• Scenic River Cruises

    Discover The Tranquil Waters Of The Richmond River

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River Cruises

Discover the tranquil waters of the Richmond River

Join us on our Scenic River Cruise

Discover the tranquil waters of the Richmond River around Ballina Island, explore the mangrove forests, the richly diverse flora and fauna and the creeks that branch off it. Sit back and bask in a glorious sunset over the river as you enjoy a tasty snack & some local history. This Nature Reserve will never cease to amaze you!


$65 per Adult

$50 per Child (under 12yrs)


2 hours cruising


Book now through our easy online booking system or

Call +61 407 522 422


Regular departures. Book now or contact us on +61 407 522 422 for times.

What’s Included

Spray jackets, sunscreen, drinking water and a snack. Please bring your hat, sunnies, camera & your sense of adventure!


We provide a free shuttle service from Byron Bay & Lennox Head pick up points. The vessel departs from Ballina at Lance Ferris Wharf,  12 Fawcett St, Ballina NSW (directly in front of The Wharf Bar & Restaurant)

Things to See

There are many things to look out for on one of our River Cruises along the Richmond River. A variety of bird life such as pelicans and eagles and sometimes even dolphins can be spotted catching fish along the river.

What to do and Things to See with Ballina Day Trips and River Cruises

Ballina is one of the most beautiful areas in New South Wales. Sitting on the Richmond River, there is plenty to do and see on a holiday or for a lovely day trip. If you are wondering what to do while in Ballina, then you should consider a river cruise with Out of the Blue Adventures. Taking you around the river and Ballina Island, our Ballina River Cruises give you an opportunity to spend a great day out with your family and friends, soaking up the sun and the natural sights in this part of NSW. Relaxing, exciting, and informative, our cruises make your day trip or holiday to Ballina worth your while. Our river charters will let you experience the natural landscape and the river like never before.

The Perfect Activity for Your Ballina Day Trips

When you come to Ballina, chances are you are coming to enjoy the natural beauty which really can’t be beaten in this part of NSW. While there are plenty of things to see and do around here, with beautiful outdoor parks and some amazing options for food, you absolutely need to get out onto the water while you are here. Our cruises take you out to the river, either at a leisurely pace or for a more exciting adventure, showing you the sights, sounds, and wildlife that you cannot see from the shore. We wish to make your trip worth the travel, showing you just what makes this area so unique.

Our tours go through the mangrove forests, down the creeks, showing you flora and fauna unique to this region along the way. Many rare birds and sea creatures such as dolphins swim up and down the river, and for real nature lovers, it can be quite a thrill to see these animals in real life and up close. Beautiful sunset views are a treat from the boat, and for photography lovers, this makes for the prime opportunity to get some rare, beautiful shots to bring back with you.

Our trips cater to groups large and small and are perfect for children and adults. Whether you and a loved one are looking for an intimate evening out on the river, or you want to teach your kids more about Australian wildlife, our charter tours can cater to your group’s specific needs. With our river cruise in Ballina, your day trips to this area will be made all the more memorable.

Get In Touch to Book a Cruise Today

If you are searching out unique things to do in Ballina, then book a river cruise today. Your family and friends will truly enjoy their time out on the river, learning more about the wildlife while enjoying the fantastic views and beautiful natural features. For more information, or to ask any questions you may still have, you can contact a member of our staff today.


If you have any additional questions about our River Cruises or Sunset Cruises, please call us on +61 407 522 422, or fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


If you have any additional questions about our River Cruises or Sunset Cruises, please call us on +61 407 522 422, or fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.