blackbird river and port cruises, footscray

*******Cruises are back up and running as of Saturday April 22 2017 after some motor maintenance********

This is one of Mamma’s favourite thing to do at the moment. It just takes a fast paced life down a gear for a little while and gives a very different perspective on the west and Melbourne's ports. This little hidden gem of Footscray is tucked down on the Maribyrnong River near Footcray road and Peter, the tour operator and his son have been doing this for a long time so their knowledge is excellent and very informative. The Blackbird boat itself is adorable and just perfect for kids and families to do some sightseeing. You can take your own snacks and drinks on board and there is a toilet on board too.
Mamma’s crew got to have a little ‘steer’ of the boat as it cruised down the river to it’s home in Footscray - Mamma can’t speak highly enough of our experiences on board this little westie boat. You just never know what you might see - a pirate or two, a HUGE container ship, a canoe, a tug boat and many other surprises and sights along the way.

Mamma says why not try the one hour Port tour cruise first and see if the kids will sit through the two hours cruise along the Maribyrnong.

Mamma’s special mentions: you can enjoy a cuppa and a bite at Happy River Cafe before your journey or Slice Girls is not far for a bite too!

the nitty gritty

Port Tours
This Cruise brings into view the largest container port in the southern hemisphere
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
operates when vessel is not on charter
(except Good Friday and Christmas Day).
4pm sharp for 1 hour cruise
Adults $10.00 Children $5.00
kids under 3 are free

Maribyrnong River Cruises
 Enjoy the riverside scenery and commentary
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
operates when vessel is not on charter.
(except Good Friday and Christmas Day).
1pm for two hours cruise
Adults $20.00 Children $5.00
Kids under 3 are free
Mamma suggests you call to ensure they are running on the day
9689 6431
(they don;t take bookings'

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1 Maribyrnong St