Port River Cruises on Historic Vessel ‘Archie Badenoch’

Take a cruise along the Port River on the SA Maritime Museum historic vessel Archie Badenoch. Built during WWII by General Motor Holden for the Royal Australian Navy, the vessel was commissioned by the South Australian Police in December 1946. Named ‘Archie Badenoch’ in honour of Constable Archibald Badenoch, the first SA Police Officer killed in action during World War II. Archie was operated by the South Australian Police as the number 1 Water Police Launch until 1978. The vessel is now owned and operated by the South Australian Maritime Museum.

The Port River Cruise will take approximately 1 hour with stops along the way at many of the historical areas and points of interest along the Port River.

Included in your Port River Cruise ticket is admission to the South Australian Maritime Museum including our exhibitions relating to life in Port Adelaide.

Code of Practice

All South Australian Maritime Museum boating and marine activities on the Port River are conducted in accordance with Marine Safety Guidelines. We respect the environment and wildlife in the Port River area and operate in accordance with the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 and the National Parks and Wildlife (Protected Animals – Marine Mammals) Regulation 2010 and viewing marine mammals regulations.

What: Archie Badenoch Port River Tours
Where: Meet at the Queens Wharf (near the Lighthouse)
When: Every second Sunday, 11am & 12.30pm (except 7 May and 21 May 2023: 11am & 1pm)
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Adult: $31.50
Concession: $26.50
Child: $18.50
Family: $83.50
Family Concession: $61.50

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