Murray Mouth & Cape Jervis
In 2017 we have added 2 trips to our monthly schedule by popular demand. Both trips take around half a day to complete, with the Cape Jervis trip being unique as it involves a land leg in the boat trip. Leaving from either the Causeway Granite Island or Cape Jervis Marina, the return leg is a bus ride on the southern Fleurieu.
The Murray Mouth trip departs and returns from the Causeway Granite Island and offers the extended experience of site seeing the local coastline and marine life.
Both Tours offer a unique view of the Southern Fleurieu Coast that can only be obtained by boat, with our experienced skippers and the safety designed into the Big Duck, we can offer an extended day out for the whole family.
Murray Mouth Cruise
Murray Mouth Cruise
The Murray Mouth cruise departs from the Granite Island Causeway and works its way down past Port Elliot and Middleton to the mouth of the Murray River. A crossing of the Murray Bar is an opportunity that not many people have ever had a chance of doing, the combination of a safe boat, experienced captains and a spotter plan ensure that this unique opportunity is fun and safe.
The tour takes us past keen fisherman, into the waterway were Australia’s largest river network exits the mainland into the sea. We work our way through the Historic Goolwa Barrage to one of the oldest wharf's in South Australia.
The return trip is a reversal of the trip described above
**Due to the unpredictable nature of the Murray Mouth combined with inclement weather, tours will be confirmed 2-3 days prior to departure when weather modelling is accurate.
Operates Monthly to be confirmed on the day
2 Hours duration
Visit the Murray Mouth, Goolwa Barrage and Goolwa Wharf region
Bus returns at both ends to departure areas
Minimum age is 16, life jackets are provided and must be worn on the trip.
Cape Jervis / Victor Harbor Cruise
Cape Jarvis / Victor Harbor Cruise
Leaving from the Granite Island Causeway or the Cape Jervis Harbor, the Big Duck Tours motors past some of the most pristine, inaccessible by land coastline in South Australia, from the sand beaches of Pasons, Waitpinga and Tunkilla, to the rocky coves of Blowhole, Boat Harbor and Bullaparada. The Heysen Trail begins its 1200km journey from Cape Jervis, This cruise mimics the Heysen Trail's path from its beginning at Cape Jervis to Victor Harbor.
The tour takes us past the national parks (Newland Head, Talisker and Deep Creek as well as the surrounding farming lands.
Along the way, we can expect to interact with a vast array of marine life Sea Birds, Dolphins, Seals and Whales when in season.
Upon landing at our destination a return bus will return passengers back to their departure point.
Child (2-15 years) $100
Operates year round
3 Hours duration
See seals, sea lions, dolphins and whales (in season)
AM cruise departs Victor Harbor 11 am and returns by bus 2pm
PM cruise departs Victor Harbor by bus at 12pm and returns via boat at 3pm