Water activity

Adelaide: River Torrens Popeye Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Popeye
Water activity

Adelaide: River Torrens Popeye Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Popeye

From US$ 17.38 per person

See Adelaide on board a heritage icon and cruise the River Torrens, right in the heart of the city. With live commentary and a friendly skipper, see why Adelaide is ranked one of the most livable cities in the world.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide


  • Cruise along the River Torrens on an iconic boat
  • Learn the history of South Australia from your expert guide
  • Pass through the heart of the city and enjoy the unique views
  • Take the chance to disembark to see Adelaide Zoo and the Botanic Garden
Full description
After boarding at Elder Park Landing there will be an opportunity to purchase food and beverages from the deckhand. The captain will take time to deliver a safety talk and introduce the crew before beginning commentary of the local area and wider South Australia.   Once seated, the cruise will commence by heading toward the Torrens River Weir Gate while passing the Adelaide Festival Centre, SAHMRI, and Adelaide Gaol. Enjoy 30 minutes of commentary before arriving at Adelaide Zoo where you will have the option to disembark and explore the zoo, Botanic Garden its and surrounds. The last 15 minutes of the tour will be relaxed, allowing you a great chance to ask questions, take photos with the crew, and get some advice on what to see and do once you disembark.
  • Return 45-minute cruise on an iconic boat
  • 30-minute commentary
  • Photo opportunities
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Elder Park Landing is set in Elder Park between The Rotunda and The Festival Center, on the water. There is a round blue 'Popeye' sign. Please wait at the landing for the boat to arrive.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The climbing of some steps is required to on board the vessel
  • Handrails and assistance is available for those with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 192 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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We were welcomed by staff and well taken care of! The commentary was entertaining and the boat was clean and comfortable. We were catching a flight home later in the afternoon and we were able to leave our suitcases in the office while on the river tour which was so very helpful. Thanks for a great experience 👍😀

March 30, 2023

Its a great way to spend an hour of your time and rest while listening to stories about Adelaide settlement. Popeye crew is telling interesting stories of the past. You can sit and relax while having a drink. they also organise special events on the boat.

March 30, 2023

We were welcomed on board by friendly, professional staff who were clearly passionate about what they were doing in promoting Adelaide and the Torrens. Scenery was absolutely beautiful and, whilst we had been to Adelaide before, what we experienced was a a part of the city we had never seen. Highly recommended.

March 30, 2023

Product ID: 298160