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

“In view of announcements from the Prime Minister regarding Covid-19 we are heartbroken to advise that we have ceased all operations until such time as it is safe to conduct our River Cruises again.

The health and wellbeing of our Passengers and our Crew are at the forefront of our decision process. Unfortunately, the size and design of the Shoalhaven Explorer does not allow us to provide the recommended social distancing requirements to minimise the spread of this virus.

It is our intention to recommence trading as soon as it is safe to do so. Please note that after the bushfires and flooding of the Shoalhaven River that we have faced already this year, and the effect that these events have all had on our business and our region, we have not made this decision lightly. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our customers, for your support and patronage and hope to see you Cruisin’ the Shoalhaven River with us on the other side of this critical time.

If you have a booking with us, we will be contacting you directly to determine your preference in relation to this booking.

We hope that you all stay safe and healthy over this period and wish you and your families all the very best.”

Showcasing the Beauty of the Shoalhaven River

Visit us at Shoalhaven River Cruise, located on the South Coast of NSW at Nowra.

We are 170km South of Sydney and 195km NorthEast of Canberra.

We offer a variety of cruise options showcasing the breathtaking scenery along the banks of the Shoalhaven River. Experience amazing rocky outcrops, spectacular bushland, impressive industry and beautiful farming land.

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE!!!

Come onboard the Shoalhaven Explorer with us and experience a spectacular side of the Shoalhaven Region.

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!

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NO SPECIAL EVENT CRUISE AT THIS TIME

Once we receive the all clear to resume our River Cruises we will let you know what Special Event Cruises we have coming up.  Until that time we hope that you all stay safe and well.

Stay Safe

We Miss You All

WE WILL BE BACK AS SOON AS WE CAN

During this very difficult time we wish all of our passengers the very best and look forward to seeing you on the other side

WEDDINGS, PARTIES, ETC.

Shoalhaven River Cruise can accommodate you with a private charter cruise. We’re happy to discuss your requirements and tailor a cruise option to suit your needs.

