Spirit Australia Cruises, operating as Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, maintains public liability insurance and takes all possible care but indemnifies itself against any injury, damage or loss arising out of services provided by external suppliers.

Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

We understand that you are on holiday and we want to assist with making your travel plans flexible. However our cruises are often fully booked and we take waiting lists for passengers interested in coming along. Therefore if you are running late or you decide not to join our cruise, all we ask is that you please contact us by calling 1800 442 203 to cancel your booking. This gives us an opportunity to re-sell your seats to other guests.

We will allow you to reschedule your cruise providing a minimum of 48 hours notice is given and rescheduling your cruise is subject to cruise availability.

We reserve the right to charge the following fees for cancellations:
Cancellations within 24 hours of a cruise = 100% of the ticket price
Cancellations within 48 hours of a cruise = 50% of the ticket price
Cancellations beyond 48 hours of a cruise = No Fee

Tickets are available only for the Cruise commencing on the date as shown on the ticket.
Tickets are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash.

The Company requires all Passengers to be sufficiently mobile to negotiate stairs and generally move about the vessel.



  • At the time of printing all itinerary and cost details are correct. However these may be subject to change, sometimes without notice, due to operational circumstances.
  • The company and masters reserve the right to cancel or alter cruises at their discretion due to water levels, lock access, weather conditions or other operating conditions.
  • We require a minimum number of booked passengers for the CBD transfers to run.  If in the event this requirement is not met, passengers requiring transfers will be offered a rescheduled cruise or a full refund.
  • We cater for some special meal requirements (gluten free, vegetarian, food allergies etc). We are NOT able to cater for personal tastes. Please advise of any special meal requirements at the time of booking.
  • We must know number of all passengers on board, therefore please include all passengers in your booking, including “Child Under 2” for which there is no charge.
  • Please note – Meals are not included for children under the age of 2.
  • If your child is under the age of 2, and you would like a meal for the child, you will need to book and pay for a “Child (2-15 years)” Ticket.
  • As the cruise is in protected waters – motion sickness tablets are not normally required.



  • Gift Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • A Gift Voucher cannot be refunded, redeemed or exchanged for cash.
  • A Gift Voucher is only valid for the cruise you have selected.
  • Cruise times, dates and availability are listed on our website.
  • Gift Vouchers may be upgraded by the recipient (fees apply) at the time of booking (if applicable).
  • Bookings are to be made by the recipient.
  • Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.
  • Once the booking is made the above cancellation policy/fees apply.

TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star rating3.5hr Coorong Discovery Cruise. An excellent afternoon cruise to the Goolwa Barrage, through the lock, across the Murray mouth and into the Coorong National Park where we had a guided walk to the Southern Ocean and a chance to observe the many examples of Bush tucker along the way. Very knowledgeable captain and crew who were happy to answer questions or elaborate on interesting facts mentioned along the way. The boat was very clean and comfortable, and the picnic style lunch was very fresh and satisfying, We purchased this cruise for a Christmas treat for some overseas family visitors and none of us were disappointed. Well done Spirit of the Coorong.

_hehassall Avatar _hehassall

5 star ratingWonderful cruise into the historic Coorong A wonderful cruise along the Murray River, passing through a lock, seeing seals, black swans, pelicans and other birds. It was the real "Storm Boy" country. It was exciting hearing the history of the early days and how important the river was for transport and ship building. The boat took us to the mouth of the Murray River Wow! and along the Coorong with its sand dunes and scrubby vegetation. Lunch was delicious. Highly recommended.

Marylouise2017 Avatar Marylouise2017

5 star ratingGreat family day out We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 hour cruise on the Spirit of the Coorong. Mat was an excellent host. His commentary was informed, interesting and funny. Dave took us on 2 guided walks which again were informative and fun. It was great for the children on board to be able to have a run, and a paddle in the ocean. The scenery was spectacular, and we saw plenty of wildlife. The crew was very attentive, especially to some disabled passengers. The lunch was fantastic, and the cruise was well worth the money. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone.

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