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5 star ratingCoorong Adventure On a potentially uncomfortably warm day we headed off in the light and airy boat Spirit of Coorong. Fresh air kept us comfortably cool in the inside seating - we did not venture onto the upper outside viewing platform.

Bain and Dave the two friendly crew members on duty entertained us with commentary throughout the day- humorous, informative and answering all the questions put to them.

We had two guided walks through the steep sand dunes, one to the ocean and one to an Aboriginal midden site. The walks provided a fascinating insite into how the dune system works and constantly changes; bush craft and survival skills, together with great insight into the Aboriginal way of life in an area of abundant food and water - if one knows how to find it! Feasting on freshly cooked cockles on our return from the first walk was indeed a treat - has Bain entered for Master Chef yet?!!! Lunch and afternoon tea were more than we had expected and a delicious addition to the day.

We cannot recommend this cruise more highly. We shall do it again.

freethkatie Avatar freethkatie
3/06/2017

5 star ratingFantastic family experience Although we were worried that the 6hr coorong Adventure cruise would be too long for our 9 and 7 year olds we decided to give it a go and we are SO glad we did. The cruise was absolutely lovely, amazing scenery, very informative commentary and a delicious lunch all in very comfortable surrounds. We all learnt so much about the ecology, birdlife and history of the area which added so much to the experience. Matt's commentary on the birdlife really struck a chord with our girls and on a return trip to the Murray mouth they took great delight in pointing out the tiny migratory birds from Siberia to their cousins. My highlight?? The delicious cockles cooked up there on the shore. We gad a great time a few days later cooking up a New Year's Eve feast of cockles collected from Goolwa and trying to replicate Matt's recipe (with great success!) I will never see Cockles just as bait ever again! Fabulous trip and we highly recommend it.

Kelly H Avatar Kelly H
1/04/2014

5 star ratingWe loved it! My wife and I were the youngest participants on this cruise by about 20 years. And we don't know why more younger people (as in less than 70) do it? It was really fun and we learned a lot. Michael knows everything about the river, the mouth, the boats in the area, and the overall history. Rupert gave us a quick tour of the island that we really enjoyed, too.

Benjamin B Avatar Benjamin B
9/28/2018
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