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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$15,89
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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.
Reviews (113)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
First visit to Melbourne & Australia

We travelled the full return trip from the quay in the heart of the city to Williamstown, the skipper and crew were very good and gave commentary as we travelled down the river out of the city. On arrival at Williamstown we took leave for...More

Thank Barders745
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a disappointing birthday, purchased 2 return tickets for $50 , lucky to have a seat out the back on a beautiful spring day , when purchasing were told we could stay on the boat for return trip, when at Southbank got told this is...More

2  Thank nicolerogers136
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The Melbourne River Cruise Ferry to illiamstown

A great way to spend four hours in Melbourne.... Ferry trip: 1hr each way (good commentary, great vista of Melbourne waterfront, incl. Southbank, Docklands, the industrial wharves and the container shipping facilities , starting at Southbank; 2 hr at Williamstown (Fish n chips for lunch...More

1  Thank Dan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
. Different Perspective on Melbourne.

Underrated trip. You can train to Williamstown from city and then get ferry back to Southbank. Can also pick up ferry at rear of ScienceWorks. Willy a great place to have lunch - many restaurants - and then wander about; many original buildings. After return...More

Thank Sonny A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Trip was awesome and wonderful customer Service

While purchasing tickets, we met Fay (Staff at Melb Cruise) she was amazing and helped us with all the information. She was very nice and humble. Service at the cruise was also awesome. Complimentary tea and coffee available at the cruise. Last but not the...More

Thank Kartik P
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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.