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Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises

Port Of Sale | Desailly St, Sale, Victoria 3850, Australia
+61 400 933 112
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River heritage trip

Beautiful old boat, with knowledgeable, obliging and charming host/captain. The history insights... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JohnMon2
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Surprising what I didn't know

For a local resident I thought I had a good grasp of the history of the area and its waterways. One... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff A
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Sale, Australia
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Port of Sale Heritage CruisesIdeal for travellers, families, school groups, birdwatchers, history buffs, boat lovers and those who simply enjoy relaxing on the water.During winterCruises depart 2pm for 1.5 hours, bookings can be made for 10am please ring the night before, with pick up and set down at the Port of Sale. Parking is available. Drinks and light refreshments are available on board.Charter bookings are also available.
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Port Of Sale | Desailly St, Sale, Victoria 3850, Australia
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+61 400 933 112
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful old boat, with knowledgeable, obliging and charming host/captain. The history insights and stories made the trip.

Thank JohnMon2
Rach3851, Owner at Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your trip on the Rubeena.

Reviewed 1 week ago

For a local resident I thought I had a good grasp of the history of the area and its waterways. One trip on the Rubeena and I came to realise my knowledge was lacking and in some ways incorrectly assumed. The 2 hour trip was...More

Thank Geoff A
Rach3851, Owner at Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your trip on the Rubeena.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Things were a bit quiet on the river the day we went, but Enjoyed Alan's company and commentary. One of only 2 couples on the boat. Electric motor meant it was a nice peaceful two hour cruise. Was raining lightly at times but this seemed...More

Thank Darryl B
Rach3851, Owner at Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your trip on the Rubeena.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Captain Alan Lewis, a retired engineer, cares for and operates the elegant dame Rubeena, an electric motor boat that is over a century old (she was made in 1910). The electric motor ensures a quiet cruise that does not startle the wildlife nor disturb the...More

Thank Spooky T
Rach3851, Owner at Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Glad you enjoyed your trip on on the Rubeena.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were so lucky to be in Sale in time to take the 2pm cruise on the Historic Rubeena down to the Swing Bridge and back. Alan was a mine of information and made sure we all had a great day. Snacks and a juice...More

Thank Mim L
Rach3851, Owner at Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Glad you enjoyed your trip on the Rubeena.

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We had a really great time with Alan on board the Rubeena. He was very knowledgeable and pleasant, pointing out many birds and telling us all about the history of the region, be it ancient or more recent, and the engineering of the swing bridge....More

Thank Lee E
Rach3851, Owner at Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed your trip on the Rubeena. Alan tells me that it was actually an Eastern Water Dragon not a Goanna as he thought.

Reviewed 2 September 2017

This was an enjoyable relaxing cruise on the Rubeena. The canal and river history was brought to life by Alan, the ship's owner and captain. Alan's massive knowledge of and passion for the history of the waterways and birds was made obvious in the first...More

Thank Sharon W
Rach3851, Owner at Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed your trip on the Rubeena.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

A lovely way to spend an afternoon, travelling down the waterways near Sale. The captain of the boat, Alan, was very informative and had lots of interesting anecdotes.

Thank Del D
Rach3851, Owner at Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed your trip on the Rubeena.

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Cruise starts in Port of Sale, 2, Desailly St. Better to call and book. Ample parking available with dine facilities at the Port. Daily 10am & 2pm. About 2 hours ride in a wonderful 100 year old boat. Guided by Alan, a nice gentleman with...More

Thank Lamindu
Rach3851, Owner at Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Glad you enjoyed your trip on the Rubeena.

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Had a morning to fill in and decided to take this morning cruise. Great decision. Alan our skipper was a huge fountain of knowledge about the river and the entire area. The cruise takes nearly two hours and sails from the port of Sale down...More

Thank helee999
Rach3851, Owner at Port Of Sale Heritage Day Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Glad you enjoyed your trip on the Rubeena

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Maree B
4 February 2017|
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Response from Rach3851 | Property representative |
Hi. It's $20 person cash only, goes for 1.5 to 2 hours at 10am & 2pm. Please advise if you want me to book you in. Cheers Rachel.
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Anchorstaras
8 April 2016|
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Response from Rach3851 | Property representative |
Hi you can ring me on 0400933112 or Facebook Port of Sale Heritage Cruises. Thanks Rachel.
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