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Shoalhaven River Cruise
5.0
Based on 77 reviews
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Helen Brunker Marsh
Helen Brunker Marsh
2020-05-22T22:23:13+0000
We had the best day on our cruise down to Greenwell Point. Bar was open ... cold beer. Had NSW’s best fish and chips... for lunch on the return trip upriver. Waiting now until we are all able to go upstreamread more
Donna Franklin
Donna Franklin
2020-03-13T03:46:26+0000
Lovely relaxing morning spent on the river with lots of photo opportunities.
Michelle Shaw
Michelle Shaw
2020-03-09T04:42:06+0000
Wonderful experience, staff were so pleasant and helpful. A great way to spent a couple of leisurely hours, we really... enjoyed it.read more
Joe Cassar
Joe Cassar
2020-03-07T21:40:31+0000
It's worthy and local a good experience through our local environment visiting key places.Hospitality second to none... (Joe Cassar)read more
Mike Hall
Mike Hall
2020-03-03T04:30:00+0000
We did the Greenwell Point cruise and were not disappointed. On a perfect day (weather wise) we were given morning tea,... a great fish & chip lunch, as well as afternoon tea. The commentary was good and the crew were fabulous. In fact it was a great day and good value for money.We will return to do the up River cruise in the near future.read more
Michelle Matts
Michelle Matts
2020-03-02T07:42:25+0000
My parents, my husband and I had a great experience on a trip to Greenwell Point yesterday! We all highly recommend... this company to anybody visiting the Shoalhaven, and will be back for more cruises soon.read more
Cassandra Cahill
Cassandra Cahill
2020-03-01T05:42:22+0000
highly recommended lovely day cruising on the river down to Greenwell Point lunch cruise fantastic fish and chips... friendly relaxing enjoyablenice friendly professional Crew well done😄🥂👍read more
Angela Cunningham Cahill
Angela Cunningham Cahill
2020-03-01T05:08:33+0000
had a great day on Greenwell Point lunch cruise . Crew nice and friendly had an awesome day job well done
Lynn Ingate
Lynn Ingate
2020-02-28T06:32:59+0000
We had a relaxing, peaceful, tranquil cruise! The staff are very friendly and accomodating! It was just beautiful... cruising on the Shoalhaven river, relaxing, enjoying a scrumptious morning tea and having a history/geography lesson thrown in! Thank-you to the staff, our time on the cruise was really nice!read more
Barbara Taylor
Barbara Taylor
2020-02-04T05:23:14+0000
great people and beautiful relaxing cruise. very enjoyable and lovely hosts
Merryn Richardson
Merryn Richardson
2020-01-01T03:53:18+0000
What a relaxing family day out! A great way to celebrate a 70th birthday and see the beautiful Shoalhaven River.... Friendly staff and great hospitality. Thanks for a lovely day!read more
Kim Smith
Kim Smith
2019-12-30T08:00:39+0000
Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Friendly and helpful crew. Just the right amount of commentary.An absolute pleasure to... travel with them.Recommend highly. Thank youGeri Napper travelling with Lamble Toursread more
Julie Parkes
Julie Parkes
2019-12-29T21:47:15+0000
beautiful relaxing cruise. The food was excellent. staff were fantastic. thankyou
Rozanna Paul
Rozanna Paul
2019-12-14T10:09:03+0000
Relaxing cruise. Wonderful evening
Shelley Bright
Shelley Bright
2019-12-12T03:44:54+0000
Totally recommend this lovely cruise, relaxing, nice nibbles and enjoyed the fish & chips. Friendly staff 10/10
Lindy Millward
Lindy Millward
2019-12-08T07:59:36+0000
Fantastic cruise. Fantastic friendly crew. Best fish 🐟 n chips 🍟 Highly recommend 👌
Stacey Bisat
Stacey Bisat
2019-12-07T06:47:07+0000
fantastic cruise, friendly crew, tummy foods and a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours
Clare Cousins
Clare Cousins
2019-12-03T03:38:08+0000
great people ,great crusies
Tracie Rainey
Tracie Rainey
2019-12-01T04:47:44+0000
Today we celebrated mums bday. The crew were very friendly and informative. The food was perfect.
Susan Johnson
Susan Johnson
2019-12-01T02:47:40+0000
My husband, myself and two friends went on the Red Rock Cruise on the 1st December. I would highly recommend Shoalhaven... Cruises. The owners and staff are helpful and friendly and the food is amazing. We had a wonderful afternoon on the river. Thank you to all from Jeff and Sue Johnson and Steve and Wendy Bates.read more
Linda Morris
Linda Morris
2019-10-25T10:08:02+0000
what a awsome evening I just had on Shoalhaven River cruise the staff were very friendly, They served up lovely finger... food and platters ,lovely views along the river defently going again...😀read more
Sarah Good
Sarah Good
2019-10-25T08:43:23+0000
A very relaxing cruise with magnificent views with good company and food.
Marilyn Jones
Marilyn Jones
2019-10-24T06:43:00+0000
Whenever we have been on your cruises we have always had a very enjoyable time and the food is always excellent, plus... the staff are first class👌🏅❤️read more
Kev Cummins
Kev Cummins
2019-09-29T06:48:16+0000
Thanks to Tim, Jen and their crew for a very enjoyable Fish and Chips cruise to Greenwell Point. Today. Everybody... thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and service afforded to us.read more
Tania Murtagh
Tania Murtagh
2019-06-24T02:27:47+0000
the hospitality of the cruise operators was fantastic. we had a very enjoyable day. all of the staff were wonderful and... made our day lovely.read more
Allan Young
Allan Young
2019-04-27T08:55:26+0000
Great day out such nice people and great service. Will have to go up river next time.
Jules Love
Jules Love
2019-04-27T05:47:44+0000
