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Searoad Ferries

Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
+61 3 5257 4500
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Aussies Take Car on Ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff

After a lovely day in Sorrento we boarded the ferry in the car. then we could exit the car and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AussiesvisitUSA
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Point Cook, Australia
Speed, comfort and helpful atttude

Key to this excellent ferry service is hourly departures at each end. Our 7-metre campervan was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
PeterCarr255108
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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 2 days ago

After a lovely day in Sorrento we boarded the ferry in the car. then we could exit the car and enjoy the upper decks, canteen and bar available for snacks and drinks. A half hour to board and disembark and a fun ride, lots of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Key to this excellent ferry service is hourly departures at each end. Our 7-metre campervan was easily accommodated under the watchful and friendly direction of the crew.The lounge upstairs is light and airy and permitted an excellent view of a large pod of dolphins swimming...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Taking the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff is a must when you want to cross the bay. The ferry terminal is centrally located, easy to reach, overall very convenient. You get your ticket, either online or at the toll booth, and then drive up the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy being on the water, and the ferry is a nice break from driving. And if you are on a holiday, it is a nice way to see a bit of the shoreline from a different perspective.More

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

Thank you for your review. The 40 minute crossing is a great alternative to the drive around the bay through city traffic, on freeways and toll roads. The ferry passes by cliff top mansions, beautiful coastline and historic fortifications. Dolphin spotting is optional! Hope to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a few days in Torquay we decided to come home via the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento. We had an overseas visitor with us so it was another great experience for her. It was a lovely smooth forty minute journey across the bay, it...More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing the bay crossing with your international visitor. We are very lucky to live in this beautiful part of the world and it is always fun to share it. Hope to see you back onboard again soon....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff is a great way to spend the day while staying in the area. We even saw Dolphins on our return trip. Definitely would recommend this to everyone. There is free parking but you have to walk a bit to...More

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

Thank you for your review. Day trips from one side to the other are great fun as each village offers different experiences with plenty to do. Hope to see you onboard again soon, Dolphins spotting optional! Regards, Leanne

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't see any dolphins going both directions but lovely day out going from Queenscliff to Sorrento for lunch.

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

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your day trip and lunch in Sorrento. Maybe next trip you will spot dolphins! Regards, Leanne

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having driven the Great Ocean Road we had checked on the web and knew that there were ferries on the hour, every hour with the last ferry at 7pm. We had no trouble following the signs to the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal. Arriving at about a...More

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

Thank you for your great review. You have described the ferry experience at every touch point, very well. The bay crossing is a relaxing and scenic alternative to the drive around. Hope the kids got to enjoy the playground onboard and spotted dolphins! Hope to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

decided to take ferry across the bay and i have to say was well worth it. extremly well run service and worth the $75 for car and 2 people.More

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

Thank you for your great review. The 40 minute ferry crossing is a relaxing, scenic experience compared to the 3 hour drive around on freeways, toll roads and city traffic. And the views are pretty good too - beautiful coastline, clifftop mansions, historic fortifications. And...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Adelaide and knowing the exorbitant cost of going across to Kangaroo Island I was pleasantly surprised with the service offered by Searoad Ferries. The Ferries themselves are well maintained and the crew run them like clockwork with about 10 - 15 turnaround once...More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. Our crew do an amazing job, loading and unloading cars and passengers in the 15 minute turnaround. The ferry is drive on/drive off, making it simple and easy for drivers, no turning or backing required. Lock the vehicle and...More

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F8068ANdavida
2 February 2018|
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Response from T0RTIE | Reviewed this property |
There is parking but not a lot. If you can't get a park by the Ferry, you might get lucky by the beach and that's only a 5 minute walk to the Pier.
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Alisha N
22 January 2018|
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Response from Sydlady | Reviewed this property |
You have to be at the ferry at least 30 minutes before- if driving on allow 1 hour . It is 2 hours from Melbourne, less if traffic is good. Enjoy!
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Annette M
9 December 2017|
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Response from Lyndasaluki | Reviewed this property |
ight be a bit late with the reply, sorry. No bother with clearance it is not at all like european ferries
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