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Popeye Motor Launches

Address: Elder Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #49 of 108 Activities in Adelaide
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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

did this on New Years Day. So nice to sit on the water and slowly travel around the Torrens Lake. Some great commentary from the driver (I think his name was Tony) with some things about around the lake that as a local were news to me.

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Wollongong, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Take a trip on this little boat and see the River Torrens at a snails pace! The commentary is knowledgeable and the sights of parks, walkways and people relaxing by the river is calming. Catch this boat to the Zoo (though some sort of signposting to get there is required).

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Wellington, New Zealand
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was a great way to spend some time viewing parts of the city from a new angle. The commentary was very informative and full of little titbits. We were travelling with elderly parents, including one in a wheel chair, and the crew couldn't have done more to assist them on board and make them comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A short walk from the fume filled railway station is the Popeye boat. 45 minutes of delight, just enough greenery to prepare you to face bungalow world on the way back to outer harbour station.

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Umina Beach, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Popeye launch is a good way to check the sights from the river. Trip takes about 40 minutes return, at $15 return a little pricey, commentary was informative, close to the Zoo and Adelaide oval.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Quite a short cruise, although it does take you as far as you can go so they can't make it any longer. I thought it was ok and I'd recommend it to people as it's a cool way to see the river and you get a good view of the city.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My title says it all really. For the distance we travelled we felt it was overpriced. The "captain" couldn't be bothered with any real commentary other than thats the Boat Club and this is the Weir etc and was more interested in texting on his phone. I'm quite interested in architecture and was very disappointed at the lack of information.

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Penguin, Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip on Popeye. Tony, our host and captain, was pleasant, informative and had a lovely voice. His commentary was interesting and the views delightful.

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London, United Kingdom
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133 helpful votes 133 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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