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Kangaroo Island Spirits Gin Tasting Cruise

Kangaroo Island Spirits Gin Tasting Cruise

By Popeye
For those who can’t make it over to the magical South Australian oasis that is Kangaroo Island, why not experience the beauty of KI in our very own city of Adelaide? Join us here at Popeye on a vibrant tasting tour whilst cruising along The Torrens River with special city views you’d be pressed to experience any other way. Tasting tours run for an hour and a half and you will be guided through the experience, what you’re tasting, how the spirits are crafted and the significance of distilling from KI. Have your questions at the ready and be prepared for an insightful cruise. You’re encouraged to pre-order a matched array of snacks sourced either from KI or locally served in your very own bamboo boat! Order as many servings as you desire, especially as we are unable to process sales of them on the day. Wouldn’t be a day out without some yummy cheese and a few KIS’! There is a bar on board selling KIS cocktails and all of the regular favourites of beer, wine & cider.
per adult
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Ages 18-110, max of 20 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • You will be served three of fourteen spirits KIS currently distill at their craft distillery in KI. The spirits on offer rotate monthly which means each cruise will always delight new senses.

  • 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:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75664P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Adults only event
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75664P4

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    • Popeye
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    • Mark G
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice little trip
      Nice relaxing way to see the City and shoreline from another angle. Easy to get on and off. Very clean on board. Even a little bar and cafe on board. 🥂
      Written 18 June 2024
    • DayTrip54041495289
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      Entertaining trip
      Good value for money and a great experience made more enjoyable by the crew and the entertaining on board commentary Although only a short trip due to the rivers depth and the overflow at the other end I would highly recommend this trip
      Written 5 May 2024
    • I4743HVkellyc
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Leisurely float and narration
      The hospitality and narration were very good and the Popeye ship is in fine shape. The cruise is a leisurely float up and back on the Torrens River which is really just a long pond. Nice access to the river park and views of the Oval. A nice way to spend an hour.
      Written 2 May 2024
    • Kazabb
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      Very relaxing a must to do
      Very relaxing cruise , friendly operator who was very informative of the city sights. Scones so yummy , we didn’t get them but as they were so big a lovely lady gave us one of hers. We departed at the zoo stop which I recommend as it is a must to visit
      Written 1 May 2024
    • 547shanep
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      Relaxing Cruise Adelaide
      Looking for something relaxing to do and came across Popeye. Nice relaxing 45-50 minute cruise with a trip along the Torrens River. Very informative, crew pleasant and helpful. Food / drinks available onboard. Get to see Adelaide from another side. Would recommend.
      Written 28 April 2024
    • 802heatherd
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      Cruise down the Torrens, toot toot!
      A lovely cruise, Popeye meanders up and down the Torrens River and you can see many sights of Adelaide. The tour guide provided interesting commentary. He quite enjoyed tooting the horn a lot lol
      Written 27 April 2024
    • 45sandraa
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      A morning on the Popeye
      My friend and I thought we would try the Popeye cruise when we were visiting Adelaide last week and we were not disappointed The staff were so helpful and informative, there is so much to learn by going on this cruise. The Devonshire Tea is not to be missed, so delicious. we had the most delightful time and we would recommend everyone visiting Adelaide to try it.
      Written 24 April 2024
    • jeanhP5381FB
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      Amazing views
      It was an awesome tour with parts of Adelaide I have never seen before The guide told us all about things that we never knew. My favourite was the Old Adelaide Goal, the stories were fantastic
      Written 22 April 2024
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      The Iconic Popeye
      What a fantastic way to spend a morning. Learn some history about Adelaide while you cruise down the Torrens on the iconic Popeye. Thankyou team, we had a marvellous time onboard.
      Written 21 April 2024
    • Jett96
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      Great experience
      The whole trip was really enjoyable. It takes about 40 mins and you can disembark at the zoo and then hop back on when you’re ready. It was interesting to hear about the city of Adelaide and a really different way to see the place.
      Written 18 April 2024
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      River cruise on the Torrens aboard Popeye.
      The trip was excellent. The host/driver was very knowledgeable and had a lovely brand of light humour that added to the experience. The assistant was also very attentive and looked after everyone very well. Probably the highlight of our 5-day trip to Adelaide.
      Written 16 April 2024
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      What Devonshire Tea??
      The pamphlet says and has photo of Devonshire Tea provided on Sightseeing 45 minute cruise. That is what we did 10, no Devonshire Tea or mention of it. Tore up the pamphlet and will not recommend. Thank you
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      Great way to start your Adelaide trip
      Value for money. Really enjoyed this trip down the river. Entertaining and informative - would definitely recommend doing this at the start of your trip as the commentary provides good info on places to visit while you’re in the city.
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    • Takeahat
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      Fun for all ages
      Great introduction to Adelaide’s history and a way to see the river and its surrounds in a comfortable and entertaining way. The boxed Devonshire tea was given out as we boarded and a hot drink brought by one of the staff. It’s a well-run family operation and everyone of all ages onboard seemed to enjoy it. Keep in mind there’s little shade at the Popeye meeting place, the closest toilets seemed to be the Adelaide Railway Station ones and there’s an option to disembark at the Zoo and catch a later Popeye trip back.
      Written 11 April 2024
    • trishmV5860CW
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      Beautiful weather and a fabulous boat trip
      The Skipper was very knowledgeable and easy going so made us all feel very comfortable and at ease. I didn't realise that i could have got off at the Zoo jetty before the trip otherwise I may have done that and then rejoined the boat later. Possibly I missed it when looking at the website but if not, perhaps that could be added for those of us who would like to do that. Otherwise, a great trip and well worth the money for the info gained about Adelaide and the River. Trish M
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
    Very good

    Jennie G
    Adelaide, Australia47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    While relaxing as we cruised along the River Torrens, we enjoyed tasting three exceptional gins from the KI spirits company (included in fare) and an informative commentary from our guide. We had pre-ordered a tasty charcuterie platter and extra drinks, all ready for us when we boarded. The staff were friendly and attentive, the atmosphere convivial, abs the views of the city and riverbank delightful.
    Written 22 December 2023
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