WILLIAMSTOWN Ferries/BAY CITY Ferries invite you to let the ferry specialists take you to an interesting destination...
Historic Williamstown, various stops along the Maribyrnong, St Kilda, Queenscliff, Portarlington, Geelong...
As we depart Southbank, you'll see the tall masts of the Polly Woodside as they tower over the historic old sheds (presently being re-developed) - a visit to the ship Polly Woodside and the Maritime Museum is well worth the visit (call us and we can organise it for you). We then cruise under the Charles Grimes Bridge (Charles Grimes was the first European to come up the river in 1802, 33 years before John Batman who founded Melbourne) and enter the Port of Melbourne.
We'll pass Victoria Dock, Appleton Dock, Swanston Dock, cruise under the Bolte Bridge and by the time you're passing under the Westgate Bridge, you'll have seen container ships, various loading and other Port activities, and even perhaps the tugs at work with large ships, as they move in or out of Port on their way to far off destinations.
Once we're under the Westgate, we see the lovely old buildings of Scienceworks science and technology museum - once the Spotswood pumping station, these buildings have been featured in films and TV productions such as Changi Prison in "The Sullivans" and the Hall of Justice in "Mad Max". Scienceworks is just a few minutes walk from Spotswood Jetty.