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Coorong Adventure Cruise

Coorong Adventure Cruise
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Coorong Adventure Cruise
From USD 84.59
Overview

Spirit of the Coorong Adventure Cruise is the ultimate 6 hour cruise experience, which goes deep into the Coorong National Park and includes 2 guided walks.

What to Expect

Our Adventure Cruise departs from the Main Wharf in the old river port town of Goolwa.

Cruise to the Goolwa Barrage, through the lock and into the Coorong National Park to view the mouth of the River Murray. From the mouth the cruise heads into the pristine waters of the Coorong, past the spectacular white sand dunes and bird life, as your captain provides an informative and entertaining commentary on the passing scenes, bird life and history of the area.

Disembark for a guided walk through the sand dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula to the undisturbed white sandy beaches of the Great Southern Ocean. Along the walk your guide will talk about the cockle industry here, the sand dune flora and fauna and how the Aboriginal people lived in the area.

A delicious lunch of cold meats and salads is served with tea or coffee (special meals are available by prior request – vegetarian, gluten free etc) as the cruise continues deeper into the Coorong waterway. As you pass the Ewe Island and Tauwitchere Barrages, that separate the estuary Coorong from fresh water Lake Alexandrina, your captain will explain the man-made barrage and lock system that extends along the River Murray and tell you of the associated benefits and environmental impacts.

Deep into the Coorong, at Cattle Point, walk with your guide into the sand dunes again to learn more about the Aboriginal occupation of the area, see the middens left around their old campsites and discover fresh water as the Aboriginals did.

Afternoon tea is served as the cruise returns past the imposing sand dunes and back through the lock to the Goolwa Wharf where the cruise ends.

Reviews (17)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful absorbing day

It was very informative - the whole history of the region ancestral and european and the monumental task of separating fresh and saltwater for ecological and agricultural reasons. We saw a range of different migratory birds or though the numbers are down. The mittens were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank petesaund
SpiritCoorong, Owner at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! I'm sorry we didn't slow for photo opportunities, we are are more than happy to pause and stop for people taking photo's or who are interested in point of interest along the way - a quick shout out to the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A fun and informative day out

I really enjoyed the Coorong cruise – it was a great day out. Bain and Dave were both friendly, professional and informative and it was clear how much they love the Coorong and the Murray river and care about its conservation. The 2 walks were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sfh02
SpiritCoorong, Owner at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and recommendations, we are stoked that you had such a great day out with us on our tour - We will be sure to pass on your review to the Captain and Crew!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Crusing the Coorong

6 hr tour of Coorong from Goolwa Wharf to 25-30km down the Coorong to Cattle Point on a comfortable twin prop boat suitable for around 50 passengers. Two stops with a bit of a walk and discovery of the coast and the dunes and wildlife....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ian R
SpiritCoorong, Owner at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review and detailing our tour!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
excellant day on the coorong

last week we had the pleasure of the adventure cruise.right from the goolwa wharf we felt welcome.the captain and crew had so much knowledge of the area and continually pointed out birds and landmarks and middens and food sources of the original aboriginal people.Living near...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jan w
SpiritCoorong, Marketing at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and experience with us Jan! We aare glad you had a wonderful trip down into the beautiful Coorong with us.

Reviewed 31 October 2018
A great day out

This tour was well organised from booking to disembarkation. The guides were knowledgeable about both the local area and about the birdlife both local and migratory. Whilst 6 hours on the surface is a long time there were very few idle moments . A bit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bradley_griffin1
SpiritCoorong, Owner at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Bradley, thank you for the great review.

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