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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

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The City and Williamstown Ferry offers visitors an historic coastal village experience. Cruise past Melbourne's shipping channels on your journey to the old maritime seaport of Williamstown. Spend the day sipping coffee at a sidewalk café or discovering quaint shops and galleries, before taking a leisurely cruise back to the city.
Highlights
  • 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
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Tea and coffee
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Myself and 16 yr old done the river cruise from city to Williamstown.We both loved it.The captain and his team were great, friendly and the comentry was funny and interesting.It was windy and the water was choppy,but we felt comfy and secure.Heaps of room to move around.Would
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Melbourne River Cruise - Yarra Princess ⭐️⭐️⭐️ A choice of one or two hour sightseeing cruise. We took the two that took us all the way out to Williamstown and back. Complimentary coffee, tea are offered. As well as water $3, beer & wine for $8 can be purchased cash only. No
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We thoroughly enjoyed our Yarra cruise, impressed not only by the sights but by the excellent and friendly staff on the boats. We had to change ferries to do both legs of the tour but both captains provided an excellent commentary about the sights as they captained their vessel.
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Loved the afternoon ferry ride to Williamstown. Great narration by the extremely knowledgeable captain as we gently ambled down the river. Must do!
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It was a beautiful day and this was a family trip for three generations. It was very disappointing. The boat is old and tired. The commentary focused on bridges, pylons, concrete works, sewage systems, power stations, and only brief snippets of the colonial history of
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By: Melbourne River Cruises
829 reviews
92georginam
10
A romantic night out
My husband and I decided we wanted to do something special while we were in Melbourne for a couple of days. So I
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KellyCrichton
10
Loved it ❤️
Myself and 16 yr old done the river cruise from city to Williamstown.We both loved it.The captain and his team
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Incrediblesfamily
Whakatane
63
Major rip off
visited australia countless times and this is the first time ive really felt ripped off. Booked and paid for 5
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SylviaTourstein
14525
Simple and enjoyable day boat ride
Melbourne River Cruise - Yarra Princess ⭐️⭐️⭐️ A choice of one or two hour sightseeing cruise. We took the two
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JulietteD911
Foxton Beach, null, New Zealand
9525
A lazy hour on the river
We had this hour long trip as part of a cruise ship excursion. Things were very orderly and well organised. The
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Collette B
Horsham, United Kingdom
243
Bit of fun
Cruise was disappointing as we initially went up and down between 2 bridges (right in front of our Hotel) as the
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ZippyLondon
London, United Kingdom
382328
The floating greenhouse
Spent an hour on the Princess which is effectively a floating greenhouse. Hot, humid and deeply uncomfortable. The
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171stevenz
Rose Bay, Australia
6621
Raining but well put together
One never knows what to expect - however the food was excellent - generous proportions, very tasteful and food of
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Rachel H
Padbury
114
Great views, food and service
We did a Sunday night cruise (much quieter than the Friday or Saturday night, highly recommended). The food was
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Sue F
93
Melbourne River Cruises
We thoroughly enjoyed our Yarra cruise, impressed not only by the sights but by the excellent and friendly staff
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TerryH558
Eltham, Australia
224
Must do - Wow factor
To celebrate my wife’s 70th birthday we took the family on a Melbourne River Dinner Cruise. Wow what a way to
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jenniferwren64
Cairns, Australia
132
Informative look into Melbourne history
I have been to Melbourne many times and this was well worth doing. You get to see things from a different
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DebL279
Melbourne, Australia
4629
Dining on the Yarra
My husband and I had a lovely night on the Dinner Cruise, we have to thank Mary who was amazing , friendly ,
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bhyland
Virginia
2413
Visitor must-see in Melbourne!
Loved the afternoon ferry ride to Williamstown. Great narration by the extremely knowledgeable captain as we
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kiwikim2018
Brisbane, Australia
51
Melbourne River Cruise
This was a great way to see the city from a different viewpoint. The commentary was excellent and I learnt a lot
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