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Popeye Motor Launches

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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...more
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King William St | Elder Park, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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+61 8 8232 7994
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic venue for your next party. We celebrated my daughter's 21st. The bar was great, stocking Prohibition Gin. The sound system was fabulous, you can play your own soundtrack and the staff were brilliant. Highly recommended.

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the round trip on the Popeye on a beautiful Saturday morning in late October. This was part of a quick three day trip and gave us a very different perspective of Adelaide. Our captain provided a personal and interesting commentary and pointed out...More

Thank Retiredme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant way to spend forty five minutes on the River Torrens.Very helpful and knowledgeable guide.

Thank johnandcaroleUk
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We did this cruise as part of a city tour. The captain gave a very informative narrative during the cruise, it was quite wet during our time but the boat had screens that kept us dry. Well worth the time spent.

Thank Nicky2190
PopeyeMotorLaunches, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback. Always good to know that even the inclement weather Popeye can be enjoyed :)

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Revisiting my childhood, when Popeye was green, and my daughters childhood, we both took the trip again. A relaxing and informative way to spend an hour. Loved it. Really interested in booking for the high tea, and the gin course on the boats. It’s great...More

1  Thank philljan
PopeyeMotorLaunches, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback PhillJan. We agree that it is a great way to spend an hour too.....lucky we get to do it often! We are getting busy with our Gin Masterclass' and High Teas, but we will always have a...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018

We hoped onboard for a round trip with a stop at the Zoo. Our Captain was friendly and informative. We were the only two on the boat but still got a full running commentary along the way. Jumped back on after the Zoo for the...More

1  Thank Cindlou2517
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Nine of us went on Popeye for a High Tea inJuly. The Popeye met us and we were greeted and shown to our tables. We were right at the front where the table was fully set up with cups saucers plates cakes sandwiches biscuits. Very...More

2  Thank Clairebear601955
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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
PopeyeMotorLaunches, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

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.

Reviewed 12 June 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
PopeyeMotorLaunches, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

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

Reviewed 26 May 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
PopeyeMotorLaunches, Front Office Manager at Popeye Motor Launches, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 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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Debbie R
30 May 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
1 December 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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