Port River heritage tours on historic vessel ‘Archie Badenoch’

Take a tour along the Port River on the historic vessel Archie Badenoch. Built during WWII by General Motors Holden for the Royal Australian Navy, the vessel was commissioned by the South Australian Police in December 1946. Named in honour of Constable Archibald Badenoch, the first South Australian Police Officer killed in action during World War II. Archie served 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 heritage tour 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 ticket is same-day admission to the South Australian Maritime Museum including our exhibitions relating to life in Port Adelaide.

Upcoming dates & times
Sunday 30 June 2024, 11am & 12.30pm
Sunday 14 July 2024, 11am & 12.30pm *School holidays
Wednesday 17 July, 11am & 12.30pm *School holidays
Sunday 11 August, 11am & 12.30pm

Duration
1 hour

Cost including same-day admission to SA Maritime Museum
Adult: $32.50
Concession: $27.00
Child: $19.00
Family: $88.00
Family Concession: $65.00
Member Single: $16.25
Member Family: $44.00

Bookings
Book online here, call 08 8151 3260 or email maritime@history.sa.gov.au

Meeting Point
Meet at Queen’s Wharf (near the Port Adelaide Lighthouse)

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.

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