A must do for anyone visiting the Fleurieu Peninsula We have recently done the Spirit of Coorong Adventure Cruise, a birthday gift from our family and they couldn't have given us anything better. It is a six hour cruise, leaving from Goolwa, although the day we travelled the cruise left from Mundoo Channel on Hindmarsh Island. The captain, Bain and his mate Mat are very informative and there is almost a non-stop commentary while on board and on the walks through the dunes. We learnt a lot about how the aboriginal people can survive in the bush and what plants and berries are safe to eat. The walks are optional and you are welcome to return to the boat at any time. After one of our walks we were treated to an entrée of freshly cooked Goolwa Cockles, cooked in a wine and garlic sauce and they were delicious. It brought back childhood memories, although then we ate them fresh out of the shells. We had a lunch pack of cold meats and salads served on board and afternoon tea as well. We were surprised to see that china mugs and stainless steel cutlery were their choice. It is so much nicer than drinking tea or coffee from polystyrene and using plastic cutlery. It also helps the environment by not having "throw away" containers etc., The tea and coffee was piping hot too. Cold drinks are available for purchase on the boat and fresh water is available. It is excellent value for money and I believe some of the accommodation places offer a 10% discount voucher on the cruise, making it even better value for money, so if you are staying down that way it pays to enquire with your hosts. We will certainly be recommending this cruise to our family and friends. If you are stuck with ideas for that hard to buy for person who enjoys the outdoors, no better gift than this cruise could be given to them.
6 hour cruise on the Coorong We did the 6 hour trip and are so glad we did. The boat trip is relaxing and the walks are interesting and fun. Bain's knowledge of the history of white settlement and the lifestyle of the Ngarrindjeri people, the environmental science, the engineering of the barrages and the wildlife was inexhaustible. Lunch was very healthy, well organised and very tasty. Dan and Bain run a tight ship. They were relaxed and made sure everything ran smoothly. It was incredibly good value for money. Thanks guys and thanks for being so considerate of our son (who has a severe intellectual disability).
Excellent Day Out!! Great day out exploring the Coorong with its seals, abundance of different birds, local history, dune walks and aboriginal culture. Bain and Lachie were great hosts and very knowledgeable. Lunch and afternoon tea were very good. Very well organised, enjoyable day out. Highly recommended.