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Searoad Ferries

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Address: Sorrento Pier, Sorrento, Victoria, Australia
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+61 3 5258 3244
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The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service...

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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A great way to get across the Bay

We recently spent the weekend visiting friends at Rye and, as we travelled from our home west of Melbourne, we decided to catch the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento – and I’m... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently spent the weekend visiting friends at Rye and, as we travelled from our home west of Melbourne, we decided to catch the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento – and I’m glad he did! Enjoying the 45 minute ferry crossing was much more relaxing that travelling through Melbourne via the various freeways although driving through Geelong was slower than... More 

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review! You really did encapsulate all the great reasons to travel aboard Searoad Ferries and enjoy beautiful Port Phillip Bay. And it is always a treat when the dolphins play! Hope to see you onboard again soon. Warm regards, Leanne More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting Geelong then going on to the Mornington Peninsula for a few days before returning home with The Spirit of Tasmania. I found this ferry by fluke! I was looking at the drive between Geelong and the Peninsula when I noticed the ferry markings on the map. It turned out to be a fantastic option, instead of driving... More 

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you found us and got to experience Melbourne's beautiful Pot Phillip Bay and the ferry crossing as an alternative to the 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive around. We do advertise extensively throughout Victoria and online and will be sure to pass on your marketing tips. Please spread the word... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was one of the best ferry that I've ever taken. Facility was so nice with well decorated tables, sofas and cafe service. Even though the day was partially rainy and windy, my husband and I went outside of the boat and enjoyed the wind and scenery. If you need a day escape from Melbourne, this is a good choice!... More 

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed the crossing, the scenery and the onboard facilities. Come as a foot passenger or bring your car. A great day trip option, and nothing is as peaceful as beautiful Port Phillip Bay. Look forward to seeing you onboard again soon. Warm regards, Leanne More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the trip! Get there a little early if you can. A little pricey, cost almost $300 for 2 cars return with a total of 4 adults and 2 kids.

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. So glad you loved the trip. Hope the kids enjoyed the play area and colouring corner, the outside viewing decks and the binoculars. Hope to see you onboard again soon. Warm regards, Leanne More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasant way to cross the Port Phillip Bay Heads? These vessels (passanger/vehicle ferriies) sail on the hour on a voyage that only takes about 40 minutes, and if it's a sunny day with not too much wind head for the open top-deck as you can then observe the passing sea traffic as well as the natural beauty of... More 

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, there are great views from our outside observation decks or from behind glass inside. The Lounge Deck has full length windows, a cafe serving light refreshments, great coffee and regional wine and beer. There is a range of seating to choose from, and for those with children there is a play area and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the trip across the Heads to catch up with. Ferry departed on time for a trouble free journey. An interesting and carefree way to travel and at $20 concession fare, really economical too.

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for the 'super' review! Hope to see you travel again soon. Warm regards, Leanne More 

Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were travelling across Australia and we're stopping in Queenscliff after Melbourne. Rather than going straight down the freeway we opted to drive the Mornington peninsula and catch the ferry at Sorrento. Nice drive, interesting views and a nice lunch at a local cafe validated our decision. Trip on ferry was pleasant, reasonable price and worth the effort.

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We agree, the ferry from Sorrento is a great alternative route when travelling from Melbourne to get to Queenscliff. Beautiful Bay scenery vs a boring freeway! Maybe next time you will spot a dolphin or two! Hope to see you onboard again soon. Warm regards, Leanne More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked car and trailer on 3pm service during long weekend. Arrived at terminal over an hour pruor as suggedted in website. Then waited in the same queue as ppl who hadnt booked. They then sold tickets over the boats capacity. Hence us missing the 3pm boat. I have never experienced a more ridiculous booking service. Its like a Seinfield episode.... More 

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. This Labour Day weekend, and the Monday in particular, was very, very busy all over the State with people returning home from a weekend away, resulting in gridlock on the major roads. The roads into the township and close to the terminal were a problem on this super busy holiday weekend, and as such were... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins on our one-way trip from Sorrento to Queenscliff, but otherwise the trip was excellent. The ferry was punctual, boarding with the car was very easy and efficient, and the café on board served us good coffee and cakes. There was a good choice of inside and outside seating, and the views over the water... More 

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, it really did capture the ferry experience. Hopefully next time you will see dolphins, always a delight! Hope to see you onboard again soon. Warm regards, Leanne More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

easy to get ticket and parking, lots excellent Cafe around the pier while waiting to board the ferry.

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Glad you enjoyed the ferry crossing. There is always lots to see and do, especially for the kids. There is an onboard children's play area, colouring corner and binoculars on the outside decks. Maybe next time you will spot dolphins frolicking beside the ferry! Hope to see you onboard again soon. Warm regards, Leanne More 

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