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Spirit of the Coorong Cruises

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A lovely little cruise with great insight into nature and history along the coorong

Bain and Rupert were superb guides. Bain had such knowledge of birds, nature, history and explained... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennie C
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Clare, Australia
Maranui 1 boat cruise

We had a glorious cruise with a great captain - saw some amazing bird life, some lazy seals and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fiona C
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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...more
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The Main Wharf, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
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+61 8 8555 2203
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bain and Rupert were superb guides. Bain had such knowledge of birds, nature, history and explained what life was like for the local aborigines who lived along the Coorong. We had 2 stops for walks up and over the dunes with a few birds to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a glorious cruise with a great captain - saw some amazing bird life, some lazy seals and heard great historical facts along the way. We'll definitely go again & bring some friends next time.

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this cruise. Always wanted to see where the Murray River met the ocean. So much offered - serenity, beauty, birdlife, seals, barrages & lochs, information. No matter where you are on the boat you can clearly hear the commentary. The food was excellent,...More

Thank chris_stewart37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the "Coorong Discovery Cruise", and there are 3 unique things which you would see from this tour: - being driven through a dam, waiting for government dam controllers to let you through; - see sand dunes - giant machines trying to vacuum sand...More

Thank Azzsyd
SpiritCoorong, Owner at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Azzsyd, thank you for the detailed review of the trip, your first 3 points were great, and may be we do not emphasize them enough to highlight the uniqueness of our trip, thanks again for the feedback.

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Meet at the wharf. The boat departed just before 10.00am good commentary along the way. went through the barrage 30 mins later. Plenty of birdlife and seals. Plenty to see even if you do not want to take photos.You have the opportunity to get off...More

Thank dccowles1977
SpiritCoorong, Owner at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the detailed review of the trip, we have designed the cruise to offer something for everyone and it sounds like you loved the lot. Many thanks

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Love it, well worth the cost. Bit warm out but the walks were okay. Would do it again, what a great trip.

Thank Shayman-Dragonfly
SpiritCoorong, Owner at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed the cruise.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Great day out exploring the Coorong with its seals, abundance of different birds, local history, dune walks and aboriginal culture. Bain and Lachie were great hosts and very knowledgeable. Lunch and afternoon tea were very good. Very well organised, enjoyable day out. Highly recommended.

Thank Irene S
SpiritCoorong, Owner at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Irene, sounds like you had a perfect day, many thanks for the kind words.

Reviewed 24 May 2018

Recommended by Goolwa Motel. Received welcome on belated booking.Weather perfect and because of popularity had to have two boats on hand to cope with number of passangers embarking. Surprised with number of seals on barrage wall all fat, water was smooth and inviting. The meal...More

Thank FREDERICK L
SpiritCoorong, Owner at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hi Frederick, thank you for the feedback on the trip, we will discuss how we can improve the trip back to continue improving the product.

Reviewed 19 May 2018

We took the 6 hour cruise up the Coorong, which passed the Mouth of the Murray river. The Commentary was excellent, the scenery was great as were the walks in the Coorong. The online booking system allowed each passenger to state dietary requirements or allergies...More

Thank Winnebago_Nomads
SpiritCoorong, Owner at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Sounds like your on an adventure by looking at your Trip Advisor name!, good to hear you enjoyed our leg of the trip.

Reviewed 14 May 2018

Recommended by friends and well worth the 1000km trip to Goolwa. Bain has excellent knowledge of the area. Lochie was a great second mate looking after everyone. Lunch was better than expected and quite filling as was afternoon tea with homemade slices. Loved the walks...More

Thank Vancelinda
SpiritCoorong, Owner at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hi Vance and Linda, thank you for the great review

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ajb3030
6 September 2016|
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Response from SpiritCoorong | Property representative |
Hi Tony and Judy, Yes, Thursday 15th September is our 3.5 hour Discovery Cruise, departing Goolwa Wharf at 1.00pm and includes lunch and afternoon tea. At this stage, we are almost full for this Thursday - so if you want to... More
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