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    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.

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    Reviewed May 26, 2019

    We joined a group of friends for an amazing day out discovering this SA gem. Bain and Cam welcomed us on board in Goolwa and as we motored along the Murray through the Goolwa Barrage into The Coorong we heard a very informative commentary on...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Elizabeth G
    Stormboycountry, Marketing Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

    The Coorong is a magical place and the moods that the sky presents on wintry days are just stunning - the richness that is STORM BOY country. We are so happy that you had an amazing day with us.

    Reviewed May 25, 2019

    We loved the whole experience provided. Plenty of time for photos, guiding was excellent: informative and did not sound at all like they had said it 1000 times before. Loved getting off the boat for walks and animal and bird-spotting. Generous lunch, and the boys...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank 462melp
    Stormboycountry, Marketing Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so glad that you had an amazing day down the Coorong with us.

    Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. It was very informative and great value for money. The crew were most friendly and helpful.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Mark N
    Stormboycountry, Marketing Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review, we are glad you had a great day out on the water with us...

    Reviewed April 21, 2019

    We really enjoyed the 6 hour Coorong cruise, a comfortable boat (with a toilet, and upstairs seating), informative guides, 2 stops with short walks, a nice lunch and afternoon tea. A mix of locals and international visitors on board.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank ozzie2010
    Stormboycountry, Marketing Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to review our 'Coorong Adventure Cruise' we are stoked to hear that you had an enjoyable cruise.

    Reviewed April 15, 2019

    The captain and young crew members attended to our every need, with a brilliant knowledge of birdlife, aboriginal culture, and the Murray river. The cruise was great value for money and is highly recommended. The walks across the sand dunes saw quite a few of...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Debbie P
    Stormboycountry, Marketing Manager at Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to review and recommend our 'Coorong Discovery Cruise'

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