It was the tour guides first day on the job and he came through with flying colours. He was professional, very friendly and most informative on a whole range of topics and interests and made all on board very relaxed and comfortable throughout the days journey. This was our first visit to SA and this tour gave us the opportunity to have a look from a regional aspect to that of the city of Adelaide.
Despite the storm and the flooding around the Adelaide Hills this trip went ahead. We had an excellent tour guide and had a comfortable coach for our trip. The cruise on the Proud Mary was very enjoyable with a delicious lunch provided. The trip to Mannum and the Murray Bridge was also interesting. Due to the flooding we were unable to go to the Melba Chocolate factory but instead we were taken to look for Koalas, which was a bit of fun. All in all it was an enjoyable day.
Was quite disappointment with this trip. The cruise was meant to be three hours, was only just over 2hours, lunch was nice but adequate, morning tea was plain biscuits thought would be more after most had been on the bus since 8.30. Bus driver was great, gave great commentary and knowledge on the surrounding regions and river.
Appalling.... Of the 8 hours - you spend less than 2 on the boat - where you are welcomed by grumpy staff in dirty uniforms.... lunch - which was suspect to say the least - we decided to go hungry rather than risk it - is served at 11.25...... they need to get you off the boat before the real guests return from a shore trip for their lunch at 1.00. We spent a month touring Australia - had fab trips everywhere - except for this. Don't go on this trip...
Very disappointed with this day tour for which the prime attraction should be the Murray river according to the title. The short river cruise, advertised as 2 hours wasn't quite that long, was largely taken up with queuing for, and eating, a tasty but very early lunch so we didn't see too much of the river. The rest of the day was taken up with a considerable time in Mannum and a visit to the chocolate factory which was in reality more a large sweet shop. If you want to devote a day to seeing the Murray river there must be better ways to do it. The Proud Mary was having down time whilst the residential passengers were on a half day land-based tour so we were being used to fil the gap until the longer term guests returned. The saving grace for the day was our own visit to the river museum in the information centre at extra cost. Be sure to check that the itinerary fits your requirements before you book.