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Searoad Ferries

Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
+61 3 5257 4500
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Fun experience driving the car onto the ferry. However, passengers on vehicles have to wait for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Clara N
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Singapore, Singapore
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Return trip Queenscliff to Sorrento

Walk on (bikes travel free). This is a great value ferry ride for pedestrians. Travelled to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ray B
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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 Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, it’s a leisurely 2-hour scenic drive to Phillip Island and the famous Penguin Parade. From Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, you’re very close to the glorious Great Ocean Road.Stroll on board as a passenger or bring your car – it’s the fast and environmentally friendly alternative to the drive of more than 200 km through the city from one peninsula to the other.All weather, hourly crossings, 7 Days…Two specially designed all-weather 60-metre ferries depart from both destinations on the hour, every hour, 7am to 6pm daily. Enjoy easy drive on/drive off facilities, spacious comfortable lounges with full-length windows, a tempting cafe and plenty of deck space.There are ever-changing sights – watch out for dolphins, whales in winter and enormous ships as you breathe incredibly fresh air.Arriving at Sorrento, you’ll have a perfect view of multi-million dollar mansions sitting atop cliffs, tiny coves filled with boats, the beautiful foreshore and old limestone buildings.Queenscliff is dominated by the fascinating 1860s Fort Queenscliff, but has many gracious old buildings including grand historic hotels and guesthouses.The specially designed all weather ferries have easy drive on/drive off facilities, no turning required.Easy and convenient.
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“high tea” (21 reviews)
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Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun experience driving the car onto the ferry. However, passengers on vehicles have to wait for passengers on foot to board the ferry and hence we did not manage to get seats by the windows on the ferry. The queue for food and drink is...More

Thank Clara N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk on (bikes travel free). This is a great value ferry ride for pedestrians. Travelled to Sorrento for lunch, then back in the afternoon. Great scenery along the way, you can choose inside or outside seating.More

Thank Ray B
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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. Fantastic that you took your bikes, there are so many greta spots to ride form other ferry terminals. From Sorrento there is Point Nepean National Park that has wonderful biking and from Queenscliff there is the Bellarine Rail Trail....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great ferry trip – Instead of driving all the way back through Melbourne, we were advised to take the Portsea ferry. It’s not cheap but then it’s a boat trip in itself. We arrived on the other side after about an hour or...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed crossing Port Phillip Bay aboard our ferries. We sail between Sorrento & Queenscliff, which as you say is an amazing historical town, with beautiful boom time architecture. There is a lot to see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent bang for bucks. Seniors return trip from Sorrento to Queenscliffe includes two course lunch at ferry terminal at queenscliffe. Great day out.More

Thank Colin O
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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. Our Sail to Lunch package is available everyday for all customers. Our current package is $39 and includes 2 course and a glass of wine @ RORO Cafe on the Beach in Queenscliff, and a return foot passenger ticket....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took our grandson from Sorrento to Queenscliff for lunch and then back to Sorrento.Lovely smooth trip both ways with few passengers. Had a glass of wine on board and it was fast and reasonably priced. Seats were comfortable and views stunning....More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. What a lovely outing to do with your grandson. There is a kids play area, full length windows for the littlies to check out the bay and look for dolphins. There is plenty of deck space and binoculars to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled on the ferry from Queenstown to Sorento with our car and caravan. They had a special on the caravan 1/2 price if you caught the 7am 8am or 9am ferry. Great trip across nice café on board.More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. The ferry crossing with caravan in tow is a very relaxing alternative to the 200km drive around the bay through city traffic and on toll roads. The 1/2 price caravan special is offered every day on the 7am, 8am...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Why could we not get wine from the lounge and pay at the coffee till rather than being forced to buy what was available in that fridge which was nothing we wanted. Way too rigid

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious although on the cold side. The advert started with Sail the bay - it ended with between queenscliff and Sorrento. I felt sail the bay needs to be changed to say straight up between the two ports. Intimate area with only...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently caught the car ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff. It was a pleasant day and quite calm considering it was raining and overcast. Thank goodness no wind. It is worth travelling the distance to get to Sorrento. Of course the must stop for coffee...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The 40 minute ferry crossing offers ever changing sites across the four seasons, and winter has spectacular sunsets and sunrises, awesome light and amazing skies. The crossing is mostly smooth sailing as the ferries are purpose built for the bay...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best way to travel from Geelong to the other side of the bay. Normally going through the city which can take hours fighting your way through traffic and toll fees, using Searoad Ferries from Queencliffe to Sorento and back beats the extra long drive....More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. The 40 minute crossing is a relaxing and scenic alternative to the drive around and you can stretch your legs on the internal or outside decks. Dolphins are often spotted frolicking nearby and the clifftop mansion as you sail...More

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Brianna Y
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Response from keremary | Reviewed this property |
in the peak period if you buy your ticket in advance it doesn't guarantee you will get on the trip you booked for. you still have to arrive 45 min before departure. personally on holiday period I would avoid any trip after... More
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Response from expatmelbourne | Reviewed this property |
There is a website that will answer all you queries but to summarise- Ferries every hour on the hour 7 am to 6 pm ( (7 pm peak summer time) You can book on line but must get to terminal 40 mins prior to departure to... More
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Response from T0RTIE | Reviewed this property |
There is parking but not a lot. If you can't get a park by the Ferry, you might get lucky by the beach and that's only a 5 minute walk to the Pier.
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