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Searoad Ferries

Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
+61 3 5257 4500
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Cruzy crossing

Super way to start our trip down the Great Ocean Road. Smooth sailing and stress free.. Plenty of... read more

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ammoanderson
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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Sorrento to Queenscliff

easy to board, surprising lovely and comfortable lounge. Leather seats and also tables and chairs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 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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Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Super way to start our trip down the Great Ocean Road. Smooth sailing and stress free.. Plenty of seating options inside or out

Thank ammoanderson
Reviewed 1 week ago

easy to board, surprising lovely and comfortable lounge. Leather seats and also tables and chairs. Noticed a play area for children, although our group do not have any. Coffee on board surprising good.More

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

Thank you for your great review. We love it when our customs are surprised with the ferry experience including how nice the ferries are. The ferries have been refurbished and our F & B team do an awesome job with a barista on every sailing....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a trouble free simple operation. Staff helpful with an easy booking online, transition through the gate, loading, and then a leisurely cruise for the nominated 40 minutes. Combined with a good coffee and cake, read of the paper and a scenic view, the...More

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

Thank you for your great review. So glad you found the whole experience from booking to boarding, travelling and disembarking so easy and leisurely. Not to mention the great scenery, a wine, coffee and paper and snack to make the trip complete! See you next...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a breeze getting our car on and off the ferry, very efficient. Helpful staff in parking car. Two car parking levels, we were designated the upper car level, which is interesting for kids to stay in the car on the ramp whilst being...More

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

Thank you for your great review, sounds like the whole family enjoyed the experience. We do offer a range of school holiday activities onboard the ferries in the April, July and September school holidays, please check our website next trip for dates and times. Hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little nervous about taking our car and caravan on the ferry but let me tell you it was a breeze. Stacks of room and ALL THE STAFF were so helpful and friendly. It was so enjoyable and very reasonably priced as we...More

Thank _sandal2427
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great review. I will be sure to pass on your feedback about the warm and friendly staff. Glad you took up the 1/2 price caravan offer on the 7am, 8am and 9am departures. It is always very popular. Look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled over with our caravan during school holidays. It is worth prebooking to make sure you get on the boat the time you want to travel. The trip is expensive but saves time traveling through Melbourne city. The boat is very clean and caters...More

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

Thank you for your review. We do have a 1/2 price early bird Caravan Special all year on the 7am, 8am and 9am departures. The tow vehicle and passengers still need to pay the regular fares but the caravan, which is charged by the metre...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry offers an enjoyable and relaxing way to start a day trip to the other side of the bay. Purchasing tickets and parking the car onboard is easy. The trip gives you the opportunity enjoy the beautiful views of the bay in comfort behind...More

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

Thank you for our great review, you have encapsulated the sail across the bay very well. From the scenery to the ease, facilities onboard with the cafe serving great coffee and regional wines and ales. There is also a kids playground for families and free...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and easy to get tickets - stress free and nice comfy seating areas to have a coffee/beer. upholstery bit dirty . Everyone enjoyed . All staff very friendly.More

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

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the easy and stress free bay crossing. I have passed you feedback on to our Operations Team in relation to the upholstery. We do have a regular/rotational cleaning service to keep the seats in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a nice sunny day it is good to take the ferry across to the other side of the bay as both Sorrento and Queenscliff have a lot to offer. Adding a car can be expensive but without a car the trip is reasonable. The...More

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

Thank you for your great review. It is smooth sailing on our all weather ferries, and as you rightly say there is much to see on the crossing. Cliff top mansions, historic fortifications, Black Lighthouse, one of only 3 in the world as well as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very quick and easy way to get from Sorrento to Queenscliffe. With lot’s of sitting room, however the cafe on board is very limited, only selling items available pre-packaged in display cases. This does not include the share plates available in groups.More

Thank amster99
Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the quick and easy bay crossing between Sorrento and Queenscliff. Our on board cafe does sell a range of fresh food items such as croissants, danishes, muffins, egg and bacon rolls as well as freshly...More

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ElizabethPrice
16 October 2017|
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Response from Leanne J | Property representative |
Hi Elizabeth, your dog is most welcome to stay in the car, and you have complete access to your car throughout the crossing. Dogs are allowed on the outside decks on leash, but not permitted in the lounges.
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910corinne
22 September 2017|
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Response from teg1980 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you drive your car on yourself with ease. There are staff there to show you where to go and guide you in. I assume you can pay with all means
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leoisme
16 September 2017|
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Response from Jeanette N | Reviewed this property |
One ticket for the car only $70 or $75 was what we paid in June this year and that covers car and passengers. Yes you drive the car on. Leave it and go up stairs to sit inside or out or wander around watching the scenery... More
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