Great news! The Little Ferry Co. Operates again from Elizabeth Quay in Perth from August 1 2020, so secure your seat on the gorgeous little ferry ride along the Swan River.
The Mighty Swan River is an alluring attraction for any gatherers to the Perth CBD of Western Australia, bringing locals and tourists alike to converge to the beautiful water’s edge and take in the majestic views of the river and the towering city in the background.
If things couldn’t get any better, now, there is another way to take in the sights and the surrounds of the Swan River, and it comes courtesy of The Little Ferry Co. A luxury little ferry shuttle that guides you around the Perth CBD area and drops you off for fine-dining dinner by the river.
Any more relaxed on the little Ferry Co. boat and you would be in paradise.
The Little Ferry Co.
The Ferry Service offers a boutique experience along the Swan River, where small groups can
mingle and socialise in the quiet tone of the solar-powered ferry.
Passengers can then disembark off the ferry at a couple of select locations and enjoy quality dining at a variety restaurant in Claisebrook, or the accessible “On the Point” site, which is home to some of Perth’s most excellent restaurants.
The ferry itself is small in structure but big at heart. Entirely run on solar, the boat travels at speeds of approximately 4-5 knots and flows smoothly through the water without little fuss.
The Little Ferry occupies 13 passengers who can enjoy a quality ride, with the only sounds coming from the chatter of the passengers or the captain giving a detailed narrative of the surrounding attractions.
For further details on services with The Little Ferry Co, check out the website for more information and costs.
Embark at Elizabeth Quay
Elizabeth Quay is the vibrant hub of Perth City with an array of city art, walking paths, kids’ festivities, cafés and restaurants. It is also the home for all significant Ferry shuttles and Cruises coming out of Perth.
The Little Ferry Co. shuttles is nestled on the Eastern side of the Quay, sitting below the Carlton Ritz Hotel. All you need to do is keep an eye out for the pretty little boats that are waiting for you to board off the jetty, situated near the V Burger Bar.
Therefore if you arrive a bit early, you can enjoy an excellent coffee in the Quay.
Dine in Style in Claisebrook
As mentioned previously, the services run throughout the day and docks at three separate locations in the Perth area, Elizabeth Quay, On the Point and Claisebrook. Upon disembarking, you can choose from several top quality restaurants with riverfront views and enjoy a light lunch with the swan river in full view.
From there, the choice is entirely yours at what to do. You can dine in style as already mentioned, enjoy a few drinks, stop in at a cafe for a coffee, and once complete, embark on the returning ferry without any added fees.
Sightseeing from the middle of the Swan River
With the ferry running at relatively low speeds, travel is easy to appreciate the magnificent scenery and attractions that are around you.
On one side, you are faced with the city views, towering apartments and luxury townhouses which most people can only dream of occupying. On the other side of the river, you are faced with the favourite Perth crown casino and hotels, gorgeous parklands and the new Optus Stadium, which opened in 2018 and has added a whole new class to the Western Australian City with AFL matches, sports events and concerts regularly played at the arena.
It would be a shame to leave your camera at home for this Little Ferry CO. cruise because there is so much sightseeing taking place from the middle of the Swan.
Are you heading to Perth, Western Australia? Be sure to give the team at The Little Ferry Co. a visit and check out the services provided for yourself. You can get more information at their website by clicking on the link.
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