Explore on the Yelta

Explore on the Yelta

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FULL STEAM AHEAD: Explore Port Adelaide aboard the steam tug Yelta.

FULL STEAM AHEAD: Explore Port Adelaide aboard the steam tug Yelta.

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TAKE a trip back in time and explore Port Adelaide on board the steam tug ST Yelta. First launched at Sydney's Cockatoo Island dockyard in 1949, the Yelta was...

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TAKE a trip back in time and explore Port Adelaide on board the steam tug ST Yelta.

First launched at Sydney's Cockatoo Island dockyard in 1949, the Yelta was built for the Adelaide Steamship Company and spent its working life in Port Adelaide.

Powered by a triple expansion steam engine built for a corvette during World War II, it takes volunteers three days to fire up the boilers prior to a weekend cruise.

Cruises leave from Queens Wharf at 12.45pm and return at 3pm.

Entry to the South Australia Maritime Museum is included in the $30 ticket price (for passengers aged over five).  

The cruise takes in vestiges of the port's maritime past including Hart's Mill and Fletcher's Slip.

Passengers will also enjoy the beautiful view from the river, glimpse the Port River dolphins playing in the water and enjoy a view of the Torrens Island Quarantine Station.

Saturday and Sunday cruises will take place on May 18-19 and June 15-16. The cruises leave at 12.45pm, returning at 3pm.

  • Bookings: 08 8207-6255, maritime.history.sa.gov.au 
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