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Searoad Ferries Sorrento

03 5258 3244

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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Price & booking


Type Valid Entry cost
Adult Return
01/07/15 - 30/06/16 $22.00
Child Return (four to 15 years)
01/07/15 - 30/06/16 $16.00
Students Return
Must present student card.
01/07/15 - 30/06/16 $20.00
Concession Return
Must present concession card.
01/07/15 - 30/06/16 $20.00
Concession One Way
Must present concession card.
01/07/15 - 30/06/16 $10.00
Adult One Way
01/07/15 - 30/06/16 $11.00
Children One Way (four to 15 years)
01/07/15 - 30/06/16 $8.00
Students One Way
Must present student card.
01/07/15 - 30/06/16 $10.00
Family Return
Family ticket is for up to two adults and three children or one adult and three children.
01/07/15 - 30/06/16 $66.00
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.
01/07/15 - 31/03/16 $10.00
Family One Way
Family ticket is for up to two adults and three children or one adult and three children.
01/07/15 - 30/11/15 $33.00
Car Return (dirver Included)
This includes driver for car travel return. Additional passangers pay for passanger return fare.
01/07/15 - 30/11/15 $114.00
Car One Way (driver included)
Car travel one way includes driver. Additional passangers travel at one way cost.
01/07/15 - 30/11/15 $62.00
High Tea on the High Seas
Available every Sunday departing Sorrento at 11:00am and Queenscliff at 2:00pm. Bookings essential.
19/09/14 - 19/09/15 $45.00
Payment methods accepted
American Express Cash Only EFTPOS MasterCard Visa Card

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  • 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.