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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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Day on the Coorong

Can't speak highly enough about this event. Skipper very knowledgable about wildlife, experienced boat skipper. Friendly simple and cheap with a pleasant lunch

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Morwell, Australia
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Morwell, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Can't speak highly enough about this event. Skipper very knowledgable about wildlife, experienced boat skipper. Friendly simple and cheap with a pleasant lunch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A friend and I took the 4 hour cruise and it was worth every cent. The crew were knowledgeable, the boat was comfy and lunch was surprisingly nice. There was plenty of time for little walks off the boat as well as viewing from on board. Unfortunately we went on a drizzly day but crew made sure we missed out... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I did the 6-hour cruise, and thoroughly recommend it. The crew were fantastic - very thorough, excellent local knowledge, and very friendly. The setting is stunning. The Coorong is well worth seeing and there is something extraordinary about standing on a beach, looking at an ocean where the next stop is the Antarctic. There are two guided walks, one easy... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Fantastic cruise in a very comfortable boat, with interesting, knowledgeable crew. The Coorong scenery is superb, the wildlife photography opportunities are fantastic. All this, with a tasty lunch, then afternoon tea. Thanks to Matt & Richard, it was a most enjoyable way of showcasing some of the treasures of our State to visiting Kiwi friends! Highly recommended.

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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I went with family aged 44-70 and everyone enjoyed it. There were also some kids on board who had a great time. You do need to enjoy scenery and birds to get the most out of the day. The sand dunes are amazing - huge and ever shifting, quite surreal. If you have limited mobility you would not be able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I can only endorse all the previous, positive reviews of the 6+ hour adventure cruise of the Coorong. It was a very hot day but well worth venturing out to view the dunes, water, bird life and seals! In fact, the southern parts of the Coorong were dry for our visit, so this cruise was the only way to see... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had a very nice day out with the Spirit of the Coorong 4 hour Discovery Cruise. Due to the dredging that is currently happening, our start journey began from over on Hindmarsh Island rather than the usual Goolwa Wharf. Luckily, the weather was perfect and I recommend you go out up to the top deck for part of the... More 

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Cheltenham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We have recently done the Spirit of Coorong Adventure Cruise, a birthday gift from our family and they couldn't have given us anything better. It is a six hour cruise, leaving from Goolwa, although the day we travelled the cruise left from Mundoo Channel on Hindmarsh Island. The captain, Bain and his mate Mat are very informative and there is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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