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 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.

September 2017

Steam Sailors & Seduction $60

Saturday 9th September 2017. Steam Sailors & Seduction with the Decoy Steamettes
Depart 7:30 pm. Return 10:30 pm.

The Steamettes return with more seductive prances and their show “Steam Sailors and Seduction”. The Decoy will be departing into the night at 7:00 pm from Mends Street Jetty.

October 2017

Rollin' On The River $38

Sunday 1st October 2017. Rollin' On The River with Rick Steele. Depart 2 pm. Return 5 pm.

Rick Steele 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. His older brother John already had a guitar and, along with other kids from church, they taught themselves how to play.

Rick’s story reads like a real legendary blues man and we are grateful that he still bases himself Perth. So join us for Rollin’ On The River where two Perth icons merge for a few special hours on the Swan River.

Sunday 8th October 2017. Depart 2 pm. Return 5 pm.

Join us for a Sunday Afternoon Cruise on-board the Paddle Steamer Decoy for a 3 hours cruise along the Swan River with the Cityscape as your backdrop. One of Perth’s many talented bands will perform to enhance the afternoon and provide the motivation to boogie on-board.

Tickets available soon…..

High Tea Cruise Tickets $55 Standard Cruise Tickets $25

Sunday 22nd October. Sunday Morning Cruise With High Tea Option. Depart 10:30 am. Return 12:30 pm.

Fancy some fancies while cruising the Swan River? Well then this 2 hour jaunt with the High Tea Option might be the ticket for you as it includes:

  • A glass of McPherson Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling
  • Barista made coffee or a pot of tea
  • A savoury tartlet, filo spiral, two finger sandwiches, a strawberry tart, a double choc brownie, and a lemon tart, served on a delightful and traditional two tiered cake stand!
Trad Jazz Cruise Tickets: $36

Sunday 22nd October 2017. Traditional Jazz Cruise with the Gumnut Stompers.
Depart 2:30 pm. Return 5:30 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.

High Tea Cruise Tickets $55 Standard Cruise Tickets $25

Sunday 29th October. Sunday Morning Cruise with optional High Tea. Depart 10:30 am. Return 12:30 pm.

Fancy some fancies while cruising the Swan River? Well then this 2 hour jaunt is for you as it includes:

  • A glass of McPherson Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling
  • Barista made coffee or a pot of tea
  • A savoury tartlet, filo spiral, two finger sandwiches, a strawberry tart, a double choc brownie, and a lemon tart, served on a delightful and traditional two tiered cake stand!
Peggy Lee "The Legend" Tickets: $36

Sunday 29th October 2017. Peggy Lee "The Legend" by Joyce Mathers & Avenue.
Depart 2:30 pm. Return 5:30 pm.

Joyce Mathers boards the PS Decoy again to deliver a relaxed and easy style that will take you on a journey of the legend that is Peggy Lee, a performer considered on equal terms with other legends such as Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bessie Smith.

Led by Joyce’s soulful voice, Joyce and Avenue will immerse you in the Grammy Award winning styling of Peggy Lee with big band showstoppers, pop ballads and soulful laments such as “Why Don’t You Do Right?,” “Fever”‘ “I’m a Woman,” “Lover,” “Pass Me By,” “Where or When,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “I’m Gonna Go Fishin'” and “Big Spender”.

November 2017

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Twilight Music Cruise - Saturday 4th November. Depart 7:00 pm. Return 10:00 am.

Join us for a Twilight Music Cruise on-board the Paddle Steamer Decoy for a 3 hours cruise along the Swan River with the Cityscape as your backdrop. One of Perth’s many talented bands will perform to enhance the evening and provide the motivation to boogie on-board.

Tickets available soon…..

High Tea Cruise Tickets $55 Standard Cruise Tickets $25

Sunday 5th November. Morning Cruise with optional High Tea. Depart 10:30 am. Return 12:30 pm.

Fancy some fancies while cruising the Swan River? Well then this 2 hour jaunt is for you as it includes:

  • A glass of McPherson Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling
  • Barista made coffee or a pot of tea
  • A savoury tartlet, filo spiral, two finger sandwiches, a strawberry tart, a double choc brownie, and a lemon tart, served on a delightful and traditional two tiered cake stand!

Sunday 5th November 2017. Coup De Foudre.
Depart 2:30 pm. Return 5:30 pm.

