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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

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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.
  • 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
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Tea and coffee
  • Live commentary on board
  • 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.
About the operator
By: Melbourne River Cruises
Maitland, Australia
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
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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
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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
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Jan B
Winter Park, Colorado
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
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Marika V
Townsville, Australia
A pleasant evening
I took some elderly interstate visitors on the twilight cruise. They did not have any trouble with getting on/off
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Dublin, Ireland
Really lovely evening
Myself and my husband spent a fabulous evening in the Spirit of Melbourne. I’m coeliac and there were lots of
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Lois A
London, United Kingdom
Melbourne River Cruise
Would recommend doing this river cruise as it was informative and a pleasant way to pass an hour but be warned we
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Perth, Australia
4 course dinner cruise on the Spirit of Melbourne
Very enjoyable, food was excellent as was the service, glasses were filled fairly rapidly. Very lovely evening on
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
Informative and sort of comfortable
Sort of comfortable? It was 43c so not their fault, too bloody hot to be outside but we went anyway. Great
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Nawal A
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
Not an impressive cruise
The boat was old and not very clean or inviting. The voice documentary was of a very poor quality. E were inside
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Key Details
  • Yarra River, Melbourne River Cruises
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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