Ferry celebrates big first year

A catamaran ferry used by Port Phillip Ferries.

Port Phillip Ferries has celebrated its first anniversary of crossing the bay between Portarlington and Docklands, Melbourne – and it’s been a big year of business for the captains and crew.
In one short year Port Phillip Ferries has:
* Travelled close to 40,000km across Port Phillip Bay.
* Ticked off 910 journeys across the bay.
* Hosted 2500 seniors during the 2017 Seniors Week.
* Hosted an Instameet with nearly a hundred Melbourne Instagramers visiting the Bellarine.
* Spotted five whales (and loads of dolphins, penguins and seals).
* Hundreds of AFL supporters enjoyed the comfort of the ferry travelling to and from Melbourne over the 2017 season.
* Employs 23 team members to run its operations.
After a well supported and successful trial last year the ferry service was established as a viable passenger ferry for the region – and it is now a regular mode of transport for commuters, families, seniors and footy fans alike.
“Our initial commitment was for three years – but we’re really looking beyond that – and when we see the results of our first year of operation, they are a testament that this is a reliable, well supported passenger ferry that the community has embraced,” says Murray Rance, CEO Port Phillip Ferries.
“In fact, just this month saw the inclusion of a new service route every Saturday afternoon between Portarlington and Geelong and that service will continue from now through to Christmas,” he said.
To celebrate its first anniversary and thank their loyal passengers, Port Phillip Ferries is running a Captain’s Shout promotion, giving away a double return pass and VIP experience in the Captain’s Wheel House to one lucky passenger on every service between Monday 20 and Friday 24 November.
Visit www.portphillipferries.com.au for full details and how you can win this experience.

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