January 30, 2017 0 comments

Spirit Australia Cruises introduces new 1 & 2 Murray River Day Cruises, so you can experience one of the world’s greatest river journeys with a cruise on the Murray River.  Monthly departures commence in February and will continue throughout the year (Feb to May & Aug to Nov).

The 1 day Murray River Cruises will include:

1 Day Cruises include: One way Murray River Cruise, Expert Commentary, Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Tea, and we return you to departure town.

Costs: $160 per person / or $120 per child (5 to 15 years).

For more information or to book click here: One Day Murray River Cruises

The 2 day Murray River Cruises are:

2 Day Cruises include: 2 Day (one way) 264 km Murray River Cruise, Expert Commentary, Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Tea, Bed, Breakfast and Dinner Voucher for Mannum Motel and we return you to departure town at end of cruise.

Costs: $449 per person / twin share or $499 single.

For more information or to book click here: Two Day Murray River Cruises.

The captains and crew on our Murray River Cruises are hand-picked for their experience, knowledge of the river, boat handling and interpersonal skills. They provide expert commentary on the passing scenes and mix and chat easily with passengers as they cruise.
Our Spirit of the Murray boat is a very luxurious vessel, purpose built for river cruising.  We carry a maximum of only 43 passengers which ensures a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

“Spirit of the Murray”

Our boat “Spirit of the Murray” operates all of our cruises on the Murray River between Goolwa and Mildura.


Balsa/GPR Composite Catamaran Draft 800 mm Toilet equipped Seats 39 passengers inside
2 x 250 hp inboard Cummins diesel motors Length = 14.7 metres Picture windows Open air upper deck with seating

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TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingThe mighty Murray Went twice in the past month on the afternoon cruise to the Murray mouth and into the Coorong. Exceptionally interesting commentary from the Skipper and crew. Lots of birds to see and a worthwhile trek across the dunes to the beach where, looking due south, you're 5000+ km from Antartica!

Good value including an acceptable lunch. Great for locals as well as visiting tourists!

Helsan24 Avatar Helsan24

5 star ratingBrilliant Coorong experience We took the 6-hour Discovery Cruise. This was SUCH an interesting and enjoyable cruise, we can't imagine how it could be any better. We saw hundreds of pelicans, terns, geese, ducks, red-necked avocets and other waders, and dozens of seals. We walked across sand dunes to the beach on the southern ocean, ate the most delicious cockles ever, learned about the Aboriginal history and recent changes to the Coorong, and even poked our noses out the mouth of the mighty Murray River. The boat is perfectly designed and very comfortable, the crew and commentary are the best we've encountered, and lunch was generous and delicious. Highly recommend!

MarTasOw Avatar MarTasOw

5 star ratingCruising the Coorong In October this year we had a holiday in Goolwa, South Australia and decided to take the opportunity to cruise the River Murray on the Spirit, something we had always said we would do and now that the mouth is running well decided this would be it. We took the 6 hour trip which included lunch and afternoon tea - very enjoyable. The River Murray is flowing well and when we approached the mouth we moored so all passengers could alight and walk along the dunes and see the mouth close up. By climbing the dunes we could also see the Southern Ocean, the next landfall is Antarctica! After this we were taken to a further stop where we climbed over the dunes to again see the ocean and where the local Aboriginals fished. The final stop was the Aboriginal campsite, the trek to the campsite at times made you feel as if you were in the desert, on reaching the campsite the guides dug for water which was not to far down and was very drinkable. They explained the culture around the site and its meaning. A very worthwhile experience where we learnt a lot about the local Aboriginal culture. The guides were very knowledgeable regarding the local Aboriginals and also all the wildlife living on the river and were always letting us know what birds were around. This is definitely a trip that we would repeat.

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