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Searoad Ferries

Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia
+61 3 5257 4500
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Retirement Village Trip

Despite lift of ferry being out of order, overall a very enjoyable day in good company. Staff... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
wri39
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Cheaper to drive around instead

Too much money! If you are travelling with a friend or two and your car is not too thirsty, it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David M
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“ferry trip”(27 reviews)
“high tea”(18 reviews)
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The spectacular 40-minute trip on the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry Service links Melbourne’s most magnificent coastal regions: the Bellarine Peninsula and Mornington Peninsula.Both destinations have a vast number of attractions to explore. Then, from...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Despite lift of ferry being out of order, overall a very enjoyable day in good company. Staff friendly and helpful on board and at Cafe. Best meal in a long time.....even from up-market restaurants. Would be ****** if not for disabled lift!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Too much money! If you are travelling with a friend or two and your car is not too thirsty, it will be cheaper to drive around to Geelong.More

Thank David M
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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We do appreciate your feedback on the value proposition of the ferry experience. Seared Ferries is the cheapest car and passenger ferry service in Australia. The price for a car, driver and passenger one way is $77. The 40 minute...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent trip which started from booking online the morning of travel, got there early just a short wait to get on with the car, easy movement around the entire boat with two dogs and quick drive off. I think that all due...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your great review. Travelling is very easy as you have experienced first had. From booking and boarding to disembarking, the process is simple and fast. We offer drive on / drive off facilities, access to the lounge deck via the lift or...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fabulous day out! It was so great to have something different for our residents to enjoy. Fantastic service, great cafe and a smooth trip. BrilliantMore

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review and we are so glad your retirement village enjoyed the sail across Port Phillip Bay and our Cafe at Queenscliff. We offer lunch and afternoon tea in RORO Cafe on the Beach or small and large groups can sail...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came as a large group (26) from a retirement village and the service and food was very good. All staff were very friendly and helpful.More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review of your recent visit aboard Seared Ferries. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food onboard and our friendly staff. Perhaps we may see your retirement village return for a High Tea, a Captains Lunch or a Devonshire tea!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Cuz, Hubby and I took our mum's for High Tea on the Ferry. After being greeted by the nice staff, we were shown to our table. First up was the glass of sparkling wine, followed by tea & coffee. The food was already on...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review of High Tea on the High Seas - a 2 hour return Bay sail between Sorrento and Queenscliff. We are glad you enjoyed the food and the sailing experience. All High Tea guests stay onboard during the 20 minute berthing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 24 ladies travelled on the ferry for a High Tea on The High Seas on Sunday May 12 th. We were warmly greeted and given instructions on who would meet us and where. We were shown our tables and promptly asked what...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our High Tea on the High Seas. So glad you enjoyed the experience with your group of ladies. There is certainly a generous serving of food, all prepared in our on shore kitchen at Queenscliff. The take home...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience on the Searoad Ferry’s ‘Captains Lunch’. From our initial welcome to our farewell, we loved every bit of the lunch. So much delicious food and wine, we’ll definitely be back. Thanks!More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your great review of our Captains Lunch. The 3 course lunch is once a month from either Sorrento or Queenscliff. Next dates coming up are from Queenscliff 2 June, 4 August and 6 October and from Sorrento 7 July and 1 September....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry ride from Queenscliff to Sorrento is a terrific service and the trip over was relaxing and enjoyable. Highly recommended!

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. Our service is definitely a great way to take the scenic route on any road trip! And way more relaxing than city traffic. Hope to see you onboard again soon! Warmest regards,

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we went 😊 Return trip across the bay, dining 8 to a table, 4 superb Scotchmans Hill wines Brut, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, riesling and bottles of sparkling water To start and Mains were sharing, plentiful, enjoyed by all. Desert- you could choose from...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Searoad Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review of our Captains Lunch aboard Searoad Ferries, sailing between Sorrento and Queenscliff. Glad you enjoyed the menu - a grazing table of shared plates using regional produce and seasonal ingredients. Scotchmans Hill did an outstanding job with their generous...More

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Brianna Y
March 23, 2018|
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Response from keremary | Reviewed this property |
in the peak period if you buy your ticket in advance it doesn't guarantee you will get on the trip you booked for. you still have to arrive 45 min before departure. personally on holiday period I would avoid any trip after... More
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March 17, 2018|
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Response from expatmelbourne | Reviewed this property |
There is a website that will answer all you queries but to summarise- Ferries every hour on the hour 7 am to 6 pm ( (7 pm peak summer time) You can book on line but must get to terminal 40 mins prior to departure to... More
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February 1, 2018|
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Response from T0RTIE | Reviewed this property |
There is parking but not a lot. If you can't get a park by the Ferry, you might get lucky by the beach and that's only a 5 minute walk to the Pier.
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