Amazing experience today on the Fish N Chip Cruise. The whole experience was wonderful. The food, company and of course... the river certainly put on a great show. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff. We all had a great day and will most definitely book another one very soon ❤️read more
Sue Shore
Sue Shore
2019-04-21T07:02:12+0000
Great weather today to cruise the Shoalhaven river.
Julie Littlejohns Brideoake
Julie Littlejohns Brideoake
2019-04-06T11:24:20+0000
Relaxing day out.We enjoyed our morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea plus nibblies. Excellent service .
Julie Alice
Julie Alice
2019-04-03T04:37:51+0000
What a wonderful morning we had cruising the stunning Shoalhaven River with Jen, Tim and team. We enjoyed a lovely... morning tea with excellent company and great service. Can't wait to try their other cruises. Thank you xread more
Sarah Oddy
Sarah Oddy
2019-03-22T10:36:01+0000
We went on the last sunset cruise of the season, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had a massive storm with thunder... and lightening but it just added to the evening. The crew were absolutely awesome and the 'nibbles' just kept on coming - we even made up a few new drink names as well! Thanks guysread more
Maxine Starkey
Maxine Starkey
2019-03-15T12:22:09+0000
Went on a private buffet cruise tonight. Had a fantastic time. Staff were lovely. Boat was in impeccable condition.... Food was amazing. Highly recommend for a group activity or birthday. Loved it.read more
Lyn Gray
Lyn Gray
2019-03-09T21:36:33+0000
Had a wonderful relaxing evening. Very interesting. Didn’t realise how many rock formations along the river. Just... wish we had a nice sunset, not their fault. Would recommend this to anyone Hopefully can do the fish & chip one in the near futureread more
Donna Darwent
Donna Darwent
2019-03-09T08:01:12+0000
Great friendly crew that looked after our ever need , the food just kept coming, great views to just sit back and relax... .read more
Michael Gales
Michael Gales
2019-03-02T08:15:28+0000
Most enjoyable day. The food was extra special and the service and staff is definitely 5 star. We will definitely be... going again. Thank you for a wonderful dayread more
Rebecca Turpie
Rebecca Turpie
2019-02-22T11:43:07+0000
We thoroughly enjoyed our twilight cruise! The scenery was breathtaking, the crew were attentive and professional and... there was more food than we could eat! We purchased sparkling wine from the bar at extremely reasonable prices. The cruise team added many special touches and we very much appreciated the extra effort. We look forward to cruising with them again.read more
Deion Thurston
Deion Thurston
2019-02-14T09:42:04+0000
Highly recommend you go on a river cruise with Shoalhaven River Cruises. Friendly, fun, entertaining and warm owners.... Thank you for a beautiful cruise on the beautiful Shoalhaven River. Definately be back.read more
Jennine Smetkowski
Jennine Smetkowski
2019-02-14T08:59:34+0000
Friendly staff, fresh food, & relaxing cruise. Very reasonable price.
Peter Trethewey
Peter Trethewey
2019-02-03T01:47:11+0000
so my bride and myself decided to hold our wedding on board the shoalhaven cruise vessel please photos here... somewherethe staff and catering were superb friendly and blended into the background but always on hand to assistthank you for the use of your vessel and service which enable us to make beautiful memories please support this family run business by enjoying one of the cruises or holding a upcoming celebration on boardread more
Kerry Oertel
Kerry Oertel
2019-01-28T06:34:57+0000
It's never overcrowded so you are comfortable & relaxed. The food was excellent & the skipper has great knowledge of... the history of the river & surrounds. No complaints & Can't wait till our next cruise. Very important to mention the owners & staff who are very friendly and can't do enough for youread more
Glenda Fay
Glenda Fay
2019-01-27T11:34:43+0000
we thought the Cruise was fabulous good value and the staff were very attentive
Topsy Turnaround
Topsy Turnaround
2019-01-26T06:53:01+0000
we loved the river cruise we were on today. The scenery up the river was amazing and the catering was first class. well... done you .read more
Karin Keough Coysh
Karin Keough Coysh
2019-01-13T06:25:51+0000
Wonderful couple of hours on the Shoalhaven River. We had the Chicken Buffet on board. Thank you all for a lovely day.
Debbie Williams
Debbie Williams
2019-01-01T04:52:51+0000
Great local tourist attraction for Nowra! We had a superb NYE on the cruise yesterday. A big thank you to Jen and her... team who all worked so hard to make it such a fabulous evening for everyone on board! We wish Shoalhaven River Cruise all the best for 2019 and hope the business continues to grow! 🍾read more
Scott McLaren
Scott McLaren
2018-12-31T08:50:26+0000
New Year’s Eve cruising love it
Les Tritton
Les Tritton
2018-11-17T11:21:57+0000
highly recommended staff are very friendly and very helpful and treat you really well would have to be the best river... cruise going spend the day with them you certainly wont be disappointedread more
Stephen Golding
Stephen Golding
2018-11-17T04:52:03+0000
beautiful day on the water! thank you to all staff 🙂
Margaret Ashford
Margaret Ashford
2018-11-14T00:01:11+0000
Currently enjoying a cruise on the shoalhaven river. A damp day but the jacarandas stand out beautifully. Stunning rock... formations, very good commentary, friendly people and pleasant morning tearead more
Mim Hawker
Mim Hawker
2018-09-23T10:30:30+0000
Thanks for an awesome day!
Sandy Hanly
Sandy Hanly
