Port Phillip Bay Ferry
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What to expect

Lounge Area

Comfortable viewing lounges throughout the vessels providing great views and a relaxing journey.

Viewing Decks

Various external viewing decks with outdoor seating. Spot local landmarks and marine life including dolphins all year & whales in winter.

Full Length Windows

Full length windows allow for maximum viewing of the beautiful sights you will see on your crossing.

Cafe & Bar

The onboard Cafe is open every ferry sailing. Enjoy a great coffee made by our onboard barista or a yummy snack, as you sail the bay.  There is a great range of regional wine, cider or beer available from 12 noon daily.

Cafe Seating

There's plenty of comfortable café style/dining seating to enjoy your purchases from the onboard café or to take in the views.

Lonsdale Lounge

The stylish Lonsdale Lounge is located on the MV Queenscliff and is a light and airy space with plenty of seating.  Open to the public most days the Lonsdale Lounge also hosts a range of onboard events including Brunches,  High Teas, Captains Lunch and private functions.   

Yardarm Bar

Check out our top deck bar, The Yardarm, serving St Andrews Beach Brewery craft beer, Scotchmans Hill wines & the odd cocktail or two! Have a brew with a view.

Melbourne painter, illustrator, pianist and all round nice guy, Mike Makatron, created a backdrop for the bar that rivals the view. A colourful and whimsical take on the "Kraken” and underwater scene it makes for a good vibe, along with the bar, wine barrels and plenty of seating.

Located on the top deck of the MV Queenscliff (departs Queenscliff odd hours, Sorrento even hours). Opening hours are subject to weather.

Portsea Lounge

The beautiful Portsea Lounge offers a special sailing experience with its cosy feel and great views from the front of the ship.  Located on the MV Sorrento, it is open to the public most days.  This lounge also hosts a range of onboard events including Brunches, High Teas, Captains Lunch and private functions.

Drive On Drive Off

All our Ferries are extremely easy to board, with Drive On/Drive Off capabilities, no turning required.

Charging Stations

Need Charge? We have FREE onboard charging bays to make sure your phones & devices are all charged up and ready to go!

Accessibility & Lift

Searoad Ferries offers excellent facilities and easy boarding for passengers with special needs. There is a lift from the car deck to the passenger lounge, access to outside decks & accessible toilets.

Children's Playground

Sit back and relax while the kids entertain themselves in the kids play area and colouring corner. Baby change facility available.

Pet Friendly

Furry friends are welcome onboard, however, they must be on a leash and are restricted to the external decks (not permitted in the passenger lounge). 


There are many things to see on the crossing and the best way to see them is with our binoculars located on the viewing decks.