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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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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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peaceful paradise

We highly recommend this tour. It is a peaceful and stunning stretch of water. The birdlife is abundant. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The seals were cute even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marg C
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We highly recommend this tour. It is a peaceful and stunning stretch of water. The birdlife is abundant. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The seals were cute even though we know there are too many of them. The walk through to the coast was well worth it. Thanks for a great afternoon.

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Thank Marg C
SpiritCoorong, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Marg C, Thank you for recommending our tour. Cruising into the Coorong National Park really is peaceful and stunning and the birdlife is abundant. We are very pleased to hear that the walk through to the coast was worth it and that you had a great afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really... More 

Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Have wanted to visit the Coorong for many years and now it is done - maybe needs another visit. The Spirit of Coorong cruises folk were fantastic. Easy to book, the cruise itself was extremely well organised, the crew were knowledgeable and informative and great boat drivers ! Most interesting and best value for money tour we have undertaken for... More 

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Thank reg223
SpiritCoorong, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Reg223, WOW! The best value for money tour you have undertaken in a long time. That is fantastic to hear. We would be happy to welcome you back for another visit and cruise on our Spirit of the Coorong or perhaps even our Spirit of the Murray anytime. Thank you for letting others know how awesome, interesting and informative... More 

Yangon (Rangoon)
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The Adventure Cruise is wondwrful. Leaving from Goolwa Wharf,cruise the generally calm waters of the Coorong. The wildlife includes black swans,pelicans,egrets,seals, migratory birds. Take a nature walk with the crew and learn about some of the bush tucker and life of the traditional aboriginal people Find out about the cockling industry. The crew were very knowledgeable and friendly . The... More 

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Thank Chris S
SpiritCoorong, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Chris S, Yesterday was a beautiful day for the 6 hour cruise and the waters were calm in deed. We are glad to hear that the Coorong Adventure Cruise was wonderful. There is definitely a vast range of bird life to see in the Coorong and a lot to learn about the plant life, Aboriginal history and cockling industry.... More 

Wamuran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We have seen a lot of the world, but had never visited the mouth of our mighty Murray River as we know it. Spirit of the Coorong provided a great tour that kept us interested for the entire six hour tour. Our skipper assisted by two crew looked after our every need including two walks to see the extensive ocean... More 

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Thank John_DWamuran
SpiritCoorong, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this review

Dear John_DWamuran, Glad to hear that you were able to tick another thing off your bucket list and that you enjoyed the 6 hour Adventure Cruise so much. It's great to receive your feedback, especially regarding how interesting you found the cruise and that our staff really looked after you. We always pass on feedback and comments to our staff... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We went as a present for Christmas. Have been down the Coorong for many years but it has changed so much. This excursion is so good and I learnt a great deal about how it has changed in the past few years. Very unfortunate the seals seem to be taking over. the packed meal that we had was a credit... More 

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Thank mary D
SpiritCoorong, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this review

Dear mary D, Thank you for taking the time to review our business and cruise. Cruises into the Coorong do make a great Christmas present or gift idea indeed. Great to hear that you experienced good commentary, service, atmosphere and that you were able to learn a lot about how the Coorong changes. We do receive a lot of positive... More 

Emita, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We did the 6 hour cruise. It was enjoyable but expensive. The operators refused to accept a companion card as I am disabled and have a full-time carer. We were asked for dietary requirements when booking, but they we're not met. The info given was excellent.

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Thank hotpinkpanther27
SpiritCoorong, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this review

Dear hotpinkpanther27, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our 6 hour Spirit of the Coorong Adventure Cruise. We appreciate all feedback and take it all on board to learn from. We apologise that your dietary requirements were not met, this is something we always try to cater for and this error has been addressed with... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed the 3.5hr Coorong Discovery Cruise. Crew were very knowledgeable, providing plenty of historical facts and figures along the way. Saw plenty of seals and bird life, dredging at the Murray Mouth, enjoyed a walk at Barkers Knoll across to the Southern Ocean, and experienced the Goolwa Barrage in action. A fresh and healthy lunch was provided. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Another must-see for visitors to South Australia. We just took English friends during their first trip to Australia. It was great to share this special place with them. Very good value.

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Thank sjdmh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We did the 6 hour trip and are so glad we did. The boat trip is relaxing and the walks are interesting and fun. Bain's knowledge of the history of white settlement and the lifestyle of the Ngarrindjeri people, the environmental science, the engineering of the barrages and the wildlife was inexhaustible. Lunch was very healthy, well organised and very... More 

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Thank Jacqui W
SpiritCoorong, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Jacqui W, Thank you for taking the time to tell everyone about your relaxing and interesting 6 hour Adventure Cruise. Bain and Dan do an exceptional job, running a tight ship, ensuring everyone has fun, relaxes and that everything runs smoothly. The lunch really is a tasty, healthy, well organised pack and we are glad you agree. It is... More 

Adelaide, South Australia
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11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Took the Adventure Cruise that went for 6 hours, had 2 stops. 1st stop included a lesson on edible plants and pipi harvesting with a sample tasting. 2nd stop included a talk on indigenous occupation of the Coorong. Tour hosts Bain and Daniel were magnificent.

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Thank SteveandKatC
SpiritCoorong, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you SteveandKatC for sharing with everyone that you had an excellent cruise through parts of the Coorong. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself while experiencing all that the Coorong has to offer. Bain and Daniel do a great job and we are pleased to hear that you found them magnificient. Look forward to seeing you on board again... More 

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