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Popeye Motor Launches

Elder Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #31 of 70 activities in Adelaide
Type: Boat Tours
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London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews 203 reviews
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's an Adelaide institution and I had travelled on the boat as a child, so had to go back now that I a 'bit older'. It was a nice way to get to the zoo and a good way to view the city from the river

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We struck it lucky and scored our own personal tour, probably as it was early in the day before the school holiday hordes got there. Our guide was friendly and relaxed and made it an enjoyable trip. The riverside parklands are very pretty and we had some interesting commentary on buildings and history of the area. We thought the price... More

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Perth, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I was quite excited to do this little boat ride after reading the reviews, however it is quite a short little trip and little commentary (especially when the skipper is on the phone). There were a number of buildings which were left unexplained. Save your $15 and take a slow drive along the river instead (as we drove back to... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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67 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Whilst visiting Adelaide, we walked down to the river, and noticed boats cruising, on walking round to near the Oval, we saw the landing stage and decided to go for a trip. The boat was waiting and we quickly paid our fare (to the captain) and departed. The commentary was really interesting, the views were great, the Captain stopping the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We took the popeye cruise to the zoo it's a short cruise down the Torrens very pretty with plenty of bird life and things to see great service from our skipper very enjoyable well worth it.

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Perth, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Lovely well worth the money, ice short cruise down the Torrens river and good service from the skipper, a must do

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I took the Popeye Cruise along the Torrens, It's really great, inxpensive, professionally run and informative. The river is lovely. Lots of locals use the riverside track to walk or cycle and the river is calm. You'll see ducks, swans and perhaps pelicans too nearer Elder Park. You could walk in one direction and then get the Popeye Cruise back... More

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Popeye is a small ferry launch that travels down the Torrens River towards the Adelaide Zoo. Its just a short cruise and is quite relaxing to just sit back and enjoy the views. We did think a little more enthusiasm from David would have been beneficial to the enjoyment, although he did give us a commentary on the way.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We took a cruise with our children and had a very relaxed cruise up and down the river. The views were lovely and the guide very informative. Adelaide is a lovely city and this is a lovely way to see it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Had a lazy afternoon on the river and being the only passengers, David, on the helm, provided us with the most interesting information and snippets, not just of the river, but also the surrounds. Well worth the few dollars for a relaxing short cruise.

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