From Goolwa, aboard our historic timber fantail “MV MARANUI”, enjoy a 1 hour charter cruise. Highlights include: Wharf Precinct, Storm Boy Boat Tour, Goolwa Barrage, the new “Coorong Quays” (marina), seals, birds, bridges, ever-changing scenery & expert commentary.

To book that charter for a special occasion please call the office on 08 8555 2203.

Introducing the newest member to our fleet: “MV MARANUI”.

“MV Maranui” is a historical 1800’s fantail timber launch, that has been beautifully restored.

Enjoy a 1 hour scenic river charter from the Riverport of Goolwa.

Pass historic Paddle Steamers as we meander downstream to the Goolwa Barrage, here the river is separated, on one side the fresh water of the Murray River, the other saltwater of the Southern Ocean.  See the two boats used in both Storm Boy films.

Keep a look out for fur seals, pelicans and cormorants swimming and resting by the barrage. We then cruise into a man made inland marina, “Coorong Quays”, past stunning waterfront properties, under bridges, past luxury boats, before returning to the Goolwa Wharf.

Ideal for :

  • Engagements
  • High Teas
  • Hens Party’s
  • Anniversaries
  • Watch Friday night yacht racing
  • Birthday treat
  • Business use

Please “Check In” at our Main Wharf, Goolwa Office, 15 mins prior to departure time.

Boarding will commence approximately 5 minutes prior to departure time.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Boat only takes a maximum of 12 passengers.
  • There is no toilet onboard.
  • Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.
  • Cancellation policy/fees apply.
  • At the time of printing all itinerary and cost details are correct.  However these may be subject to change, sometimes without notice, due to operational circumstances.
  • The company and masters reserve the right to cancel or alter charters at their discretion due to water levels, lock access, weather conditions or other operating conditions.
  • This charter is not suitable for children under the age of 2.
  • We require all Passengers to be sufficiently mobile to negotiate stairs and generally move about the vessel.
  • There is no room onboard for walkers, prams, strollers, etc.
  • As the cruise is in protected waters – motion sickness tablets are not normally required.

If you’d like to join us, it’s important to book so you don’t miss out!  Booking online is easy and if your plans change, simply call us to move your booking to a different date (subject to 48 hours notice given & availability).

If you would like any assistance to book your charter booking, please contact our friendly office staff on 1800 442 203 or (08) 8555 2203.

Our cruises are casual and relaxed so casual comfortable clothing is very suitable.

  • A jacket – if it is likely to be a cool day. Temperatures in Goolwa is usually 5 degrees or so cooler than Adelaide and often a cool breeze may be present.
  • Sunscreen and a hat – if it is likely to be a hot day.
  • Sun glasses to reduce glare.
  • Water if you require a drink, (please note: there is no toilet on board).
  • Cameras, still or video.

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

TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingBoat trip We found the Discovery tour to the Murray Mouth very informative and very good value. You can sit inside the vessel or upstairs. We went through the Galwa barrage. Saw fur seals and many sea bird.

geziah Avatar geziah
7/14/2017

5 star ratingA great tourist cruise with Qld friends! We had some friends staying from Queensland and went on the Coorong Discovery Cruise on April 7th. The river and bird life we saw were fantastic. We have lived in Goolwa for 6 years and have been meaning to do this cruise ever since. It was made even more enjoyable with Matt's commentary, which was very knowledgeable and he had a very good voice which made everyone want to listen to what he was saying. Paul did an excellent job of supplying us with a lunch of cold meats, cheese and fruit, which was served up in a sealed container for each of us, followed with tea or coffee. Poor guy had to wash 20 mugs up on about three times during the trip!

They were both happy and obliging and obviously liked what they were doing. We had a 20 min guided walk to a beach on the southern ocean and it was breathtaking!

This is a must for all to see!

Sally113 Avatar Sally113
4/17/2014

5 star ratingFantastic Day Out Just be careful when enquiring with this cruise at the visitors centre. I checked the website out and they had extra cruises during Christmas. When I asked at the Visitors centre they said there was no scheduled cruise for the next day. So just go down to the water and the Spirit of the Coorong has their own office there and they are friendly enough to help you out.

The scenery was lovely. The commentary impressive and the lunch was fantastic! I enjoyed the Aboriginal history and seeing the Lock in action was great. So much to see whilst on this cruise. Highly recommended for all ages.

Heidi S Avatar Heidi S
1/10/2014
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