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 ratingSeals and birds in the wild closeup Another must-see for visitors to South Australia. We just took English friends during their first trip to Australia. It was great to share this special place with them. Very good value.

sjdmh Avatar sjdmh
4/27/2016

5 star ratingMagnificent We went on the 4 hour discovery cruise today Thursday, all I can say is oh my god astounding, amazing one of the best cruises I have ever been on. From the moment we stepped on your ship the service was brilliant, the supplied lunch was the best, the commentary throughout the cruise was first class and informative. Anyone going to Goolwa I would reccommend this cruise to you. Thanks for a great day.

pauldaw Avatar pauldaw
9/26/2013

5 star ratingLovely trip on the Coorong We took the Coorong Discovery Cruise (4 hours). The cruise started on Hindmarsh Island instead of Goolwa because of dredging at the River Murray mouth. The boat was very comfortable with a covered cabin and additional viewing from the open top. The skipper provided a knowledgeable commentary throughout the trip on the history of the region and its flora and fauna. A nice cold meat and salad luncheon was included as well as afternoon tea and coffee. The trip included a walk across the dunes and a stop at the River Murray mouth. The trip, if anything, exceeded expectations and was excellent value for money.

henryd655 Avatar henryd655
1/20/2015
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