The ultimate cruising venue, the M.V. John Batman, named after the founder of Melbourne, is the flagship of our fleet. It is the largest capacity passenger ferry operating in Melbourne and is licensed to carry 200 passengers on 4 decks, 150 persons under cover, or for social functions up to 130 people may be catered for in comfort. A restaurant style setting can seat up to 70 guests. The M.V. John Batman can accommodate all guests under cover on the lower deck of the boat, or in the open on the upper deck. Wining and dining aboard, the ride is so smooth it’s hard to believe you’re even moving. The John Batman cruises the Yarra River, Hobsons Bay and the Maribyrnong River upstream to Essendon. Please call us for further information, ph 9682 9555.
“Yarra Shuttle 1” is an ultra low, wide bodied, sleek passenger ferry designed to carry up to 60 passengers in comfort, with room to spare for baggage etc. She can traverse under Melbourne’s lowest bridges during most tidal conditions. She can seat up to 36 persons on the aft open air level and also 36 in the enclosed cabin. With an open floorplan up to 40 may all be enclosed or all be outside. The “Yarra Shuttle 1” is suited to both Bay and River operation – its stability gives a smooth ride in all sea conditions. “Yarra Shuttle 1” has a clean, upmarket style – a perfect backdrop – ideal for smaller weddings, corporate groups and special occasions. Please call us for further information, ph 9682 9555.
Imagine, No Buses, No Cars, But still you can see all of Melbourne and its beautiful surrounds. Take a boat ride to williamstown. Yarra River, Shipping, Hobsons Bay, City Skyline, Parks, Gardens, Docklands, Port Of Melbourne, Maribonong River, Stop off at Williamstown for lunch, coffee or just a casual stroll. Please call us for further information, ph 9682 9555.
No matter what cruise function you have in mind, we can take your function to whatever level you want. We can tailor a cruising function to suit any budget. We do not have fixed prices; we cater to your requirements. With 33 years experience, we have the expertise to handle any event no matter how small or large in numbers and cost you require. Please call us for further information, ph 9682 9555.
DEPARTING SOUTHBANK LANDING
*10:30AM; 11:30AM; *12:30PM; 1:30PM; *2:30PM; 3:30PM; 4:30PM.
(* Denotes the guaranteed times and the ‘easy access’ ferry)
Prices: Adults $32 return; $22 one way, Concession $28 return; $18 one way; Child (4-14) $16 return; $10 one way. Children under 4yrs free.
The Yarra Shuttle 1 is suitable for Wheelchairs and prams.
Please book ahead, on occasion these times are subject to change. All times run – summer and good weather/during daylight savings. The day may shorten in line with weather conditions and demand. For the last ferries of the day please call ahead and book.
The day may shorten in line with weather conditions and demand. For the last ferries of the day please call ahead and book.
Nearest PARKING; under the Eureka Tower or Langham Hotel.
Come early for a Discounted coffee from our friends at La Camera!
Groups please call ahead to book – larger groups can be accommodated on the John Batman with the top sightseeing deck! Bookings essential. Smaller school groups, cups, scouts, childrens’ birthday party groups – please call (03 9682 9555) for group prices and to book ahead.
Cruise though Southbank, the Docklands, the Port of Melbourne, under the Westgate Bridge to the River Entrance and to the Historic Seaport of Williamstown. You can hop off to explore Williamstown, have lunch at one of the many cafes or restaurants – and return later, or remain on board for the return cruise to Southbank. From Williamstown you can see across to Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, St. Kilda and return into the stunning views of the Panoramic City Skyline.
DEPARTING GEM PIER, WILLIAMSTOWN;
10:30AM; *11:30AM; 12:30PM; *1:30PM; 2:30PM; *3:30PM; 4:30PM, 5.30pm. (*Denotes the guaranteed times and the ‘easy access’ ferry) FARES: Everyone gets the concession rate; Adults $28 return, $18 one way; children 4-14yrs $14 return, $9 one way. Children under 4yrs free.
35 minutes from Southbank; Adults/concession $18 return, $12 one way; children 4 -14yrs, half fare; under 4yrs free.