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Popeye Motor Launches

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“adelaide zoo”(15 reviews)
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...more
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King William St | Elder Park, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8232 7994
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner and I had a most enjoyable few days in Adelaide. We took a 30 minute cruise with Pop Eye. The beauty of the river was amazing and all the new work going on in Elder park and sroounds shows that Adelaide is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 109malcolmm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

44 boarded Popeye at 11am. A simple morning tea had been arranged. A couple of hiccups that added a sense of fun to the ride. It was enjoyed by all. Staff very friendly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank C4018YZdianep
Reviewed January 22, 2019

We went on this tour, because it thought it would be fun. I love cruises and boats, so any excuse is a good excuse for me. I was a little shocked to see that were plastic chairs lawn chairs for us to sit on, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank femmac
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Popeye Yes! Relaxing and fun! Tony gave a light and informative commentary of the Torrens River. This is history and fun. Worth the $A15 return experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank RBMok
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

We decided to travel to the Zoo via River Torrens. So glad we did. Crew were friendly and informative and kids got to have a go steering the boat. Takes about 30 mins to get there. We parked at the convention centre and walked a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jat2168
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Just been on a trip on the Popeye river cruise with a bunch of school kids fantastic would definitely recommend the captain was absolutely fantastic told us a great deal about Adelaide cheers thank you

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank martynguzzler
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Took the round trip at a cost of $15 each. Trip lasted about 40 minutes and basically was a monotone dialogue pointing out various buildings and how much they cost to build. At one point we we’re told that there is an abundance of nasturtiums...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nigtay62
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Popeye boats provide a relaxing tour of the Adelaide riverfront. I incorporate them into my extended river walks just to change up the route. If we're traversing North Terrace and in a hurry, we use Popeye. It's the best!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank cjdotheworld
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

The only river cruise in Adelaide and at $15 was worth every dollar. It took about 45minutes and normally drops people at the zoo and picks them up later but we just wanted to travel up and down. Some of the sights can't be seen...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AliceR641
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We had such a happy little trip with Melissa and Olivia. Both were very welcoming and kind and Melissa's commentary was wonderful, even for people like us who live in Adelaide. Totally recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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