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Melbourne: City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

1. Melbourne: City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Embark on a sightseeing cruise along Port Philip Bay to Williamstown. Take in the views of the Melbourne skyline and enjoy insightful audio commentary on board as you sail down the Yarra River. Admire the skyline of Melbourne from a different perspective as you listen to the informative audio commentary. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city center and soak up the sun on the sun deck. Upon arrival in Williamstown, get the choice to take a break in Williamsport and visit the historic seaport, or stay on board and return to Melbourne. Linger in one of the cafés or galleries of Williamstown, known for its heritage buildings such as Customs House. If you choose to take the round-trip option, then just sit back and relax on one of the finest bay cruises on the return journey to Southbank.  

Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

2. Melbourne: 1-Hour Gardens and Sporting Precinct River Cruise

Discover Melbourne’s highlights while cruising along the breathtaking Yarra River. Cruise through downtown Melbourne on this sightseeing tour and listen to the on board commentary that will point out passing attractions and provide interesting tidbits of Melbourne’s history. Enjoy an hour aboard the riverboat as you cruise under the Princes Bridge and past top cultural attractions. Marvel at the magnificent riverbank gardens from the outside sun deck or through the panoramic windows from the inside cabin. On this tour you will also see Herring Island, Princes Bridge, the governor's residence, the Victorian Arts Center, Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Olympic Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the National Tennis Center. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea while relaxing and taking in the beautiful city sites. 

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 251 reviews

It was lovely cruising down the Yarra River, listening to a very interesting commentary. The low profile boat only just skims under the very low bridges. The speed was perfect, great for seeing all the features of the river. The final approach to Williamstown was wonderful, looking to Commonwealth Reserve and back over Hobson’s Bay to Melbourne city. What a truly delightful little township is Williamstown. So much to explore that you won’t want to catch the first ferry back.

Easy to purchase tickets, very comfortable trip. Williamstown was a lovely surprise for lunch. Captain Dave's commentary was entertaining and informative.

It was lovely … everything was done smoothly and on time .. liked commentary on board the cruise ! Thank you

Everything was on time and the staff professional and friendly.

The trip was very informative & the crew were lovely.