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Address: Elder Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Lovely boat trip

A pleasant way to see some of the sites of Adelaide from the river. Very reasonably priced and commentary along the way. Return trip is 40mins and a great way to relax and unwind.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A pleasant way to see some of the sites of Adelaide from the river. Very reasonably priced and commentary along the way. Return trip is 40mins and a great way to relax and unwind.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Sometimes you need to see your own city thru the eyes of a tourist and it's even better when the tourist is a child. I took my 7 year old nephew on Popeye to go to the zoo. He loved the boat and I enjoyed the history and nature talk given by the guide. Perhaps a little expensive but judging... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A beautiful way to see the Adelaide river and At a really reasonable price . Undercover too so it didn't matter what the weather was like . You can get it one way down the river too if you wish .

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Cavan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was a nice sunny day when we went on the trip but as its winter it was a bit chilly. The skipper had good knowledge of the city and we learnt some interesting things. I am glad I have done it but don't feel the need to go again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Return trip is 40 minutes with continual commentary. On a beautiful day it was a worthwhile journey just to sit and take in the lovely views and unwind for 40 minutes. Quite educational too. About $15.00 for return journey per adult.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

These little launches are a fantastic way to get to the Adelaide Zoo or the Botanic Gardens. It runs from the river front near Festival Centre, through to Frome Road, just across the road from the Zoo. Or, if you just want to see the Torrens River, you can do a round trip from Festival Centre to Frome Road and... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

went on the Popeye as we always love a ride on a boat through the city. Generally enjoyed the trip but would have been much better if the Driver giving the commentary had a bit more enthusiasm and added a bit more humour and embellishment to the whole story. Adding a bit of history and humour would have really added... More 

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Hallett Cove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

How to entertain twin princesses - train ride to the city, walk down to Elder Park (adjacent to famous Adelaide Oval) on the River Torrens and catch "Popeye" which similarly entertained me as an 8 yo. Popeye is a wide, quiet, barge-like boat which is also available for charters. But we did the 40 minute tour to the weir and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A pleasant way to see some of the sites of Adelaide. A bit expensive for a 40 minute trip, although we were give a seniors discount. Our skipper David gave us relevant information along the way. A great way to fill in time.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went on the popeye launch when we visited Adelaide on our honeymoon.....many many years ago...... Imagine my surprise to see them still running and we just had to hop in! The leisurely cruise up and down the Torrens river along the banks from the weir to the zoo was a lovely way to spend some down time in Adelaide.... More 

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