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 ratingWonderful day cruise We have been to Victor Harbour many times but had not taken a Coorong cruise before. A neighbour suggested taking the day cruise and as we were fortunate enough to be there at the right time we decided to give up our sleep-in time and brave the cold to go on the cruise. Preparing ourselves for a cold day we set off from McCracken Country Club to the Goolwa Wharf to board the Spirit of the Coorong and settle for the cruise. The Captain, Bain and his offsider were very friendly and efficient in their handling of the boat and extremely knowledgeable about the area, bird species in the area and the local indigenous people. We had a delicious cold lunch and later afternoon tea (morning tea not usually provided but as there were not many of us it was). The side trips were spectacular and very informative. All in all we had a great 6 hours and would thoroughly recommend this to all visiting this area. A great way to spend the day and great value for money.

aussiesadelaide Avatar aussiesadelaide
6/27/2015

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

5 star ratingA cruise in our own backyard A beautiful day on board the Spirit of the Coorong. It was a very hot day and a great experience of going through the Goolwa lock and cruising to areas that are inaccessible by any other means. Loved going through the mouth of the Murray and hearing the history of the movements of this channel. A lovely day seeing many birds, emus and seals. A delicious lunch was served and excellent coffee.

Lynda B Avatar Lynda B
3/20/2017
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