NEW!!!! MURRAY RIVER DAY CRUISES

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.

Features:

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 ratingA pleasant surprise This is the first time I have been on a sightseeing tour of the Coorong although I have lived in this lovely state all my life. I was really impressed with the professionalism of Matt and Nick but also their easy going friendliness. As mentioned in another review, during busy times of the year, they put on extra tours which was how we manged to get the last two seats for the Discovery Cruise. Although it was near the end of the season, we still saw some migratory birds and the seals on the barrage were a delight! Matt's knowledge of the birdlife and Nick's knowledge of the Coorong landscape was impressive. My daughter and I especially enjoyed learning how to 'fish' for the cockles on the beach. I would highly recommend this 4 hour tour for any local or international visitor.

Rosemary W Avatar Rosemary W
4/05/2014

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 ratingCockles poached in cream and white wine on pristine beach just one highlight! We joined the full 6 hour Coorong Tour between Xmas and New Year 2013. What a delight the whole day was! Our skipper and "Talking Coorong Encyclopedia" Mat must be the best tour guide I have ever heard and his assistant Dave did a great job of keeping us comfortable fed and watered. Mat presented a mind-boggling amount of information about the area in a relaxed and subtly humorous way. No full on comedy routine disguising a lack of detailed knowledge..just fascinating facts and anecdotes. The variety and diversity of bird-life on show was extraordinary as was Mat's ability to spot and identify even the rarer species. He was clearly also a very polished Boat Captain confident enough to tease us about the unlikely possibility of running aground on one of the ever shifting sandbars. There were too many highlights of the tour to list here but for me the most exciting was our walk through pristine sand dunes to the obvious remains of aboriginal camp sites with their huge piles of discarded cockle shells. As a local from Adelaide I was overwhelmed by the beauty of this previously unvisited wilderness area an hour from my home.

Annette-David Avatar Annette-David
12/30/2013
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