Want to take a ferry from Melbourne to Williamstown and back again? At Melbourne River Cruises, we offer a comfortable and convenient 2-hour ferry ride that runs daily, giving passengers a unique and scenic way to travel to and from the charming coastal town of Williamstown. Our cruises offer breathtaking views of the harbour, city skyline and numerous landmarks along the way so you can experience the best of both worlds. Whether you’re a local who wants to see the city and its surroundings from a new perspective or a tourist unfamiliar with the city, our ferry is an excellent choice.
Our city to Williamstown ferry return trip gives you an amazing opportunity to discover and explore Williamstown in a different way. Our ferry starts at Southbank Promenade near the Arts Precinct and travels along the wonderful Yarra River, passing by many of Melbourne’s most notable landmarks on the way to Gem Pier at Williamstown. Travellers can expect to see the following:
You’ll also get to see the Polly Woodside, a three-masted and iron-hulled barque built in Belfast and launched in 1885 that has been preserved in Melbourne. In addition, we’ll pass by the bay’s shipping channels as we cruise down Port Phillip Bay.
As for Williamstown itself, the town boasts a charming array of restaurants, cafés and galleries amidst historical landmarks. When you arrive, you’ll have the freedom to explore at your leisure, whether it’s a trip to one of the many eateries in the area, a thought-provoking museum or the popular beach just a short walk from the pier. There’s plenty to see and do in town, making it a very popular destination. Take a stroll along the harbour, grab a bite to eat, check out a local art gallery, or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
This hop on hop off ferry option gives you the option to get off in Williamstown and take the next ferry back to Melbourne. You can also start in Williamstown and get off in Melbourne and take a ferry back to Williamstown.
We reccomend you take the 1st ferry down so you get more time to…
Duration 2 Hours approx
Melbourne River Cruises is backed by over 30 years of experience and operates every day of the year. Each of our cruises offers interesting and informative commentary, with complimentary tea and coffee to ensure passengers enjoy a relaxing journey. Our six fully enclosed vessels each have large windows and an outside deck area for viewing the Yarra River and its surrounding scenery. In addition, on-board amenities and staff are available to assist passengers on their journey.
Our ferry service offers three return trips, making it a convenient option for those looking to return to the city after their sojourn. Whether you’re travelling for a day trip or you want to enjoy a 2-hour bay cruise, our ferry from Melbourne to Williamstown has you covered.
If you’re wanting to take a trip to Williamstown without catching a crowded train or driving the busy streets in a car, the ferries to Williamstown and back offered by Melbourne River Cruises are the perfect option. Give us a call on (03) 8610 2600 or enquire online to learn more and make a booking.