‘One-on-One’ personalised boating experiences for up to 4 persons per cruise

Cruises available Tue-Sat (Sun & Mon by appt.), long week-ends & school holidays

The Goolwa History Cruise (2 hours)

With more twists & turns than the river itself, discover why most of South Australia’s history, and especially Goolwa’s,
was, is & will be determined by just one common feature: water.

10% discount for South Australia’s History Festival – 27 Apr to 31 May 2019

Normal cost is $55 per person (min 2) – bookings made for the 2019 History Festival have a 10% discount to $50 per person (min 2)

Summer Sunset Cruise

(60 minutes)

Fixed Price Charter $99 – includes up to 4 persons

Shipwrecks &

River Trade Cruise

(1 hour)

$35 per person (min 2)

Family/group discount applies

Lower Lakes

Islands Cruise

(2 hour)

$80 per person (min 2)

Family/group discount applies


Fishing Charter

(1 or 2 hour)

$40-60 per person (min 2)

Family/group discount applies

You have the choice of departing from different docks around Goolwa (see FAQ) or even directly from a Coorong Quays waterfront propety.

Explore one of South Australia’s oldest towns & discover the river-trade history, shipwrecks, boats, homes, wildlife & features cruising the gateway to the Murray River & the birthplace of Australia’s first national freight network.

Goolwa is the gateway to the vast inland waterways (over 6,500km’s of rivers) of the Murray-Darling Basin and the birthplace of the paddle-steamer river trade. With the British Empire’s first public railway the South Coast was a major national & international transport hub, with Goolwa the development spark for SA and the Fleurieu Peninsula including Middleton, Port Elliot & Victor Harbor as well as many upstream river towns & regions. With the river trade providing access to huge areas (14%) of inland Australia ideal for agriculture, Goolwa played a major role in the expansion & multi-cultural settlement of Australia across the province of SA and the colonies of VIC & NSW (now also QLD).

Conveniently located just over an hour’s drive from Adelaide,
boating in safe & protected inland freshwater, discover:

• the rich history of Goolwa, including viewing local shipwrecks;
• the reasons for the growth & decline of the paddle-steamers & the river trade;
• the unique geography & environment of the Goolwa Channel & the Lower Lakes;
• the complexities & politics of water allocation across Australia;
• the spectacular boats & waterfront lifestyle associated with property
on the Goolwa Channel or in the Coorong Quays Marina on Hindmarsh Island;
• the wide range of Fleurieu Peninsula and River Murray wildlife;
• the enjoyment of just wetting a line fishing in the freshwaters of the Murray River.

We have online gift vouchers available for any of our one or two hour charters.

• pay securely online using any credit card (PayPal)
• includes up to 4 passengers
• valid for up to 12 months
• 10% discount on standard cruise price!

We will contact you directly and then email you a voucher that you can use as a gift or just use yourself.

Gift Voucher