The West Australian built Paddle Steamer Decoy (PS Decoy) is an iconic entertainment venue cruising the Swan River for nearly 30 years. The Decoy has a licensed bar and a licensed kitchen, serving food and locally made beers and wines during our twilight cruises. To view our current drinks menu, click here.

In addition to being a charter vessel, the Decoy also facilitates a range of entertainment throughout the year including our famous live Music Cruises on the Swan River, Perth’s only Riverboat Burlesque and Comedy shows. Please see below for show details as well as our Facebook Page.

The Decoy can also be chartered for any occasion, if you are keen to discuss your wedding, corporate, or other private event, please call 0478 239 401 or just email your curiosity to events@psdecoy.com.au

If you are part of a large community group and are seeking a weekday cruise, then contact us, we may be able to organise something for you by linking you up with other community groups seeking something similar.

November 2017

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Saturday the 25th November. Rastaferry with Dilip 'N' The Davs.
Depart 7 pm. Return 10 pm.

Welcome to Rasta Ferry with Dilip n the Davs – WA’s busiest originals party bands with an extensive repertoire of reggae/ska/funk grooves that get people moving. With 6 recording releases since their formation in 2008 and over 700 live performances, this eruption of rhythms have become well known for their captivating on-stage delivery. The Davs have been multi award WAM winners and have played at all the major original music festivals in the state over the last 8 years. Celebrate life by dancing on the Rasta Ferry with the Davs.

Tickets to Rasta Ferry includes the Decoy’s Roving Cocktail Dinner served over the course of the 3 hour cruise and a complimentary drink from the Decoy Bar (any beer, wine, bubbles or spirit).

Rasta Ferry - Music Room Seating: $75 Rasta Ferry - Front Deck Seating: $65

Sunday 26th November 2017. Music Cruise with Smith & Walker.
Depart 2:30 pm. Return 5:30 pm.

Tani and Kirsten’s beautiful yet powerful voices and rich harmonies make their reimaginings of classic rock and pop tunes truly unique. Both singer-songwriters, their quality originals and upbeat covers will have you dancing on the Decoy. Joined by the talented Dave Webb on various percussion, Smith & Walker’s sound will dramatically raise the goosebumps levels, feed the soul, and add more than a bit of magic to an afternoon’s cruise on the Decoy.

Smith & Walker - Music Room Seating: All Sold! Smith & Walker - Front Deck Seating: $30

December 2017

Sunday 3rd December 2017. Traditional Jazz Cruise with the Gumnut Stompers.
Depart 2 pm. Return 5 pm.

The Gumnut Stompers have played for over 25 years on PS Decoy entertaining an absolute multitude over that time, these guys are genuine classic with musical preferences including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jellyroll Morton, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and the like, but they have very eclectic tastes too.

Jazz Cruise: $36
Sunday Afternoon Music Cruise - Music Room: SOLD OUT Sunday Afternoon Music Cruise - Front Deck: $32

Sunday 10th December 2017. The Great Australian Songbook by The Flaming Galahs. Depart 2 pm. Return 5 pm.

We are very happy that Monty left his corporate accountant job in Sydney, to base himself in Perth and travel all over the globe performing his Johnny Cash Show ‘A Boy Named Cash’, writing songs about his adventures and writing his first album to be released in this year. Monty is one of the most sought after entertainers in Western Australia.

While the iconic Paddle Steamer Decoy journey’s the Swan River, Monty Cotton and Adam ‘Spaghettti Fingers’ (upright bass and banjo!) will take us along a cracking Australian musical timeline with classics from Banjo Paterson, Powderfinger, Hunters and Collectors, INXS, and others

Twilight Music Cruise - Aretha to Alicia: Divas of Soul with Shameem.
Friday 15th December 2017. Depart 7:30 pm. Return 10:30 pm.

If Perth has a Diva of Soul it would have to be Shameem. This Soul Sister has rubbed vocal chords with the best of them including George Benson, Michael Bolton, Belinda Carlisle, and Anthony Callea. Shameem has also performed all around Australia, Canada and now finally on the Decoy!

Tickets to Divas of Soul includes the Decoy’s Roving Tapas served over the course of the 3 hour cruise and a complimentary drink from the Decoy Bar (any beer, wine, bubbles or spirit).

Sunday 17th December 2017. Traditional Jazz Cruise with the Gumnut Stompers. Depart 1 pm. Return 4 pm.

The Gumnut Stompers have played for over 25 years on PS Decoy entertaining an absolute multitude over that time, these guys are genuine classic with musical preferences including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jellyroll Morton, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and the like, but they have very eclectic tastes too.

Jazz Cruise: $36

New Year's Eve 2017. Board from 8:45 pm. Depart 9:30 pm. Return 12:30 am.

Whether it has been an Annus Horribilis or a fruitful 2017, come and say “Ahoy” to 2018 on-board the Paddle Steamer Decoy. Boogie to music from the Shameem Soul Trio with their soulful sounds and charisma. Tickets include a 3 hour cruise, roving tapas throughout the night, live music, and a complimentary beer, wine, cider or bubbles on arrival.

Reserved Seating is still available on the Front Deck.

New Year's Eve: $95 - SOLD OUT

January 2018

Sunday 14th January 2018. Rollin' On The River with Rick Steele.
Depart 2:00 pm. Return 5:00 pm.

Every Paddle Steamer has it own legend and Rick Steele is ours. An inductee of the WAM Hall of Fame, Rick is actually the son of a preacher man and started his musical career singing in the church choir where his father preached. At 12 years of age Rick bought his first guitar for eight pounds after raising the money working at a local shop and the rest as they say is history…..

Rollin' On The River: $36

Sunday 21st January 2018. Traditional Jazz Cruise with the Gumnut Stompers.
Depart 2:00 pm. Return 5:00 pm.

The Gumnut Stompers have played for over 25 years on PS Decoy entertaining an absolute multitude over that time, these guys are genuine classic with musical preferences including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jellyroll Morton, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and the like, but they have very eclectic tastes too.

Jazz Cruise: $37

Sunday 28th January 2018. Traditional Jazz Cruise with the Gumnut Stompers.
Depart 2:00 pm. Return 5:00 pm.

The Gumnut Stompers have played for over 25 years on PS Decoy entertaining an absolute multitude over that time, these guys are genuine classic with musical preferences including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jellyroll Morton, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and the like, but they have very eclectic tastes too.

Jazz Cruise: $37