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Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch Cruise aboard the Proud Mary

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Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch Cruise aboard the Proud Mary

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Travel from Adelaide to the historic Murray River on an 8-hour day trip that includes a lunch-time cruise, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Afterwards, you'll take in the Murray River landscape from the coach, stopping for photo ops and sweeping views. Visit a chocolate factory and cheese maker in Woodside on the return journey to Adelaide. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Please note: Effective from May 3, 2018, due to roadworks on Frome Street, the temporary pick-up location for guests staying at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel and Mantra on Frome will be 16, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide.
  • Full-day tour with Murray River lunch cruise and coach tour, from Adelaide
  • Learn about the Murray River ecosystem during the lunch cruise
  • Take a coach tour along the Murray River
  • Sample locally made cheeses and chocolates in the Adelaide Hills
  • Includes river cruise, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Afternoon tea and cheese tastings at Melba's and Woodside Cheese Wrights are at own expense
Adelaide Central, Franklin St , 83 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

* Please call Adelaide Sightseeing on 1300 769 762 at least 2 days prior to your tour to provide your accommodation details for pickup (If required) * Otherwise please check in at 9.00am at the Adelaide Sightseeing counter inside the Adelaide Central Bus Station, 83-85 Franklin Street, Adelaide

9:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
After morning pickup in Adelaide, travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach to the Murray River for your lunch cruise.

Relax as your triple-decker boat glides down the historic river and you soak in the surrounding scenery. Gain insight into the river system while having lunch on board the vessel. 

When your boat returns to the dock, reboard your coach for a tour along the Murray River. Stop for photo ops at Mannum Lookout and other scenic locations.

