PS Emmylou

Re-live the magic and romance of the Riverboat Days on the prettiest Paddlesteamer on the Murray River - PS Emmylou. Driven by a completely restored 1906 steam engine, experience the simple joy of being on board a traditional paddlesteamer.

It's the senses that engage you the moment you go aboard: you can smell the warm oil of the engine, feel the heat as the engineer stokes the boiler with redgum logs, climb up to the wheelhouse to chat to the skipper, or just sit and gaze at the changing reflections in the water and let the lilting rhythm and swish of the paddlewheels, the nostalgic hooting of the whistle, and the distant croaking of frogs conjure up the leisurely pace of bygone days..

One Hour Cruises

All aboard! Take a 1 hour cruise aboard Echuca's unofficial maritime mascot, the PS Emmylou. Adults and kids alike will love this redgum-fired old-world paddlesteamer as it cruises down the spectacular scenery of the Murray River.

Highlights

  • Choice of two departure times throughout the day 9.45am & 3.30pm (please check weekly schedule)
  • Enjoy a free scone & jam with every drink purchased
  • Fully Licensed bar & snack menu available
  • See and hear native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Step back in time on a history tour with Skipper Commentary

    Two Hour Cruise

    Cruise Echuca's most iconic Paddlesteamer for an authentic river cruise experience. Take in the magnificent views that surround you on this 2 hours cruise, visit the engineer and listen to the Skipper's historical commentary.

    Highlights

  • Choice of two departure times throughout the day 11.00am & 1.15pm (please check weekly schedule)
  • Fully Licensed bar & Snack menu available. (please note lunch guess are served first)
  • See and hear native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Step back in time on a history tour with Skipper Commentary

  • PS Canberra & Pride of the Murray

    The PS Canberra is the oldest Paddlesteamer in the Murray River Paddlesteamer fleet powered by a wood fired steam engine. Having celebrated her century in August 2013, the PS Canberra has been taking tourists on cruises along the Murray since 1944. The Pride of the Murray began life in 1924 as a barge. She has since been converted to a paddle wheeler and now does daily sightseeing, lunch and our now famous Riverlights Dinner Cruise. All children have the opportunity to steer the Paddlesteamers and receive a Free Skippers Certificate.

    PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray generally operate daily except Christmas Day. Please check the current weekly schedule.

    Daily Departure Times

  • 10.15am
  • 11.30am
  • 1.15pm
  • 2.30pm