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 Caring for our Bays – Bellarine Catchment Network to deliver a special two-hour interactive school holiday experience.
Known as the ‘Ferry to Inspire Sustainability Heroes’ or FISH Club, this fun, hands-on experience invites children aged 6-13 to learn about marine creatures, whilst also teaching them about the importance of caring for the environment and giving them an introduction to responsible fishing.
FISH Club will take place on Friday 7th, 14th and 21st of January. Bookings are essential, and spots are limited to 20 children per session. All professionals are accredited and specialist educators. Tickets are $40 per child (ages 6-13 inclusive) and include the following:
- Return ferry ticket from Docklands to Geelong (departing Docklands at 11 am and arriving back at 5:30 pm)
- A one-hour interactive display onboard the Geelong Flyer as it cruises over to Geelong, with staff highlighting the environmental values and marine life of Port Phillip Bay & Corio Bay along the way
- A one-hour fishing experience at Geelong Waterfront where children will be taught how to fish responsibly*
- A take-home kids colour-in bag with activities
- A take-home kids fishing rod
FISH Club Itinerary
When: Friday 7, 14 and 21 January
Time: Ferry departs Docklands at 11:00 am – FISH Club takes place from 11:15 am-1:30 pm, the return ferry will depart Geelong at 4:00 pm, arriving at Docklands at 5:30 pm
Where: The Geelong Flyer departs from Victoria Harbour, Docklands. FISH Club will take place onboard the ferry and at Eastern Beach, Geelong
Cost: $40 per child (ages 6-13)
Tickets: must be pre-purchased at portphillipferries.com.au/events/fish-club/
At the conclusion of FISH Club, families have two and a half hours left to explore the Geelong Waterfront at leisure before the Geelong Flyer cruises back to Docklands. The Waterfront is packed full of fun activities to keep the kids entertained. Choose from souring up high on the Giant Sky Wheel, exploring the famous Bollard Trail, taking a ride on the Eastern Beach Train, or swimming in the sheltered bay at Eastern Beach Reserve. Plenty of great food options are also located within easy walking distance.
Another must-visit activity is Pixar Putt – an open-air mini-golf course made up of interactive putt-putt holes inspired by the stories, characters and icons from some of Pixar’s most loved films including Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Soul, The Incredibles, and more.