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Your Definitive Guide to Catching the ‘Ferry to the Footy’

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Yes, friends. Summer is officially over and the AFL Season hath returneth. Team scarves, beanies and Guernsey’s are being pulled out from the back of cupboards. Melbournites are out in force exclaiming things like “Footy Season. Geez! That came around quick”. And of course, days out to watch a game or two in the big smoke are being planned.

We’re on the Ball

As always, the team at Port Phillip Ferries have got your back. We’re on the ball (😉),
sailing between Portarlington and Docklands 365 days a year.

We’ve studied the 2019 AFL Games Fixture harder than an educational textbook, all to bring you a definitive guide to the best games to watch when catching our daily Portarlington to Docklands service.

Read on for our guide to catching the ‘Ferry to the Footy’.
You can get to all of these Melbourne games via our service!

Sat 10, 1:45pm @ MCG: Melbourne vs. Collingwood
Sun 11, 1.10pm @ Marvel Stadium: St Kilda vs. Fremantle
Sat 17, 1:45pm @ MCG: Carlton vs. St Kilda
Sun 18, 1.10pm @ MCG: Richmond vs. West Coast Eagles


Marvel or MCG? It’s easy as 1, 2, 3…

The mighty Marvel Stadium is right at our doorstep, so you can have a bite to eat at one of the many nearby bars, cafes and restaurants before heading to the game.

Heading to the G? Also also super easy. Jump off the ferry and straight onto
the No 70 & 75 free trams at Docklands,  or take a short walk to Southern Cross
to catch a quick train trip to the MCG.


Stay the Night?

Want to catch a night game? We’ve got 2 awesome offers with our Docklands accommodation partners. Check them out here

🎉 PS: Did you hear the good news?! 🎉
Our dedicated Geelong Service will commence in December 2019.
We won’t be in Geelong in time for the 2019 AFL Season, but we’re still sailing between Portarlington and Docklands 365 days a year.

Our weekend and public holiday service sets sail from Portarlington at 9 am
and makes the return trip from Docklands at 6.15 pm
– so you can make a full, adventure-filled day of it.