Floating Melodies

Taste. See. Hear. Escape.

Have a brief affair with some of South Australia’s finest cultural elements all in one experience. 

Floating Melodies is a truly unique celebration, a little like a soirée with sightseeing. Originally set on The Popeye, Adelaide’s local iconic River Torrens/Karrawirra Pari cruiser, Floating Melodies was an hour cruise taking in the riverbank by day or the city lights reflected on the water by night. After its 100th cruise on the Popeye in June 2018, our cruises are expanding to other water vessels across South Australia and Tasmania. In 2019, Floating Melodies is taking to the skies in hot air balloons across Australia!

Featuring local musicians, local produce and local beverages in vessels that float!

Being on the water, or in the sky, creates such a serenity and it is here you will be entertained by local live musicians. Floating Melodies brings you a range of differently themed cruises throughout the year. Yes, even in winter! If that is not enough you also get to savour specifically chosen local produce matched with wine from South Australia’s world-renowned regions; or enjoy a locally brewed beer, cider, soft drink or juice.

Festivals and Tourism

Our cruises have been a part of many festivals including the OzAsia Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Food & Wine Festival, French Festival, Cellar Door Festival and Tasting Australia and were created originally as a fundraising event in 2013! For always supporting locally, we were a recipient of a 2016 Silver Tourism Award from the South Australian Tourism Industry.

Floating Melodies is an Australian Tourism accredited business and works towards building community whilst leaving the smallest footprint possible. A unique way to see South Australia and enjoy its well-renowned produce.

Floating Melodies is an Emma Knights Productions event.

Themes, Private Cruises, Reviews and Media!

Floating Melodies occurs on the first Sunday of each month as well as special events throughout the year. Each concert is themed and has local performers with styles including Bollywood, Way of Tea, Bastille Day, Valentines Day, Harp Duos, String Quartets and more! Floating Melodies is available for private parties, corporate events, hens parties and weddings. For upcoming cruises please see the events calendar. See what others have said about Floating Melodies here and watch videos here. Our cruises have been featured on Channel 7 news and weather crosses and SA Life did a segment too! In 2018, TripAdvisor awarded Floating Melodies at Certificate of Excellence. Read the reviews here.

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Logo by local artist Samantha Tipler

Original logo by local artist Anthea Wright View

Featured local businesses

For more information about the local products you have tasted on the cruise search below:

McLaren Vale Beer Co

Beerenberg Farm

The Bagel Boys

Kytons Bakery

Spring Gully Foods

Mulots Patisserie

Bellwether Wines