Searoad Ferries
Searoad Ferries Sorrento
Searoad Ferries Sorrento
Searoad Ferries Sorrento
Searoad Ferries Sorrento
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Searoad Ferries Sorrento
Searoad Ferries Sorrento

Searoad Ferries Sorrento

Address: Sorrento Pier, Sorrento, Victoria 3943

Phone: 03 5258 3244  |  Fax: 03 5258 7877  


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Searoad Ferries, Australia's favourite car and passenger ferry service, crosses the southern tip of Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay and connects the Great Ocean Road and the Bellarine to the Mornington Peninsula. The 40 minute crossing is a great alternative to the three hour drive around through the city traffic and on toll roads, saving time and road miles.

During the crossing passengers will see ever changing sights - watch out for dolphins, whales in winter and spectacular coastal scenery. Arriving at Sorrento, you will have a perfect view of the clifftop mansions, tiny coves filled with boats, the beautiful foreshore and old limestone buildings. The historic fort, black lighthouse, the harbour tower and historic homes welcome all arrivals to Queenscliff, the gateway to the Great Ocean Road.

There are two specially designed all weather 60 metre ferries departing from both Queenscliff and Sorrento on the hour, every hour, from 7:00am to 6:00pm daily. Enjoy easy drive-on and drive-off facilities, spacious comfortable lounges with full length windows, a tempting cafe with barista and a fresh menu offering.

There is plenty of deck space and observation areas. Free Wi-Fi internet and children's play area make for a relaxing crossing.

Passengers with vehicles are advised to arrive at the terminals at least 30 minutes prior to departure. The ferries depart from Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff and the Sorrento Pier, Sorrento.

Both vessels are fully equipped to cater for passengers with disabilities, including an internal lift from the vehicle deck to the passenger lounge.

Upgrade to P.O.S.H @ The Portsea Lounge available Fridays and Saturday on select sailings.

Coaches may be booked ahead. Seven days notice is advisable to secure passage.

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TypeValid fromValid toEntry cost($)

Adult Return


Child Return (four to 15 years)


Students Return

Must present student card.


Concession Return

Must present concession card.


Concession One Way

Must present concession card.


Adult One Way


Children One Way (four to 15 years)


Students One Way

Must present student card.


Family Return

Family ticket is for up to two adults and three children or one adult and three children.


P.O.S.H Private Lounge Upgrade

Available as an upgrade in addition to ferry ticket on Friday and Saturday from 12:00pm on select sailings.


Family One Way

Family ticket is for up to two adults and three children or one adult and three children.


Car Return (dirver Included)

This includes driver for car travel return. Additional passangers pay for passanger return fare.


Car One Way (driver included)

Car travel one way includes driver. Additional passangers travel at one way cost.


High Tea on the High Seas

Available every Sunday departing Sorrento at 11:00am and Queenscliff at 2:00pm. Bookings essential.


Payment methods accepted

American Express  Cash Only  EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 


  • Car park
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shaded area


  • Animal Viewing
  • Whale watching

Tourism awards

2014  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

Opening hours

Please visit the website for vehicle rates, family rates and online special offers.


  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Visitor Information Centre

Disabled access

Both MV Sorrento and MV Queenscliff are fully equipped with a lift. Please call for further Information.

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