Here’s to a vin­tage cruise on our coast

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS -

PORT Phillip Fer­ries’ maiden voy­age along the shore­line of Co­rio Bay has been locked in for Oc­to­ber 7.

The new ser­vice — be­tween Por­tar­ling­ton and Gee­long — has been touted as a sight­seers’ dream come true.

Cruis­ing past the Bel­lar­ine hills and vine­yards, pas­sen­gers will be treated to a 40-minute view from the water of Gee­long’s coast.

The com­pany is bank­ing on high pa­tron­age from tourists vis­it­ing the Greater Gee­long re­gion.

It is be­lieved some lo­cal busi­nesses will fac­tor the new ferry timetable into their sched­ules, with sev­eral winer­ies start­ing a shut­tle bus ser­vice to pick up pas­sen­gers from Por­tar­ling­ton pier.

The ini­tial cruise, from 3pm to 9pm, will take pa­trons to the Scotch­mans Hill Win­ery and Terindah Es­tate for a wine­and-dine ex­pe­ri­ence.

Tick­ets for the jour­ney are $110.

How­ever, reg­u­lar fares be­tween Por­tar­ling­ton and Gee­long will cost $25 a trip.

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