We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A beautiful day trip

We took the ferry to williamstown with the helpful and informative crew making our journey feel... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2019
Derby, United Kingdom
via mobile
One of Melbourne’s great rides - the lower reaches of the Yarra River to Williamstown and back.

Williamstown Ferries, Southgate Berth Melbourne & Gem Pier Williamstown You can if you’re in a... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2019
Peter S
Rome, Italy
Read all 76 reviews
All photos (40)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible15%
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Gem Pier, Williamstown | BERTH 1, SOUTHGATE; next to the Elizabeth St walk Bridge, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Williamstown
from $25.06
More Info
from $61.95
More Info
from $93.97
More Info
Reviews (76)
Filter reviews
76 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews yarra river pleasant trip ferry ride ferry service ice creameries caught the train langham hotel completely different perspective few hours buy a ticket overseas visitors the main street great value for money sense of humour central melbourne southbank skipper
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 76 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

I booked online my return ticket to Williamstown. It was raining during the first cruise. Maybe that's the reason one I was the only passenger. But I didn't care. It actually felt kinda special. The ride was smooth, I had the whole boat to myself...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank marstar0109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our ferry ride from Southbank to Scienceworks. The onboard staff were lovely, very helpful. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

We took the ferry to williamstown with the helpful and informative crew making our journey feel safe and welcome. The harbour area is really quaint with old fashioned shop fronts onbobecsidecand lovely boats in the water in the other. We went on a Wednesday and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joy4124
Reviewed July 24, 2019

I took my three sons to the Scienceworks Museum from Melbourne using the ferry and it was perfect! We had a great experience!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jenny M
Reviewed April 12, 2019

Williamstown Ferries, Southgate Berth Melbourne & Gem Pier Williamstown You can if you’re in a hurry catch the Metro to Williamstown; there’s a spur from the Werribee Line that provides modern-day Williamstown with three stations. Imagine! What would the original peoples and/or those early settlers...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed March 25, 2019

It is very rare that I provide such poor feedback but this is one occasion. There is a choice of 2 services to Williamstown and Williamstown ferries is not the one I would choose. No safety briefing (we found the life jackets by opening a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ian B
Reviewed March 24, 2019

On a beautiful day, we took our Canadian visitors to Williamstown on the ferry. Beware and make sure you travel on the newer shuttle. The old, small cramped ferry is stuffy and if forced inside, it is difficult to get a decent view from the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Liz D
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

As it was a beautiful day we decided to take the ferry from Williamstown to St Kilda. The ferry is quite small but the 2 guys running it were so upbeat, helpful with our pram and cheerful. Everything went to time; they’re safety conscious and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gailSheringham
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

Being a proud Melburnian I was excited to take my overseas visitor on the Williamstown Ferry. I had been on the ferry before and it’s an iconic experience. The service on 21/3/19 was terrible. We bought our (not cheap) return tickets at Southbank. The ferry...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MandG16
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

Head on down to Williamstown on the yarra river. The 1 hour cruise was really nice. Lots to see along the way and if you get a nice day sitting out side is a must. The ride is smooth and I enjoyed seeing Melbourne from.a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank melfromaustralia
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Middle Park Hotel
290 reviews
3.34 miles away
Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
308 reviews
3.48 miles away
Pan Pacific Melbourne
4,468 reviews
3.53 miles away
Four Points By Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
598 reviews
3.64 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 131 nearby restaurants
Pelicans Landing
315 reviews
.09 miles away
134 reviews
.17 miles away
El Burro
107 reviews
.17 miles away
Off the Pier - Fish and Chippery
80 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 62 nearby attractions
Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown
34 reviews
.21 miles away
Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre
26 reviews
.10 miles away
Williamstown Beach
19 reviews
.46 miles away
Gem Pier
18 reviews
.10 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
April 7, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from James0K | Reviewed this property |
Reviewed this attraction James0K Hong Kong, China 0 Votes Yes, a couple of dollars only.