About us


In 2018, the Journey of Happy Days Houseboats began. It was always a longtime ambition of mine to own a Houseboat. I thought it a great investment not to mention an opportunity to develop a new Business that included the Beautiful and Iconic Murray River and all the Beauty she has to offer.

The search for the Right Houseboat led me to purchase a Houseboat named “Moon Shadow” a 12 berth 5 bedroom with an optional 6th bedroom Houseboat.

Moon Shadow needed a bit of work, her bones were great and she provided a perfect base to turn her into the Luxury, Modern Houseboat you see today. During a complete refurbishment inside and out, Moon Shadow was transformed and renamed “Happy Days”.

My association with Rob Hughes at River Murray Houseboats in Paringa/Renmark was growing ever stronger during this period, so I made a decision to move Happy Days to Paringa and have Rob manage Happy Days for me. My relationship with Rob and Jenna has been great, and that is where Happy Days has lived and operated since 2018.

With the success of Happy Days, I soon thought about adding a second Houseboat to the Business.

I purchased a Houseboat named “Serenity” in 2020. Looking for something slightly different to Happy Days, Serenity is a 10 Berth Houseboat incorporating 4 individual bedrooms all with ensuite access. This provided a great alternative to Happy Days without compromising on the Luxury Houseboat theme. Serenity provides an intimate easy to operate Houseboat with all the Luxury Trimmings expected when Hirers step on board.


My ambition was always to Manage Happy Days Houseboats myself.

In 2023 my partner, Leyda and myself, began setting up a Base in Murray Bridge from where we will be managing “Happy Days and Serenity” ourselves. We expect Serenity to be relocated to Riverglen Marina near Murray Bridge in October 2023 and be ready to hire from ‘Riverglen in November 2023 onward. Happy Days will follow shortly after.

Don’t fear all bookings arranged by River Murray Houseboats and Riverfun Houseboats will be retained. No need to alter plans other than your Boarding Location.

We chose Riverglen Marina because of its easy access to Murray Bridge, where all shopping Facilities are represented with Adelaide approximately one hour down the Southern Expressway. Easy no fuss drive to board and disembark. Riverglen provides Secure Parking, undercover if preferred, a separate Boat Ramp in the Marina and simple access to the Beautiful Murray River. We thought it the perfect place to begin your River Murray Holiday.

We are excited about the Future and look forward to greeting all our guests at this new location. Enjoy the River Murray and we will ensure your stay on Happy Days or Serenity will be an experience you will love and remember forever.