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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise provided by Melbourne River Cruises

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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Live commentary onboard ensures you don’t miss anything
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Duration
1–2 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Tea and coffee
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jeffry b wrote a review Jun 2020
Essendon, Australia5,725 contributions1,195 helpful vote
Williamstown was once Victoria's principle port but now it's a bayside suburb. . The cruise down the Yarra River and across Port Phillip Bay is an entertaining way of seeing Melourne close up. It's worth spending some time looking around Williamstown, it has some of the best
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Be E wrote a review Apr 2020
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We were on the ferry from Southgate to Williamstown early March departed 2.00pm. We just wanted to pass on our thanks for a great day and especially to our “captain” Sam (we think - on the leg to Williamstown) who was very knowledgable about the port and delivered his commentary
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MRC M, Manager at Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
Responded May 11, 2020
Hi Lyn and Barb, Thank you for the positive feedback! Captain Sam will be thrilled. You can never go wrong with a day spent in Williams Town. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. :)
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Mick Chamberlain wrote a review Mar 2020
39 contributions2 helpful votes
Saw the river trips advertised got the tickets and got on board fantastic river trip takes an hour full Commentary all the way well worth going would recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Hi Micky, thank you so much for travelling with Melbourne River Cruises. We really appreciate your kind words. We would love to have you on board again!
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Yvonne D wrote a review Mar 2020
PERTH4 contributions2 helpful votes
Great commentary all the way to Williamstown funny, informative. And plenty left to look up for yourself.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Hi there, thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you on board again!
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Nangus wrote a review Feb 2020
Wagga Wagga, Australia223 contributions103 helpful votes
Sort of comfortable? It was 43c so not their fault, too bloody hot to be outside but we went anyway. Great commentary from the Captain, a bit of wisdom and humour. Williamstown on a stinking hot day is not great. Plenty to see for two thirds but working ports are what they are.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Hi Nangus, thank you so much for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again someday in a nicer weather to fully enjoy our cruise!
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About the operator

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810reneem
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Ms Renee Martin
Had a wonderful time on board and the trip up and down the Yarra River was one I'll remember forever. Staff on boar
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Gwendoline B
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Perfect Venue for Saturday Night Dinner
Had a wonderful dinner cruise from Berth 1, Southbank BVD. Staff were, professional and warm at the same time prov
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619jeffry
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Take a trip down the Yarra
It's worthwhile taking a cruise down the Yarra and across Port Phillip Bay to Williamstown. Williamstown was once V
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Wayne_L_Burgess
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Anniversary Dinner
We spent an evening on the Spirit of Melbourne to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we had a loverly relaxing e
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ankibjohansson
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Cruise?
The food and service was really great. There was hardly no cruising though due to the tide... We moved 500 meters t
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Scenic81957
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Mundane and below average
Most exciting part of the tour was at the start when an altercation between a number of old ladies one of whom had
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Kathy B
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Fun
We love anything on the water, so we were excited to experience a new city this way. The food was good, and the ser
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chelle1983
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Terrible service
Disgusting service received this morning by the man at the Berth 2 kiosk and Daniel. Having already done the Dock
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HatishMayer
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Great Outdoors Lifestyle
It's Australia ... you can't go wrong! That's the short & long of it. My favourite country without any doubt. Need
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Whatnxt
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Amazing
A special girls evening, this dinner cruise lived up to expectations. Food was fantastic, the staff very attentiv
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Mats N
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Not worth it
First they arrived 15 minutes late that ment that the other group got a hour and 15 min tour , which means we got a
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1936Chevy
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Sam the Captain was the best.
Excellent informative cruise. Sam the captain was informative with an interesting twist on all his facts. Absolut
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VEGE34
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Not much to see, and boat not fit for a sightseeing cruise
We took this cruise wanting to see parts of the city that we would not visit otherwise. The cruise boat we got on d
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HardyWhite
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Poor vfm and customer service
The trip was overpriced, the captain’s commentary was lacklustre and to top it all he requested that we (the only 2
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jgzjgul
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Not too bad
Peter and John do a good job but if I was doing it again I wouldn't bother with the second section that goes to the
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  • Duration: 1–2 hours
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