Williamstown Ferries

Our Business is about Entertainment and Fun. The best way to see Melbourne is by water. We are specialists in arranging birthday parties, weddings, social occasions and corporate events. Our vessels leave from Southbank at convenient times to suit our Clients. Yarra River Cruises, Cruise Functions, Yarra River Dinner Cruises, Boat Party On The River or a Corporate Special Events, we can accommodate you.

Our vessels operate 7 days and evenings a week; departing from;

  • Southbank
  • Federation Square
  • Gem Pier Williamstown
  • Port Melbourne 
  • St Kilda Pier;
  • Docklands
  • And other locations by arrangement.

Our experienced and friendly co-ordinators will assist to program an event to suit your special occasion. The agreed function schedule will unfold on the day so that the organiser may be totally relaxed and enjoy the event to the fullest.

Call us today for an obligation free quotation; ph; 9682 9555

Our Ferries & Boats


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.

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IN 1984

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Helpful FAQs

Check out some of our frequently asked questions, or contact us if you have a specific issue.

2 hour Return trip – approx. 50 mins each direction.  

The cruise to Scienceworks is approx. 35 minutes. Once you get to the landing, follow the white zigzag ramp to the road, cross (with care) and go left and around to the front entrance of Scienceworks. The Spotswood landing is the same landing The Punt uses.

We recommend booking ahead so that you are assured of your place, online or by phone 9682 9555.

Yes we offer concession rates to all Australian concession card holders, students and Australian seniors card holders.

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