Spirit of the Coorong Cruises this was a beautiful day out with my husband that was booked as a spur of the moment event. It was an overcast day but we still sat upstairs on the boat and enjoyed the view and the very informed commentary from the 2 gentlemen who ran the show, drove the boat, did the tour guide thing and then feed us a lovely and filling lunch, morning and afternoon teas. All the amenities were spotless and every step was taken to ensure a safe and comfortable trip was had by all.
Sun, 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.
A great adventure I did the long adventure and loved it. Plenty of birds and history from the skipper. The boat was clean and the crew was helpful.