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Searoad Ferries

Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
+61 3 5257 4500
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Car ferries are such a thrill

We get a real kick every time we get on one of these. Searoad is reliable, punctual, efficient and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Adeleine
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Singapore, Singapore
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Well organised

This was our second trip using the ferry - our first with a vehicle. We were very impressed with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kaye C
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Bendigo, 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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Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We get a real kick every time we get on one of these. Searoad is reliable, punctual, efficient and we will definitely travel with them again. Kudos to every single staff member for being so serious and prompt about every aspect of their job. We...More

Thank Adeleine
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your great feedback on your experience travelling aboard our ferries. I have passed this review on to our Operations Team. Our crew pride themselves in providing a high level of customer service, safety and reliability. We appreciate you returning to travel with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip using the ferry - our first with a vehicle. We were very impressed with how fast all the vehicles were put in place. Enjoyed the ride across, very relaxing.More

Thank Kaye C
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your great review. Glad you enjoyed the sail across the bay. Our crew do a great job of unloading and loading vehicles and passengers in the 20 minute turnaround time. I will be sure to pass your feedback on to the Operations...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect way to spend a relaxing day, 40 minutes each way, enough time in Quennscliff to walk into the town, have lunch and then walk back to the ferry with enough time for an ice cream before going back to SorrentoMore

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

Thank you for your great review. There is plenty of time to explore the villages, have lunch, visit a gallery or shop at either Sorrento or Queenscliff before the ferry ride back. There are 12 crossings a day from each port - every hour on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable trip and the captain pointed out a pod of dolphins that added some interest. No booking even on the Melbourne Cup weekendMore

Thank govan4me
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. The dolphins love playing by the ferry and they are often spotted on the crossing. As we head to the busy summer period we do suggest booking online and arriving for check in early. Online bookings are a wee bit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At trip Sorrento to queenscliff for lunch and back..... great day with the very exciting and beautiful dolphins following us for most of the journey!!!!More

Thank Cuddles0205
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. The dolphins are always a thrill to see, not matter how often we see them. We are very lucky as they live in the bay all year round and love frolicking in the wake of the ferry. Hope you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought walk in return tickets (ie no car) for the trip over to Sorrento. The ferry trip itself takes around 40 mins and the bay was quite flat so making the trip quite pleasant. There’s a cafe on board so you can relax while...More

Thank AJH611
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review, so glad you enjoyed the bay crossing. And for those that take the car it is easy drive on, drive off, we turn the ferry around. Not backing or turning, very simple. Hope to see you onboard again soon. Regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple to book online, received discount by doing so. We had a voucher for return trip but couldn't book that online so did at the booking office and they applied the discount as well. Easy to board, we went on as pedestrians. Smooth sailing across,...More

Thank Vancelinda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I were ecstatic to be taking our beloved Jeep on this magnificent vessel. All was smooth sailing from go to Whoa. There's toilets and a cafe onboard. As well as a souvenir shop. There are many vantage points onboard. I would totally recommend...More

Thank Maree W
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. Glad you could bring your beloved Jeep! Such fun travelling with your car to get you to where you are going faster, more relaxing and way prettier than the drive around. Hope to see back again soon. Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel on the ferries every fortnight and believe that the service is getting better and better. I love that you can now buy a drink. Sitting on the top deck with a glass of wine is absolutely wonderful on a sunny day. My only...More

Thank hellie2736
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and regular custom! We agree a glass of wine, watching the scenery slip by is pretty special. I have passed on your feedback to our operations team in relation to a priority lane for members. Look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove down to Ocean Grove via Geelong. Decided to cross to Sorrento and drice home via East side of Bay. Trying to avoid the heat today.More

1  Thank DavidandPaula
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, so glad you enjoyed the ferry as opposed to the drive around the Bay. Sailing the bay sure beats city traffic, road works, tolls and the 3 hour drive around. Hope to see you onboard again soon! Warm regards,...More

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Annette M
9 December 2017|
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Response from Oldjack | Reviewed this property |
The platform from road onto the ferry is quite flat with a very small gradient and any normal vehicle should be able to simply drive on and off without as issue as far as I could see. There is no reference on the Searoad web... More
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zinnie9128
6 November 2017|
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Response from _sandal2427 | Reviewed this property |
I understand an open ticket can be used at any time however you would need to book just prior to travelling as it can be very busy in December/January particularly if you need to book your car as well.
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ElizabethPrice
16 October 2017|
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Response from Leanne J | Property representative |
Hi Elizabeth, your dog is most welcome to stay in the car, and you have complete access to your car throughout the crossing. Dogs are allowed on the outside decks on leash, but not permitted in the lounges.
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