TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingExcellent! Highly recommended. Go now while the birds are there in their thousands. The trip we did on the Spirit of the Coorong runs for six hours on a Sunday. It was fabulous. I booked months in advance and it was full (it's a small boat).

Although cold and windy, we sat upstairs the whole time in order to maximise our view and our bird watching experience. This involved a woolly hat, scarf, gloves and three layers under a thick waterproof jacket which was required when the occasional full face of water was received! It was worth it as we would have seen thousands of birds .. black swans, pelicans, various types of cormorants, waders and birds of prey. Most people sat downstairs where it was warmer and a lot less windy and I reckon they missed out because they didn't have the gear.

The captain was friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the bird life. There were two stops, both fascinating in terms or Indigenous history, landscape and flora and fauna. The views are stunning.

It isn't always like this. A few years ago there were hardly any birds. Now they are there in the thousands and it's a wonderful experience to behold.

Lunch and morning tea is provided .. simple but adequate fare. Lunch is provided in little lunch boxes. My lettuce flew away given that I chose to be outdoors in a gale but it was worth it to see the birds!

TravellerFaye Avatar TravellerFaye
9/23/2011

5 star ratingExcellent Value Cruise Best way to see the famous Coorong. Very friendly tour guides, very knowledgeable and informative with National Park experience. Great value with snacks provided as well as a main lunch which I thought was brilliant..A highlight was the provision of beautifull cooked Musells from the area. going through the Barrage was a first , and fascinating with the amount of bird life & seals that swamp the area.. cruising into the Murray Mouth was just amazing.. definately recommend the 6 hour tour, as there is a shorter option.. you also have two off boat guided walks.. A definite must for visitors to the area, and overseas tourists will especially love the bidlife.. Thanks Dave & Dane..

Beat_Box_Ern Avatar Beat_Box_Ern
3/20/2017

5 star ratingBrilliant Coorong Discovery Cruise We took the 3.5 hour, Spirit of the Coorong, "Coorong Discovery Cruise". It was fantastic! Great commentary throughout the cruise. Many stops to see the fabulous scenery, seals and bird life. A very generous lunch was provided early in the cruise. The walk through the sand dunes to the Southern Ocean was also very interesting. The visit to the mouth of the Murray, cruising right through the entrance was my highlight. Thoroughly Recommend this tour.

HoppyPete Avatar HoppyPete
4/03/2017
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