Western Port Ferries

Western Port Ferries, Crib Point: Address, Phone Number, Western Port Ferries Reviews: 4.5/5

Western Port Ferries
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Western Port Ferries operates the passenger ferry service on spectacular Western Port Bay, sailing between Stony Point, on the Mornington Peninsula, Tankerton on French Island and Cowes on Phillip Island. The service operates 365 days per year, and is a vital connection to the mainland for French Island residents and is an extremely popular route for visitors to the area.
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PlanetOz
Melbourne, Australia4,216 contributions
Ferry Transport
Mar 2021
Can catch a ferry from Stony Point Terminal at Crib Point to French Island and also to Phillip Island.

It is good to have such facilities.
Written March 20, 2021
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Thank you PlanetOz for your review. The fast cat ferry is a great way to travel from the mainland to French Island or Cowes @ Phillip Island. Hope to see you onboard again soon. Regards, Leanne
Written March 31, 2021
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witte1974
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
Best way to spend the day.
Jan 2021
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Westernport Ferries and inparticular to "Captain Anthony" for the time that you took to explain the running of the ferry including your generous acceptance to have a photo with our grandchilden. We wanted you to know not only what a fantastic first time experience it was for them but how thrilled they were and how special the whole adventure was. Ken and Bernadette.
Written January 27, 2021
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Thank you witte1974 for the lovely feedback and review. This has been passed on to the Western Port Ferries team, including "Captain Anthony". The crew do a great job and enjoy what they do. It is a lovely cruise across the bay and it is indeed and 'adventure'. Hope to see you back onboard again soo for your second visit! Warm regards, Leanne
Written January 28, 2021
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Lorna L
Melbourne, Australia84 contributions
lovely boat ride
Jan 2021
lovely boat ride with friendly staff. people with bikes a bit of a pain pushing through pedestrians. they should load the bikes last. my only complaint is the toilets were locked and staff reluctant to unlock. this is not good and should be rectified. If there was an urgent call it would be too late !
Written January 20, 2021
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Thank you Gaye L for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the boat ride. In regards to your feedback about the toilets, toilets are only locked when engaged (in use by passengers). I am sure you can appreciate why our staff would be reluctant to unlock the toilet door. We do hope to see you onboard again soon. Warmest regards, Leanne
Written January 24, 2021
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Graham
2 contributions
Missed the boat
Jun 2020
The ferry took off a minute before scheduled departure time, they had seen us approaching but departed anyway. So much for local tourism, French island you missed out💰💰 because of some impatient so called captain. Check the cameras if you don’t believe us.
Written June 6, 2020
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Thank you Mygov for your feedback. We did check with the Master on the day and he unfortunately did not see any passengers on the pier or approaching the ferry. We try our best to accommodate any passengers we see approaching the ferry or running late. We apologise for any inconvenience. Regards, Leanne
Written June 14, 2020
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worldtravellers1995
Cairns, Australia252 contributions
Smooth sailing
Mar 2020 • Couples
Our return trip to Phillip Island was smooth sailing, barely knew we were on water. The staff were friendly and the ferry was on time. We brought our bikes onboard as we rode them around the island and the staff were accommodating. No complaints.
Written March 13, 2020
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Thank you for the great review worldtravllers1995. The crew do a great job and hopping across to French Iland or Phillip Island is only a 15 minute ferry ride, perfect for taking your bikes and getting around either island. Hope to see you saling again soon. Warm regards, Leanne
Written March 15, 2020
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Tony S
Kangaroo Flat, Australia39 contributions
Better than a rollercoaster!
Jan 2020
We traveled on the 10th of January from Stony Point to French Island and then on to Philip Island and back. It was a little bit rocky but nothing compared to the return trip after the cool change kicked in! Chatting to the cabin crew ( I can't remember her name but she had a lovely big smile and came from Coronet Bay!) she said that we may be delayed if it got a bit rough. We sat in the bar of the Isle of Wight watching the ferry come in and flipping heck it was getting thrown around! Just like spotlighting in the back of the ute I found it easier to stand. Our smiley mate was very good with the queasy people and moved around like we were on dry land, the old sea dog! I've not been on many boats but I was impressed with the way that one was handled.
Written February 5, 2020
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Thank you Tony S for the wonderful review! Our crew do an amazing job in what is, sometimes, tricky conditions. Of course safety is our number one priority. Glad you enjoyed the crossing - sitting and standing! Hope to see you sailing again with us. Regards, Leanne
Written February 9, 2020
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M L K
Truganina, Australia155 contributions
Day trip
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great trip across the water. Can visit French Island or Phillip Island. Able to take our dog which was a bonus. Only took just over half an hour. Bar on board for those so inclined. The captain let all the kids upstairs to go in with him to help drive the boat. Some even got to sit in his seat.
Written December 29, 2019
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Thank you mlk989 for the great review and we are glad you, your kids and four legged friend enjoyed the crossing. Fun to visit the bridge! Hope to see you sailing with us again soon. Warm regards, Leanne
Written January 5, 2020
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Andrew R
28 contributions
A pleasant experience
Nov 2019
We travelled from Cowes to French Island for the day with our bicyles. The service was prompt, efficient and pleasant. The young lady who helped on the boarding was lovely, friendly and helped us stow our bicycles. Would recommend this service, although somewhat pricey.
Written November 22, 2019
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Thanks Andrew for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the experience on ferry travel to your cycling adventure on French Island. Hope to see you again soon. Regards,
Written November 24, 2019
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George N
Newcastle, Australia70 contributions
Ferry Ride to Phillip Island
Apr 2019 • Couples
Did the 45 minute ferry ride to French and Phillip Island. Very comfortable trip with competent friendly crew. Dog friendly. They even gave our dog a Schmacko dog treat to chew. Helped us up the steps with his stroller. First rate service with informative Skipper telling us all about the surrounding area. Couldn’t ask for more.
Written May 14, 2019
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Thank you for your lovely review and feedback on your experience. It is a wonderful fast cat ride, comfortable and beautiful scenery. Your feedback has been passed on to our crew and team. Hope to see you and your family back onboard again soon. Regards, Leanne
Written July 4, 2019
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bubs
21 contributions
FERRY RIDE
Feb 2019 • Friends
Travelled on the ferry yesterday with a friend. Great service, all staff friendly and helpful.
Was nice to hear their concern to get customers back to Crib point for the train.
Wonderful day out, calling into French Is and then onto Cowes.
We spent our time having lunch, wondering along the shops then sitting on a seat in the shade watching the activities on the beach. Lovely ice cream at the kiosk.
Suggestion: would be great if there was a shuttle bus to go on for a tour out to the Nobbies.
Written February 25, 2019
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Thank you for your great review. It is a lovely day trip to Cowes from the Mornington Peninsula, so glad you enjoyed it and all that Cowes has to offer. And we agree that it would be great if there was a connection to the Nobbies. Hope to see you back onboard again soon. Warm regards, Leanne
Written March 7, 2019
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