ST Yelta Steams Again | 29 June 2014


ST Yelta is South Australia’s last working steam tug. It was built at Sydney’s Cockatoo Island Dockyard and is powered by a triple expansion steam engine that was built for a corvette during the Second World War. ST Yelta was built for the Adelaide Steamship Company and spent its working life in Port Adelaide.

The South Australian Maritime Museum are offering two hour public cruises on ST Yelta, so don’t miss this  opportunity to experience this amazing vessel in action.

While onboard you are welcome to chat to the crew about the vessel.  If you have a chance we recommend that you look below deck and view the engine in operation.

Bookings are essential.  To book please contact the Museum on 8207 6255 or email

Tickets are $20 per person (concessions not available), includes entry to the SA Maritime Museum and Lighthouse.

Numbers are limited – Yelta can carry up to 55 passengers (no passengers under 5 years of age please).

Are you interested in viewing the vessel?

It takes three days to fire up the boiler on this steam tug.  To see ST Yelta’s boilers in action without having to leave dry land, stop by the vessel at its McLaren Wharf berth on Friday 27 June between 10am and 3pm or Saturday 28 June between 10am and noon.

The cruise departs at 1pm sharp, boarding commences at 12.30pm.

For more information and ticket details visit the Maritime Museum website.

What:  ST Yelta Steam Tug Cruise

When:  Sunday 29 June 2014 | Cruise departs at 1pm, boarding from 12.30pm

Where:  Board at McLaren Wharf, Port Adelaide (adjacent to the lighthouse)

Who:  Not suitable for children under 5 years

Image Source: South Australian Maritime Museum

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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