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Reviewed 16 January 2019

Although our day started off rough (we ended up in the wrong town - good thing we were early-ish!) with patience from the admin team, we finally arrived at the right Marina. They were able to accommodate some last minute additions to our party as well as their dietary requirements.

The cruise itself was a bit choppy due to weather but the geological highlights, history and wildlife commentary was fantastic. Thanks to Tim and Mike who looked after us!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vi_1Nguyen
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Dear Vi_1Nguyen,

The mesmerising geological formations, history and resident wildlife of Maria Island are part of what makes every day a fantastic adventure! Thank you for choosing to spend your day with us, we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming you all onboard "Spirit of Maria", and really appreciate your lovely review.

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 16 January 2019

Can highly recommend the Maria Island day tour with excellent service provided by Mike and his crew. Mike took really great care of us, Meg couldn't have been more helpful, Tim was a wealth of knowledge on the history and geology of Maria Is, as well as a steady hand delivering drinks, and Steve was literally a master at the helm, steering the Spirit of Maria into some marvellous sea caves... and out again. Saw many seals, including pups, at Ile de Phoque, and bottle nose dolphins near Maria Is, stopped in calm water for a great lunch, and tramped around Darlington settlement learning much about its history. And what's with the wombats over there - they're blond!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 565johanness
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2019

Dear 565joha...

The mesmerising geological formations, history and resident wildlife of Maria Island are part of what makes every day a fantastic adventure! Thank you for choosing to spend your day with us, we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming you all onboard "Spirit of Maria", and really appreciate your lovely review.

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 16 January 2019

We had a wonderful full day cruising around Maria Island. It was a very informative tour with many highlights, like sailing into sea caves and swimming in a small cove. Thank you for a memorable time!

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

Dear jkjoklon,

Thank you for your lovely review! The rainbow sea-caves are certainly a unique and memorable experience and having a swim in the warm pristine waters of Maria Island is amazing during summer!

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 15 January 2019

We did the tour on December 1st. We had the best weather possible. The tour is well organized. We had a perfect day

Date of experience: December 2018
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Thank Smurfie58
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TeamECC, Manager at East Coast Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Dear Smurfie58,

What an incredible day! Perfect weather and fantastic encounters with both marine and wildlife, countless opportunities for photos as we cruised the spectacular coastline and pristine waters of Maria Island. We loved having you onboard and really appreciate your review.

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 14 January 2019

I cannot express enough how great this tour was. Apart from the magnificent views, the awesome caves, incredible up and close interaction with the seal. The only thing better was the attention of the staff. Steve's knowledge on the history of the island and caves was fascinating and his skills as a Captain were stellar. Now Megs turn, she was a wonderful hostess

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

Dear andrewsoutham,

Thanks for such a fantastic review, detailing a brilliant day! A special mix of marine and wildlife, as close to a perfect day as they come. We loved having you onboard "Spirit of Maria" and appreciate you choosing to enjoy a day's adventure 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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