Join a Winter Discovery Cruise with Port Phillip Ferries

Join a Winter Discovery Cruise with Port Phillip Ferries

Discover the history of the Yarra River on this new one-hour discovery cruise.

Learn about the fascinating history of Melbourne’s waterways by joining one of Port Phillip Ferries’ new Winter Discovery Cruises. Taking place every Friday during June, the new tours take guests on a one-hour journey from Docklands along the Yarra River. Passengers will cruise under the Bolte Bridge and Westgate Bridge to where the river meets Hobsons Bay, before returning to Docklands.

There will be live commentary along the way, pointing out key landmarks along the Yarra River and sharing details of the rich past of these waterways and Melbourne’s industrious port. A delicious Devonshire tea is also included as part of the tour.

Starting at only $25 per person (groups of 10-plus are $23.50 pp) these short cruises offer great value and are the ideal outing for social groups or friends looking for something a little different during June.

Port Phillip Ferries’ modern vessels feature multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas, accessible onboard amenities, and a licensed café. They are also easily accessible for all via our boarding ramps, comfortably accommodating wheelchairs, motorised mobility scooters, and prams.

The Winter Discovery Cruises depart from and return to Docklands. The timetabling has been set-up to coincide with ferry services arriving from both Geelong and Portarlington, ensuring passengers arriving from these destinations can also enjoy the tours.

When: Every Friday in June departing Docklands at 11.30am, returning at 12:30pm.

Where: Port Phillip Ferries Docklands Terminal, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands.

What’s included: one-hour cruise, plus Devonshire tea, tea or coffee and historical commentary. •

Tickets: Book now at

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