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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise provided by Melbourne River Cruises

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Live commentary onboard ensures you don’t miss anything
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Melbourne River Cruises, Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Tea and coffee
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
173Reviews
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Mick Chamberlain wrote a review Mar 2020
37 contributions2 helpful votes
Saw the river trips advertised got the tickets and got on board fantastic river trip takes an hour full Commentary all the way well worth going would recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Micky, thank you so much for travelling with Melbourne River Cruises. We really appreciate your kind words. We would love to have you on board again!
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Yvonne D wrote a review Mar 2020
PERTH4 contributions2 helpful votes
Great commentary all the way to Williamstown funny, informative. And plenty left to look up for yourself.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi there, thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you on board again!
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Nangus wrote a review Feb 2020
Wagga Wagga, Australia225 contributions102 helpful votes
Sort of comfortable? It was 43c so not their fault, too bloody hot to be outside but we went anyway. Great commentary from the Captain, a bit of wisdom and humour. Williamstown on a stinking hot day is not great. Plenty to see for two thirds but working ports are what they are.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Nangus, thank you so much for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again someday in a nicer weather to fully enjoy our cruise!
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Giovanna G wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Excellent commentary by the captain, sights along the Yarra and bay worth seeing, Williamstown a beautiful place for lunch etc
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there, we really appreciate your feedback and yes, Williamstown is definitely a wonderful place. We look forward to seeing you again on our cruises!
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Kelly C wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions
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Myself and 16 yr old done the river cruise from city to Williamstown.We both loved it.The captain and his team were great, friendly and the comentry was funny and interesting.It was windy and the water was choppy,but we felt comfy and secure.Heaps of room to move around.Would
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words, Kelly. We are pleased to hear that you had enjoyed the cruise. We look forward to seeing you again on board!
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ankibjohansson
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Cruise?
The food and service was really great. There was hardly no cruising though due to the tide... We moved 500 meters t
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Scenic81957
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Mundane and below average
Most exciting part of the tour was at the start when an altercation between a number of old ladies one of whom had
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Kathy B
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Fun
We love anything on the water, so we were excited to experience a new city this way. The food was good, and the ser
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chelle1983
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Terrible service
Disgusting service received this morning by the man at the Berth 2 kiosk and Daniel. Having already done the Dock
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HatishMayer
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Great Outdoors Lifestyle
It's Australia ... you can't go wrong! That's the short & long of it. My favourite country without any doubt. Need
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Whatnxt
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Amazing
A special girls evening, this dinner cruise lived up to expectations. Food was fantastic, the staff very attentiv
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Mats N
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Not worth it
First they arrived 15 minutes late that ment that the other group got a hour and 15 min tour , which means we got a
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1936Chevy
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Sam the Captain was the best.
Excellent informative cruise. Sam the captain was informative with an interesting twist on all his facts. Absolut
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VEGE34
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Not much to see, and boat not fit for a sightseeing cruise
We took this cruise wanting to see parts of the city that we would not visit otherwise. The cruise boat we got on d
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HardyWhite
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Poor vfm and customer service
The trip was overpriced, the captain’s commentary was lacklustre and to top it all he requested that we (the only 2
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jgzjgul
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Not too bad
Peter and John do a good job but if I was doing it again I wouldn't bother with the second section that goes to the
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Rats_snod
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Lovely evening
We booked this evening months before we came to Melbourne and were looking forward to it. We had regular updates fr
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Wag864
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Ideal way if limited to time.
Took the Yarra River cruise - upstream and downstream. Comfortable enough boat (plastic seats), plenty viewing wind
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Jan B
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Spectacular Melbourne Skyline and City Views!!
Highly Recommend the Yarra River Dinner Cruise with the Spirit of Melbourne! It's a great way to see the City durin
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Marika V
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A pleasant evening
I took some elderly interstate visitors on the twilight cruise. They did not have any trouble with getting on/off t
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Key Details
  • Yarra River, Melbourne River Cruises
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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