Charter Our Boats

Our boats are available for private charter.

We can cater for any type of special cruise/charter/occasion that you would like:

WeddingsAnniversariesBirthdaysEngagementsFamily Reunions
Work FunctionsTeam Building DaysEducation ToursSenior's Day OutMystery Trips
Sporting GroupsChristmas PartiesCorporate DaysAshes Ceremonyand so much more.

Please contact our friendly staff for further information as we personalise each charter depending on group size, length of charter and your specific requirements:

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Complete the CONTACT FORM here.

 

Please note – the capacity of our boats are:

Spirit of the Coorong – can hold a maximum of 50 people

Spirit II – can hold a maximum of 32 people

 

Please click on our boats and our photos to view more information.

TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingDay trip to dream about in years to come We were taken on this trip as a joint birthday present and it was a super gift! We set off from Adelaide in the morning and spend the whole day on the boat. The day included lunch and afternoon tea. We landed twice and each landing place was entirely different from the other.

The first time we got to have a look at the mouth of Murray. It is amazing that the mouth of such a huge river is actually so small because of the amount of sand deposits and the way water is taken upstream. The crew warned us not to step in too far as there are such strong currents. So we all had to resist the temptation. There was a beautiful variety of shells and the sand was so fine, it felt wonderful under our feet. You could see where the river currents met the sea currents.

Then we cruised up along the peninsula and had all the different wild life identified for us. We didn't spot an Emu, but to be honest, we saw so many other species, that we had no complaints.

When we stopped for lunch we had our longest walk to the ocean side. It was a bit of a slog, but really well worth the effort. the hardest part was getting up the first set of big sand dunes. From there on to the ocean, it was just interesting and beautiful. We were shown how to collect wild cockles or chippies. They were delicious although I couldn't get any myself but other passengers who were more adept were generous with their catches. The leader made sure that everyone who wanted to try some, was given the chance. The ocean was awesome, although I had expected much bigger breakers.

On the way back to the boat for lunch, we stopped at an Aboriginal midden and were given a very interesting history of the Ngarrindjeri people who were the original inhabitants of the area. Sadly they were driven out as the supposedly more sophisticated civilization took over. Thankfully, the sacred sites, while they are displayed to tourists like ourselves, they are treated respectfully by the tour company. We were a bit shocked that, despite the instructions from the crew, some of the party actually did walk out onto areas which contained small middens and some sacred remains. White people are so strange!

When we got back to shore, the crew, who had bought chippies from a local supplier, had cooked them off in white wine and cream. Talk about delicious! My only complaint was that we didn't have any bread to dip in the gorgeous sauce.

Once we'd boarded after our snack, we took off out into the Coorong again and lunch was served. It was in pre-prepared trays and included salad, cold meat, hard boiled egg, coleslaw, bread and butter, cheese and biscuits. Although it looked a bit like an airline meal, it tasted much better and fresher. They also provided a vegetarian option too and those choosing this seemed very satisfied too.

With our cuppa in the afternoon we had a homemade treat, the name of which I have completely forgotten. Some of us even managed to get seconds!!

We then cruised back to the dock, watching the wildlife all the way. I couldn't tell you just how many species of birds we actually saw that day but it was definitely in the high two digits. The crew were fun and very well informed. They identified everything kind of bird we saw, and when we came home, we were able to verify their names in the books at home. Unfortunately I had forgotten to charge up my camera so I have no photos, but my memories are wonderful. It was a lovely idea and a very special birthday present. We'll remember it for many years to come.

It was not a cheap outing, but it was worth every penny.

contactcarmel Avatar contactcarmel
5/07/2013

5 star ratingCoorong cruise is tops My wife and I have just finished a day trip along the Coorong in South Australia. It was a wonderful day with lots of bird life, seals, Murray Mouth, local fishermen, lakeside communities and spectacular coastal scenery. The commentary on the boat was very informative and people who run the boat were most accommodating. The lunch was more than acceptable. A taste of Goolwa cockles cooked in wine and cream was delightful. The two walks into the dunes opened up more wide sky views and the information passed on by the leaders added greatly to the experience. Digging for water in the sand hills was an eye opener.

Highly recommended.

Downunder62 Avatar Downunder62
2/16/2017

5 star ratingSpirit of the Coorong Cruise We went on the two hour cruise from Goolwa wharf, on a perfect day of around 28deg and enjoyed it very much. The crew were friendly, helpful and happy to answer questions along with an excellent commentary. Was fascinated to see the Goolwa barrage close up and enjoyed the experience of going through the lock and then down to the mouth of the Murray. The scenery along the way was so beautiful, lovely wetlands with lots of birdlife, some lazy seals and beautiful unspoiled sand dunes. There are also longer cruises available which I’m sure would be well worth taking.

TravelBugPerth Avatar TravelBugPerth
12/23/2015
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