Our Fleet

Emmylou Front River Shot
Stema Engine

PS Emmylou

The majestic PS Emmylou is one of the most recognisable and iconic Paddlesteamers in Australia, cruising the Murray River from Echuca, just 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne.

Named after the American country singer Emmylou Harris, PS Emmylou has been host to thousands of people, delighting even her namesake. PS Emmylou starred in the TV series All the Rivers Run in which she was renamed the PS Providence. Powered by a beautifully restored 1906 Marshall and Sons steam engine, Emmylou is now the only wood fired Paddlesteamer in the world offering regular scheduled accommodated river cruises.

Emmylou was recently relaunched as Australia’s most luxurious boutique inland river cruise after her cabins were refitted to a luxury standard with ensuites, including the new Emmylou Suite. Step back in time and let Emmylou connect you to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine. Enjoy riverside campfires, BBQ’s, winery visits, world heritage wetlands and cultural experience, all whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of Australia’s most famous river.

Emmylou is available for weekend sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises and is also used for weddings, corporate functions and private events subject to availability. We suggest you contact us 6 months in advance of your preferred date.

Overnight Cruises

Emmylou departs year-round for 1, 3, 4 & 6-night river cruises departing and returning from the Port of Echuca. With just 8 cabins and 16 passengers, you can be sure of excellent attention and service from our friendly and professional crew. All accommodated cruises are fully inclusive of all meals and onshore tours. For more information regarding these unique Australian river cruises see psemmyloucruises.com  or contact us today at [email protected]

You can also call us 7 days a week on 03 5482 5244 to discuss you next cruises. 

PS Emmylou engine

PS Canberra

The PS Canberra is the oldest river boat in the Murray River Paddlesteamer fleet. Having celebrated her century in August 2013, the PS Canberra has been taking tourists on cruises along the Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee rivers since 1944. Following her purchase in 2001, the Canberra underwent a 9-month restoration during 2002-2003 and was returned to being steam-powered once again. This was an unprecedented return for the Canberra as no known boat has ever been restored from diesel back to a steamer. With 100 years of working life under her hull and having carried hundreds of thousands of people, the PS Canberra is one of the most travelled boats on the Murray River. She is a golden girl of her era and a joy to experience.

All children have the opportunity to steer the paddlesteamer and receive a Free Skippers Certificate. 

 

Features of PS Canberra

  • Unique 360 degree viewing area above the engine
  • Fully enclosed and open areas (perfect for group gatherings)
  • Wide viewing windows to see the paddlewheels
  • Captain’s commentary of the historic Port and its unique paddleboat fleet
  • All children have the opportunity to steer the paddlesteamer and receive a Free Skippers Certificate
  • Kiosk on board
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Nespresso Coffee
  • Toilet facilities
  • Easy access on and off the vessel
  • Special events and entertainment on occasion

 

Become a Skipper on your next cruise, all children can steer the paddlesteamer with the Skipper and receive a specially signed Skipper Certificate.

 

Canberra Hero Photo
Canberra Engine
PS Canberra under steam
Pride of the Murray Echuca
Pride of the Murray
POM at Dock, rear view

Pride of the Murray

The Pride of the Murray began life in 1924 as a barge and was built in Echuca. She has since been converted to a paddle wheeler powered by an electric diesel engine. 

You can enjoy Pride of the Murray most weekdays. Enjoy our famous Devonshire tea cruises with homemade scones and jams or relax with over a longer lunch cruise, the choice is yours. 

Pride of the Murray is fully air-conditioned for your comfort however provides a wonderful top deck viewing area so you can take your memorable photos of the river and wildlife. 

Children also have the opportunity to steer the paddlesteamer and receive a Free Skippers Certificate.

Private Charters. The Pride of the Murray is perfect for group gatherings being fully Air-Conditioned and space for 95 guests cocktail style or 65 for seated dinner. Private charters offer very reasonable rates which allow, route, duration, meals and other services to be tailored to your preferences. For availability and a personalised quote, please call us on +613 54825244 or email us

Features of Pride of the Murray

  • Fully enclosed and open areas (perfect for group gatherings)
  • Wide viewing windows to see the paddlewheels
  • Captain’s commentary of the historic Port and its unique paddleboat fleet
  • Air conditioning
  • Kiosk on board
  • Fully licensed bar
  •  Toilet facilities
  • Enclosed lower deck, safe for families
  • Easy access on and off the vessel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Special events and entertainment