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Go under the West Gate instead of over it

Forget the stress of driving down the busy freeway and take the easy way via fast ferries connecting Melbourne with Geelong and Portarlington. With large open space seating inside and out, this is one of the safest ways to travel.

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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.

Piano bar pop up at Portarlington

Piano bar pop up at Portarlington Jump on the 10.40 am ferry from Docklands and enjoy an afternoon of tunes and good times at this Pop-up Piano Bar in Portarlington. The afternoon ferry back to Docklands leaves at 4.30 pm so you’ll have plenty of time to request some classics and rock the afternoon away….

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December 23, 2021

Fish Club

School holiday activity: Catch the ‘Ferry to Inspire Sustainability Heroes’ Kids are invited to discover the secrets of Port Phillip Bay and to learn more about caring for our local marine environment at FISH Club these school holidays. Port Phillip Ferries have partnered with the teams at Queenscliff based Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre and…

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December 21, 2021

Docklands Drone Show

Docklands will host Australia’s largest-ever drone show See the night sky sparkle this summer as 350 drones light up Docklands to tell stories in the stars. Two eight-minute shows run over Victoria Harbour nightly in an enchanting visual spectacular combined with poetry soundscapes. From 15 to 24 January, hear ‘Melbourne, Feel the Sound’, a poem…

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January 3, 2022

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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