Available Fri, Sat & Sun @ 10:30am
If the morning cruise is fully booked a 1:30 pm cruise will also be available.
As we do not have an on-board toilet cruises are limited to 2 hours.
Alternative days & times
If you have a minimum of 3 passengers then the cruise can generally operate to suit your own personal schedule – please call for more information.
Please note that this is not a walk-up service and requires prior booking or confirmation.
The south end of the Goolwa Wharf
We can also operate from the Goolwa Aquatic club jetty (Barrage Road), the Coorong Quays (Tolarno Drive) or even right from your own doorstep if you have a private dock (call for details).
The Coorong Quays is the most wind-protected dock and the easiest for passengers with low mobility.
All cruises return passengers to the place of departure unless otherwise requested.
Four (4) passengers
Our current commercial license restricts the number of passengers to 4 .
Please be aware that for recreational boating the capacity is calculated on weight (kg), however for commercial operation any person aged over 12 months is considered a commercial passenger.
To safely board & disembark passengers must have enough mobility to climb a short set of stairs.
$60 per person
A 10% discount applies for children (under 12), students or concession card holders.
A 20% discount applies for any FULL booking of 4 passengers (no other discounts apply).
Port Pullen Fuel Surcharge
As a cruise option we do not include this in the standard price. The surcharge is shown below:
- 1 passengers = $60 + $40 = $100
- 2 passengers = $120 + $40 = $160
- 3 passengers = $180 + $20 = $200
- 4 passengers = $200 + $40 = $240
We accept cash or payment via an on-board EFTPOS terminal.
The boat operation has two modes of travel, on-the-plane (~35km/h) or cruising (~7km/h).
The standard cruise departs from the dock crusing along the shoreline to the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club and then to the Goolwa Barrage (on-the-plane) through the lock and into the ocean water.
We then return back through the lock and cruise through the Coorong Quays – the largest freshwater marina in the Southern Hemisphere.
We then head (on-the-pane or cruise) to the Hindmarsh Island (Kumurangk) Bridge and cruise to the northern side.
We then cruise across to the Goolwa shoreline and back to the Goolwa Wharf.
The Murray Mouth
Passengers can choose to visit the sea mouth of the Murray-Darling river system with an on-the-plane run along a 7.5km protected channel from the Goolwa Barrage.
This takes approximately 12 minutes so is a minimum 30min round trip, however passengers can choose to stay as long as they want at the mouth. Note that the lock is closed from 12:30-1:30pm.
Due to cruise time limitations after visiting Port Pullen we do not normally cruise through the Coorong Quays.
What to bring
No matter what the weather we always recommend a tight fitting hat/cap and a wind-proof jacket/jumper.
Food & drinks
BYO drinks and food – alcohol as well (in moderation). You are most welcome to have your lunch on the water at Port Pullen.
Toilet-trained pets are most welcome. A soiling surcharge does apply so if in any doubt please bring your pet bedding as well.
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