TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingSun, sand, water and nature. A friend had recommended this cruise. Five years later, I finally got to verify their recommendation. Mixed into the relaxing cruise and nature experience was some significant learning about our dynamic Coorong. Our hosts, Bain and Dave were well organised, knowledgeable and presented their commentary in an easy listening and informative way. The commentary included aspects of the changing nature of the Coorong, the barrages, birdlife, fishing, industry, buildings and an insight into traditional Ngarrindjeri life. The day included two easy walks: one at Barker's Knoll across to the Southern Ocean and one at Cattle Point. I would definitely recommend being vigilant with the bug spray (provided) as the flies and mosquitoes were horrendous on the first walk. There was an abundance of local bird life but the migratory birds normally seen at this time of year were scarce. The six hour trip, including lunch and snacks was definitely excellent value. I certainly feel more informed about the Coorong thanks to this experience.

Kaylene F Avatar Kaylene F
1/16/2017

5 star ratingGippsland Lakes cruise Three members of my family (including my wife and mother-in-law) have just done a terrific cruise with Jock, Brian and Chris on the Gippsland Lakes from Sale to Lakes Entrance. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being able to explore this area 'from the water'. Jock's commentary was excellent and if we did have any questions, all 3 gentlemen were always approachable/helpful. There were numerous stops along the way where we could get off the boat for a bit to stretch our legs and have a look around. Our accommodation for 3 nights at Mariners Cove in Paynesville was excellent and it was particularly convenient not having to pack your bags for those 3 days as we were coming back to stay at the same place overnight after cruising to new places during the day. This is our second cruise with Spirit of the Coorong cruises in just over 3 months and we rate both of them very highly.

DonWarner Avatar DonWarner
2/26/2017

5 star ratingA Very Nice Day Out We had a very nice day out with the Spirit of the Coorong 4 hour Discovery Cruise. Due to the dredging that is currently happening, our start journey began from over on Hindmarsh Island rather than the usual Goolwa Wharf. Luckily, the weather was perfect and I recommend you go out up to the top deck for part of the journey to enjoy the fresh air and great views. We saw countless and varied species of birds...pelicans, black swans, cape barren geese, etc...as well as a few seals. We also made two stops ashore for a short walk and history/info on the area.

The cruise includes a delicious, individually packed lunchbox with a cuppa then afternoon tea with a cuppa and bikkies

The crew of three were excellent and made our day enjoyable and interesting. We all enjoyed our cruise...it's a great way to see the Coorong and recommend it very highly!

Petra H Avatar Petra H
2/08/2015
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