2018-09-09T08:35:24+0000
Highly recommend visiting these guys. We had a great Fish n Chip cruise yesterday and we were very well looked after.... Loved enjoying the relaxing views from the river, you don’t get to see from this side - it’s truly a pretty area. Definitely planning to return to experience another cruise.read more
Noreen Burton
Noreen Burton
2018-08-25T07:59:07+0000
what a great cruise up the river you couldnt get nicer people who run the cruise lunch was beautiful we were well... looked afterread more
Lynne French
Lynne French
2018-08-07T07:16:42+0000
when l use to to do my local charity fundraising work the former owners of this business supported me in my fundraising... endeavours.and l know & BELEIVES the current owners would do the same if l asked so long as l had a letter of authority from the organisation less raising the proceeds for.l recommend that all locals should contact me and so we can get a group of 10 or 16 together, just message me so we can get on this wonderful cruise.read more
Linda Palmer
Linda Palmer
2018-06-26T22:20:48+0000
Fantastic!
Yvonne Rule
Yvonne Rule
2018-05-27T00:58:58+0000
What a fantastic day. The guys really looked after us so well. Morning tea, nibbles, lunch nd afternoon tea as well.... Never felt so relaxed. Such a lovely way to spend a sunny Autumn day. Just don't trust Tim as the Dolphin spotter......he can only find seals haharead more
Lyn Irvin
Lyn Irvin
2018-05-23T08:16:08+0000
David and i throughly enjoyed it, the host and hostess (Tim and Jen) were wonderful, thank you for such a beautiful... morning. Recommend it to everyone.read more
Jo Brindley
Jo Brindley
2018-05-21T06:51:29+0000
We were really well looked after by the crew and it was a perfect setting for lots of fun happy people getting together... listening to amazing music !read more
Steve Wyllie
Steve Wyllie
2018-04-21T20:25:00+0000
Beautiful scenery, friendly hosts, relaxing atmosphere... loved it.
Cheryl Wyllie
Cheryl Wyllie
2018-04-21T11:08:17+0000
We had a lovely morning cruising the river , would recommend it . The staff where most helpful.
Craig Kennedy
Craig Kennedy
2018-03-31T07:55:00+0000
Fantastic experience fantastic owners Recommend 10000%Absolute best value
Judith Anne
Judith Anne
2018-03-17T09:56:05+0000
Loved it,our Daughter in Law surprised us with the cruise.Would recommend it as a great family outing.
Mark Speechley
Mark Speechley
2018-03-16T08:24:30+0000
Great cruise the family loved it very relaxing and the owners make you feel so welcomed .....
Lisa Ison
Lisa Ison
2018-01-17T04:09:22+0000
Highly recommend this lovely, relaxing cruise up the majestic Shoalhaven River. Such stunning scenery along the way... with colourful rock formations, clear waters and sandy beaches.read more
Merle Schulz
Merle Schulz
2017-12-24T02:57:18+0000
Always enjoy a cruise on the beautiful Shoalhaven River, come check it out for yourselves on board The Shoalhaven... Explorer, you'll want to come try it again.read more
David Doolan
David Doolan
2017-10-24T10:38:34+0000
Probus Holroyd on Coach tour from Sydney enjoyed this morning tea cruise, very relaxing, informative, Well looked... after by Michael and Crew. Highly recommended for group/club toursread more
Joanne Fabri
Joanne Fabri
2017-04-15T05:32:16+0000
What a great upriver cruise � with Michael and John as our hosts. Great hospitality, good friends, yummy fish and... chips, great views and lots of fun! We live in beautiful part of the world � Highly recommended on your things to see and do in the Shoalhaven � Thanks Michael & John �read more
Lynette Smith
Lynette Smith
2017-01-22T00:12:22+0000
Our Travel Club, from Penshurst, thoroughly enjoyed our Shoalhaven River cruise downstream just yesterday 21 January... 2017. Some years ago, we'd cruised upstream and were keen to see the other end! There were 45 of us, so plenty of room on the boat and nothing was too much trouble for the crew of three - Norm, Michael and John. Morning tea was served as soon as we boarded and a little later we purchased a wine (or two) which complemented the delicious fish n chip lunch collected from Greenwell Point. As well the weather was superb. What a magnificent way to spend just over three hours. A BIG thank you to all!read more
Wendie Lambert
Wendie Lambert
2017-01-07T00:57:50+0000
We are still on this great cruise with wonderful hosts. We shall certainly tell how friends what a great time we are... having(had) Thanks for a wonderful morning and lunch.read more
Lenore Alchin
Lenore Alchin
2016-10-29T03:12:17+0000
Fanrastic day, Thanks Micheal and John for making the trip so enjoyable and fun. Highly recommended. �🖒🖒
Julie Wheeler
Julie Wheeler
2016-06-02T06:12:43+0000
Friendly people, Southern Sons of Cornwall had a great finale to a fun weekend
Fiona Anne
Fiona Anne
2016-02-20T21:51:23+0000
Wonderful way to celebrate a Birthday or special event. Thanks Michael for a great day on the river yesterday ⛴
Kathryn Moon
Kathryn Moon
2015-03-16T22:52:10+0000
The Bulli Walky/talky group loved the cruise! We had mirror views in the still water and identified many birds. I... took 70 photos! We loved seeing the ferry that goes every day except Christmas across to Comerong Island and our hot fish and chips.read more
Lou Ryan
Lou Ryan
2015-02-27T11:21:43+0000
Kylie Young
Kylie Young
2015-02-22T08:56:11+0000
Excellent way to spend the afternoon, great scenery, great company and great hospitality! Will definitely do this again!
Victoria Bugg
Victoria Bugg
2015-02-21T22:36:00+0000
Martin O'Connor
Martin O'Connor
2014-11-21T23:49:52+0000
Nice
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