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 food menu click here and to view our 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. New shows and events will be posted regularly, so do remember to check this Website for additional events, shows, and acts throughout 2016.

The Decoy can also be chartered for any occasion, if you are keen to discuss your private event or wedding with us 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 Cruises

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Stand Up On The River - Friday 23rd September 2016

This month’s Stand Up On The River will  feature another 6 fresh faces on the PS Decoy.

We request that passengers laugh with enthusiasm during performances. There will be plenty of time to offend your friends, drop forks, talk loudly, and generally embarrass yourself between sets!

Departures and Arrivals

Following the first set of laughs, the Decoy will cruise past the City, cruise under the Narrows and past the Swan Brewery before returning to Mends Street Jetty for the start of the second set for 8:50 pm.

Doors opens at 6:15, with the first routine starting at 7 pm.

Details & Tickets

Rick Steele 25th September

Rollin' On The River with Rick Steele - Sunday 25th of September 2016

A pair of handcrafted boots, the tinted lennonesque glasses, the trademark voice, the whiskey town harp, the grand canyon repertoire, he is the son of a preacher man.

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 1 pm for departure at 1:30 pm. The Decoy will return to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth at 4:30 pm.

Details & Tickets

October Cruises

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A'int Misbehaving - Sunday 2nd of October 2016

Joyce Mathers will take you on a journey through an eclectic mix of music from jazz standards to re-worked pop songs all with a sophisticated and sassy feel.  From Billy Holliday’s “I’ll never be the same” to Annie Lennox “Sweet Dreams” Joyce’s musical repertoire is entertaining and fun.

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 1 pm for departure at 1:30 pm. The Decoy will return to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth at 4:30 pm.

Details & Tickets

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Twilight Cruise with Gabriella's Trio - Friday 14th October 2016

Gabriella is an Italian born singer with a sound that can be an explosive mix of sweetness, power, passion and sensuality. Gabriella’s repertoire includes Jazz and Contemporary style music…versatile she is.

For this Twilight Cruise, Gabriella is accompanied by two equally accomplished artists in Ben Matthews (keyboard) and Valerio Fiorini (Guitar).

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 5:30 pm for departure at 6:00 pm. The Decoy will return to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth at 9:00 pm.

Details & Tickets

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Dixieland Jazz Cruise - Sunday 16th October 2016

The Gumnut Stompers have performed on the PS Decoy since she was launched in 1986 and have performed at home, Europe, and Asia over the decades.

Musical preferences are the jazz greats—Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jellyroll Morton, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and the like, but they have very eclectic tastes and can provide folk, latin, classical, and a large range of other styles

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 1 pm for departure at 1:30 pm. The Decoy will return to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth at 4:30 pm.

Details & Tickets

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20s ladies

Sin, Gin, and the Cat's Meow - Saturday 22nd October 2016

The Decoy Crew bring you a celebration of 20s style, fashion, photography and dance.

Flapper dancers, Charleston, music and beautiful mayhem as well as many a bootlegged beverage will come to life alongside 20s fashion catwalks and cabaret delights.

The 20s saw a new breed of Women with uncensored mouths, vivacious personalities and physical dynamism. They were bejewelled, un-corseted and adorned in all manner of lace, feathers and fur. They shunned propriety and put themselves on display – beautiful, new age birds of paradise – iconic of an era of fast cars, fast women and fast fortunes. These women lived, and danced, unapologetically. These were the flappers. The notorious daughters of hedonism and decadence.

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 6:15 pm for departure at 7:00 pm. The Decoy will return to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth at 10:00 pm.

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Dixieland Jazz Cruise - Sunday 30th October 2016

The Gumnut Stompers have performed on the PS Decoy since she was launched in 1986 and have performed at home, Europe, and Asia over the decades.

Musical preferences are the jazz greats—Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jellyroll Morton, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and the like, but they have very eclectic tastes and can provide folk, latin, classical, and a large range of other styles

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 1 pm for departure at 1:30 pm. The Decoy will return to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth at 4:30 pm.

Details & Tickets

November Events

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Dixieland Jazz Cruise - Sunday 13th November 2016

The Gumnut Stompers have performed on the PS Decoy since she was launched in 1986 and have performed at home, Europe, and Asia over the decades.

Musical preferences are the jazz greats—Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jellyroll Morton, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and the like, but they have very eclectic tastes and can provide folk, latin, classical, and a large range of other styles

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 1 pm for departure at 1:30 pm. The Decoy will return to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth at 4:30 pm.

Details & Tickets

December Events

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Dixieland Jazz Cruise - Sunday 11th December 2016

The Gumnut Stompers have performed on the PS Decoy since she was launched and have performed in Europe and Asia over the decades.

Musical preferences are the jazz greats—Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jellyroll Morton, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and the like, but they have very eclectic tastes and can provide folk, latin, classical, and a large range of other styles

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 1 pm for departure at 1:30 pm. The Decoy will return to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth at 4:30 pm.

Details & Tickets

Gab in blue

Friday Twilight Cruise with Gabriella's Trio - 16th December 2016

Gabriella is an Italian born singer with a sound that can be an explosive mix of sweetness, power, passion and sensuality. Gabriella’s repertoire includes Jazz and Contemporary style music…versatile she is.

In Italy, Gabriella has performed actively form more than 10 years, singing on national and regional TV as well as public squares, live music venues, jazz clubs, recording studios and theater plays.  Gabriella has studied Music for over ten years with some of the best singing teachers in southern Italy (Marco Ravalli, Lilla Costarelli, Antonella Leotta, Armando Nilletti).

For this Twilight Cruise, Gabriella is accompanied by two equally accomplished artists in Ben Matthews (keyboard) and Valerio Fiorini (Guitar).

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 6:30 pm for departure at 7:00 pm. The Decoy will return to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth at 10:00 pm.

Details & Tickets

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Dixieland Jazz Cruise - Sunday the 18th December 2016

The Gumnut Stompers have performed on the PS Decoy since she was launched and have performed in Europe and Asia over the decades.

Musical preferences are the jazz greats—Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jellyroll Morton, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and the like, but they have very eclectic tastes and can provide folk, latin, classical, and a large range of other styles

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 1 pm for departure at 1:30 pm. The Decoy will return to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth at 4:30 pm.

Details & Tickets