Donut Picnic Boats Launch On The Port River

Portobello restaurant in Port Adelaide has launched their Port River Cruisers, so you can grab a platter and some wine, and go dolphin spotting in the sunshine!

On the first really warm day of Spring (hellooooo 28 degrees!) we may have lost our minds when we discovered yet another brilliant thing to do in Adelaide on the water. 

We all know and love the BBQ Buoys on the Torrens in Adelaide’s CBD, but for those who live further afield, there’s a new option to consider. 

Portobello in Port Adelaide has just launched their own floating fun, with the arrival of their new Portobello River Cruisers.

Seating up to 6 people per boat, the river cruisers give guests a new way to explore the Port River, without the need of a boat license or skipper. They’re also pretty affordable too, with hire for 1-2 people costing you $99, or 3-6 people for $149. 

You do need someone to stay sober to operate the donut (they must also be over 25 and hold a full driver’s licence) otherwise you can hire a boat skipper for $50, so you can kick back and relax. 

The donut boats allow you to go out for a 2 hour jaunt on the water, and they’re fully catered (you can’t BYO, and when they’re run by a restaurant, it’s not hard to see why). They have a few different platter options which are $18pp, and include meat & cheese, hot food, and vegetarian nibbles. 

You can also get red wine from $25 a bottle, or a 6-pack of beer for $25 (Corona, Heineken, Peroni Red, Coopers Pale Ale). There’s also soft drinks and other options to choose from. 

It’s the perfect way to go dolphin spotting this Spring, and don’t worry, the cruisers are powered by an electric motor making them pollution
free, noise free and completely safe for the dolphins, fish, wild life and their

And if you’re not cruising past Laneway Festival at Hart’s Mill, and need some tunes, they supply a wireless bluetooth speaker, which can easily be connected to a smart phone or device (so organise a playlist before you go!)

For anyone with kids, they are child-friendly, but your little ones need to be 5 years and over, and wear a life jacket at all times (and yes, they need to be accompanied by an adult).

For more details or to book, head to

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