Searoad Ferries is the iconic car and passenger ferry service sailing Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay between Sorrento and Queenscliff.
Searoad Ferries was originally known as Peninsula Searoad Transport and has been operating the car and passenger ferry service between Sorrento and Queenscliff since 1987. The service first crossed Port Phillip Heads on 13th September 1987 and was the culmination of 30 years of dreaming, planning and lobbying by many people and organisations in both communities of southern Port Phillip Bay.
The first purpose built 35 vehicle vessel was built in Carrington NSW. Despite scepticism about the viability of the service, especially during winter months, from September 1987 the “M.V. Peninsula Princess” rarely missed a scheduled crossing. A ticket office and transit lounge were built in Queenscliff during January 1990 and in Sorrento in April 1992.