'Cruise the Coorong' is a tour operated by Michael Veenstra, whose family have a long association with the River Murray and the Goolwa area. Michael takes a maximum of 16 passengers in his comfortable shallow draft vessel, which is designed to get into the spots that other vessels cannot. Every seat has a view and there is also a video presentation to accompany the commentary.
The day I went on this cruise was fine and bright but still a little nippy, so I was glad I was prepared with a jacket as well as my sunnies and hat. We left from historic Goolwa Wharf and travelled up past Hindmarsh Island, through the Goolwa Barrage and towards the Murray mouth. Due to extensive dredging, the area immediately around Mouth is closed to vessels, but we managed to steer close enough to get a good look at the iconic outlet to the sea and envy the fishermen casting out into the Southern Ocean.