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Searoad Ferries

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1 Wharf St E, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5257 4500
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Took caravan across to Queensclif

Booked in at Apollo Bay for the QB long weekend and decided to take the caravan across via ferry to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rabbi1959
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Lovely experience

My husband and i brought our grandson from overseas and took him on the ferry from Sorrento to... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Patti V
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Rosebud, Australia
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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 convenient 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. Spot dolphins all year, glide by spectacular coastline.
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1 Wharf St E, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked in at Apollo Bay for the QB long weekend and decided to take the caravan across via ferry to evade the city traffic. Have done it before just in my vehicle. Great way to get across and if you book either the 7am, 8am...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. The ferry crossing is very simple and easy for all vehicles, especially caravans, as there is no backing or turning required, just drive on and drive off! Hope to see you onboard again soon. Regards, Leanne

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

My husband and i brought our grandson from overseas and took him on the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff for lunch then return. After a delightful fish and chips lunch, we walked around the marina and up the Marina tower adjacent to 360 degree restaurant....More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. The ferry crossing is always a great experience for children and how lovely to share this with your grandson on his recent visit. Hopefully you spotted a few dolphins! The Queenscliff Harbour 360 degree tower is a great free...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

A must do either from Queenscliff or Sorrento .Great service by all staff and good facilities.Perfect on a sunny day with dolphins racing along side the boat.Good prices for foot passengers,slightly expensive for return trip with the car,but worth it to save on taxiMore

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. The dolphins are always a highlight and if you are travelling between June and September whales are often spotted as well. This season has been particularly prolific with many hump backs sighted already. Hope to see you onboard again...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

In order to miss Melbourne and Geelong, we used the convenience of this ferry to continue on to Phillip Island from the Great Ocean Road. Firstly, the office staff and attendants were very helpful, friendly and efficient. We were due to board at 10.00am, but...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review and for travelling with Searoad Ferries. Many visitors to Victoria travel to the iconic Great Ocean Road and take the ferry between Queenscliff and Sorrento to easily get to either the Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island or the eastern part...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

We went on the ferry to Sorrento & back, but had to go on the smaller one which was fine but not as good due to less space. It is a lovely trip to take & not to be missed if visiting Queenscliff. Everyone was...More

Thank Julia M
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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. There are two large 60 metre ferries that criss cross back and forth each day every hour on the hour from 7am to 6pm. During our annual maintenance period, in the winter months , the smaller ferry (MV Princess)...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

What a terrific way to celebrate Dad’s 89th birthday! The weather helped -blue sky, calm and comfortable - but also the fact that we could give my elderly parents a really special day out from Geelong doing something that they are not able do any...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. So glad we could make your dads birthday a special one. The ferry is particularly easy for the elderly with easy access and the lounge deck all on one level. Can even get to the smaller external decks on...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

You can’t fault these folk. Booking was efficient and friendly and the terminal building at Queenscliff is comfortable to wait in. Every hour on the hour, they say and that’s exactly what they deliver. Embarkation is smoothly achieved. The vessels offer a range of seating,...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, it has been passed on to our team. The crossing is a great days outing to either village (walking distance from the ferry) or as part of a road trip. It is a very scenic sail - past clifftop...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Very efficiently run ferry and easy boarding and disembarking. We were a big group and we all enjoyed the views, very smooth sailing.More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Our team do a great job in boarding and disembarking our customers, and it is very simple and easy for both foot passengers and those travelling in vehicles. Hope to see you crossing our beautiful bay again aboard Searoad Ferries....More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Very friendly staff and a smooth and enjoyable trip but could have done with a good clean as the vessel even though it was lunch time seemed like it had not been cleaned for days!!!More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5/5 review. We are so glad you enjoyed the crossing and our friendly team, We appreciate your feedback and this has been passed on to our Operations Manager. Cleaners come in every night and clean the entire vessel and the crew...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

This is THE way to get across Port Phillip Bay to Sorrento- not only do you avoid the hassles and congestion of Melbourne but it is a mii cruise as well! The staff are all very helpful, the coffee's OK and the food not bad....More

Thank Patricia S
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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review. We agree the 40 minute crossing between Queenscliff and Sorrento is just like a mini cruise, with great scenery, dolphin spotting and pristine waters. We sail inside the bay so it is smooth sailing! We take al range of...More

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