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Day Trips Made Easy

Go under the West Gate instead of over it

Forget the hassles of driving and do your day trips in style onboard a fast, comfortable ferry direct to Geelong or Portarlington. Make every minute of your journey as much a part of the adventure, as the destination itself.

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Port Phillip Ferries is not just a passenger ferry service. We connect people and experiences, and we’re on a mission to transform daily travel between Melbourne and the Geelong and Bellarine regions, one cruise at a time.

Our service is enjoyed by daily commuters and leisure travelers who wish to access the coast or the city with ease.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Port Phillip Bay. There is no better way to travel, guaranteed!

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From the Travel Blog

Using the code: 25FamilyPass

As a very special July School Holiday offer, Port Phillip Ferries are providing 25% OFF Family passes until the 11th of July. That’s a huge saving for 2 Adults and 2 kids to have an amazing adventure across the bay. To receive this discount simply type 25FamilyPass into the promo code field when prompted in the booking system. Check out some adventure ideas below for some inspiration.

‘Must Do’ Family Weekend in Portarlington

Making Memories – ‘Must Do’ Family Weekend in Portarlington Portarlington, a true hidden gem in the Bellarine, is the perfect destination for a fun-filled weekend with the kids. And whatever their age, there’s an activity that is sure to please! DAY 1 DOUBLE SHOT LATTE! – (or perhaps an English Breakfast?!) Whatever your style, start…

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December 2, 2021

Family day trip to Geelong

Family day trip to Geelong Geelong offers endless fun for all family members these holidays. From unique cycling escapades to forest bathing, learning about Aboriginal Dreamtime and feeding wallabies, and we haven’t forgotten about the thrill-seekers! 1. Indulge the kids in an ancient health tradition Try something a little different with the older kids these…

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December 3, 2021

Docklands New Years Eve Drone Show

Docklands will host Australia’s largest-ever drone show to ring in the New Year. Kick-off 2022 with what’s being called “Australia’s largest-ever drone show” – 350 drones are flying through the skies on New Year’s Eve, and again every night in January. The breathtaking display is set to stun crowds with 350 individual drones, while also…

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December 3, 2021

Read what other's are saying

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Very Enjoyable

"Very enjoyable trip, very punctual, friendly staff, very easy to catch a tram at the Docklands terminal, great day. Seas a little choppy however the ferry is very capable of handling it."

– Laurence E. · Google Reviews
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Smooth and Peaceful

"The ferry trip to Geelong is smooth and peaceful - a change from the bustle of the train ride. Very foggy the day we travelled but would be a delight on a sunny day. Friendly happy staff and excellent on board coffee."

– Victoria A. · Tripadvisor
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Punctual, Clean and Reasonably Priced

"The ferry service between Docklands and Portarlington is superb. There is nothing not to like; it is punctual, clean, fast, welcoming, and reasonably priced. Congratulations to the visionaries who conceived of this service and to all who deliver it every day."

– Paul A. · Facebook
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Perfect Way to Make it to the Wineries

"Perfect way to make it to the wineries on the Bellarine peninsula. I recommend grabbing a coffee on board and then heading off on a winery when you arrive Portarlington."

– Chris M. · Google Reviews
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Friendly and Helpful Staff

"Very sleek fast service. Comfort and cleanliness with friendly helpful staff. The staff are always in sight and keep a watch out as the journey progresses."

– Eileenartmann43 · Tripadvisor
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