Travel through the Adelaide Hills and visit Melba’s Chocolate Factory and Woodside Cheese Wrights. You can purchase afternoon tea before your tour ends in Adelaide with drop-off at your starting point.
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On arrival in Mannum, board the Proud Mary for your relaxing lunch cruise along the historic river, enjoying the wildlife and surrounding scenery. Gain insight into the river system and unique landscapes of the region.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
At the end of your cruise there will be free time to explore the historic river town. Take in the spectacular views, and stop regularly for great photo opportunities, including the Mannum Lookout.
Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery
Choose to visit Melba's Chocolate Factory or Woodside Cheese Wrights, where you can sample and purchase from their range of products
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cruise varies slightly depending on river boarding poing - Monday: board at Mannum, Friday: board at Woodland Reserve
  • Proud Mary Cruise duration is 2 hours
  • Vessel type and times may vary at times of maintenance
  • There is no lift on the Proud Mary - you will need to be able to get up the steep steps with hand rails on both sides to the lunch room area. Staff can assist if needed.
  • Tour does not operate on Christmas Day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Sealink Travel Group
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch Cruise aboard the Proud Mary?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch Cruise aboard the Proud Mary?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch Cruise aboard the Proud Mary?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Excellent service
, Jun 2022
The fine dining. It was amazing. The crew was very friendly, so was the Captain. It was a very relaxing and time went by too quickly. Hope yo be back for a longer cruise.
good trip
, May 2022
Trip was a bit long but commentary and meal good. Handy to have a taste of the ship before considering a longer trip.
Trip was memorable in all...
, Apr 2022
Trip was memorable in all aspects but meal was poor. It was only a main course with two small bits of chicken, two other courses were ice-cream and biscuits with whipped cream, quality of dishes quite well but amount is very poor as I consider Thai ice-cream and biscuits are not a sufficient meal.
Great trip
, Apr 2022
Great day spent on the Murray River on the Proud Mary. Delicious lunch. We had beautiful weather. John, the bus driver was very friendly and informative.
Cruisy Cruise
, Apr 2022
Great guide. Well organised. Reasonable timings. Shame covid ruins cheese tasting fun. But would recommend for a relaxing day. Boat staff service were excellent!
Murray River cruise bus trip to mannum
, Mar 2022
The lunch and cruise trip. The bus trip to mannum was very informative. The coach driver Athol provided excellent commentary
A very enjoyable day out. Food was great and the staff were execellant
, Mar 2022
Friendly staff and the food were great. Great experience. The scenery was a real eye opener a part of Australia we haven't seen before. Well worth it
A lovely day in Mannum & on the river
, Feb 2022
Loved being on the Proud Mary to see some of the Murray River. Lovely staff and skipper, nice morning tea and lovely lunch. I enjoyed spending some time in Mannum to check out the town and ride the car ferry to the other side and back. Of course Melbas chocolate factory on the way back was good too. A lovely day.
Jeff our driver and guide...
, Feb 2022
Jeff our driver and guide was exceptional. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. It was obvious that he loves his job and sharing his knowledge. He is an asset to the company and would highly recommend further tours with him. The river cruise was relaxing and the meal was lovely. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.
recommended cruise tour
, Apr 2021
Great cruise and crew. great chocolate from Melba's. Knowledgeable coach driver/tour guide. great variable scenery
Murryay river / Mannum trip
, Oct 2019
The drive of our tour (Charley) was great very informative along the way. The river trip and lunch was enjoyable which included an chocolate, cheese and whisky factory on the way back to the city. We would recommend this day trip to anyone vising Adelaide.
Disappointing and overpriced
, Jun 2019
Looking forward to this boat trip but very disappointed.also lunch needs improving.Too long in Mannum
Great trip but you must take cash...
Graeme H
, Mar 2018
Great trip but you must take cash as wifi drops in and out. Thanks to the lovely Sofie who made my cashless trip very helpful The Murray river is a very nice trip and great area to visit When you go to the chocolate factory go to the whiskey place next door to the chese place, the cocktail whiskeys blew my mind and such a sweet and friendly host who also has a swig with you. Highly recommended
We were really looking forward to...
Karen N
, Dec 2017
We were really looking forward to this trip however it was a little disappointing. Our coach and driver were excellent however upon arrival at the dock for our river cruise the Paddle Steamer looked nothing like the one in the picture! We were expecting the Proud Mary and what we got was Captain Proud a very tired looking vessel that had definitely seen better days. We were told it was built in the 1970s and it quite obviously had not been renovated since! Once aboard the vessel it was a free for all to find a table for lunch and despite having booked as a party of four we would have been on 4 separate tables! When I mentioned this a crew member muttered that we should have got on the boat quicker! A me,ver of my party told him that was rude and they then set up a table downstairs for us. We didnt let it spoil our day but it was very disappointing having spent over 600 for the four of us to have what we thought would be a nice day. We were served our lunch the food was very good at 11.30 a little early but we understood they had 69 passengers for lunch but our dessert wasnt served until 1.30! Upon arrival back at dock we reboarded the coach and were taken to Mannum lookout which was lovely and then onto Melba Chocolate factory and Cheese Wrights. We were expected to do both and have afternoon tea in half an hour and the cheese Wrights was closing 15 minutes after our arrival! Suffice to say afternoon tea didnt happen! All in all a nice enough day but vastly overpriced and very disappointing!!
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Well organised tour, lovely cruise...
, Nov 2017
Well organised tour, lovely cruise, lunch and other activities that made up the whole day tour/ gives a good taste of what the area has to offer! Pick up not too early - so you don’t end up sleeping in the coach in the afternoon - tour guide was great too!
The guide was knowledge about the...
Jennifer F
, Jun 2017
The guide was knowledge about the history of Adelaide. The Proud Mary was relaxing. The view from the boat was good as the landscape changed. The lunch was good. The cheese and chocolate factories were tasty. The museum was interesting
great for a whole day out of the...
margaret r
, Jan 2017
great for a whole day out of the city. Nice lunch with freshr salads and fruit and cold cuts of meat. We visited chocolate factory and cheese factory so in summer a small food storage bag would be handy to take. I would of liked more history side of things in the talk by bus driver and river boat captain but enjoyed the day.

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