THE PORT of Melbourne’s public boat tours are back with all proceeds going to support the thousands of courageous and resilient seafarers who work tirelessly to make sure goods are delivered. 

Tours will be run on 16 and 17 March, with all proceeds donated to Mission to Seafarers Victoria and Stella Maris Seafarer Centre. 

The 90-minute family-friendly guided tours offer an opportunity to explore the port up close and access areas not normally open to the public, including a cruise under the Westgate Bridge.  

Each boat tour includes expert commentary about the history and operations of Australia’s largest capital city container and cargo port as well as children’s activities such as face painting and activity packs and the chance to sit in the captain’s chair.  

“I’ve hosted thousands of boat tours over the years and love sharing the Port’s remarkable story,” said tour MC Don Forsdyke. 

“It’s one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets.” 

From sending Australian-grown grain to Guangzhou to bringing much-loved coffee in from Colombia, the Port of Melbourne employs thousands of staff and supports millions of local and global businesses which in turn impact the daily lives of Aussies everywhere.  

And without the brave seafarers, who spend plenty of time at sea and away from home, none of this is possible. 

It costs $10 for adults and those under 12 are free. 

Two tours each day depart from Docklands Park Footpath, opposite 53 Victoria Harbour Promenade, at 10am and 1pm. 

Book via the Humantix website.