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Reviewed 11 January 2019

Excellent staff, wonderful time on the cruise. Had a good time on Maria Island too. Would have loved to explore more caves

Date of experience: January 2019
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Dear Tour05346154435,

Thanks for your company and kind review. Every day onboard "Spirit of Maria" is an adventure, and no matter how many times we are fortunate being able to explore the rainbow caves, we always look forward to the next visit as they are truly spectacular and viewing from either the top or lower deck, there are always ample opportunities for fantastic photos!

Because you have now travelled with us on a tour, you are a valued member of our VIP club and are entitled to VIP rates next time you cruise with us!


Kindest Regards - Team ECC
Mike, Steve
Tim, Meg
Bec, Kat
Rosey and Barb

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Reviewed 11 January 2019

Great friendly staff interesting information on all aspects of island and great lunch and snacks. Would recommend this trip to anyone wanting an enjoyable day out. Many thanks for a great a day!!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Dear Global49595154560,

We appreciate your lovely review and it was fantastic having you onboard! The catering staff do a brilliant job preparing the delicious smorgasbord lunch and their lemon slice at morning tea is always a favourite.

Because you have now travelled with us on a tour, you are a valued member of our VIP club and are entitled to VIP rates next time you cruise with us!


Kindest Regards - Team ECC
Mike, Steve
Tim, Meg
Bec, Kat
Rosey and Barb

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Reviewed 10 January 2019

Really enthusiastic team, good information about area and lovely boat.We managed to see lots of wildlife, wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, seals, dolphines......absolutely a must

Date of experience: January 2019
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Dear Alicia,

"Spirit of Maria" is certainly a fantastic way to experience the pristine waters of Maria Island. Thanks so much for your kind review, we enjoyed your company onboard and it was a pleasure being able to share the experiences of seal and dolphin encounters as well as our favourite island residents ....wombats!

Because you have now travelled with us on a tour, you are a valued member of our VIP club and are entitled to VIP rates next time you cruise with us!


Kindest Regards - Team ECC
Mike, Steve
Tim, Meg
Bec, Kat
Rosey and Barb

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Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

If you are debating booking this cruise don’t bother just do it! We had a fabulous day out with Mike as skipper and Megan as deckhand. They were both super knowledgeable as well as fun and kind. Mike knows the island inside out and his commentary of the geology of the island was really interesting. The shuttle bus drivers were great as well but sorry can’t remember their names. The cruise itself was comfortable and fun with breathtaking views. Lunch was yummy and drinks were easily available. You can sit down below or on the top deck. will chose the topdeck to enjoy the sunshine and views to the fullest and it was awesome! A bit windy and cool at times but that’s to be expected. We did the circumnavigation cruise, aside from the stunning island itself with caves, rock formations and white sand beaches we got to see lots of wildlife like a pod of dolphins, some lazy seals, a wedge tailed eagle and possibly a baby whale... a little to fast of an appearance to know for sure! Once we got to the island we had a few hours to explore and although the convict history of the island and old ruins were very interesting and the scenery stunning my absolute favourite we seeing a waddling wombat up close and personal. Overall a great day, couldn’t have asked for better, worth every dollar.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Newfiedownunder
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Dear Newfiedownunder,

What can we say .... what an amazing review! We truly enjoyed your company and the day was close to being as perfect as they can come: breathtaking views, dolphins, seals, wedge-tailed eagles - and our ultimate favourite ... wombats! Certainly a day full of fun and laughs and the creation of amazing memories around beautiful Maria Island, we are appreciative of your choosing to spend a day with us.

Because you have now travelled with us on a tour, you are a valued member of our VIP club and are entitled to VIP rates next time you cruise with us!


Kindest Regards - Team ECC
Mike, Steve
Tim, Meg
Bec, Kat
Rosey and Barb

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Reviewed 10 January 2019

We had an incredible time with the East Coast Cruises team - perfect combination of beautiful scenery and good company on board with the team offering a very personalised service.

Date of experience: January 2019
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Dear Tina,

Thanks for your kind review! As different as every day is, we are always guaranteed beautiful scenery and great company with everyone onboard "Spirit of Maria". We appreciate you choosing to spend the day with us and hope the rest of your holiday was as perfect as your day with us.

Because you have now travelled with us on a tour, you are a valued member of our VIP club and are entitled to VIP rates next time you cruise with us!


Kindest Regards - Team ECC
Mike, Steve
Tim, Meg
Bec, Kat
Rosey and Barb

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