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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 1 - 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3013SIGHTCD

The City and Williamstown Ferry offers visitors an historic coastal village experience. Cruise past Melbourne's shipping channels on your journey to the old maritime seaport of Williamstown. Spend the day sipping coffee at a sidewalk café or discovering quaint shops and galleries, before taking a leisurely cruise back to the city.


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  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

City to Williamstown
Cruise past Melbourne's shipping channels on your journey to the old maritime seaport of Williamstown. Explore this early colonial settlement, boasting a charming array of restaurants, cafes and galleries amongst picturesque gardens. Take in the stunning waterfront bay views overlooking the coastal waters. Duration: 50 mins to 1 hour.

Williamstown to City Ferry
Depart from this inner city treasure and historic coastal village. Journey across the bay into the Yarra River, past the port and docklands. A wonderful opportunity to see the magnificent vistas of the Melbourne skyline before entering into the hustle and bustle of city life.

Duration: 50 mins to 1 hour

Williamstown and City
For a great day out, take a return trip to or from Williamstown or the city. A wonderful range of activities, restaurants and attractions to explore for everyone. Duration: 1 ¾ - 2 hours

You can choose to go one-way or return! Just select which option suits you at the time of booking.

Onboard Facilities:

  • Tea and Coffee
  • Informative commentary
  • Large panoramic windows
  • Alfresco sun decks
  • Comfortable onboard amenities (restrooms)

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
From the City: Southbank Promenade Berth No 5, on rivers edge near Langham Hotel.

From Williamstown:
Gem Pier, Syme Street.

Departure Time:

January  - December (weekdays)
• 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm

January  - December (weekends)
• 10:30am, 11.30am, 12:30pm, 2.30pm


January  - December (weekdays)
• 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

January  - December (weekends)
• 11:30am, 12.30pm, 1:30pm, 3.30pm

Pricing information

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Code: CWOW

City to Williamstown Cruise (One Way)

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City to Williamstown Cruise (One Way). Valid for families of 2 Adults and 2 Children

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Code: WCOW

Williamstown to City Cruise (One Way)

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Williamstown to City Cruise (One Way). Valid for families of 2 Adults and 2 Children

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Williamstown and City Cruise (Round Trip from City OR Williamstown)

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Williamstown and City Cruise (Round Trip from City OR Williamstown). Valid for families of 2 Adults and 2 Children

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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Tea and coffee
  • Live commentary on board
  • Round-trip ferry
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • The boat is completely enclosed and windowed so that passengers won't be subject to the elements
  • Unfortunately the vessel is NOT wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the vessel on their own and if the wheelchair is collapsible. The staff are not permitted to assist handicapped persons due to insurance restrictions
Important Note:
  • Cruise duration times are approximate and subject to change, often due to tides and river traffic
  • Cruise direction and timetable subject to tidal conditions and river closures
  • Passengers MUST check timetable for their return trip to ensure departure times connect
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Barry W, April 2014

My wife and I together with another couple, all from Melbourne suburbs, took the ferry cruise to Williamstown and back on a day when the weather was perfect. The ferry tour was very exciting and the commentary each way was excellent. The service was of very high standard and we thank you for the fun day. At Williamstown we did a guided tour which lasted about one hour and that also was first class.

Reviewed by: MARGARETA J, March 2014

It was very nice and lovely experience. We saw warts of the town that you are not able to see when driving...

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