About Us

Spirit Australia Cruises is a family owned business now into the third generation of boat building and Murray River cruising.

Our cruise programs vary from day cruises departing Goolwa, South Australia across the Murray Mouth into the Coorong National Park under the banner ‘Spirit of the Coorong’, to extended hotel accommodated cruises along the length of the Murray River between Goolwa SA and Albury NSW under the ‘Murray River Run’ banner.

We also operate a 6 day/5 nights Gippsland Lakes cruise program, in Victoria.

Unlike traditional cruise boats, Spirit Australia passengers do not stay on-board in cabins. The boats are therefore smaller, allowing access to unique untravelled waters and offering a more personalised cruising experience. Passenger accommodation is on-shore in comfortable en-suite riverside town hotels allowing time to explore a different riverside town most evenings.
We mostly cruise one way, with coach return to port of origin to maximise distance cruised and minimise duplication of scenery.

From our Facebook Page

28 days ago

On our Spirit II Adventure Cruise yesterday there was discussion about whether or not there were Spoonbills on the banks of the Coorong as we passed by in the boat.

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Cruise Schedule

Gippsland Lakes6 DaysMultiple Departures
Jan, Feb, Mar
Goolwa to Mildura8 DaysMultiple Departures
Mar & Sept
Goolwa to Renmark5 DaysMultiple Departures
Mar & Sept
Renmark to Mildura4 DaysMultiple Departures
Mar & Sept
Yorke Peninsula6 DaysOne Departure Only
April
Wellington to Border Cliffs5 DaysMultiple Departures
Apr, May, Oct
5 Rivers Tour/Cruise5 DaysMultiple Departures
October
Source to the Sea8 DaysOne Departure Only
October
Albury to Echuca6 DaysMultiple Departures
Oct, Nov
Echuca to Mildura8 DaysOne Departure Only
Nov/Dec

What our passengers are saying...

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  • River cruising at its best! Thank you for the wonderful experience, especially getting off the sand bar!!! Very enjoyable.

    Lesley & Syd, Albury to Echuca

  • Excellent Trip. Organisation, meals and accommodation all FIRST CLASS.

    Mike & Dot

  • 4th time and still great. Looking forward to cruise number 5.

    Joyce & Don, Mildura to Renmark

  • Absolutely fantastic cruise. Looking forward to November's trip. Many thanks to Jock and crew. Great food too.

    Bronwyn & Tony, Mildura to Renmark

  • Interesting to see the river and some of the towns well known. Enjoyed skills and company of the crew and captain. Great trip.

    Geoff & Judith, Border Cliffs to Wellington

  • I've had a leisurely and very enjoyable cruise for my first river cruise. Great captain, crew, excellent experience. Looked after very well. Hopefully another cruise in the future - thank you. Deanna

    Deanna, Murray River Cruise Passenger

  • Having just returned from two fantastic weeks on the Murray, we want to thank you all for your amazing contribution as a team that made it such a great time. We had every confidence in you Jock that we would make it to Mildura. Your concentration and skill was really appreciated. I was grateful f...

    Ruth and Fran, Murray River Cruise Passengers

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