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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!

a close up of a signUnfortunately, we do not allow pets or animals on board unless they have an Assistance Animal Pass. For more details please see our FAQs page > Click Here

25% OFF family passes this July school holidays

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.

5 Fun Family Ideas Under $20 – Geelong

Geelong’s Waterfront and surrounds make for a fabulous fun-filled family day out, even on a budget – rail, hail or shine!  AND you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone! The Waterfront is where you’ll depart your vessel and begin your day, and there’s no shortage of fun-filled activities to choose from. Warm up as you…

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June 17, 2021

A Day Trippers Guide to Portarlington

Escape to Portarlington for the day.  A day of fresh sea air, wide open spaces and friendly faces does wonders!  While you are there, be sure to check out these superb seaside suggestions…   The beautiful bayside of Portarlington is nestled away on the Bellarine, surrounded by stunning coastline and scenic settings.  Discover it all…

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June 23, 2020

E-biking your way to the wineries

Our friends at Bella E-Bike Hire have put together some great ideas on what to get up to around Portarlington… by bike. And yep, they have baskets on board to fill up with all the beautiful produce (wines) you might come across in your journey 🙂 Here’s what Jeremy has to say…… Hiring an electric…

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May 8, 2019

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