Geelong Service Coming December 2019
It’s official, Geelong. We’re coming for you in December 2019. Look out, because we’ll be changing the game for commuters and visitors one cruise at a time. We’re talking daily services between Geelong and Docklands on a brand-spanking new vessel. Think onboard licensed café, free Wi-Fi and endless scenic views. There’s still some water to go under the bridge (pardon the pun) before we get cruising, but stay tuned and we look forward to spending more time in Corio Bay! Although we won’t be in Geelong in time for the 2019 AFL Season, we’re still sailing between Portarlington and Docklands 365 days a year. Check out our definitive guide to catching the ‘Ferry to the Footy’ from Portarlington.
What You Should Know
The new Geelong service will be all about offering people more choices on how they want to travel. Our vision has always been about making ferry travel accessible to as many Victorians as possible, and this new service will take us one step closer to that vision. We will adopt a timetable most suitable for the Geelong community and visitors from Melbourne. We are in talks with the City of Greater Geelong to form creative solutions for access to the ferry, and reliable connections to the wider Geelong region.
Why Take The Ferry?
Who said the daily travel from Geelong to Melbourne had to be unpredictable… stressful… rushed… uncomfortable? Our Geelong Ferry service will change the game for commuters and visitors… one cruise and we know you will be converted. A cruise to work that will leave you feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to smash your day. Go under the West Gate instead of over it, improve your health and reduce the stress with a ferry easy journey. There is no better way to travel, guaranteed!
We’re building a brand new, purpose-built ferry for the Geelong services, and she will be an absolute beauty. There will be seating for 400, with comfortable indoor seating and two outdoor decks. Expect all the creature comforts such as free Wi-Fi, charging stations, tables and drop-down trays – not to mention an on board licensed café where you can enjoy a quality coffee (or wine). The ferry will be easily accessible for all via our boarding ramps, and will comfortably facilitate wheelchairs, motorised mobility scooters and prams. All will be welcome to make use of the free on board bike racks as well.
Dear Port Phillip Ferries, I couldn’t believe how brilliantly smooth, pleasant and efficient the whole trip was Docklands to Geelong on 31 Jul 2018. Despite the weather being very windy and the sea extra rough, the trip was a dream. The craft was so very stable and swift against the elements and we were at our destination in double quick time. I was most impressed with the professionalism of the staff, the captain was most welcoming and affable, the waiting staff in the bar were particularly patient and helpful during the ‘rush hour’ and all done with very sunny smiles and well wishes. This was a truly enjoyable voyage. I shall certainly be back and will spread the word. Thank you, Port Phillip Ferries, long may you flourish and succeed.Diane E Plim
Thank you for making my birthday a great day yesterday. I enjoyed both the morning trip and night trip. The staff were friendly and professional and it was a relaxing way to travel to Melbourne. I hope this venture is successful as it is long overdue.Craig Feaver
Thanks so much, Port Phillip Ferries for the chance to trial the trip! Such a great day out and back, stress free and better than driving on the crazy freeway! Hoping it does become a permanent service and highly recommend it to all.Kathi Anastassiou
It’s great from Portarlington, takes a little longer (only by about 10 mins from our place though) but it’s the best way of getting to Melbourne. Nice and laid back, not packed into sardine cans towed by a train or sitting in a carpark up the Westgate, and you don’t get the chance of whales swimming alongside your car or train.Dan Moroney
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