Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats Elder Park | Paddling Fun

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats Elder Park

Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats Elder Park

Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats is a bit of an Adelaide institution at Elder Park.  I still remember riding on a paddle boat here as a child.

It can be a fun little activity to do after seeing a show at the Adelaide Festival Centre; when you are at Elder Park for a community event or just when you are in the city – Elder Park is a lovely spot to have a picnic, let the kids run around, roll down the hill or take a walk along.

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats Elder Park

You can hire a paddle boat on the banks of the River Torrens just near the Rotunda by the Popeye mooring.

It’s an activity which also gives you a little bit of exercise too!

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats Elder Park

Hiring a paddle boat

A single paddle boat is $20 for 20 mins (up to 2 people per boat) however there is also room for 2 kiddies to come along at just an extra $5 per boat (pricing current as at October 2017). Compared to show rides this seems like pretty good value (considering we were also allowed to have 3 on the boat – our 4 year old was small enough to fit in the middle). Show rides last only a few minutes, but this gives you 20 minutes of paddling fun around the River Torrens. Going near the fountain was particularly popular!

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats Elder Park

While you’re in the city you could incorporate fun on the paddle boats with a relaxing ride on The Popeye too.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the  The Popeye website..

What:  Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats

When:  Winter – 10am to 4pm on weekends & Holidays  |  Summer – 9.30am to 6pm

Where:  Elder Park on the River Torrens | near the Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide

Who:  Everyone


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Image Source: All photos by Play & Go Adelaide 2012

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