. The 40 minute crossing is a great alternative to the 200km three hour drive around Port Phillip Bay. There is plenty to see on the crossing - cliff top mansions, wildlife -...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

We are on a road trip from Sydney. It was a Monday and we drove on for the 5.00 pm ferry heading to Sorrento. Not many other passengers so very relaxed and boarding is made very simple with directions from staff. At first I thought...More

Thank Stephen C
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed the crossing and the value of the ticket price. It is a great alternative to the 3 hour drive around through city traffic and on toll roads. The views are spectacular. Hope to...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

We took the Searoad Ferry from Sorrento in order to get to Geelong. We were greeted enthusiastically by the lady in the cashier booth, who gave us a newspaper, and did not have to wait for very long for the ferry to arrive - dead...More

Thank Clive E
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for your review. The dolphins are a wonderful addition to the ferry crossing and, as you say, the revel in playing in the wake of the boat. This year they have been particularly prolific and their jumping, our magic! Hope to see you...More

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sorry, for late reply. I think so , on the outside deck only.
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Yes there is nothing Kenya outside the ferry Barbour
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