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PORT PRINCESS DOLPHIN CRUISES
BOOKINGS 0418 817 837
SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRUISES
2 -hour dolphin cruises
Monday - Friday 11am & 1pm
Saturday 1.30pm | Sunday 11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Cost adult $8 | child $6
Lunch available on all cruises, ice-creams, soft drinks & slushies
with FULL commentary ANY TIME
Cost adult $8 | child $6
Hot food and drinks available on all cruises
Departure times listed on our web page (Cruise Schedules)
2 hour lunch cruises any time (menu on site)
Cruise & main course | adult $20 | child $15
Cruise, main course & dessert | adult $25 | child $19
2 -hour lunch cruises and full bar facilities available
Cocktail cruises, smorgasbord, barbecue dinner, weddings,
corporate events, large dining room and sundeck
All menus can be seen on our web page
Looking for something different for your end-of-year
function... Join us for our Smorgasboard dinner with DJ
Christmas Week Day Luncheons also available
School Holiday Fun
More than just a dolphin cruise
THE Port Princess Dolphin
Cruises offer more than just
the dolphin encounter, ac-
cording to skipper Brian
The cruises are also a great
way to learn about the history
of the Port River, to discover
the plant, bird and fish species
that inhabit the river and to
spot the various boats that use
Mr Thomas said the cruise
offers a range of activities for
people of all ages to experi-
"There are approximately 34
dolphins in the river, which
you are 99.9 per cent guaran-
teed to see," Mr Thomas said.
"We've also got a great
amount of birds in the area,
we've got the second-largest
colony of pelicans, we have
even got the seals out at Outer
Harbor, but you can only see
them when you do the big
"On the cruise we go past
the mangroves on Torrens Is-
land, which are very unique in
South Australia; they are what
you call a grey mangrove and
they are great breeding grounds
for both bird and fish life."
Mr Thomas has been in-
volved with the river since he
was 15 years old and uses his
extensive knowledge to com-
mentate the cruise and to an-
swer any questions from pas-
On board the boat there are
also a number of activities for
"I have a special little steer-
ing wheel for the kids to steer
the boat and when they do that
I give them a certificate to say
they have skippered the boat,"
Mr Thomas said.
"We have a 'kiddies corner'
on the boat, where they can do
"It is a very child-conscious
"There is food available on
every cruise, as well as facilities
to host private functions, such
as birthdays and weddings.
"We've catered for up to 150
people before, but nowadays
we fit about 120 people down
below," Mr Thomas said.
"When you're sitting in the
dining room you are sitting
virtually level with the water
and you're looking out onto
the water from these big win-
dows, so it is good viewing and
it is fully air-conditioned and
"Also, you can still see all the
animals at night."
For more information re-
garding cruise times and costs,
visit the Port Princess website
(portprincess.com.au) or call
Pauline (0418 817 837).
-- Carl Pfeiffer
The Port Princess Dolphin Cruises provide a great opportunity to
discover the Port River and the bird and sh species that inhabit the
The Port Princess Dophin Cruise is a great holiday
adventure for the children, who might even get to
drive the boat.
Mural's double vision
Kim Wright has been honoured for her exemplary work around the community by
featuring as part of a mural at Gawler's multi-storey car park. PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
SOME familiar Gawler faces have
been included in a series of murals
painted on the top of the town's
multi-storey car park.
A Gawler Council initiative, the mu-
ral project featured three well-known
Gawler artists who designed concepts
that suited the town's 175th anniver-
The multi-storey car park was se-
lected because the area was the target
of regular graffiti attacks.
The artists involved were Scott
Rathman, Seb Humphreys and Robyn
One of the faces on the wall is well-
known Gawler local Kim Wright.
She was chosen to feature to recog-
nise her exemplary work in her role as
community development co-ordina-
tor at the Gawler & District College
She is also involved in community
work such as being a member of the
Gawler NAIDOC Committee.
Waiting for Christmas
THE trees are up, the tinsel is glis-
tening and the lights are shining,
Christmas is in the air.
I love the way children are excited
this time of year, the air of anticipation
is thick in the community, all waiting,
all desiring to celebrate Christmas.
There is no doubt it is a special time,
the build-up is just as important as
the day, with parties, celebrations and
wind-ups all in full swing.
In most churches this waiting, this
building of excitement for Christmas
is called Advent, where we wait to cel-
ebrate the Son of God, Christ, being
Not that we know the exact day, nor
do we know the exact year of His birth,
but we do know and celebrate that God
became man and dwelt amongst us, just
As the church, we wait with anticipa-
tion for Christmas because it was this
event that God intervened in this world
in such a profound way that it still re-
verberates 2000 years later.
The old Christmas carols sing of the
story, the churches proclaim the story
that God came down and became one
of us to bring salvation to our world.
You might have little to do with
a church, or even with religion, but
Christmas is significant for you as well;
it shows that God wants to intervene in
your life now like He did back then.
God desires for you to know that the
birth of His Son is just as important to-
day as it was 2000 years ago.
The Christmas story is laced with
people who struggle, who question, who
doubt, with rich and poor and in the
middle of it all God's plan comes into
play; that He made Himself known and
made a way for people to know Him.
No matter what your background, no
matter your station, Jesus comes to us
today as He did long ago to bring us
back to God.
This Christmas, I encourage you to
enter into the story of the baby in the
manger, to wait in anticipation that
God wants to enter into your story and
change your life forever.
There is far more to Christmas than
opening wrapped presents under a
tree, far more than tinsel and lights,
there is a deeper more profound story
All churches are holding Christmas
services, why not check out your local
church during this Christmas period
and enter the story of God.
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