Even better than we expected - and we had pretty high expectations! We were a party of 4 - 2 Aussies and 2 Canadians. The tour was easy to book online with a no fuss check in as we boarded. The lunch was very good with good variety. We really appreciated that it was a minimal waste "green" meal with real cups and cutlery and reusable bento boxes. Dave and Bain were really interesting and efficient and we enjoyed the way the shared their knowledge of the area in a friendly, fun manner. The trip itself was beautiful with lots of time spent looking at the abundant wildlife - there was never a sense of rushing. On our trip we saw so many seals, dolphins and all manner of birds/waterfowl that we lost track. We also saw a pair of emus climb a sand dune - what an awesome day!Finally - we loved the upper deck of the vessel - coming from a wicked Canadian winter, we appreciate every opportunity to be outside in the glorious Aussie sunshine.
A Very Nice Day Out 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 journey to enjoy the fresh air and great views. We saw countless and varied species of birds...pelicans, black swans, cape barren geese, etc...as well as a few seals. We also made two stops ashore for a short walk and history/info on the area. The cruise includes a delicious, individually packed lunchbox with a cuppa then afternoon tea with a cuppa and bikkiesThe crew of three were excellent and made our day enjoyable and interesting. We all enjoyed our cruise...it's a great way to see the Coorong and recommend it very highly!
An unforgottable experience We did not book in advance but with efforts of the friendly lady we were booked on the 4,5 hours tour.Although it was a quite windy we sat outside on the upper deck and we had the most wonderful experience. The lock was packed with seals and there were pleanty of sea birds; swans with ducklings, pelicans, herons and a lot of birds I do not know.The captain, who understood quite some Durch, was very knowledgeable about the area. Mat was a lovely host and very helful during the walk in the dunes. Above of this he could reveal the most wonderful smile when his picture was taken.Summarized an unforgottable experience, very recommendable!One advise, take some repellent with you because the mosquitoes are a little bit too "friendly" when you are walking in the dunes.