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Relaxing Journey

We took the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff as an alternative to driving thru city traffic... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Azette L
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Captain's Lunch

What a lovely way to spend a few hours. An excellent lunch,very well presented and served while... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions: the Bellarine Peninsula and Mornington Peninsula.Both destinations have a vast number of attractions to explore. Then, from...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff as an alternative to driving thru city traffic. Didn't need to book ahead, just arrive 30 minutes before scheduled departure. Staff were a little abrupt when we first enquired whether we needed to book, but believe they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LeanneJ434, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great review and recommendation. The 40 minute crossing is a great alternative to the 2.5+hour drive around on boring freeways, toll roads and through city traffic. And we agree, sitting back with a glass of wine and watching the scenery slide...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely way to spend a few hours. An excellent lunch,very well presented and served while travelling to Queenscliff and return to Sorrento.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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LeanneJ434, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. The Captain's Lunch is a lovely and relaxing 2 hour lunch - a shared grazing table of regional produce & slow cooked meats served at a communal table encouraging the spirit of eating together. And you get to the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended Captains Lunch, four of us, we had a wonderful time, started with a Antipasto platter, followed by beautiful roast veggies with succulent meats, all complimented by superb Oakdene wines, on the journey back from Queenscliff a wonderful array of desserts. We thoroughly enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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LeanneJ434, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of our Captains Lunch. The relaxing 2 hour return sail glides past beautiful coastal scenery, making for perfect viewing from the lounge as you indulge in a shared grazing style menu. It is great value and a ,lovely days...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance to travel to Queenscliff so we could start our holiday down the Surf Coast. All was well until out boat was cancelled due to maintenance issues. We were informed about 45 min before the boat was set to sail and that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LeanneJ434, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We do apologise for the inconvenience, and assure you this was totally unexpected. Unfortunately, on the day you travelled (thus the very short notice) we had a mechanical issue on one of our ferries, moving our service from hourly to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry left on time, was clean, the onboard cafe had a good selection of snacks and made a nice coffee. As pedestrian passengers, I thought the price wasn’t too bad either. Nice views of the bay and coastline on the trip. It’s only a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LeanneJ434, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the sailing, onboard facilities and views. Foot passengers can stroll to cafes, galleries and great shops in both Sorrento and Queenscliff. A great days outing! Hope to see you onboard again soon. Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the ferry with our car on it. It was a very comfortable and reliable ride. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout.More

Date of experience: May 2018
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LeanneJ434, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Our crew and customer service team pride themselves on exceptional service, on time and reliability. The view are pretty good to and the boarding and disembarking process very simple - drive on/drive off. Hope too see you onboard again...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Searoad Ferries from Sorrento to Queenscliff is super big and have multiple levels of transportation (Humana & vehicles). One of the big ferries (not ships) I saw and traveled in.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LeanneJ434, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. The ferries are quite large and can take up to 75 vehicles and 700 passengers. There are 24 crossings a day - every hour on the hour from 7am to 6pm, making travelling very convenient. Cars drive on and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We parked the car nearby and as foot passengers caught the ferry from Sorrento across to Queenscliff. On board there is plenty of seating, toilets, a cafe and a bar. The 40 minute trip was quite smooth. Once on the other side, it is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The afternoon started with a brunch at Woodfrog Bakery in St Kilda. Highly recommended. We drove along the foreshore from St Kilda to Portsea and looked at some of scenic places along the way. It was a casual cruise and most enjoyable. At Portsea we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LeanneJ434, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for your lovely and informative review. What a wonderful 'round the bay in a day' itinerary for a weeknd outing. Sounds like the perfect day. Hope to see you onboard again soon, Regards, Leanne

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We traveled from Sorento to queenscliff for fun and thats the way it was loved the ferry both ways had a great few hours at queenscliff having lunch and going to all the shops the vue grand is where we had lunch awesome it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LeanneJ434, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so glad you had such a great days outing. The 40 minutes crossing is literally a hop across the bay and the historic village of Queenscliff is a joy to wander around. Hope to see you...More

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ron w
6 November 2018|
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Response from Indy215 | Reviewed this property |
The whole exercise on getting on & off the ferry is very easy & streamlined. You drive straight onto the ferry and straight off at the other end. No reversing whatsoever. A very enjoyable trip.
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trishjen52
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Response from JudithM2409 | Reviewed this property |
Opposite Sorrento hotel on the park side is free parking- but also check the ferry terminal car park website - as parking fees come into effect around November 1- also call the Sorrento beachside information centre on 5984... More
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Margaret V
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