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The Goolwa Boating Experience

Tolarno Drive | The Marina Hindmarsh Island, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
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Finniss Channel & Clayton Bay

What a fantastic four hours! Adrian certainly knows his stuff! We learnt so much about the history... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jan B
via mobile
A boating experience

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Adrian on the Goolwa Boating Experience. He has a variety of... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2018
georginas169
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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Zen Thing is our 6m boat providing personalised (1, 2, 3 or max 4 passengers per cruise) on-water cruises showcasing Goolwa, Hindmarsh Island and the freshwaters of the Lower Lakes. One of the oldest towns in South Australia, the Port of Goolwa is the last stop of the Murray-Darling basin waters (6,500kms), is the birth-place of the Australian paddle-steamer river trade, and was the spark that developed the south coast (Middleton, Pt Elliot & Victor Harbor) and jump-started the economy of the entire State. History, shipwrecks, birdlife, fishing, power boating or just relaxing with a bottle of local wine, with a range of cruises from 30 minutes to 2 hours we have an option to suit any schedule & budget. If booked in advance we can cruise any day, or just call for information & availability.
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5 weeks ago
“Finniss Channel & Clayton Bay”
Mar 1, 2018
“A boating experience”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tolarno Drive | The Marina Hindmarsh Island, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic four hours! Adrian certainly knows his stuff! We learnt so much about the history of the area, the shipwrecks, the bird life and the Coorong. Travelling in a small group made it a more personal experience. The boat was safe and well...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Adrian on the Goolwa Boating Experience. He has a variety of places that he can take you to on Lake Alexandria and has a vast knowledge of the area. I can recommend this trip for a couple or 4...More

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Adrian K, Owner at The Goolwa Boating Experience, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Yes there are some really unique and diverse environments as we cruise upstream, and as well as getting a completely different perspective, many are only accessible from the water. And away from the populated areas you can really see the birdlife & beauty of the...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

This is a great way to see a bit more of the scenery and nature of the area, as well as keeping the children entertained. Totally recommend this trip.More

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Adrian K, Owner at The Goolwa Boating Experience, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Thanks for the review! With two tin lids myself one of the business goals was to be family-oriented and have personalised tours where the kids can be kids without disturbing anyone else too much. This means kids also feel that the tour is for them...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Adrian our captain was incredibly informative and entertaining. Not only did we learn about the history of Goolwa but lots of great information about the history of trade and the waterways of South Australia. Additionally, we saw many birds, explored the largest freshwater marina in...More

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Adrian K, Owner at The Goolwa Boating Experience, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Thanks Pilgrims! I was a pleasure to meet you both, and being able to talk about New Brunswick (& NE USA) was wonderful, although it did make me a liitle 'homesick'! Like SA it is a wonderful part of the world with lovely friendly people....More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

We spent a wonderful afternoon with Adrian on his boat being shown around the area and also doing a little fishing! He was incredibly helpful, informative and we learnt so much as well as having a really fun time. He went out of his way...More

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Adrian K, Owner at The Goolwa Boating Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thanks guys, I really enjoyed the company as well. And it was great to find out about Japan, so a win-win!

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

We came to Goolwa as a timeshare exchange and Adrian provided a tour overview at breakfast on our first morning. We reviewed all the available options for cruises in the area and Adrian’s company was the one that stood out for providing a cruise tailored...More

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Adrian K, Owner at The Goolwa Boating Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Whilst I can't take any credit for the weather we definitely got to see some interesting stuff. How about the submarine? Now that was just.....crazy! As you know I want you all to feel like it is your personal cruise, so I'm very glad you...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Great experience, very informative trip, would recommend this guy to other, very good day to spend with friends

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Adrian K, Owner at The Goolwa Boating Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Goolwa has many hidden gems that you can only see from the water, I'm so glad you enjoyed the experience. :-)

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Reviewed June 12, 2017

Great option with kids & dog, loved it. Adrian has a great history of the area which enhances the experience. Will be back for shipwreck tour with kids. Thanks

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Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Went on the 40 minute tour great fun with lots to see well worth the price the guide has a lot of knowledge about the area and will show you one or two surprising things

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Adrian K, Owner at The Goolwa Boating Experience, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Cheers Mark, glad you enjoyed the cruise & learnt some interesting facts about Goolwa. It's amazing what little gems are right in our own backyard!

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