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Searoad Ferries

Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
+61 3 5257 4500
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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 5 days ago
Renetia
A Professional operation

This was a trouble free simple operation. Staff helpful with an easy booking online, transition... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Glenn H
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Sydney, 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 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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+61 3 5257 4500
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1 - 10 of 552 reviews

Reviewed 5 days 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.

Thank Renetia
Reviewed 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week 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
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.

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 2 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.

Thank amster99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took the ferry from sorrento to Queenscliff the other day, purely to save time, as i had already had quite a long car journey, and no one to help with the driving. I thought it was quite expensive ($80 for myself, car, and two...More

Thank 910corinne
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you and your family had the opportunity to get off the road and sail our beautiful bay. And wonderful timing to be onboard during one of our free school holiday activities. Capt Jack is a...More

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ElizabethPrice
16 October 2017|
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Response from Renetia | Reviewed this property |
I personally did not travel with a pet, although I did sight a passenger with a dog on a leash boarding. The following information is taken from the website: Yes, you can travel with your dog and at no extra cost... More
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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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