South Australia
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Our most recommended South Australia River & Harbor Cruises

  • Adelaide: River Torrens Sightseeing Cruise on Iconic Boat

    1. Adelaide: River Torrens Sightseeing Cruise on Iconic Boat

    After boarding at Elder Park Landing there will be an opportunity to purchase food and beverages from the deckhand. The captain will take time to deliver a safety talk and introduce the crew before beginning commentary of the local area and wider South Australia.   Once seated, the cruise will commence by heading toward the Torrens River Weir Gate while passing the Adelaide Festival Centre, SAHMRI, and Adelaide Gaol. Enjoy 30 minutes of commentary before arriving at Adelaide Zoo where you will have the option to disembark and explore the zoo, Botanic Garden its and surrounds. The last 15 minutes of the tour will be relaxed, allowing you a great chance to ask questions, take photos with the crew, and get some advice on what to see and do once you disembark.

    The staff were very friendly, the boat clean and tidy. Drinks and snacks available. Very comfortable seats. Informative cruise about the history of Adelaide and the river Torrens.

  • Murray River Highlights and Luncheon Cruise

    2. Murray River Highlights and Luncheon Cruise

    The Murray River Highlights tour departs Adelaide and travels to the mighty Murray River. On your arrival, board the Proud Mary and relax as you cruise the historic river enjoying the wildlife and surrounding scenery. Enjoy lunch on board the Proud Mary as you continue your journey along the river and gain insight into the river system and unique landscapes of the region. Upon disembarking, there will be free time to explore Mannum, before joining your tour along the river bank of the Murray River taking in spectacular views and stopping regularly for great photo opportunities, including the Mannum Lookout. Travel back to Adelaide via the delightful Adelaide Hills, stopping at Melba’s Chocolate Factory and Woodside Cheese Wrights at Woodside with an opportunity to purchase afternoon tea (own expense).

    Very smooth sailing vessel and good amenities on board. Excellent catering for coeliacs on a gluten free diet.

  • Coorong Discovery Cruise

    3. Coorong Discovery Cruise

    Discover the Coorong National Park on a 3.5-hour experience with lunch included. Cruise past the Murray Mouth and into the park for 1-hour guided walk. Tour departs from the old river port town of Goolwa, located 70 minutes south of Adelaide’s center.  A Ploughmans lunch is served on board as you cruise to the Goolwa Barrage and through the lock. Continue down to the Murray Mouth and into the Coorong National Park. Stop for a guided walk across the peninsula through dune vegetation to a beach on the Southern Ocean. Enjoy afternoon tea on the return journey to Goolwa.

    It was very informative and the guides were excellent. The boat and facilities were very clean. The lunch was absolutely delicious. We had the best time :)

  • Adelaide: River Torrens Devonshire Tea Cruise on Iconic Boat

    4. Adelaide: River Torrens Devonshire Tea Cruise on Iconic Boat

    Take a boat cruise tour in the heart of the city with live commentary from a friendly skipper and see why Adelaide is ranked one of the most livable cities in the world. 

    Begin by boarding at Elder Park Landing. Be served a delightful Devonshire tea consisting of fresh scones with jam and whipped cream. Hear a safety talk and introduction from the captain before your exclusive commentary on the local area and wider South Australia begins. 

    Float towards the Torrens River Weir Gate while passing sites including the Adelaide Festival Centre, SAHMRI, and Adelaide Gaol.  Enjoy 30-minutes of insightful commentary before arriving at Adelaide Zoo. Have the option to disembark and explore the zoo, Botanic Garden, and its surroundings. 

    Relax in the last 15-minutes and have the chance to ask questions, take photos with the crew, and get tips on what to...

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What people are saying about South Australia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 63 reviews

The staff were very friendly, the boat clean and tidy. Drinks and snacks available. Very comfortable seats. Informative cruise about the history of Adelaide and the river Torrens.

It was very informative and the guides were excellent. The boat and facilities were very clean. The lunch was absolutely delicious. We had the best time :)

A historic and important river. It was interesting to see and learn a little of what it means to South Australians.

Pleasant trip. Small bus with no leg room was the only negative.

Really really enjoyed this cruise Highly recommend