Coorong Adventure Cruise

May 05, 2016 0 comments

Just wanted to say what a fabulous day we had on the 24th January on the Coorong Adventure Cruise.
We thoroughly enjoyed the day’s walks, information given by the guides, comfort of the boat and especially delicious food – not to mention the cockles.  Also your webpage is one of the easiest to navigate and most informative I have ever come across.  No wonder your cruise was recommended to us!!

Well done and again thank you to all the Team.

Warm Regards, Jean & John

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5 star ratingThe knowledge and delivery about the Coorong was the highlight The description of the fauna and the life of the Coorong was fantastic. The walks to the aboriginal sites were very informative. Both Bain and David was able to connect the life of yesterday experienced by both the indigenous and the early settlers and those of the recent times made the experience a treasure.

Thanks for the wonderful lunch and afternoon tea which guys provided made the trip very relaxing

wilsonmarymartin Avatar wilsonmarymartin
12/13/2016

5 star ratingSpirit of the Coorong Cruise Have just this last Sunday spent the day with Bain and Dave on the Spirit. A great day, little cool and windy but still a beautiful day. Very informative and interesting.

Add a super packed lunch and afternoon tea into the mix for a Sunday well spent.

Bird life in abundance, seals at the Barrage very unexpected, walks in the sand hills for a recommended day out.

Glenice M Avatar Glenice M
2/20/2017

5 star ratingRelax on the Coorong Arrived Sunday morning at the Goolwa Wharf where we were greeted warmly at the ticket office. About 40 people on board but plenty of space either under cover or on the upstairs deck. We chose the 6 hour Adventure cruise and could have done it all again that day, it was go brilliant! Travelled down South Lakes to the barrage, all the time listening to very clear, easy to hear commentary. Our Captain Matt is very passionate about the Coorong and Dave was an excellent guide .. both really knowledgeable and funny!! Going through the barrage we were greeted by NZ fur seals basking on the gates of the barrage .. such a thrill to see. Along the Coorong was a bountiful supply of birdlife, so many varieties to see. First stop was the walk over the dunes to the Southern Ocean where we were invited to dig for cockles. Then back to join Matt who was cooking up some cockles for us to eat as an entrée to our meal on board. Glad our weather was only 28 deg as it was very warm amongst the sand dunes. Back on board we cruised further down the Coorong enjoying watching the holiday makers on the banks, boats passing us and people fishing .. some right in the middle of the Coorong on sand banks! Fascinating! We were then all given this amazing plastic picnic hamper for lunch - fantastic idea and great variety of food from cold meats, salads, roll, cheese, crackers, egg, even a chocolate after dinner mint! Thoroughly enjoyed by all! An hour later we pulled into a bank where we were greeted by another sand dune where on the other side, and a bit of a walk, was a heritage listed Aboriginal site. It was a short steep climb to the top .. and a walk along the top of sand dune and then we were met with a large sand dune which reminded me of the Sahara Desert! We were told we could remove our shoes to walk on the sand now as it was cooler .. I wish I hadn't as I still found it a bit hot underfoot .. especially when we stopped to hear about the site. Our guide then dug a hole to show us how easy it was for the Aboriginals to find water and it was nice to dig our feet into the sand which was really cool only inches deep .. what a relief! Then it was a very long long walk back up the dune .. again thank goodness it was only 28 deg! Felt hot to me so make sure you take water and a hat! It was then back on board ready to head back to Goolwa. An offer of afternoon tea on the way home of a beautiful homemade slice and coffee. Capt Matt opened up the engine and it was a quicker trip back, but still with lots of commentary and banter. We've lived in Adelaide all our lives, 52 years, and never experienced the Coorong as we did today .. and loved every minute of it. Will definitely now take friends and overseas visitors on this wonderful day out in the future. You can do a 2, 4 or 6 hour cruise and I promise you they will not disappoint.

CazDownUnda Avatar CazDownUnda
1/02/2015
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