Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

By Melbourne River Cruises
3.8 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is $22 per adult
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The City and Williamstown Ferry offers visitors an historic coastal village experience. Cruise past Melbourne's shipping channels on your journey to the old maritime seaport of Williamstown. Spend the day sipping coffee at a sidewalk café or discovering quaint shops and galleries, before taking a leisurely cruise back to the city.

Departure times are from the City unless stated otherwise.

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Williamstown to City
  • Activity duration is 2 hours2h2h
  • English

Starting point:
Gem Pier, 1 Syme St, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia

Language options: English
Starting time: 4:00 PM
Price details
$22.06 x 1 Adult$22.06

Price is $22.06

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedTea and coffee
  • What's includedWhat's includedLive commentary on board
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedHotel pickup and drop-off
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedFood and drinks, unless specified
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedGratuities

Know before you book

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • The boat is completely enclosed and windowed so that passengers won't be subject to the elements
  • Unfortunately the vessel is NOT wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the vessel on their own and if the wheelchair is collapsible. The staff are not permitted to assist handicapped persons due to insurance restrictions
  • Important Note:
  • Cruise duration times are approximate and subject to change, often due to tides and river traffic
  • Cruise direction and timetable subject to tidal conditions and river closures
  • Passengers MUST check timetable for their return trip to ensure departure times connect

Activity itinerary

Melbourne River Cruises

City to Williamstown Cruise past Melbourne's shipping channels on your journey to the old maritime seaport of Williamstown. Explore this early colonial settlement, boasting a charming array of restaurants, cafes and galleries amongst picturesque gardens. Take in the stunning waterfront bay views overlooking the coastal waters. Duration: 50 mins to 1 hour.

Yarra River

Williamstown and City Return For a great day out, take a return trip to or from Williamstown or the city. A wonderful range of activities, restaurants and attractions to explore for everyone. Duration: 1 ¾ - 2 hours You can choose to go one-way or return! Just select which option suits you at the time of booking.


Williamstown to City Ferry Depart from this inner city treasure and historic coastal village. Journey across the bay into the Yarra River, past the port and docklands. A wonderful opportunity to see the magnificent vistas of the Melbourne skyline before entering into the hustle and bustle of city life. Duration: 50 mins to 1 hour


Activity location

    • Southbank Promenade Berth 2 Southbank Bvd, Southbank Promenade at Berth 2
    • 3000, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • 1 Syme Street
    • 3016, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
  • PEOPLEPEOPLEMelbourne River Cruises
    • Southbank Promenade
    • 3006, Southbank, Victoria, Australia

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3.8 out of 5

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5 out of 5


Reviewed on Viator
Mar 26, 2023
Knowledgeable and entertaining commentary by the captain of the vessel. The best. 😃😃 I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Melbourne and the iconic Yarra River.

5 out of 5


Reviewed on Viator
Mar 19, 2023
Great trip across from Williamstown to the city. Lots to see. Super crew, very accomodating. Really good way to start our weekend. Thanks

3 out of 5


Reviewed on Viator
Mar 12, 2023
Hearing the stories from the captain. And our visit to Williamstown. The boat was very comfortable. We were shocked to be told at the wharf we had only booked one way, I now look at our booking and this is incorrect.

4 out of 5


Reviewed on Viator
Feb 14, 2023
Lovely return trip on a beautiful day. Excellent informative commentary. Ferry was looking a bit tired but comfortable and we were happy with our trip.

4 out of 5


Reviewed on Viator
Feb 14, 2023
It was a nice trip going down the Yarra River to Williamstown. Unfortunately we couldn’t understand the commentary very well. Either the speakers weren’t very good or the skipper was speaking very quickly. We enjoyed Williamstown very much.

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