This school holidays we are offering free travel and meals to all children passengers travelling in a car from the 9th to the 21st of April. Free kids meals are available with the purchase of an adult meal at the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal Beach Café before or after your trip. So if you are choosing to eat before you travel from Queenscliff make sure you allow enough time before the ferry departs to enjoy the beach views and the great food. Please note conditions apply to “kids travel and eat free” Read more >>
FUN SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES ONBOARD Make these school holidays fun! Touch a Star Fish, learn a magic trick or have your face painted… These School Holidays there is something new on board your Ferries… Check out the timetable of on-board Children’s activities. Read more >>
Plan your next school excursion and make it a trip the students will remember! Whether your school is enjoying the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas or the Great Ocean Road, an adventure crossing our magnificent Bay gives children the opportunity to view the Victorian coastline from a whole new perspective. Read more >>
The crossing takes 40 minutes and there is always a lot to see as the vessels glide across Port Phillip Bay.
Very often the white 60m vessels are accompanied, at least part of the way, by dolphins playing in the bow waves or frolicking in the nearby waters. In the winter months you may spot a whale or two, diverted during migration by the food in the Bay. This past winter was a whale spotters paradise!
Choose a favourite vantage point, whether it be from the main deck lounges with full length windows, or from one of the external viewing decks.
On sunny days the decks are a magnet for passengers keen to catch the rays.
View the majesty of the vast Victorian coastline with it’s world class swimming beaches and coastal parks. An entirely different perspective is to be enjoyed by being on the Bay. The scenery is noticeably different on each side. Sorrento’s rugged clifftops are lined with magnificent homes, yachts moored in the small coves bob up and down and the Sorrento pier beckons. Whereas Queenscliff’s historically significant Fort looms large and the rooftops and chimneys of the township contrast with the Harbour’s new marina.
Ships of all shapes and sizes pass by on their way to or from the Port of Melbourne, causing a stir in any sea lover’s heart. Children are often amazed at the size, the cargo and the nationality of these enormous vessels.
On each trip the vessels pass by Popes Eye, a man made semi circle of basalt rock, and Mudd Island, home to some 70 species of seabirds and waders.
The Bay is easily crossed in the purpose built, all weather vessels. So rain, hail or shine the ferry schedule never misses a beat, 365 days of the year.