ONE DAY MURRAY RIVER CRUISE

Depart Goolwa by coach at 8.30am,

Cruise on our boat “Spirit of the Murray”, 142 kms from Mannum to Goolwa.

Spectacular scenery, cruise under several bridges, pass by Tailem Bend & Wellington, cruise across Lake Alexandrina.

Arrive at Goolwa Main Wharf at approximately 5.00pm.

$160 per person

Price includes: coach to Mannum, expert commentary, lunch, morning & afternoon tea, one way (142km) Murray River Cruise.

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Mannum to Goolwa

TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingExcellent! Highly recommended. Go now while the birds are there in their thousands. The trip we did on the Spirit of the Coorong runs for six hours on a Sunday. It was fabulous. I booked months in advance and it was full (it's a small boat).

Although cold and windy, we sat upstairs the whole time in order to maximise our view and our bird watching experience. This involved a woolly hat, scarf, gloves and three layers under a thick waterproof jacket which was required when the occasional full face of water was received! It was worth it as we would have seen thousands of birds .. black swans, pelicans, various types of cormorants, waders and birds of prey. Most people sat downstairs where it was warmer and a lot less windy and I reckon they missed out because they didn't have the gear.

The captain was friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the bird life. There were two stops, both fascinating in terms or Indigenous history, landscape and flora and fauna. The views are stunning.

It isn't always like this. A few years ago there were hardly any birds. Now they are there in the thousands and it's a wonderful experience to behold.

Lunch and morning tea is provided .. simple but adequate fare. Lunch is provided in little lunch boxes. My lettuce flew away given that I chose to be outdoors in a gale but it was worth it to see the birds!

TravellerFaye Avatar TravellerFaye
9/23/2011

5 star ratingCruising The 6 hour cruise is well worth the price and the time. Bain and Matt are great guides and their knowledge of the area is amazing. Bain even cooked fresh scallops in white wine and cream on the river bank as an entre! The scenery and wildlife is a real treat. Could not fault anything.

FOOdy77_13 Avatar FOOdy77_13
3/12/2013

5 star ratingOne more tick on ther bucket list! We have seen a lot of the world, but had never visited the mouth of our mighty Murray River as we know it. Spirit of the Coorong provided a great tour that kept us interested for the entire six hour tour. Our skipper assisted by two crew looked after our every need including two walks to see the extensive ocean beach, and aboriginal camp relics.

The Murray mouth was a huge surprise to us. To see what is such a small opening to the sea to water from our greatest river rang conservation alarm bells in the mind of this confirmed non-treehugger. There is very little Murray water reaching the ocean, so one may question our capacity as a nation to increase food production in the Murray basin without more available river water.

This cruise company provides a world-class service in a glorious environment. Well done Spirit of the Coorong Cruises.

John_DWamuran Avatar John_DWamuran
5/07/2016
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