Tours & Transport

Key Features: Non-stop transport between Melbourne CBD and the Bellarine Peninsula

41 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

+61 3 9514 8959

Opening Hours

  • 365 days a year
  • 2 return trips per day
  • Weekend schedule differs from mid week
  • See website for up-to-date cruising times.

Port Phillip Ferries

Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula

Port Phillip Ferries offer a unique form of transport across Port Phillip Bay to service the growing tourism industry, as well as assisting daily commuters make their way to Melbourne CBD.

This environmentally friendly catamaran runs between Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula and Docklands, Melbourne. It provides a comfortable vantage point to enjoy the sights and sounds of the bay, while reading the paper, catching up on emails, or simply enjoying the trip.

Port Phillip Ferries also welcome and take pleasure in assisting groups for business or pleasure.

Head from Melbourne city to the Bellarine Peninsula to breathe in the fresh sea air with a walk around Portarlington or a trip to the many wineries, food producers and great activities. Bring your bicycle across to explore the region on two wheels.

Take a trip direct to Melbourne CBD from The Bellarine to attend events, eat out, shopping and all that the wonderful city has to offer. The ferry docks just next to the free tram service for Melbourne CBD and near other attractions such as Etihad Stadium and the Melbourne Star.

Port Phillip Ferries hope to introduce a licenced café on board soon for travellers to enjoy a drink or snack on the journey. The ferry service operates 365 days of the year with three return trips a day.

Head to the website to book your next journey. Happy sailing!

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Special Features

  • The ONLY vessel to transport passengers across the bay direct from Melbourne CBD to The Bellarine Peninsula.


  • 400 passengers
  • 300 seats in the lower deck and 100 in the upper deck
  • Outdoor deck for fresh air during the trip
  • 15 bicycles per trip
  • 4 wheelchairs per trip

Group Facilities

  • Groups are welcome
  • Assist with transfers and facilitating experiences
  • Separate decks to provide private space
  • TV screens available for presentations on board
  • Book on line or contact us direct to tailor a service