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Rock The Boat

Drink well, eat plenty & dance like you’re 20.

Leave your inhibitions and responsibilities on dry Land when you board Searoad Ferries for Rock the Boat. Whether its date night, kid-free time or a well-deserved treat we have you covered with plenty of food, delicious local beer & wine and a band that will rock your socks off.

Something special happens when you set sail at sunset on beautiful Port Phillip Bay, it feels otherworldly. The mood lightens as the sky darkens and the ability to let one's hair down becomes easier.

As the food keeps coming and the drinks keep flowing, local band Plan B will get those twinkle toes tapping with classic blues, funk & rock hits from a time when music was actually good.

Laughter, banter & dancing will allow you to stop pretending to be an adult and to be your fun-loving self!

$129 per person

Queenscliff Sailing

Sat 15 Feb | 8pm - 11pm

Sorrento Sailing

Sat 22 Feb | 8pm - 11pm

"Food, Glorious Food"

Food is the ingredient that binds us together.

There is a plentiful abundance of canapes that will continuously roam the ferry throughout the evening.

Fresh Oysters, delicately cured salmon, mouthwatering mini sliders, plus much more will provide the required nourishment for cutting some rug.

"Red, Red Wine"

The elixir of a good time? Luscious local wine and refreshing regional beer.

Using our connections from both sides of the bay we can offer you an amazing array of beverages that will help get you into the groove of the evening.

Featured wineries: Terindah Estate & Tucks Wine

COMPLIMENTARY welcome drink upon arrival.

"I Love Rock 'n' Roll"

We dare you to try not to dance.

Playing your favourite rock, blues and soul hits from across the decades, the infectious rhythms of local band "Plan B" will have you dancing like you're 20 again.

The D-floor is a safe space where you are allowed to act half your age!

"I'm on a Boat"

The background attraction yet the most important element of Rock the Boat is the ferry.

The moment the boat leaves the dock the relaxing nature of floating across the world against a backdrop of twinkling coastal lights and moonlit sky above, will set the mood perfectly.

Preparing for your evening of frivolity is easy when all your stress and worries are left onshore.

"Gin & Juice"

There has never been a problem that Gin hasn’t fixed… well, at least that’s what anyone who visits our Gin pop up bar thinks.

Once described as the "devils drink", we just like to think it brings out the cheeky devil in you.

Pouring Queenscliff Distillery Gin, all your favourite G mixers will be on offer all night long.


Where do true examples of immaturity reveal themselves in the best possible way? Photobooths!

Holding an “I'm with stupid sign” while wearing a moustache and funny hat perfectly exemplifies the true nature of this party and makes the perfect memento of Rock the Boat.

"The Roof is on Fire"

Surveil the Sun setting on the horizon, the shimmering water below, the twinkling stars above and forget the land you left behind while sipping on a drink at the rooftop bar “The Yardarm”.

It is a 360-degree environment where you will get a sense of place and realise you are worlds away from reality.

Getting a group together of 6 or more?

Use promo code: GROUPIES

and receive tickets for $99pp (Saving of $30)

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For ticket purchasing options, please contact us.
The Fine Print


- 3 hour bay sail

- Welcome drink

- Continuous canapes

- Live music

- Drinks at bar prices

Price per person

$129 per person

Children (0-15years old): N/A


Rock the Boat is an event onboard Searoad Ferries, sailing from Queenscliff on Saturday 15th February OR sailing from Sorrento on Saturday 22nd February


Approximately 3 hours, including boarding & disembarkation

Check-in & Boarding

Please ensure you check in at the foot passenger ticket office no later than 7:30 pm, to receive your Boarding Pass ready for an 8:00 pm departure. We anticipate that you will arrive to disembark back in Queenscliff by approximately 10:45 pm.

Bookings are essential

We require all Rock the Boat bookings to be made at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled sailing. Subject to availability.


Our menu is tailored for each event using a range of local seasonal produce.

Dietary requirements

Please notify our team at least 72 hours prior to sailing of all dietary requirements and we will endeavour to cater to your needs. Some dietary requirements may incur additional charges.

Group Bookings

Are you part of a group? Please add the group name to your booking via the comments field. Bookings up to 20 people can be made via the website. If your group is 120+ people we can offer a private “Rock the Boat” style function any day of the week. Please click here and complete the online form so our team can contact you directly.

Featured Wineries

Terindah Estate will be the Featured winery on the Feb 15th Sailing departing Queenscliff. Tucks Wine will be the Featured winery on the Feb 22nd Sailing departing Sorrento.

Terms and conditions

Change of date – outside 72 hours changes can be made to another date, but is subject to availability, and must be redeemed within 12 months of purchase.

Cancellation/refunds – 100% refund with at least 7 days notice. Inside 7 days 100% cancellation fee/ non refundable.

Rock the Boat is a special event that is available only for the times and dates stated.

Searoad Ferries reserves the right to cancel the event and will offer an alternative date or 100% refund.

Ferry carriage is as per the Terms and Conditions here.

Further Questions?

Visit our FAQ’s here, email or call (03) 5257 4500.

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