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 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 ratingCockles poached in cream and white wine on pristine beach just one highlight! We joined the full 6 hour Coorong Tour between Xmas and New Year 2013. What a delight the whole day was! Our skipper and "Talking Coorong Encyclopedia" Mat must be the best tour guide I have ever heard and his assistant Dave did a great job of keeping us comfortable fed and watered. Mat presented a mind-boggling amount of information about the area in a relaxed and subtly humorous way. No full on comedy routine disguising a lack of detailed knowledge..just fascinating facts and anecdotes. The variety and diversity of bird-life on show was extraordinary as was Mat's ability to spot and identify even the rarer species. He was clearly also a very polished Boat Captain confident enough to tease us about the unlikely possibility of running aground on one of the ever shifting sandbars. There were too many highlights of the tour to list here but for me the most exciting was our walk through pristine sand dunes to the obvious remains of aboriginal camp sites with their huge piles of discarded cockle shells. As a local from Adelaide I was overwhelmed by the beauty of this previously unvisited wilderness area an hour from my home.

Annette-David Avatar Annette-David

5 star ratingInformative and enjoyable Great two hour cruise from Goolwa Wharf to the Murray Mouth and back. Captain and crew were professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

Karen M Avatar Karen M
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