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.

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.

Click here to see Joyce in action on the Decoy last March.

Departures, Arrivals, and Sustenance

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.

To view our current food menu click here. To view our drinks menu, click here.

Details & Tickets

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Tribute To The Piano Greats - Saturday the 8th of October 2016

Part boy genius and definitely 100% gentleman, the Decoy Crew welcomes Trevor Ellon on-board with his brilliant delivery of melodies from the piano greats of the 70s and 80s such as Billy Joel, Elton John and Stevie Wonder as well as his reinterpretation of more recent pop and rock artists.

Departures, Arrivals, and Sustenance

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.

To view our current food menu click here. To view our drinks menu, click here.

Details & Tickets

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Afternoon Cruise - Sunday 9th of October

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Twilight Cruise - Friday 14th October

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Saturday Twilight Cruise with Gabriella's Trio - 15th 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.

Gabriella has performed actively for more than 11 years, singing on national and regional TV, as well as public squares, live music venues, jazz clubs, recording studios and theater plays.

For this Twilight Cruise, Gabriella is accompanied by two equally accomplished artists in Marc Osbourne (Saxophone) and Valerio Fiorini (Guitar).

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 5:15 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, Arrivals, and Sustenance

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.

To view our current food menu click here. To view our drinks menu, click here.

Details & Tickets

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

All aboard the Paddle Steamer Decoy for the maiden launch of our in-house cabaret troupe, The Steamettes, as they present: Sin, Gin and the Cat’s Meow; a tantalizing taste of tease! Enjoy the old world glamour of classic burlesque, pin up and striptease as you sail the Swan. Tasteful corruption and refined licentiousness guaranteed!

Tickets are $55 and include a complimentary drink or two from two of our remarkable and local producers – Vinaceous Wines and Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery.

Departures, Arrivals, and Sustenance

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.

Click “live menu” to check out the kitchen fare.

Details & Tickets

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Stand Up On The River - Friday 28th October 2016

This month’s Stand Up On The River will feature another 6 bright eyed and busy tailed heroes of comedy on the PS Decoy.

Departures, Arrivals, and Sustenance

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.

To view our current food menu click here. To view our drinks menu, click here.

Tickets available soon.

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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 6th 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

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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

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Dixieland Jazz Cruise - Sunday 20th 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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Friday Twilight Cruise with Gabriella's Trio - Friday 2nd 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.

Gabriella has performed actively for more than 11 years, singing on national and regional TV, as well as public squares, live music venues, jazz clubs, recording studios and theater plays.

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 5:15 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 4th 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

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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

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Friday Twilight Cruise with Dilip N The Davs - 16th December 2016

Dilip n the Davs are one of 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 7 years. Celebrate life, come dance with the Davs.

Departures and Arrivals

Boarding will commence at 5:15 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 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