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5 star ratingLovely trip on the Coorong We took the Coorong Discovery Cruise (4 hours). The cruise started on Hindmarsh Island instead of Goolwa because of dredging at the River Murray mouth. The boat was very comfortable with a covered cabin and additional viewing from the open top. The skipper provided a knowledgeable commentary throughout the trip on the history of the region and its flora and fauna. A nice cold meat and salad luncheon was included as well as afternoon tea and coffee. The trip included a walk across the dunes and a stop at the River Murray mouth. The trip, if anything, exceeded expectations and was excellent value for money.

henryd655 Avatar henryd655
1/20/2015

5 star ratingArmchair exploration of the Coorong I have wanted to explore the Coorong for a long time but never considered that it could be done with such comfort. The Spirit of the Coorong is a very comfortable boat with inside/ outside options including top deck for great views. The skipper/chef is very knowledgeable as is the guide for the two ( optional) walks. I certainly learnt a wealth of information

I learnt a lot about the history of the Coorong, both natural and historical with plenty of photo opportunities including the bird life and the fur seals. As the Murray River is in flood we got to see the flood gates on the various barrages working as a bonus. The freshly cooked cockles cooked by the skipper while we were on a shore walk were a tasty and unusual entree to our lunch of cold meat selection with fresh salads with cheese and crackers. all up a great way to spend six hours and thank you to Blaine and Dave for a sharing so much information and looking after your passengers so thoughtfully. Tip - Make sure you apply plenty of insect repellent before the first walk! no insects on second walk.

Jay S Avatar Jay S
11/28/2016

5 star ratingInteresting commentary gave a good overview of what we were seeing and history of the area We did the 3.5 hours tour which was a fascinating insight into the Coorong, the Murray river and the port of Goolwa. The walk over sand dunes was not too difficult and worthwhile to do, it was great to see the wild southern ocean. Nathan our guide introduced us to indigenous plants and gave an interesting insight into the local Aborigines. Lunch was healthy and filling and catered for food intolerences.

Christine A Avatar Christine A
4/04/2017
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