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Popeye Motor Launches

King William St | Elder Park, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8232 7994
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Pleasant little trip

We were the only people on the boat due to the bad weather and I wondered if he would cancel it but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sg17harvey
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Sydney, Australia
Pleasant arvo

One day in Adelaide chose to go on the river.... nice walk down from hotel...alot of work done... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Tracey H
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Campbelltown, Australia
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There’s really only a couple of ways to see Adelaide from the River Torrens and one of those is on board the magnificent Popeye. Award winning daily tours that travel up and down the Torrens from Elder Park, with commentary of the sights and history of our exciting river precinct. The Popeye can also be hired for a private function, a very special way to have an exclusive evening look at the city lights.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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King William St | Elder Park, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the only people on the boat due to the bad weather and I wondered if he would cancel it but no, he took us around and we really enjoyed the relaxing trip.

Thank sg17harvey
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PopeyeMotorLaunches, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello sg17harvey, We are so glad you enjoyed the trip, and so glad too that the weather wasn't too bad to have to cancel.

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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

One day in Adelaide chose to go on the river.... nice walk down from hotel...alot of work done along the River....plenty of information from driver of the launch.... enjoyed the time up and down river ... recommended

Thank Tracey H
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PopeyeMotorLaunches, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback Tracey H - so glad you enjoyed the river, we love it here ourselves :)

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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

On a recent holiday to Adelaide I took my son and husband down memory lane on a trip on Popeye and so pleased I did. The trip lasts 45 mins (return trip) and takes you on a very informative river cruise on the River Torrens....More

Thank CasandraTP
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PopeyeMotorLaunches, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

Hello Casandra, Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. Alway a pleasure here to help relive older memories and to be a part of some new ones for you and your family. Hope to see you again next time you are in Adelaide :)

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Great 45 minutes spent with family & interstate friend in late April. The boat captain was very informative & I learnt things that I had never been told before. I think I was a small child when I was there last & I am nudging...More

Thank Kuchs
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TheRealPopeye, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Hello Kuchs, Thanks so much for reminding us too that it is time to hop back on to the boat. Always nice to know too that we are a part of childhood memories but are still assisting in making new ones too. Come back before...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

School holidays, sunny autumn days in Adelaide so what better place to spend the day along the River Torrens and enjoy the 1 hr round trip on the iconic “Popeye “ boat - with the captain giving the commentary of buildings, history, bridges, dates, money...More

Thank 135Eleni
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TheRealPopeye, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Hello 135Eleni, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the time taken to let people know that you enjoyed our tour of Adelaide from the river. Regards Popeye Team

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

It is worthwhile going on this 40 minute tour. Its very enlightning and fun. The captain is very friendly very knowledgable about many of the historic buildings.

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TheRealPopeye, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Hello BissBiss, Thank you for your feedback and so glad you enjoyed your tour on The Popeye. Regards The Popeye Team

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We stumbled on the boats on Good Friday, when not much is open. Took it up to the great Adelaide Zoo and caught it back after we finished. They even made a stop at a little café for people who wanted a coffee.

Thank Cynthia A
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TheRealPopeye, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Hi there Cynthia A, Thanks so much for your feedback and hope you enjoyed the coffee? :) Regards The Popeye Team

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We recently had the enjoyable experience of taking a trip on the 'Popeye' to the Adelaide Zoo and later the return journey. We are N.Z. Seniors and were very kindly given the discounted rate. It was an interesting trip with an informative commentary on the...More

Thank Barbara H
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TheRealPopeye, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Hello Barbara H, Thank you for the lovely feedback and so glad you were able to enjoy the Popeye and the Zoo on your visit to Adelaide. Regards The Popeye Team

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We did a little trip along the river and back which was great. We were given very interesting information along the way. Wasn't very long but not expensive either

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TheRealPopeye, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Hi there Margaret_Clapham, Thank you so much for your feedback, we take pride in being an affordable way of seeing the city from a different point view :) Regards The Popeye Team

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Spent a great 45 minutes meandering along the river, listening to an informative talk on the buildings & their history ! Great attraction being run by friendly knowledgeable staff !

Thank staceyw630
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TheRealPopeye, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Hello Staceyw630, Glad our staff made such an impression along with the river cruise! So glad you enjoyed it - thanks for your feedback. Regards The Popeye Team

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Debbie R
May 29, 2018|
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Response from PopeyeMotorLaunches | Property representative |
Hello Debbie, the following information is for a Round trip leaving Elder Park, and the trip takes 45minutes or you can hop off and the Zoo (and Botanical Gardens) earlier in the day and collect the boat again in the... More
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Linden D
December 1, 2017|
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Response from PopeyeMotorLaunches | Property representative |
Hello Linden, apologies in the late reply (have only recently taken control of this page) but....you would be welcome to leave your bike chained up to the fencing near the Popeye so that it was there on your return....or... More
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