Spirit of the Coorong Murray Mouth Cruise is our shortest cruise experience, which takes only 2 hours.  On this cruise you will go through the Goolwa Barrage and see where the Murray River meets the Southern Ocean.

The Murray Mouth Cruise departs from the Main Wharf in the old river port town of Goolwa. Cruise to the Goolwa Barrage, through the lock and down to the Murray Mouth with views to the Coorong sand dunes.
As you cruise your captain provides an informative and entertaining commentary on the passing scenes, bird-life, and history of the area and the role of the locks in maintaining the river environment.

See the region where both Storm Boy films were made, cruise past the 2 boats used as stage props for the original and latest movies.  At the Murray Mouth go ashore for a walk (subject to water levels and weather conditions) before rejoining the boat for the cruise back through the lock to the Goolwa wharf.

Gift Vouchers can be purchased 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 birdlife 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.

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1800 442 203
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TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingSpirit of the Coorong Fabulous day...

Magical light and colours.

Bird spotting was excellent with the added bonus of a sea eagle sighting- So rare!

Terrific commentary- learnt a lot from environmental science to aboriginal lore.

Thank you Bain and Rupert... I loved the day.

I will be back for the lower lakes trip in September.

Highly recommend

So Laidlaw

Slai Avatar Slai

5 star ratingA fantastic attraction well worth while doing This was a return cruise for our family and an introduction to the coorong for our interstate elderly parents. A great experience, very informative and friendly crew. Would defiantly return once again.

JMeaney Avatar JMeaney

5 star rating12 out of 10 - excellent cruise I did the 6-hour cruise, and thoroughly recommend it. The crew were fantastic - very thorough, excellent local knowledge, and very friendly. The setting is stunning. The Coorong is well worth seeing and there is something extraordinary about standing on a beach, looking at an ocean where the next stop is the Antarctic.

There are two guided walks, one easy one with timber boardwalks and only a little sand walking. This one takes you across the peninsula to the southern beach. The second walk is more difficult, up to the top of a dune, all sand walking, no boardwalks. Fellow travellers said the view from the top was amazing and well worth it. You can choose not to do the walks, and stay with the boat.

The number and variety of birds in The Coorong is astounding, and the origin of some of these travellers (Siberia, for example) makes you realise how important this RAMSAR wetland is, in the network established and protected around the world.

Comfortable seating, good facilities, tasty lunch and afternoon tea, and the Captain does a good job with cooking cockles!

Lee-Anne F Avatar Lee-Anne F
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