Port River Cruise on Historic Vessel ‘Archie Badenoch’ | Maritime Museum

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Port River Cruises on the Historic Vessel ‘Archie Badenoch’.

Take a cruise along the Port River on the South Australian Maritime Museum’s historic vessel, the ‘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.


Adult: $32.50 | Concession: $27.00 | Child: $19.00 | Family: $88.00 | Family Concession: $65.00 | Member single: $16.25 | Member family $44.00

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

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

Upcoming dates & times:

School Holidays:

  • Thursday 18 April 2024 | 11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm
  • Sunday 21 April 2024 | 11.00am, 12.30pm

History Festival:

  • Sunday 26 May 2024, 11am & 12.30pm

To book, call 08 8151 3260, email maritime@history.sa.gov.au or book online


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the SA Maritime Museum website

What:     Port River Cruises on the ‘Archie Badenoch’

When:   Thursday 18 & Sunday 21 April 2024 | see times above

Where:  Meet at the Queens Wharf, Port Adelaide (near the Lighthouse)

Who:     Families

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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