• Cruises & boat tours

PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray - Daily River and Lunch Cruises

57 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, 3564
Tour operated by: Murray River Paddlesteamers Echuca

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Murray River aboard PS Canberra departing four times daily for a one hour cruise. PS Canberra is the oldest river boat on the Murray River having celebrated her century in August 2013. She has has been taking visitors on cruises along the Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee rivers since 1944.

Your can also board Pride of the Murray for daily Lunch at Restaurant C24, Pride of the Murray's original barge number, during winter months in air-conditioned comfort. Pride of the Murray began life as a barge in 1924 and was converted to a paddle wheeler. She is one of only three boats built in Echuca that still operate on the Murray River today.

Highlights include a unique 360 degree viewing area above the engine, fully enclosed and open areas (perfect for group gatherings), wide viewing windows to see the paddlewheels and skipper's commentary of the historic port and its unique paddleboat fleet.

All children, big and small have the opportunity to steer the paddlesteamers and receive a free skippers certificate. Both paddlesteamers feature an onboard kiosk, fully licensed bar, toilet facilities and easy access on and off the vessel.

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 09/05/18 - 31/03/20

    Daily: 02:30pm - 03:30pm

Murray River Paddlesteamers operate from the Port of Echuca located just 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne's CBD. MRPS operate three Paddlesteamers, PS Emmylou, PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray.

The iconic PS Emmylou is the most recognisable Paddlesteamers along the Murray River and is powered by an authentic 1906 Steam Engine. Enjoy daily one hour cruises, a lunch or dinner cruise or why not enjoy a River Journey one to four night cruise staying in brand new cabins with ensuites. With just nine cabins and 18 passengers, guests will feel the real Australian service and charm of the country. For an added touch of luxury choose to stay in Emmylou's own suite, the largest cabin on the boat .

Step back in time and let Emmylou connect you to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine whilst enjoying riverside campfires, barbecues, chef prepared meals, onshore tours to wineries, World Heritage wetlands and historical homesteads. All cruises are fully inclusive of onshore tours and meals freshly prepared by your Chef.

PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray are perfect for daily sightseeing cruises, with the Pride now available for lunch and the famous Riverlights Saturday night dinner and show cruise.

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57 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, 3564

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