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Discover Adelaide from one of the finest seats in the house, by opting to cruise along the splendid The Torrens River situated in the heartland of the Adelaide as part of a heritage icon. Experience an action-packed 45-minute cruise with an active live commentary from our extremely friendly and supportive skipper. Discover the most detailed attractions of rich historical significance of the River Torrens that surrounds. It helps you discover the details and gain a deeper understanding of how, and how well, the city is progressing and why it has often been ranked among the top “cities to live in” throughout the world.
Cruise you way to discover Adelaide’s State heritage Icons
Explore the phenomenal city of Adelaide and surroundings from the best place in the house, with a spectacular and relaxing cruise along The Torrens River.
The cruise is a marvelous world of spectacular events. For whatever event you crave for the most, there is a rich collection of entertainment options available out here. The Popeye hosts a diverse range of Adelaide Fringe shows, weddings, cocktail courses, painting classes, cabaret acts, movie screenings, art exhibitions, Christmas parties, and much, much more. You can even rent out your own band or live performers or get some added inspiration from several popular past events on Instagram and Facebook.
Prohibition and Popeye team up to present a Gin Cruise, rejoicing the legacy of award winning South Australian Gin and complementing it with celebrated surrounds, highlighted with local food and charismatic company, all the way along the cruise line right from within the heart of the city. The masterclass will begin at 5.00pm on Saturday 19th of January and run for an hour and a half. Board at The Elder Park Landing and learn from Prohibition the secrets behind how they create their gin, how to best enjoy them and be invited to create your own concoction. Don’t be afraid to ask all about what makes these gins truly unique.
The cruise adventures in this part of the world always welcome you for a fun time along with your own family favorites. For tourists in quest of that perfect phenomenal pasta that pairs the best with their fine collection of red wine, the Andre’s food point is wide open and promises to whip up everything extravagant. You also have a special option to host a three course meal, order your pizza delivery, or organize a fascinating Frenchy soiree. Whenever and whatever floats your cruise.
The fleet of boats is popularly known as ‘The Popeye’ and are one of the signature features of the city, along with being a State Heritage Icon. Ever since the first boat took ride on the River Torrens way back in 1935, the Popeye boat ride to the Adelaide Zoo from Elder Park has historically been a cherished family outing. These fancied boats have also hosted several amazing weddings along with other special events such as anniversaries. The 40-minute-long round trip of the cruise starts from Elder Park, cruising towards the west to reach the Torrens Weir, before turning around and travelling right back up to the Zoo – and then returning to where it started from. Along the cruise way the Skipper provides commentary describing highlights of the several landmarks along the way and explaining different points of interest along the Torrens River.
How to Get Tickets?
Book cruise and boats tickets online at attractive prices and head straight to the sea ride! As an alternate, you can but Popeye Boat ride tickets directly from the main entrance of the tour provider center. Purchasing tickets online can help you avoid long wait at the ticket booth.
How To Get Around?
Popeye Cruises provide you comfortable journey to explore State Heritage Icons, the revered Adelaide Zoo, and various exciting attractions around the cruise area. Moving around is easy and all attractions, including leading multi-cuisine fine dine hubs on the cruise line, are at walking distance from each other.
What Should I Wear?
Feel free to wear anything that makes you feel comfortable all day long. Jeans, trousers, shorts, or skirt, denim, trousers, etc. are all fantastic options while going for a cruise tour. Sunscreen is recommended while boarding the cruise or Popeye boat ride during midsummers while a small backpack will help carry small stuff conveniently.
Best Time to Visit
The best times for visiting Adelaide is between March and May as well as between September and November, during the fall and spring in the city. During these shoulder times of the year, rainfall is rare and daytime temperatures vary between from 60s to 70s.Winter in this part of the world can bring remarkable storms along with a daily change in the beach conditions - from pure spread of pebbles to sudden sand cover all over almost overnight.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not need to hire a guide to go on a cruise tour in Adelaide. Moving around is easy, cruises are themselves guided, and leading attractions are at walking distance from each other. All other essential information is available on this website.
How To Get There?
Adelaide International Airport is the nearest landmark for overseas visitors. You may reach the cruise stations from the airport through Uber, private cab, personal car, rental car, bus, metro, etc.
Dress to impress. Summers in Adelaide can be really hot, humid and scorching – therefore plan your visit accordingly.