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 ratingFabbo day out We had relatives over from London when Adelaide had a heat wave of sorts and picked the best day to drive to Goolwa. Easy free parking near the wharf on a weekday. Well organised and interesting tour. Informative commentary that didn't intrude. Cold meat salad lunch and a couple of stops to walk over the dunes to the rugged southern ocean and to the murray mouth. Guide showed us some bush tucker and dug a fresh water "well". Lots of birds, seals lolling on the sea side of the barrage. A great day out. We did the four hour tour, but wouldn't have minded the six hour one. The Coorong is a pristine place that everyone needs to experience.

2011travel54 Avatar 2011travel54
1/14/2013

5 star ratingExcellentt Coorong Cruise Really enjoyable and educational cruise of the beautiful Coorong. Abundant birdlife and closeups of the seals basking at the Goolwa Barrage. Excellent commentary from the two male staff on board. Clear viewing through the boat windows or upstairs on the open deck . 1 km walk through sand dunes to the Southern Ocean - not everyone able to manage this but very rewarding for those who did. Highly recommended.

jonard1 Avatar jonard1
3/29/2017

5 star ratingCockles poached in cream and white wine on pristine beach just one highlight! We joined the full 6 hour Coorong Tour between Xmas and New Year 2013. What a delight the whole day was! Our skipper and "Talking Coorong Encyclopedia" Mat must be the best tour guide I have ever heard and his assistant Dave did a great job of keeping us comfortable fed and watered. Mat presented a mind-boggling amount of information about the area in a relaxed and subtly humorous way. No full on comedy routine disguising a lack of detailed knowledge..just fascinating facts and anecdotes. The variety and diversity of bird-life on show was extraordinary as was Mat's ability to spot and identify even the rarer species. He was clearly also a very polished Boat Captain confident enough to tease us about the unlikely possibility of running aground on one of the ever shifting sandbars. There were too many highlights of the tour to list here but for me the most exciting was our walk through pristine sand dunes to the obvious remains of aboriginal camp sites with their huge piles of discarded cockle shells. As a local from Adelaide I was overwhelmed by the beauty of this previously unvisited wilderness area an hour from my home.

Annette-David Avatar Annette-David
12/30/2013
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