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Wonderful experience

First time on the Ferry and I drew aces! The queue getting on the ship was fair, only taking 30... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
T6993KXdavidm
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Bathurst, Australia
Smooth ride easy loading and unloading of our car

We enjoyed a smooth ride from Sorrento to Queenscliff after driving onto the ferry we left our car... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elizabeth B
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Adelaide, 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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First time on the Ferry and I drew aces! The queue getting on the ship was fair, only taking 30 minutes to get on The trip was on a bright sunny day, the sea calm, so gave plenty of time to appreciate the view. Looking...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed the sail across Port Phillip Bay and the whole Seared Ferries experience. Hope to see you back onboard soon. Warmest regards, Leanne

Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a smooth ride from Sorrento to Queenscliff after driving onto the ferry we left our car and enjoyed comfortable seating and great view as we crossed to Queenscliff. There was a variety of food and drinks available as required.More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Travelling with a car is very simple and easy, as it is drive on drive off, no turning or backing required. Just like parking your car in a car park. Then up to the Lounge Deck for a cuppa,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled from Sorrento to Queenscliff. Approx 40 minute trip. Very relaxing and lovely views. There is food available on board. Lots of seating inside or a smaller area outside.More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review. The ferry sails by cliff top mansions, beautiful coastlines and ships and boats on their way to or from Melbourne. Dolphins often play beside the ferry. There are plenty of spots to sit and views can be taken in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful way to avoid Melbourne in a relaxing and comfortable way. I have a sick partner, who does not cope well, when I am driving in the city. This is an affordable alternative and a nice break after a long drive.

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review and we are glad that we can make your travelling more comfortable for your partner. The bay crossing is so relaxing and peaceful compared to the arduous drive around. Hope to see you onboard again soon. Warmest regards, Leanne

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the ferry for a 4.00pm sailing...it was tied up with the ramp up. I was told that the 4.00 pm and 5.00 pm sailings were cancelled for maintenance....service is poor during winter....do they get a Government subsidy?More

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

Thank you for your feedback. On Tuesday the 25th and Wednesday the 26th of July we did have one of our ferries undergo maintenance, moving from an hourly service to a two hourly service. Notification was displayed on the front page and timetable pages of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to spend a couple of hours, the high tea was delicious, to our hosts Thabo & Daniel, thank you for your excellent service. Highly recommended. Looking forward to attending againMore

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

Thank you for your great review. Your comments have been passed on to our F & B Team and Thabo and Daniel. We look forward to you dining with us again. We have a few new High Teas commencing soon - Bloke High Tea for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Queenscliff to Sorrento. You can book online and save. It’s quick and easy to purchase at the marina as well. The ferry is comfortable with plenty of comfortable seats and lounges. It has all the ammenities and a bar were you can purchase food and...More

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

Thank you for your review and so glad you had an enjoyable crossing. The ferries are very comfortable with all range of seating available - from bar style, lounge and cafe style seating, something to suit everyone, and all with full length windows for maximising...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE always enjoy the trip over to Sorrento from Queenscliff, and back again. Often the weather is pleasant and you can enjoy the views from the decks but if it's too cold or wet the lounges offer good views too. The cafe offers good coffee...More

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

Thank you for your great review and regular travel with us. The whales spotting this season has been awesome, entering the bay as they make their way along the coast. Even when our Captains do stray a little of course, they do make up time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Searoad Ferries host a delightful high tea experience during winter months on selected Sundays - we enjoyed this experience on the 11am ferry from Sorrento which skimmed across the smooth seas to Queenscliff and then brought us back to Sorrento by 1pm. During the 2...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Judith for your wonderful review. WOW! You have encapsulated the experience so well. Come September we are introducing our new Brunch style High Tea on the 11am ferries each Sunday, with our traditional High Tea on the High Seas departing at 2pm. Hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous way to spend a few hours on a Sunday! Headed across Port Phillip Bay from Sorrento to Queenscliff and back on a beautiful sunny day. Great food, a glass of bubbles, lots of chatter and terrific and friendly wait staff. Thanks, Searoad...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your fabulous review. The sweet and savoury treats served on a tiered platter are plentiful and there is also tea and coffee as well as the sparkling wine. As well as the traditional High Tea, we have our Christmas themed High Tea...More

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Response from keremary | Reviewed this property |
in the peak period if you buy your ticket in advance it doesn't guarantee you will get on the trip you booked for. you still have to arrive 45 min before departure. personally on holiday period I would avoid any trip after... More
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Response from expatmelbourne | Reviewed this property |
There is a website that will answer all you queries but to summarise- Ferries every hour on the hour 7 am to 6 pm ( (7 pm peak summer time) You can book on line but must get to terminal 40 mins prior to departure to... More
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Response from T0RTIE | Reviewed this property |
There is parking but not a lot. If you can't get a park by the Ferry, you might get lucky by the beach and that's only a 5 minute walk to the Pier.
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