Nowra Public Wharf, Wharf Road, Nowra NSW 2541 0429 981 007

Welcome aboard with Shoalhaven River Cruise

Experience amazing rocky outcrops, spectacular bushland, impressive industry and beautiful farming land.

Our Mission

The Shoalhaven River is a fairly unknown waterway in NSW, considering it’s size.

Our mission is to introduce as many people as possible to this beautiful part of the Shoalhaven.

Where did Shoalhaven River Cruise begin?

So you’re keen to find out more about us and what we do. Well, we’re glad you stopped by.

Shoalhaven River Cruise has been operating on the Shoalhaven River since 1996.

It was originally founded by Norm Shulz and a business partner, who provided the Christine J as the vessel. Norm and his partner ran the business until 2005 when Shoalhaven River Cruise was sold.

Norm has a long history in the Shoalhaven Region and wealth of information about the Shoalhaven River and the various features and attractions along its banks.

Norm still remains as a Skipper for our Cruises.  We often say that Norm “came with the boat”.  When you are onboard for one of our cruises, head into the wheelhouse and have a chat with Norm.

About Us

We are Tim and Jen and we acquired Shoalhaven River Cruise in December 2017.  We have plans to showcase the Shoalhaven River to even more visitors and locals alike.  With an office like the Shoalhaven River, why wouldn’t we want to show it off?

We are a family owned and operated business offering passengers the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing cruise and view the amazing scenery along the banks of the Shoalhaven and Crookhaven Rivers.

We’d love to welcome you onboard the Shoalhaven Explorer with us and enjoy a cuppa or lunch or even a Twilight Cruise.

Our Vessel

Our current vessel, the Shoalhaven Explorer, has been employed by Shoalhaven River Cruise since 2007. This vessel was built in 1991 and sports an aluminum catamaran hull.
This means it is a very stable vessel, allowing passengers to cruise the Shoalhaven River in comfort. With a carrying capacity of up to 58 passengers, the Shoalhaven Explorer is a multi-level vessel with different viewing platforms for our passengers to enjoy the sites.


Onboard the Shoalhaven Explorer, you will find tea and coffee facilities as well as a small kitchenette suitable for basic catering, which includes a gas stove.

We have provided comfortable seating and tables on the upper and lower decks, as well as seating on the Bow of the boat, for passengers to enjoy all of the viewing platforms.

There are also clean amenities and a licensed bar onboard.

Cruise Options

Shoalhaven River Cruise has a variety of Cruise Options on offer to our passengers and we can also cater for your functions and events.  You can choose to cruise Upriver or Downriver, enjoy a morning tea or a meal onboard with us.  By offering more than one Cruise Options we hope to see our passengers back onboard with us to enjoy even more of the Shoalhaven Rivers scenery and beauty.

Find out more about our Cruise Options below

building memories

Shoalhaven River Cruise can help you build memories with your family, friends, loved ones, workmates or colleagues. Come onboard, you’ll love it!


Can’t Decide, Why not give the gift of a Shoalhaven River Cruise!

Gift Vouchers are available for all of our Cruise Options so why not Gift someone a tranquil cruise on the Shoalhaven River.
They will love you for it!