Ferry good reason to sail to Sorrento

Lucrecia Malalangel and Raul Pindula aboard Searoad Ferries.

One million dollars of free ferry tickets between Queencliff and Sorrento – 38,484 in total – are up for grabs in a bid to boost local tourism.

Searoad Ferries chief executive officer Matt McDonald announced the giveaway on Monday as a thank you to Victorians for putting in the hard yards during lockdown.

“We hope this giveaway will excite Victorians to reacquaint themselves with our beautiful state and lend a show of support to the local communities that make it up,” Mr McDonald said.

“We are a family-owned business and we know how hard it has been for Victorians during lockdown.

“In particular, we’ve seen the hardship faced by many local businesses who rely on tourism so wanted to do our bit and encourage as many visitors as possible to help the community spring back from an incredibly difficult time.”

Registration for the free tickets opens on Wednesday and runs until 5pm this Sunday.

Victorians can choose any day between November 23 and July 31, 2021, to travel between Queenscliff and Sorrento by using their free return ticket.

Searoad Ferries has operated the car and passenger ferry service sailing Port Phillip Bay between Sorrento and Queenscliff for more than 30 years.

Details: www.freeferrytickets.com.au

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