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5 star ratingA 6 hour cruise of discovery from Goolwa Wharf to the reaches of the Coorong National Park We took our cruise of the Coorong aboard the Spirit of the Coorong and found the whole experience exhilarating, informative and very good value. Lunch and an entree of freshly cooked cockles/pipi in a creamy white sauce along with afternoon tea were all included. The boat is modern and comfortable and even though the boat was almost full everybody was served with expertise and a smile. The crew, Bain and Dave, were experienced, informative and friendly. The history of the creation of the barrage system that keeps the sea from encroaching on the Murray River and the Lakes was a feature as was the Murray mouth and the many bird species that either live or migrate too and from the area.

The boat departs the Goolwa Wharf and travels through the lock in the Goolwa Barrage up to the river mouth and then onto the Coorong National Park. The first stop allows the passengers to take a guided walk through the dunes to the sea. Explanations of the history of the area from the indigenous past to the early settlers to the modern day and the flora and fauna of the area were a highlight. Lunch in transit to the second spot was excellent. The second walk is about half way into the dunes and focuses on the indigenous way of life.

You know when you have had a good day out when six hours flashes by all to soon.

John T Avatar John T
4/05/2017

5 star ratingA great experience This was a last minute decision to go on a 3.5 hour cruise and the staff could not have been more helpful in assisting us when it seemed that they were already full. That first class service was mirrored by Bain and Dave who took us on a very enjoyable cruise including a nice lunch, walk and informatory commentary. Highly recommend this cruise.

Stan C Avatar Stan C
3/22/2018

5 star ratingEnvironment at its Best We booked for the 6 hour Spirit of the Coorong cruise. Unfortunately we became sick on the morning. We rang the office and they were so helpful and allowed us to book for another day. They were so helpful and I doubt if we would have received this help anywhere. We had a great day to do the tour and it was fantastic . Our Captain Bain and Dave were superb . To gently cruise down a pristine, eco system which matches any thing in the world was a wonderful experience. The birdlife and great scenery was only matched by the great knowledgeable commentary which delivered a great pride in this world standard area . The lunch was fantastic and every one was well catered for. The cruise was well worth the money and I highly recommend it to anyone in the world. A 'must do' experience and if everyone did it we might get a lot more people respecting our great environment instead of destroying it.

Maddog1959 Avatar Maddog1959
6/19/2014
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