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Blackbird Cruises

Footscray, Australia
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About Blackbird Cruises
Maximum Passengers on Vessel : 30 No EFTPOS or Credit Card Facility. PUBLIC CRUISES There are two cruises operating with full commentary, historical, nostalgic cruises through the Western suburbs of Melbourne & Port of Melbourne. FOOTSCRAY TERMINAL Melway Map 42; E : 5 Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday / Sunday When Vessel is not on Charter Departs from FOOTSCRAY BERTH : at 1:00 pm for a 2 hour cruises of Maribyrnong river. Cost ADULT $30.00 CHILD $10.00 at 4:00 pm for a 1 hour cruises of Port of Melbourne. Cost ADULT $15.00 CHILD $10.00 Just a ten dollars deposit is require to confirm booking, in person at the office with cash or via the post with Cheque or Money Order made out to Blackbird Cruises, sent to: Blackbird Cruises. P. O. Box 484, Footscray 3011. Office address is 1 Maribyrnong street, Footscray. Melway Map 42; E:5 or if relying on GPS, you need to program in 2 Saltriver place, Footscray as this is apartment building behind us.
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

The Blackbird is a sturdy boat that wears its years with pride. The skipper, Peter, knows everything about the Maribyrnong River. We took an hour's cruise and discovered many things about the river thas we never knew were there. The river is relativley placid, it's...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Warwick S, Owner at Blackbird Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2019

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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

What a fabulous trip we had on the Maribyrnong River. Peter owner skipper and tour guide was so interesting and knowledgeable I could of listened to him for hours. His commentary was so informative of past history of the river and what is happening now....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Warwick S, Owner at Blackbird Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2019

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

We spent a delightful 2 hours cruising along the Maribyrnong on the Blackbird. Tooting & waving to the many people out enjoying the beauty of the river on a superb sunny Sunday afternoon. We learned so much about the river & surrounding area from the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Warwick S, Owner at Blackbird Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

This is a wonderful way to enjoy the Maribyrnong River. This is a quaint old boat that takes the slow lane down and up the river. What an interesting way to see a bit of Melbourne. The commentry on the surrounds added to the big...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

We'e taken almost every other river cruise around Melbourne but had never heard of this one until our most recent trip. It's a no-frills, old fashioned family operation - very little internet presence, no capacity to take online bookings, payments only by cash. The boat...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Warwick S, Owner at Blackbird Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Really good 2 hrs trip. Lots of good commentary from Captain Peter Somerville.Great company and good friends . Spoilt only by scumbag Footscray council who are poised , ready to swoop as soon as car park clicks over the allotted time. $20 for boat trip........More

Date of experience: March 2017
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