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Spirit of the Coorong Cruises

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Address: The Main Wharf, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8555 2203
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Description: Cruise from the old riverport of Goolwa, through the Barrage lock and...
Cruise from the old riverport of Goolwa, through the Barrage lock and across the River Murray mouth into the wetland wilderness and spectacular sand dunes of the Coorong National Park. See a seal colony lazing on the Barrage, flocks of native and migratory bird life and hear some of the Aboriginal and European history of the area. Expert commentary by the captain, lunch, afternoon tea and guided walk(s)are included on 4 hour DISCOVERY and 6 hour ADVENTURE cruises.
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Lovely trip on the Coorong

We took the Coorong Discovery Cruise (4 hours). The cruise started on Hindmarsh Island instead of Goolwa because of dredging at the River Murray mouth. The boat was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We took the Coorong Discovery Cruise (4 hours). The cruise started on Hindmarsh Island instead of Goolwa because of dredging at the River Murray mouth. The boat was very comfortable with a covered cabin and additional viewing from the open top. The skipper provided a knowledgeable commentary throughout the trip on the history of the region and its flora and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We did the 6 hour cruise. We could not board at Goolwa as there was dredging at the Murray Mouth so we had to drive to Hindmarsh Island to board. The staff at the ticket office and on the boat were very helpful and knowledgeable. The weather was overcast which turned out to be a good thing as the walk... More 

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Yarra Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What an excellent day out. When hubby first suggested it l was a little unsure due to $$$ and with two children aged 8 and 9 who are very active didn't think they would sit still long enough to enjoy it. But how wrong was l. We got to sit outside up the top, and got to see all the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We did the mouth of the murray cruise, the crew of mat and Dave were welcoming, informative and made the cruise a real joy. Really good of them to rescue a hat blown into the lake as well. Fully recommend them, wish there were 6 stars!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were staying at Pt Elliot but decided to do this day trip If you are lucky the Goolwa Markets may also be on We were nicely greeted and the smallish boat is quite new and well appointed A good coffee can be bought nearby if you so desire The captain was very informative both historically and with bird life... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Arrived Sunday morning at the Goolwa Wharf where we were greeted warmly at the ticket office. About 40 people on board but plenty of space either under cover or on the upstairs deck. We chose the 6 hour Adventure cruise and could have done it all again that day, it was go brilliant! Travelled down South Lakes to the barrage,... More 

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Two Wells, South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

In October this year we had a holiday in Goolwa, South Australia and decided to take the opportunity to cruise the River Murray on the Spirit, something we had always said we would do and now that the mouth is running well decided this would be it. We took the 6 hour trip which included lunch and afternoon tea -... More 

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Goolwa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We took family members from Tasmania on the 4 hour cruise. We all loved it and our visitors were most impressed and are hoping to come again. The food, service and commentary were all excellent and the opportunity for our visitors to see seals and other wildlife close up was fantastic. This cruise should be enjoyed by all visitors to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Do yourself a favour and do this cruise. It all started with a lovely friendly lady selling us our ticket at the wharf. Great first impression. We cruised on a Wednesday and the boat had plenty of room. We prefer to sit outside and the view from the upstairs deck was brilliant. We had perfect weather (about 28 degrees) with... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We did the six hour Adventure Cruise and loved every minute. Commentary on board the ship was great, and easy to hear on the upper deck. As a birdwatcher, I had a wonderful time looking out at the huge number of birds we cruised past (a total of 46 different species). Bain slowed down when we came near large numbers... More 

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