Welcome to the Popeye

An Adelaide Icon

About the Crew

Join the skipper and crew on the wonderful fleet of boats called
“The Popeye” on the River Torrens.

Winner of the SA Tourism Award in 1988, and recognised as the first State Heritage Icon in 2011.


There’s really only one way to see Adelaide from the River Torrens and that’s on board the magnificent Popeye. We’ve been doing it for generations because the Popeye first started 75 years ago.

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Looking to have your next function? For whatever event you have in mind there is an abundance of entertainment options. You can create your own playlist or hire your own band or performers.

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Adelaide is a very easy city to get around. Whether you choose to walk, ride a bike, catch a bus, train or a tram or drive your car it is easy to get to Elder Park to join the crew for a relaxing cruise.

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We enjoyed an informative trip along parts of the River Torrens. Our guide was most knowledgeable of the region. We saw some amazing buildings including the Adelaide Oval. This is a definite for all ages and a relaxing meander along the river. I definitely recommend it!

Lotuslady18Trip Advisor

When I traveled to Adelaide, my friends took me on the Popeye boat on my first day in town. It was a beautiful clear day, and the ride down the river was an awesome tour of the riverfront properties. I enjoyed the views and the information!

HotCornerTrip Advisor

I recently took my grandchildren for a ride on this iconic river boat...everyone had so much fun coasting down the Torrens River, up to the Adelaide Zoo ( can disembark here to visit the Zoo) and back to Elder Park with an informative commentary by Popeye's skipper.

barbara201615Trip Advisor

What a beautiful way of seeing adelaide from a different pointof view. Yes its not as lavish as other states but its nice to enjoy the simple things. The tour guide/driver knew alot of information and included the passengers. I did enjoy this round trip, relaxing and after 30 years i finally got to go on the popeye yay

Jo-Anne MTrip Advisor

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