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. Floating Melodies, now well past 100 cruises, is a two-hour cruise taking place on water vessels at Port Adelaide and West Lakes as well as in hot air balloons in the Barossa Valley!

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

Being on the water, or in the sky, creates such serenity and it is here you will be entertained by local live musicians bringing 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. A unique way to see South Australia and enjoy its well-renowned produce.

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 and the umbrella company, Emma Knights Productions, was a 2018 finalist in the same awards. Emma Knights Productions is an Australian Tourism accredited business that works towards building community whilst leaving the smallest footprint possible.

Floating Melodies

Themes, Private Cruises, Reviews and Media!

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, birthdays, social events, corporate events, hens parties and weddings. For upcoming cruises please see the events calendar (please note this link will take you to the Emma Knights website – creator of Floating Melodies). 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