We're excited to be back steaming down the river with visitors and locals from Friday, 5th June - albeit in a restricted capacity.  To ensure government guidelines are adhered to, paddlesteamer cruising times and passenger numbers will be limited to 20 only and bookings are required during this time through our office only 03 5481 2832  Personal details will also be collected when booking cruises.  See below for the new cruise times:  10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.30pm - phone bookings only, no online available

 We can now offer the cruise times for the end of June and throughout July and the school holidays - Cruise-Schedule-PS-Alexander-Arbuthnot-combined-June-July-2020.pdf

Discover Yesteryear Today and experience the magic of the mighty Murray River with Echuca Paddlesteamers.

Once the main transport of cargo and passengers during the 1800's, our fully restored Paddlesteamers now offer daily one hour cruises and are a "must do" experience when visiting Australia's paddlesteamer capital. 

Explore the cabins, chat with the engineer or join the skipper for a steer in the wheelhouse! (Steering not currently available due to restrictions)

Whether you are a history buff, steam buff, or simply looking for a fun day out, step back in time with us and discover what riverboat life was all about.

Pets welcome!

To book tickets pre-paid call 03 5481 2832 the office hours are Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm.  Only 20 passengers per cruise so numbers fill quickly and often sell-out. 


Please note:  All children in the child 0-3 free cruise ticket MUST be added onto the family ticket as every passenger needs to be accounted for.  This is a legal requirement so ensure all babies/infants under 3 are included in your ticket at the time of purchase either online or in person.



We have three exciting packages on offer at Echuca Paddlesteamers

Port, Pub and Paddlesteamer - make a day of it in the historic Port of Echuca. Explore the history of Australia's largest inland port with its working steam displays and twice daily guided tours, take a break and enjoy a pub meal at one of Echuca oldest pubs -the Star Hotel or Bridge Hotel, and take a 1 hour paddlesteamer cruise aboard an authentic working paddlesteamer PS Pevensey, built 1911 or PS Alexander Arbuthnot built 1923.


Port53 & PS Pevensey -if 'steam & cuisine' is your thing then we have the perfect package for you. This unique value package gives you the fine dinning experience at Port53 sampling their renowned signature dishes combined with the authenticity of a genuine steam driven paddlesteamer 1 hour cruise- PS Alexander Arbuthnot. A4-Port53-flyer.pdf


You can have it all with 'Our Best of Both Worlds' package! Enjoy a luxurious modern cruise, meal & drink onboard the MV Mary Ann and then step back in time with a relaxing 1 hour cruise onboard the historic paddlesteamer PS Alexander Arbuthnot.  Best-Of-Both-Worlds-Flyer.pdf


The historical nature of our paddlesteamers may present some accessibility challenges to those in wheelchairs or people with mobility constraints.  Please ask our friendly staff for further assistance if required.

There are currently no online bookings, please call our office on: 03 5481 2832. Thank you for your patience.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact Echuca Paddlesteamers phone 5481 2832 or visit us at Kotta Station, 30 Murray Esplanade, Echuca.