Roving Reporter Jonah takes a Ferry Trip

Monday, March 05, 2012

A couple of weeks back I was invited by Searoad Ferries to come and check out their new child friendly services (see more info below). It was Geelong Baby Market Day so I could not attend. I sent my son Jonah instead to report his experience.

How old are you Jonah? 8 years old

Who went on the boat with you? My Dad, Sisters, Nana and Poppy

What was your favourite part? When we were out at sea surrounded by water.

Do you think it would be fun for other kids? Yes, lots of fun things to do, we could do drawings and they would like the view and all the things you see on the way.

Did you see any Pirates? Yes, I saw one Pirate called Benito. He gave out chocolate treasures and we got to have a photo with him.

Did you do anything in Sorrento? Yes it was really fun, we walked up the hill and had lunch and delicious Vanilla Slices from Just Fine Foods...yummy!!!!

Can you buy food on the boat? Yes, they have a cafe.

Would you go again? YES

We take the ferry a few times a year and love it. I wish the car was a little cheaper to take and then we would do more day events on the other side like my fave Red Hill Market. I do however think the foot passenger cost is really reasonable for a fun day trip. It feels like you have done a big exotic trip and it feels special. The last Sunday of the month they have a High Tea which sounds fun. I kind of wished they had have brought me a slice of the legendary vanilla slice home.

Jonah took all photos except the one he appears in.


As every parent knows finding something new to do during the school holidays is

always a challenge. Every day is a holiday for the kids when you travel on

Searoad Ferries. There is a drawing corner on the MV Sorrento, a children’s

playground on the MV Queenscliff and plenty of deck space to explore. Would be

pirates may spy dolphins and ships as they pass by.

To celebrate the April school holidays we are also offering fantastic

on board activities that are different and fun for all. Bring your family on board

and touch a star fish, learn about the wildlife in the Bay or have your child’s face

painted – all activities are included in the ferry ticket price. So make a day of it.

3rd April

Marine Discovery Centre Touch & Feel Table, Displays and Activities.

Learn about the wonders of the Bay. From Sorrento 10am, 12pm, 2pm

and from Queenscliff 11am, 1pm, 3pm

5th and 12th April

Face Painting, Balloon Sculpting & Assorted Crafts Activities

From Queenscliff 11am and 1pm and from Sorrento 12pm and 2pm

Any further information please contact

Leanne Jones

Marketing Manager

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