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Searoad Ferries

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Address: Sorrento Pier, Sorrento, Victoria, Australia
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+61 3 5258 3244
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The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service...

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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A lovely way to get from A to B

Unless you have fins or your own boat, you won't be getting from Sorrento to Queenscliff without this ferry. It is reasonably priced at $22.00 but the pensioner discount is only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
OwenP1949
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Somerville, Australia
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Somerville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unless you have fins or your own boat, you won't be getting from Sorrento to Queenscliff without this ferry. It is reasonably priced at $22.00 but the pensioner discount is only $2.00 per person. On board they have good coffee and food. The seating is comfortable and the views are outstanding from every vantage point. Bringing a car across is... More 

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we think the views are pretty spectacular too! And when the Dolphins are playing beside the ferry even better. There is a special Seniors Cardholder offer during May, June, July and August - $11 return foot passenger ticket for travel on WEDNESDAYS only. And RORO cafe at Queenscliff also offer $6 Devonshire tea every... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Searoad Ferries are so convenient and saves hours on the road, I live in Torquay and work in Mornington on a regular basis. It takes 45 mins to make the crossing & ferries leave on the hour regardless of weather, you can take your car 🚗 or be a foot passenger. They have cafes on board with great coffee... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We caught the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento after our journey along the Great Ocean Road which was really nice. The ferry trip was scenic, relaxing and enjoyable.

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we are so glad you enjoyed the crossing. Using the very to get from the Great Ocean Road to the Mornington Peninsula sure beats the 3 hour drive around. Hope to see you onboard again soon! Warm regards, Leanne More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The boats are good and this day the dolphins followed us for 20 min. the loading and unloading is very well organised and the staff at the ticket office helpful

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. The dolphins are always a highlight. Lots of jumping and showing off which delight our passengers. Hope to see you onboard again soon. Warm regards, Leanne More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento and return on our push bikes. The ferry staff cater for bikes very well and we felt they were safe and secure at all times. Boarding and alighting on a push bike was no trouble and we would recommend this trip. The onboard experience was good as well, a pleasant 45 minute... More 

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Lots of cyclists use the ferry and we are glad your experience reflected how easy it is to use, connecting you to some excellent biking areas. On the Mornington Peninsula there is great cycling around Point Nepean National Park or follow the Bay along Pt Nepean Road. On the Bellarine, cycle along the rail... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park the car in Sorrento 4 hour limit and take the ferry. Prebook the high tea function and enjoy champagne and sandwiches quiches and of course scones and delectable arrays of cakes. Bottomless filter coffee. It's a two hour round trip and you don't leave the ferry. The views of properties along the Sorrento/Portsea beach front and parts of Nepean... More 

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your great "HIgh Tea on the High Seas" review. The two return High tea sail from either Sorrento or Queenscliff is a lovely leisurely cruise, served in the Portsea Lounge. Currently running every Sunday, but can be booked for groups on other days. Hope to see you onboard the ferries again sometime soon. Warm regards, Leanne More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our car across from Sorrento to Queenscliffe and drove down to Lawn via Torquay and the great ocean road. Small ferry and quick to board and dissenbark. Don't forget the camera the scenery is breathtaking.

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We agree, the scenery is spectacular. Hope to see you onboard again soon. Regards, Leanne More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to get from one side of Melbourne to the other without the traffic. It's not expensive compared to overseas ferries and the views are stunning. Drive your car on, go sit upstairs and have a drink something to eat in 40 minutes you have crossed Port Phillip Bay. Will do it again.

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed the crossing. It is great value for money compared to the drive around through city traffic and on toll roads. Way more relaxing and scenic. Look forward to seeing you onboard again soon. Maybe next time you may spot a dolphin or two! Regards, Leanne More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was lucky enough to get the last 2 tickets on last Saturday evening's Sunset Sailing and it was a fantastic evening out. Boarded at Sorrento then headed across to Queenscliff to pick up the passengers from that side.There was a complimentary drink on arrival, and then platter after platter of nibbles came out, incuding much seafood. There was entertainment in... More 

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed the evening. I have passed on your feedback to our Food and Beverage Team and Ferry Crew. Our next Sunset sailing is sold out, however our Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event - World's Regional Longest Lunch - on the 31st of March, is still available. Hope to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to catch this ferry and finally we did. Very expensive tickets will never do that again...

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you thought ticket prices were expensive. Ferry prices range from $20 return for a foot passenger to $64 one way and $118 return for a car and driver. It is cheaper to purchase tickets online. More 

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