The people behind the scenes

Captain Jock Veenstra has spent most of his childhood years and all of his adult life in Goolwa, near the mouth of the Murray River, and grew up working on boats in his father’s tourist cruise business. A fully qualified river captain, skilled boat builder and tourism entrepreneur, Jock has a vast knowledge of the Murray River and the Coorong.
Spirit of the Coorong Cruises’ captains and crew are all locals with a wide knowledge of the environment in which the cruises operate. With a total of more than 100 years accumulated Coorong and Murray River cruising experience there is not much our captains do not know about this river system.
Both boat crew and office staff at Spirit of the Coorong are knowledgeable, relaxed, friendly and efficient. Job satisfaction is a feature of their work – they love helping visitors to enjoy their holiday in the Goolwa and Coorong area. After all, there aren’t too many other jobs that let you show people a spectacular area of pristine wetland wilderness that you just know they will enjoy!

Meet our friendly and experienced team…

Director/Owner/Senior Captain (50 years cruising experience):

Jock 2
Jock

 


Captains:

Bain and Daniel
Bain and Daniel

Crew:

Lachie
Lachie
Dave
Dave
Neil
Neil

Office Staff:

Office Use
Anne-Marie, Danni, Petrea, Merlene & Sue

TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingNature and Ocean Experience The Spirit of the Coorong Cruise is an excellent way to see the bird life and the diversity of the Coorong area. The crew are knowledgeable and keen to share their beautiful part of the world. For Storm Boy fans it's a must do.

Annona P Avatar Annona P
1/23/2017

5 star ratingCoorong tour An excellent tour with David and Bain who are very hospitalable and knowledgeable guides. . The walks are full of interesting historical facts that were well explained.

The lunch was good. The cockle entree was well received by most. However I am allergic to seafood and no alternative was offered. (this was mentioned on dietry requirements).

A relaxing day, great scenery and highly recommended.

Craig H Avatar Craig H
1/02/2018

5 star ratingVery informative tour Went on the full day tour and thoroughly enjoyed it, saw plenty of birdlife,seals and emus with their chicks, got off the boat for both walkabouts our guides were very informative and the walks were quite easy. Would highly recommend this tour but only if the weather is not too hot. The lunch was quite good too.

Janet D Avatar Janet D
9/20/2015
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