Spirit of the Coorong Discovery Cruise is our 3.5 hour cruise which takes you past the Murray Mouth and into the Coorong National Park for 1 guided walk.

Our Discovery Cruise departs from the Main Wharf in the old river port town of Goolwa. A delicious lunch of cold meats and salads is served with tea or coffee (special meals are available by prior request – vegetarian, gluten free etc) once you are on board.

Cruise to the Goolwa Barrage, through the lock and into the Coorong National Park to view the mouth of the River Murray.   On the way to visiting the area where the Storm Boy films were made, see the boats and wildlife along the way.  From the mouth the cruise heads into the pristine waters of the Coorong, past the spectacular white sand dunes and bird life, as your captain provides an informative and entertaining commentary on the passing scenes.
Disembark for a guided walk through the sand dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula to the undisturbed white sandy beaches of 90 Mile Beach. Along the walk your guide will talk about the cockling industry here, the sand dune flora and fauna and how the Aboriginal people lived in the area.
On return to the boat, cruise further into the Coorong to see another of the barrages that separate the Coorong from Lake Alexandrina. Your captain will explain the man-made barrage and lock system that extends along the River Murray.  
Afternoon tea is served as the cruise returns past the imposing sand dunes and back through the lock to the Goolwa Wharf where the cruise ends.

TRANSPORT from Adelaide CBD (selected pick up points only) is available for this cruise.  Book online by selecting the “Adventure Cruise from Adelaide CBD” option OR by phoning our friendly team (08) 8555 2203.

Gift Vouchers are available for purchase for this cruise, by clicking here: Gift Vouchers

Spirit of the Coorong cruises are casual and relaxed so casual comfortable clothing is very suitable.

  • A jacket – if it is likely to be a cool day. Temperature in the Coorong is usually 5 degrees or so cooler than Adelaide and one guided walk takes you to the Southern Ocean beach where a cool sea breeze may be blowing.
  • Sunscreen and a hat – if it is likely to be a hot day and particularly if you wish to take in the scenery from the open upper deck.
  • Sun glasses to reduce glare.
  • Comfortable walking shoes – guided walks include beach/sand dunes so shoes/sandals you can remove easily are best.
  • Cameras, still or video.
  • Binoculars if you want a close look at bird life or any wildlife.

Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

Payment can be made by cash, visa or master card at the time of booking, or prior to cruise departure – please check-in at least 30 minutes before cruise departure if paying on departure. During peak holiday periods of Christmas, New Year and Easter full payment will be required at the time of booking.

Cancellation fees apply (100%) if your booking is cancelled on the day of the cruise departure. Please give us as much notice of your cancellation as possible to avoid cancellation fees and to allow us to re-sell your seat.

Liability. Belluna Pty Ltd (operators of Spirit of the Coorong Cruises) maintains public liability insurance but indemnifies itself against any damage, loss or injury arising out of any action or lack of action by an external party.

Rights of the Company or Master. Spirit of the Coorong Cruises reserve the right to cancel or alter cruises at their discretion due to water levels, lock access or other operational conditions.

Need more information? Contact us

1800 442 203
Toll Free within Australia
+ 618 8555 2203
International

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TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingA great eco experience This is a professionally done cruise, the staff bringing great humor complete with a thorough understanding of the issues facing the Coorong. The food that was included was excellent. We enjoyed it ! We did the 4 hour tour but there are 2 and 6 hour versions. Enjoy.

michaeld01 Avatar michaeld01
4/08/2013

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 ratingA great day An excellent cruise along the Coorong with splendid scenery, abundant wildlife from birds to seals and the boat going into the mouth of the Murray. A very informative commentary both on the boat and on the walk through the dunes.

Michael and Robyn, Sydney.

ottermick1 Avatar ottermick1
3/23/2017
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