ONE DAY MURRAY RIVER CRUISE

September 21, 2016 0 comments

ONE DAY MURRAY RIVER CRUISE

MANNUM TO GOOLWA CRUISE

A special One (1) Day Murray River Cruise is available on Thursday 6th October 2016.

This One Day Murray River Cruise will commence with a coach transfer, departing from Main Wharf, Goolwa at 8.30 am.

The coach will transfer passengers to Mannum, where we will commence boarding of our luxurious boat “Spirit of the Murray”. This will be the start of a 142 km (one way) Murray River Cruise from Mannum to Goolwa.


THE ITINERARY:

On board “Spirit of the Murray” cruise downstream under the bridges at Murray Bridge, past Tailem Bend cliffs, under another bridge.  Cruise along picturesque flats and willow lined river banks. Continue down through the Jervois irrigation area, past Wellington and through to Pomanda Island.  From here you will enter and cruise across Lake Alexandrina (the biggest freshwater lake in Australia) . Cruise past Point Malcolm Lighthouse, the Narrows and across to Point Sturt.  Next cruise back into the Murray River at Clayton, continuing to Goolwa, arriving about 5.00 pm.


INCLUSIONS:

Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch are served during the cruise and the captain provides an informative commentary throughout the day.

There are limited seats available on this cruise.

Bookings are essential.

Please phone our friendly office staff on 1800 442 203 OR (08) 8555 2203 OR email us at bookings@coorongcruises.com.au to secure your seat now.

For longer Murray River Cruises click here: Spirit Australia Cruises


Mannum to Goolwa

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TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingWater and sand to spare. My wife and I and two friends from the UK booked on The Spirit of the Coorong cruise for Sunday January 28th. The temperature was 40 Degrees plus, which did make conditions a little difficult, but not unbearably so. The trip through the Goolwa Barrage and then south to the Murray mouth was interesting, with a coolish breeze blowing through the boat. Because of the heat, the guide decided to beach the boat next to the river mouth so we could get ashore and up close and personal to the mouth of Australia's largest river, rather than walk over and through the sand dunes a bit further south. The mouth was a lot smaller than I expected for a river of this size. After an hour or so, we continued south and were served with a delicious cold meat and salad lunch. There was also an entree served of cockles ( pipis ) served in a garlic and white wine sauce for the many seafood lovers on board. I'm not one of them but I was assured by the passengers who did partake that they were exceptional. I recall some who had three serves, so they must have enjoyed them. Special dietary requirements advised at the time of booking were met with no difficulty. There were ample supplies of water and soft drinks at $ 2.00 per can/bottle to accompany the food, and at any other time during the cruise. We reached the southernmost point of the trip at a series of sandhills called Cattle Point, which is about 30 Km. from the Main Wharf at Goolwa from where we started. The options were to go ashore, climb the sandhill (s) and see the old aboriginal campsites, the flora and fauna and the way to find freshwater in the sandhills with sea water a few hundred yards away on either side, or stay on board in the comparative cool. Because of the extreme heat, there were only a few brave souls who attempted this walk. Those who did enjoyed the scenery and history, but struggled with the heat. The guides told us that had there not been a slight breeze, they would not have done the walk because of the weather. We headed back towards Goolwa, with coffee, tea and a magnificent fruit cake for afternoon tea on the way.We had left at 10.am and arrived back at the wharf just after 4.00pm. so we had a very pleasant and enjoyable 6 hours, with two very experienced and interesting guides, a comfortable boat and sightings of thousands of birds ranging from the smallest of the small up to and including the mighty Pelican, with its 2 meter plus wingspan. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable and informative day but we would have appreciated 10 degrees or so less ambient temperature. We will probably do this trip again in the cooler months.

SimonsdadAdelaide Avatar SimonsdadAdelaide
2/03/2018

5 star ratingEnvironment at its Best We booked for the 6 hour Spirit of the Coorong cruise. Unfortunately we became sick on the morning. We rang the office and they were so helpful and allowed us to book for another day. They were so helpful and I doubt if we would have received this help anywhere. We had a great day to do the tour and it was fantastic . Our Captain Bain and Dave were superb . To gently cruise down a pristine, eco system which matches any thing in the world was a wonderful experience. The birdlife and great scenery was only matched by the great knowledgeable commentary which delivered a great pride in this world standard area . The lunch was fantastic and every one was well catered for. The cruise was well worth the money and I highly recommend it to anyone in the world. A 'must do' experience and if everyone did it we might get a lot more people respecting our great environment instead of destroying it.

Maddog1959 Avatar Maddog1959
6/19/2014

5 star ratingGreat Cruise We really enjoyed this cruise. Excellent commentary, beautiful scenery, very interesting.

And we were lucky enough to have the perfect weather.

marilynhenderson1 Avatar marilynhenderson1
5/11/2018
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