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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

  • 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
Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
From US$16.30
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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.
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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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Day trip to Williamstown

Great narrative from Peter the captain. Informative & very entertaining. Great day, worth the trip 😊

Thank ClareMur10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A very pleasant way to visit Williamstown.

A very informative and entertaining cruise courtesy of Captain Chris. A relaxing and pleasant afternoon.

Thank oldaussieiady
Reviewed 14 May 2018
Great cruise and visit to Williamstown visit

This cruise gives you the best of both worlds a cruise down the river and a couple of hours to explore Wiiliamstown. The cruise was informative and a great way to see the city. Williamstown is a nice little town for a wander around and...More

2  Thank Pammy1906
Reviewed 25 April 2018
Do it! Make sure Chris is your captain & sit inside!

The boat trips were the highlights of my short visit to Melbourne. I did two tours up and down the Yarra and was lucky to have Chris as captain/guide both times. He is extremely knowledgeable and hilarious.He tells most interesting stories about the (building of)...More

1  Thank lovethisplanet2014
Reviewed 2 April 2018
Not to be missed

Visited on Saturday 3rd March. What a great way to see the city from the Yarra River as well as the Docks area as you cruise to Williamstown. It takes about an hour to get there and the same coming back. We had a break...More

3  Thank Michael-4551
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7 August 2018|
Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase a single ticket or a return ticket, just depends on your plans. You can also break your journey and return on a later ferry depending when you travel. Check out their website.
Carolyn F
28 May 2018|
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Response from lovethisplanet2014 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy the ticket at the ticket booth next to the bridge.