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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TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingTraveling A fantastic 3 hour cruise very informative our tour guides it was fantastic to see the mouth of the Murray river

Gary L Avatar Gary L
10/26/2017

5 star ratingOne more tick on ther bucket list! We have seen a lot of the world, but had never visited the mouth of our mighty Murray River as we know it. Spirit of the Coorong provided a great tour that kept us interested for the entire six hour tour. Our skipper assisted by two crew looked after our every need including two walks to see the extensive ocean beach, and aboriginal camp relics.

The Murray mouth was a huge surprise to us. To see what is such a small opening to the sea to water from our greatest river rang conservation alarm bells in the mind of this confirmed non-treehugger. There is very little Murray water reaching the ocean, so one may question our capacity as a nation to increase food production in the Murray basin without more available river water.

This cruise company provides a world-class service in a glorious environment. Well done Spirit of the Coorong Cruises.

John_DWamuran Avatar John_DWamuran
5/07/2016

5 star ratingAmazing experience A friend and I took the 4 hour cruise and it was worth every cent. The crew were knowledgeable, the boat was comfy and lunch was surprisingly nice. There was plenty of time for little walks off the boat as well as viewing from on board. Unfortunately we went on a drizzly day but crew made sure we missed out on nothing and altered the cruise to our advantage to ensure we got our money's worth, Overall a wonderful experience.

tatianamr2014 Avatar tatianamr2014
4/28/2015
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