Canoe the Riverland
Canoe the Riverland
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Boat ToursEco ToursPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife ToursKayaking & Canoeing
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Kayak Tours and Dinghy Cruises through stunning natural wetlands above Renmark in SA's sunny Riverland. We provide access into beautiful tranquil wetlands from our riverfront property. Explore the natural Murray River environment as an eco-friendly tourist. Our popular Sunset Kayak Tours run every day on demand. If you prefer to stay high and dry, choose our Small Boat Tours and enjoy the serene backwaters from the comfort of our dinghy. You will love all the birds and wildlife . Check out our website to see all tour options and special events. We have boats for all ages and abilities and we provide professional advice and support.
Paringa, South Australia, Australia

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Sarah D
3 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
This is the second time I have done the sunset kayaking tour with Jim. The first time, I went alone. I loved it so much that this time I took my sister and brother-in-law who were visiting from the UK. They were thrilled (as was I) to be guided by Jim, who is not only passionate about the Riverland, but also has a wealth of local knowledge about fauna, flora, history, ecology. His keen eye had us observing many birds as they went about their evening rituals. He also gives you time just to absorb being on the river and is happy to answer questions. Even if you haven't kayaked before, he will make you feel at ease. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to learn a little more about the River Murray and its many inhabitants.
Written 5 December 2023
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SarahGris
Adelaide, Australia10 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Friends
Ruth was an incredible guide - very knowledgeable. This was the first tour of my American friend's roadtrip and definitely didn't disappoint! Even though the weather meant no obvious sunset, Ruth's information of the local wildlife and the area meant we all had a great time.
Written 12 November 2023
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Roving707631
4 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
We loved the trip with Jim in the covered dingy. Beautiful scenery and amazing bird watching. Jim was an informative and friendly guide.
Written 18 October 2023
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Tess W
1 contribution
Apr. 2023
We recently spent two very enjoyable days at The Captain's Cottage( Murtho)
Our hosts Ruth and Jim were friendly welcoming and informative.
As Kayak Novices! we thoroughly enjoyed our new experience.
Under Ruth's expert tutelage, we reckon we "nailed it"
A very unique experience.
We highly recommend and will return
Mary-Ann and David
Written 3 May 2023
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ForeverExploringABS
Adelaide, Australia19 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Ruth was a delight to paddle with and was very informative about the river ecosystem, wetlands management, birds, animals and fish. Very easy paddling, not strenuous at all. She also kindly rearranged our tour time without any fuss when bad weather rolled in, resulting in us being able to get on the river 2 days later but in completely perfect conditions, something that not all tour operators would do! Tour runs mostly through the side channels so you are off the main river with the houseboat / other boat traffic which is nice. Would highly recommend. Don’t forget a pair of binoculars, handy to look at some of the birds you see along the way.

Ruth also runs the PS Julie Fay B&B which is a unique accommodation and experience not to be missed if you are looking for somewhere to stay!
Written 4 September 2021
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Thanks so much for your lovely review. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your tour. I hope you visit again one day!
Written 12 September 2021
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Emma
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Aug. 2021 • Friends
Owners are super friendly and informative about the whole process. The water is fairly calm and easy to paddle and navigate. As an added bonus, the mandarins we were given were probably the best I'd ever eaten.

Definitely recommend to anyone travelling to Renmark.
Written 15 August 2021
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So glad you had a great time. Your timing was just right for the mandarins!
Written 20 August 2021
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Elmien B
3 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Wonderful experience! Our guide was knowledgeable about the ecosystem and birds. Highly recommendable!
Written 15 May 2021
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We're so delighted you enjoyed your tour. Thanks for reviewing!
Written 23 July 2021
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Kerry
5 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Family
We spent a lovely day canoeing on the Riverland. It was very easy to navigate our way around through the channels. Our 9 year old son had no problems paddling for almost 3 hours: for the rest of the time we towed him along. We saw fantastic bird life and had a few close fish encounters. The canoes were well maintained and Jim is very helpful. I thoroughly recommend this to anyone.
Written 25 April 2021
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Thanks so much for your recommendation. It was lovely reading about your visit.
Written 23 July 2021
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Terry
Nairne, Australia7 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Couples
This is the most relaxing place to stop and unwind.
A photographers paradise with wild life at every bend.
The Julie Fay is the ideal getaway for couples to relax
We spent 5 days exploring all of the backwaters by kayak.
Ruth and Jim are the perfect hosts and we hope to visit again soon

BushPhotos
Written 10 April 2021
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Thanks Terry! It was a pleasure to host you and we're glad you managed to get out there and relax.
Written 20 April 2021
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Savindri P
13 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Friends
Have used the service at Canoe the Riverland and Jim and Ruth have always been welcoming, fantastic and incredibly helpful. The prices are incredibly affordable and there’s an option to spend and hour, two, four or even the whole day on the water. The kayaks are in good condition and the creeks are beautiful and serene to paddle about it. Enjoyed my experience both times and cannot recommend the business enough for a beautiful day exploring the Murray waters
Written 3 April 2021
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted that you had such a great time.
Written 20 April 2021
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