A sultry, soft and jazzy French afternoon with Coup De Foudre and the Paddle Steamer Decoy. Everyone loves a touch of “La Vie en Rose” particularily when sung by a true French femme!

Coup De Foudre features fabulous French-Australian singer Geraldine Rey and talented Mauritian-Australian pianist Thierryno Gangou.

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Twilight Music Cruise - Saturday 11th November. Depart 7:00 pm. Return 10:00 am.

Join us for a Twilight Music Cruise on-board the Paddle Steamer Decoy for a 3 hours cruise along the Swan River with the Cityscape as your backdrop. One of Perth’s many talented bands will perform to enhance the evening and provide the motivation to boogie on-board.

Tickets available soon…..

High Tea Cruise Tickets $55 Standard Cruise Tickets $25

Sunday 12th November. Sunday Morning Cruise with optional High Tea. Depart 10:30 am. Return 12:30 pm.

Fancy some fancies while cruising the Swan River? Well then this 2 hour jaunt is for you as it includes:

  • A glass of McPherson Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling
  • Barista made coffee or a pot of tea
  • A savoury tartlet, filo spiral, two finger sandwiches, a strawberry tart, a double choc brownie, and a lemon tart, served on a delightful and traditional two tiered cake stand!
Jazz Cruise $36

Sunday 12th November 2017. Traditional Jazz Cruise with the Gumnut Stompers.
Depart 2:30 pm. Return 5:30 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.

High Tea Cruise Tickets $55 Standard Cruise Tickets $25

Sunday 19th November. Sunday Morning Cruise with optional High Tea. Depart 10:30 am. Return 12:30 pm.

Fancy some fancies while cruising the Swan River? Well then this 2 hour jaunt is for you as it includes:

  • A glass of McPherson Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling
  • Barista made coffee or a pot of tea
  • A savoury tartlet, filo spiral, two finger sandwiches, a strawberry tart, a double choc brownie, and a lemon tart, served on a delightful and traditional two tiered cake stand!

Sunday 19th November 2017. Music Cruise with Loot.
Depart 2:30 pm. Return 5:30 pm.

Loot are a bit of a find for the Sunday Afternoon cruise. A dynamic duo who have recently arrived back in Perth, after travelling far & wide, to establish themselves on the music scene here (which is no mean feat by the way, as Perth is blessed with talented entertainers!).

Loot sound beautiful and will compliment the Paddle Steamer’s charms on this Sunday Afternoon cruising the Swan.

Saturday the 25th November. Rasta Ferry 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 available soon….

December 2017

High Tea Cruise Tickets $55 Standard Cruise Tickets $25

Sunday 10th December. Sunday Morning Cruise with optional High Tea. Depart 10:30 am. Return 12:30 pm.

Fancy some fancies while cruising the Swan River? Well then this 2 hour jaunt is for you as it includes:

  • A glass of McPherson Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling
  • Barista made coffee or a pot of tea
  • A savoury tartlet, filo spiral, two finger sandwiches, a strawberry tart, a double choc brownie, and a lemon tart, served on a delightful and traditional two tiered cake stand!
Sunday Music Cruise $38

Sunday 10th December 2017. The Great Australian Songbook by The Flaming Galahs. Depart 2:30 pm. Return 5:30 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

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Twilight Music Cruise - Thursday 14th December. Depart 7:00 pm. Return 10:00 am.

Join us for a Twilight Music Cruise on-board the Paddle Steamer Decoy for a 3 hours cruise along the Swan River with the Cityscape as your backdrop. One of Perth’s many talented bands will perform to enhance the evening and provide the motivation to boogie on-board.

Tickets available soon…..

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Twilight Music Cruise - Saturday 15th December. Depart 7:30 pm. Return 10:30 am.

Join us for a Twilight Music Cruise on-board the Paddle Steamer Decoy for a 3 hours cruise along the Swan River with the Cityscape as your backdrop. One of Perth’s many talented bands will perform to enhance the evening and provide the motivation to boogie on-board.

Tickets available soon…..

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

Say “Ahoy” to 2017 on-board the Paddle Steamer Decoy and boogie. Tickets include a 3 hour cruise, roving tapas throughout the night, live music, and a complimentary beer, wine, cider or bubbles on arrival.

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