ST Yelta is South Australia’s last working steam tug. Built at Sydney’s vast Cockatoo Island Dockyard in 1949 for the Adelaide Steamship Company, the tug spent its working life in Port Adelaide.
Several times a year we fire up its engines (it takes three days to get up enough steam) and offer you the chance to cruise the Port River.
Watch the gleaming pistons of Yelta's triple expansion steam engine pumping below decks
View the vestiges of the Port's maritime past—Hart's Mill, Fletcher's slip, ketches Falie and One and All, and the clipper ship City of Adelaide from its deck.
Glimpse dolphins playing in the bow wave and as we continue up river, enjoy a unique view of Torrens Island Quarantine Station and the last remnant of the Port's original mangrove shoreline.
This two hour cruise on an historic vessel costs only $20 per person and includes entry to the museum.
To meet demand we have scheduled two cruises. They will depart McLaren Wharf, Port Adelaide at 10am (boarding at 9.30am) and 1pm (boarding at 12.30pm).
To book, please contact the Museum on 08 8207 6255 or email