Captain Proud Paddle Boat Murray River Lunch Cruise

Discover the beautiful Adelaide Hills and enjoy a Murray River cruise with lunch included!


  • Board Captain Proud - a majestic Paddle Wheeler complete with period-style dining room and bar
  • Soak in the calm of the Murray river while spotting the Galahs, Cockatoos and Kangaroos
  • Enjoy interesting commentary on the history of the region and river system
  • Beautiful scenery of lush bush and towering cliffs of rock and sandstone
  • Personalised experience with tour customised to your needs

Your day begins as you wind through the beautiful Adelaide Hills, heading toward The Mighty Murray - Australia’s largest river (2,530km in length), home to a variety of wildlife and stunning natural vistas.

Stopping along the way to check out some of the historic buildings and enjoy the sights of this beautiful region.

At the township of Murray Bridge, you board Captain Proud for your 3-hour cruise - a majestic Paddle Wheeler complete with period-style dining room and bar. Soak in the calm from the river, watch out for Galahs, Cockatoos and Kangaroos as your Captain provides commentary on the history of the region and river system.

While you cruise the Murray, you enjoy a quality two-course lunch and a drink from the bar.

As the afternoon winds down, kick back on the deck outside while you sail past towering cliffs of rock and sandstone, breathing in all the untamed beauty of the vast and wonderful Murray River.

In the afternoon you can choose to explore the historic German settlement of Hahndorf based in the Adelaide Hills Region of South Australia.


  • Pick up from your Hotel in Adelaide CBD or Glenelg from 8:00am
  • Scenic drive through the Adelaide Hills, maybe spot a koala or kangaroo in the wild
  • Mount Lofty Summit
  • Carminow Castle
  • Thorngrove Manor
  • Bridgewater Mill
  • Historic Hahndorf drive through
  • Beerenberg Farm Shop
  • Murray Bridge Wharf​
  • Captain Proud Paddleboat Cruise - 3 hour cruise with 2 course lunch included
  • Return to Hotel in Adelaide CBD or

    Glenelg and Hahndorf - either at 3:00 pm or 5:00 pm


    Optional Extra - Historic Hahndorf stopover: 1.5 hours for beer, wine or cheese tasting.

    Per Person $199.00

    What's included

    • Return transport from your Hotel in Adelaide CBD or Glenelg/Hahndorf
    • 3 hour cruise and 2 course lunch aboard Captain Proud Paddleboat


    • Allow approximately 7 hours for the whole experience


    • Meeting Location/ Pick up: 8:30 am Adelaide CBD, Glenelg or Hahndorf


    • Not suitable for children under 7 years of age.


    • Tasting Fees & experiences not included in tour cost
    • All Extras & Experiences are subject to availability
    • Tour customised to your needs on the day – time permitting
    • Hotel Pickups available - please choose location through checkout - if your hotel is not on the list please select to be confirmed to arrange a meeting point.

    • Cruises are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers.
    • Trips require a minimum of 2 people to run.

    • Please specify if you have any dietary requirements as you go through checkout - Catering available for: gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan and beef/pork free.

    Available Bookings from February 26 to March 04

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in AUD ($)

    Fri 26 Feb
    Sat 27 Feb
    Sun 28 Feb
    Mon 1 Mar
    Tue 2 Mar
    Wed 3 Mar
    Thu 4 Mar

    • Per Person$139.00 Less than 6 at this price!

    • Per Person$139.00 Less than 6 at this price!

    • Per Person$139.00 Less than 6 at this price!

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    jenniferp3 from New Zealand wrote on 14 November 2019

    Captain Proud Murray river luncheon cruise

    We thoroughly enjoyed this short cruise and the lunch was great. We had never cruised the Murray river before so this was a nice introduction to get the feel and decide whether or not we would like to book at another time for the overnight cruises or book the house boats. Staff were really friendly. Would recommend this cruise.

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    Thank you Jennifer, we are pleased you enjoyed your Murray River cruise. The cruise presents some wonderful scenery at a leisurely pace. We hope you have an opportunity to return and travel again.

    Terminator from Australia wrote on 30 June 2019

    Very pleasurable tour

    We took the tour in the off season (June) and were pleasantly surprised to be collected in a Lexus, not a bus, because my wife and I were the only ones to book that day. The tour operator and driver, Allan, ran the tour for us anyway. He was very friendly and immediately customised the tour route for us, basically taking us off the beaten track and through some interesting back blocks. He showed us through parts of Adelaide, the Adelaide hills, Mt Lofty and the botanic gardens before heading out to Murray Bridge via Hahndorf. We joined a number of other tourists on the Captain Proud river cruise. This is a very picturesque part of the country and the river tour lasted around 3 hours with the Captain providing a comprehensive narrative on the points of interest. The boat is about 20 metres long, is quite rustic by design (its only 42 years old!) and its quite spacious being on three levels. You are free to access most areas of the boat including the wheel house, with the top level providing the best views. The captain was a very pleasant fellow and will even allow you to take the wheel for pics etc. The boat has a bar service as well as selling coffee/tea. The included lunch is prepared on board offering a number of dishes to choose from. The quality of food is fine and the servings quite large. The barrister/bar attendant was also very pleasant and we were surprised to find this petite lady also acts as chief deck hand and rope handler! After the cruise Allan took us back to Hahndorf for the rest of the day. The village is full of history and is a must do with a large variety of shops and goods. The sweets shop is a highlight selling superb fudges, Polly Waffles and Violet Crumble bars. In all we can recommend the tour. The personalised treatment was a very nice touch – thank you Allan - this was a very enjoyable and pleasant experience.

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    Sandra van Dyk from New Zealand wrote on 29 May 2019

    May 2019

    Best day out thank you Rodger for the informative personalized tour, you have a wealth of knowledge. The whole day was extremely relaxing after soending severeal hectic days touring around.

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    Roger SHAW from New Zealand wrote on 08 November 2018

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    Very relaxing and enjoyable. The journey from Adelaide and back was well done and the driver Roger made all the difference with his in depth knowledge of the area and his ability to meet all our requirements as to animals in the wild

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    Janet Rowland from New Zealand wrote on 16 October 2018

    an excellent day out

    Only the weather stopped this from being perfect. The drive up through the hills, with stops at points of interest was delightful and there was plenty of time to taste and purchase at Beerenberg. The paddle steamer cruise was leisurely and there was plenty of bird life, though the commentary was hard to hear and after a while few people stopped their conversations to listen. The meal was generous and tasty. The village of Hahndorf was as charming as expected, though we would have preferred not to wander in the rain! Don't forget to visit the rabbits and you may even meet Muffin, the dog who calls in daily to sit and visit them for a few minutes. We didn't bother going up to Mount Lofty since the views were non existent. the minibus was comfortable (though a grab handle for the passenger by the door would be helpful) and Roger gave an informative commentary; we appreciated being picked up and dropped of at our small hotel, in comparison with other companies who preferred us to gather at a central point. All in all, an excellent day out.

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