PS Marion PADDLE STEAMER CRUISES + PW Mayflower Murray River Cruises

Date listed: 12/10/2019

PS Marion Built in 1897

MORGAN CRUISES $499.00 pp tshare
Includes all meals, on-shore activities. Bar facilities available
Wed 13 – Frid 15th Nov - Mannum to Morgan
Winery tour included.
Tue 19 – Thu 21st Nov - Morgan to Mannum
Ngaut Ngaut tour included.

PW Mayflower Built in 1884
1.5 hour Murray River Cruises at Mannum

Tues, Thurs & 1st Sunday of the month
Departing 10:30 am $ 1:00 pm from Mannum Dock Museum
$25 Adults $20 Concession $10 children (under 5 years free)

Extended cruise bookings and enquiries: 8569... or 8569...
Short cruise bookings 8569... or 8569...
Online bookings & full itineraries:


PS Marion the Grand Old Lady

Taking full advantage of her home base on the River Murray in Mannum, the Paddle Steamer Marion, a fully restored vessel built in 1897, is an integral part of the Mannum Dock Museum. PS Marion is one of the last operational, heritage, steam driven, wood fired overnight passenger carrying side paddle steamers in the world. It is also significant in its technical features that represent the evolution and adaption of river steamers to changing conditions of the river system.

PS Marion provides a unique opportunity to experience the thrills and mysteries of the golden years of river boats. Be amazed by the magnificent cliffs and birdlife enroute with a guided tour of Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal site and experience Aboriginal culture through the ancestral home of the Nganguraku people or wine tasting at Burk Salter winery at Blanchetown events on shore. Our amazing Chef provides scrumptious homemade style food together with our wonderful volunteer crew will certainly make you feel at home ! Enjoy, relax to the peaceful sound of the paddle wheels.there is nothing quite like it!

PW Mayflower the Oldest original paddle wheeler in South Australia

The PW Mayflower takes you downstream towards the cliffs at Caloote and return to Mannum. Enjoy the passing scenery and birdlife as we journey along the mighty Murray river. The one and a half cruise will certainly give you a taste of the river life! Enjoy a cuppa or a cold drink. A cruise enjoyed by every member of the family.


 Marion’s last cruise for 2019

One of South Australia’s icons, the PS Marion built in 1897 is offering her last extended cruise for 2019 to coincide with the biennial Morgan Living River event in November.

Volunteer crew members will take you on a 3-day cruise experience through breathtaking Murray River scenery including the tallest cliffs and the longest single bend along the entire length of the Murray River, the iconic Big Bend Cliffs near Swan Reach.

Off boat excursions include a winery stopover at Burk Salter Winery at Blanchetown on the way to Morgan and a guided tour through the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal site, the ancestral home of the Nganguraku people, on the cruise back to Mannum.

Supported by 150 volunteers, the Paddle Steamer Marion is a fully restored heritage vessel and is one of the last operational, heritage, steam driven, wood fired, overnight passenger carrying side paddle wheelers in the world.

Restored to the 1940’s era, you will step back in time and enjoy the mystical journey that many have enjoyed in the past bustling days of river steam travel and trade. The everchanging river landscape as the paddle wheels sing their magnetic song creates a moving background as you relax on the top or middle decks.

All meals are included with homemade bread, sumptuous treats and traditional favorites cooked in the wood oven ‘Esse’ by Chef Derek who presents an extensive daily menu showcasing renowned culinary talents.

“The Mid Murray Council is extremely fortunate to have such a renowned heritage vessel in our backyard supported by so many volunteers”, said Mid Murray Council Mayor Dave Burgess.

“The significance of the Marion’s connection to our Nation’s River trade overflows with the stories the crew share on these cruises”.

“When you step on board, you are welcomed by dedicated and passionate volunteers and instantly feel part of the river landscape”.

Ex Mannum to Morgan departs 13th November, 3 days, 2 nights - $499.00 per person twin share, just in time for the Morgan Living River event to be held on the 16th and 17th November followed by the 2nd cruise ex Morgan to Mannum departing on the 19th November, 3 days 2 nights, $499.00 per person twin share or 8569... .

For further information or bookings contact the Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 8569... or

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