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Sightseeing Cruises

Ferry Transfers between Melbourne and Williamstown

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Ferry between Melbourne City and Williamstown on the Yarra River, taking in spectacular views and iconic landmarks along the way.


  • Hop on a comfortable and convenient ferry that shuttles you between Williamstown and Melbourne City, taking the most scenic route there is.

  • Greet Melbourne's gems along the way, including the Melbourne Skydeck, Crown Casino, Polly Woodside, Finders Street Station, and more.

  • Hop off at Williamstown to soak in the small-town charm. From cute cafes and beaches to historic landmarks, there's something for everyone.

  • Or, ferry right back the way you came, by opting for a round trip, and fall in love with Melbourne from the riverside all over again.

  • Fun fact: Williamstown is popular for its ghost tours, worth checking out when you're there. You'll be returning in high spirits for sure.


  • One-way ferry transfer between Melbourne City and Williamstown

  • Round-trip (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

287 Ratings
Tracey Crook



Apr, 2024

It was easy from booking the tickets on line to finding the departure point and boarding the ferry. The ferry crew were friendly and informative. The whole trip was lovely.
James Lys



Feb, 2024

We were the only ones on the cruise! Great service. It arrived 15 minutes late- we were getting a bit panicky but needn't have worried. Definitely worth doing.
Christopher Bettany



Apr, 2024

The commentary of the area and the staff were friendly and of course the beautiful weather we had
Graeme Doree



Feb, 2024

Ticketing was so easy trip was excellent although at times pre recorded commentary hard to hear. Friendly staff
Sunil Chokkanathapuram Ramanarayanan



Apr, 2023

Very good ferry ride and commentary on board by the crew

You'll not want this ferry to hurry

Some ways to travel are simply better. This stands especially true for the 1hr ferry transfer between Melbourne and Williamstown. Apart from being super convenient and comfortable, the ferry transfer offers spectacular views of Australia's favorite coastline. You'll come across the mighty, like the Westgate Bridge, and the cool, like the 135+-year-old ship Polly Woodside.

If you're overdue on a relaxed day out, exploring an old coastal town, Williamstown might just be what you need. You could take a self-guided heritage walk to visit iconic spots like the Timebell Tower or the old Customs House or relax at the beach. Chill at the waterfront cafes and slowly head to Port Philip Bay. Pause to admire the sunset, before you hop on a ferry back to Melbourne City.

In too much love with the river?

It's perfectly okay if you just want to relive the hour immediately afterward and skip exploring the lands. Opt for a round trip and make this a 2-hour cruise. And hey, click all those photos you might have missed the first time around because you were awestruck.

Additional information

  • The ferry is not accessible by wheelchair or mobility scooters.

  • Children will have to remain seated at all times.

  • Cruises may be delayed or rescheduled due to weather, tidal conditions, or shipping traffic.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your cruise to avoid delays.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

Boarding points


  • Board your cruise at Melbourne River Cruises.

  • Address: Berth 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia.

  • Landmark: Near the Southgate Restaurant.

Get directions to the boarding point


  • Board your cruise at Gem Pier.

  • Address: 1 Syme St, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia.

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