“Spirit of the Coorong”

Our boat “Spirit of the Coorong” operates Coorong and Murray Mouth cruises.

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Features:

Aluminium mono hullDraft 750 mmSeats 50 passengers insideToilet equipped (unisex)
Length = 14.7 metres2 x 250 hp outboard motorsPicture windowsOpen air upper deck with seating

“Spirit II”

Our boat “Spirit II” operates Coorong and Murray Mouth cruises.

We also use this boat for our extended cruising up the Murray River (Albury to Echuca & Echuca to Mildura) and our Gippsland Lakes Cruises (Sale to Lakes Entrance).

 

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Features:

Aluminium monohullDraft 700mmSeats 32 passengers insideToilet equipped (unisex)
Length = 13.6 metres2 x 225 hp outboard motorsPicture windowsOpen air upper deck with seating

TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingWater and sand to spare. My wife and I and two friends from the UK booked on The Spirit of the Coorong cruise for Sunday January 28th. The temperature was 40 Degrees plus, which did make conditions a little difficult, but not unbearably so. The trip through the Goolwa Barrage and then south to the Murray mouth was interesting, with a coolish breeze blowing through the boat. Because of the heat, the guide decided to beach the boat next to the river mouth so we could get ashore and up close and personal to the mouth of Australia's largest river, rather than walk over and through the sand dunes a bit further south. The mouth was a lot smaller than I expected for a river of this size. After an hour or so, we continued south and were served with a delicious cold meat and salad lunch. There was also an entree served of cockles ( pipis ) served in a garlic and white wine sauce for the many seafood lovers on board. I'm not one of them but I was assured by the passengers who did partake that they were exceptional. I recall some who had three serves, so they must have enjoyed them. Special dietary requirements advised at the time of booking were met with no difficulty. There were ample supplies of water and soft drinks at $ 2.00 per can/bottle to accompany the food, and at any other time during the cruise. We reached the southernmost point of the trip at a series of sandhills called Cattle Point, which is about 30 Km. from the Main Wharf at Goolwa from where we started. The options were to go ashore, climb the sandhill (s) and see the old aboriginal campsites, the flora and fauna and the way to find freshwater in the sandhills with sea water a few hundred yards away on either side, or stay on board in the comparative cool. Because of the extreme heat, there were only a few brave souls who attempted this walk. Those who did enjoyed the scenery and history, but struggled with the heat. The guides told us that had there not been a slight breeze, they would not have done the walk because of the weather. We headed back towards Goolwa, with coffee, tea and a magnificent fruit cake for afternoon tea on the way.We had left at 10.am and arrived back at the wharf just after 4.00pm. so we had a very pleasant and enjoyable 6 hours, with two very experienced and interesting guides, a comfortable boat and sightings of thousands of birds ranging from the smallest of the small up to and including the mighty Pelican, with its 2 meter plus wingspan. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable and informative day but we would have appreciated 10 degrees or so less ambient temperature. We will probably do this trip again in the cooler months.

SimonsdadAdelaide Avatar SimonsdadAdelaide
2/03/2018

5 star ratingWonderful day on the Murray From the booking, the trip, the lunch and the crew were all first rate. The explanations were easy to understand and all questions were answered. The lunch was salad in your own individual lunch box and was first rate. The afternoon tea slice was home made and lovely.

The 2 walks were interesting and good exercise over the sand dunes.

A very enjoyable day.

Uneekie Avatar Uneekie
8/07/2016

5 star ratingCoorong discovery We had 17 on a recent cruise on the Coorong. The 'captain' was extremely informative and certainly appeared to enjoy the telling us about all the different aspects of the Coorong. His assistant was also very helpful, explaining a lot about the vegetation and fauna on a walk to the beach. A very enjoyable lunch was part of the 4 hour experience.WELL worth going on this trip!

butler_anne Avatar butler_anne
9/24/2012
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