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“Ferry crossing: Sorrento to Queenscliff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Searoad Ferries

Searoad Ferries
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Sorrento
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Owner description: 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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“Ferry crossing: Sorrento to Queenscliff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Very convenient, easy to use and lots of parking room in July, friendly staff. Something special and interesting for tourists, but maybe a bit pricey for locals at $59 one way, car and driver, + $10 for a passenger. Well worth doing, but I'm glad we had calm weather!

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Sorrento to Queenscliff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

friendly staff. . . .no dislikes, except a bit pricey - $59 one way, car and driver, + $10 for a passenger. you get a small discount if you pre-book on line.

Visited August 2013
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Mornington, Australia
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“Look dolphins”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

I was sitting quietly by the window and said out loud Ooh look dolphins swimming up to the boat.

I felt like everyone on the ferry had changed sides in about 3 seconds as everyone was peering out the window saying Yes look ooh I can see them. It lasted for about 3 minutes but it was certainly worth it.

Don't always get to see them.

I go to Portarlington about six times a year and Queenscliff about once a year. I love the way you just pay and drive into the parking lot then the ferry comes in and drive into the designated area the kindly face of the men show you to.

Get out and buy a snack and sit and watch and listen.

The funny conversations and I even heard an opera group singing on the way back one afternoon

Never a dull moment

even has a children's playground

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“world class crossing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

A beautiful scenic crossing from Queenscliff to Sorrento - felt like we could have been any where in the world!

Visited January 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Worth the trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Very professional ferry service the is much to see on the way, also the cafe is good for a cuppa and sit back and relax

Visited July 2013
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