Torrens River Cruise in Adelaide

Badge of ExcellenceAdelaide, Australia

From USD 17.61

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 40 to 50 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See Adelaide from aboard a leisurely cruise that travels down the Torrens River, located in the heart of the city. Listen to live commentary from the skipper and learn about the historical importance of the river and its surroundings. Pass by the Festival Center, St. Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide University, and more.
  • See the sights of Adelaide via a relaxing boat ride
  • Learn why the Torrens River is so important to the city
  • Find out why Adelaide has been ranked one of the top liveable cities
  • Get plenty of photos of the attractions while on the river

What's Included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Food and beverages

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Elder Park
    King William Rd, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

    At Popeye's Elder Park Landing, on the river below the Rotunda and the Festival Center. Look out for the round blue Popeye sign and a flag blowing the the breeze.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Adelaide Oval (Pass By)

Adelaide Gaol (Pass By)

Adelaide Convention Centre (Pass By)

Adelaide Festival Centre (Pass By)

Historic Lounders Boatshed Cafe (Pass By)

SkyCity Adelaide (Pass By)

River Torrens Linear Park Trail (Pass By)

Adelaide Zoo (Pass By)

St Peter's Cathedral (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The Popeye isn't conventionally wheelchair accessible BUT if patrons are prepared for 6 steps up, over and into the boat with handrails it is possible. The Skipper will lend assistance. This may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Seats are assigned as general admission with a capactiy of 48 passangers per boat. Avaliablity will not be known in advance of the cruise time. Popeye operates on a 'first come first served basis'.
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Overall,a relaxing way to see Adelaide,,and hear about some of the history in an affordable way .


342 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 342 reviews
Worth to spend
Avinash_P, June 2023
We had a very good experience all together. Staff is very good and helpful. Worth to plan a birthday party on the boat.
Deb_S, June 2023
Informative and Relaxing morning, we enjoyed the boat ride, under an hour doesn’t get boring, recommend this tour.
Great way to spend an hour
Kathy_C, May 2023
The commentary was second to none. Staff very friendly and helpful. Price of trip ws very reasonable as well.
Cruise on Popeye of Torrens River, Adelaide
DianaN_F, May 2023
I enjoyed the cruise along the Torrens River. I liked viewing landmarks along the way. The guide provided informative commentary and distributed a few historic photos which I found interesting to view.
The trip is totally worth...
Glory_M, May 2023
The trip is totally worth it. The history of the bridges and the commentary were epic. The views from the boat were amazing too. Total value for money. It is my first time using this website and I give it 5stars. Will definitely book a lot more trips with viator
was fine but very short
BRANDON_D, May 2023
nothing in particular. the commentary was interesting and our guide very pleasant and i dislike being told to add more
An enjoyable meander up the Torrens
Robyn_M, May 2023
The cruise was well organised and the guide gave a very informative commentary. A beautiful way to see the waterway of Adelaide.
Somethig fun to do with the family
Laura_S, Apr 2023
It was great fun for the family, a very nice way to see adelaide, the captain was delghtful and knowdgeable. Adelaide is a beautiful city
I would recommend cruise .
Karen_S, Apr 2023
Very interesting seeing the old and new buildings and most of all the commentary from the skipper . Plenty of room on the Popeyes for us all
Fantastic ride down the Torrens.
Greg_M, Apr 2023
Aside from the wonderful journey, the commentary was excellent, along with the incorporated humour. A great time!
denise_B, Apr 2023
Had a great time on the River cruise, captain was very knowledgeable , was a great day and a really lovely way to see Adalaide
River cruise
Suzanne_H, Apr 2023
Very pretty cruise and lots of information about the river and surrounds. Staff aimed to make it a comfortable trip
Pretty Torrens River
Trish_O, Mar 2023
Just relaxing on the boat and weaving thru the pretty river bank. Seeing people in BBQ buoys enjoying themselves. Commentary was very informative.
Great Introduction to Adelaide
Michaela_W, Mar 2023
Views were beautiful and learnt some history of Adelaide. Staff were super friendly. Recommend to take a picnic to enjoy afterwards along the riverbank
Popeye is a bit of a heritage afternoon trip in Adelaide. Relaxing tour of the surrounds of the Torrens.
Gerard_B, Mar 2023
We went for a trip on Popeye 34 years ago. So it was great to see it (and brothers) still cruising the Torrens after all these years.
Leaann_B, Mar 2023
Relaxing look of the city from the river. The commentary was a bit boring from the captain and hard to hear a lot of it.
Great Little Cruise
William_P, Feb 2023
While we did not travel far on the river we went very slowly . This gave the captain a chance to give a great insight into the history of the river plus the history of Adelaide. All done in a friendly chatty way Tr
Terrific tour.
Vikki_K, Jan 2023
A relaxing tour that shows off Adelaides beauty, history and development. Inexpensive and family friendly. Very enjoyable.
Popeye Torrens River Cruise
Ros_O, Jan 2023
Very enjoyable, relaxing and entertaining. A must when visiting Adelaide. Great value for money also.
River fun
Lisa_B, Jan 2023
Great morning on the cruising on water . Friendly knowledgeable staff .Easy access to the boat . Highly recommended .

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