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Join a Winter Discovery Cruise with Port Phillip Ferries

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Discover the history of the Yarra River on this NEW 1-hour discovery cruise

Learn about the fascinating history of Melbourne’s waterways by joining one of Port Phillip Ferries’ new Winter Discovery Cruises. Taking place every Friday during June, the new tours take guests on a 1-hour journey from Docklands along the Yarra River. Passengers will cruise under the Bolte Bridge and Westgate Bridge to where the river meets Hobsons Bay, before returning to Docklands.

There will be live commentary along the way, pointing out key landmarks along the Yarra River and sharing details of the rich past of these waterways and Melbourne’s industrious port. A delicious Devonshire Tea is also included as part of the tour.

Starting at only $25 per person (groups of 10+ are $23.50 pp) these short cruises offer great value and are the ideal outing for social groups or friends looking for something a little different during June.

Port Phillip Ferries modern vessels feature multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas, accessible onboard amenities, and a licenced café. They are also easily accessible for all via our boarding ramps, comfortably accommodating wheelchairs, motorised mobility scooters, and prams.

The Winter Discovery Cruises depart from and return to Docklands. The timings have been set-up to coincide with ferry services arriving from both Geelong and Portarlington, ensuring passengers arriving from these destinations can also enjoy the tours.

When: Every Friday in June departing Docklands at 11.30am, returning at 12:30pm

Where: Port Phillip Ferries Docklands Terminal, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands

What’s included: one-hour cruise + Devonshire tea + tea or coffee + historical commentary

Tickets: Book now at


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