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Lakes Explorer Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari

287 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, 3909

Some Lakes-Explorer tours and services are currently suspended until further notice. Please visit the website for the most up to date information.

Lakes-Explorer’s Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari (Eco-boat tour) offers a one hour educative tour of Lakes Entrance Harbour and Ocean Entrance, with a special focus on local wildlife including Dolphins, Seals, Kangaroos, Hog Deer, Pelicans, Terns, Kingfishers, Hooded Plovers, Sea Eagles, Cormorants and more.

All Sea-Safari activities are run by Skipper Pete, a Certified ECO-Guide with Eco-Tourism Australia. Skipper Pete is a former National Park Ranger, land and marine, a qualified tour guide and member of Birdlife Australia and Wildlife Tourism Australia. Lakes Explorer is a Licensed Tour Operator (DELWP Parks Victoria).

Tours depart as required. Pay on board. Cash only. Subject to suitable weather.

Cost
Type Indicative prices
Adult

Price is per person. 2 to 4 persons per group. Lakes - Explorer departs based on demand, suitable weather and wildlife viewing opportunities. $60 per hour per group of four.

$15.00 - $20.00

Inclusions

Gippsland Lakes are well known for Burranan Dolphins, Seals, Pelicans and other shore-birds. Binoculars and guide books available.

Days of operation:
  • Subject to suitable weather, tides and good wildlife viewing opportunities.

To minimise the spread of Covid, we are limiting passengers numbers to one family/household or known to each other.

Lakes-Explorer provides Water-Taxi and Eco-Tour (Sea-Safari) services throughout the Gippsland Lakes using a modern and quick commercial four-passenger ferry.

All Water-Taxi and Sea-Safari activities are run by Skipper Pete, a Certified ECO-Guide with Eco-Tourism Australia. Skipper Pete is a former National Park Ranger, land and marine, a qualified tour guide and member of Birdlife Australia and Wildlife Tourism Australia. Lakes Explorer is a Licensed Tour Operator (DELWP Parks Victoria).

The Water-Taxi service and Sea-Safaris are available to explore remote and unique areas that larger tour boats do not visit. Available on Gippsland Lakes, Lake Tyers and large Gippsland rivers.

The Water-Taxi carries up to four passengers. Fees are based on per trip. Available from Lakes Entrance to Barrier Landing, Rigby Island, Kalimna, Nyerimilang Homestead Jetty, Fraser Island Retreat (guests only), Nungurner or Metung.

Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari (Eco-boat tour) offers a one-hour educative tour of Lakes Entrance Harbour and Ocean Entrance. Departs as required.

Lakes-Explorer visits a remote location that does not have road access. Please bring suitable clothing, footwear and drink.

Other tours by this operator:
Membership:
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
287 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, 3909

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