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Lakes-Explorer Water-Taxi service and Wildlife Eco-Tours (Sea-Safari) operates on calm waterways around Lakes Entrance, Metung, Lakes Tyers and major rivers.

Lakes-Explorer focusses on taking travellers to remote and unique places to view marine life and bird life that larger tour boats are unable to visit....

Maximum 4 passengers on Commercial Ferry "Lakes-Explorer 5". Departs as required. Time and date are determined based on demand, weather and wildlife viewing opportunities...

Fees based on "per trip" for up to 4 passengers.

WATER-TAXI: Lakes Entrance - Ocean Entrance: $10 per person (min 2 persons).

Lakes Entrance - Barrier landing, Rigby Island, Kalimna ($10-15pp)

Fraser Island Retreat (Guests only): $40 per trip each way. Lakes Entrance - Metung: $80 per trip each way.

SEA-SAFARI (Eco-Tours):

Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari: 1 hour: $20 per person (min 2, max 3 persons).

1, 2 or 3 hour or longer eco-tours are available for small groups up to 4 participants. Sea-Safaris include guided walks in remote locations. Minimum age: 10 years old. Fee: $70 per hour per group (up to 4 persons).

Tours and Trips only run if weather conditions are suitable. No on-board toilet however public toilets are near jetties.

All tours and trips are run by Skipper Pete, who is a Coxswain, an accredited Eco-Guide (Eco-Tourism Australia), Licensed Tour Operator (DELWP Parks Victoria), qualified Tour Guide, former National Park Ranger, member of Birdlife Australia and member of Wildlife Tourism Australia. Booking via SMS 04585 11438.

Hours: Departure based on demand, suitable weather and wildlife viewing opporunities.


Skipper Pete operates a water-taxi service and educational wildlife eco-tours (Sea-Safari) around Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers and local major rivers. Skipper Pete is an acreditted Eco-Guide (Eco-Tourism Australia), Licensed Tour Operator, former National Park Ranger (land & marine) and a qualified guide.

All water-taxi services and Eco-tours (Sea-Safari) use the new vessel Lakes-Explorer 5 for taking up to 4 passengers quickly to remote and unique locations.

The water-taxi service is designed for bushwalkers, photographers, access to remote houses/jetties or travellers wishing to visit remote islands with in the Gippsland Lakes.

Fees based on per trip (up to 3 passengers)

WATER-TAXI: Lakes Entrance - Barrier landing: $30 for 2 persons. $40 for 4 persons. Each way.
Fraser Island Retreat (Guests only). $40 per trip each way (up to 4 passengers and luggage.
Lakes Entrance - Nungurner: $60 per trip each way. Lakes Entrance - Metung: $80 per trip each way. Discount for multiple trips on the same day.

ECO-TOUR (Sea-Safari). $20pp. (Min. 2: up to 4 persons). Special focus on local wildlife including Dolphins, Seals, Kangaroos, Hog Deer, Pelicans, Terns, Kingfishers, Hooded Plovers, Sea Eagles, Cormorants......

Pay on board. Cash Only. Subject to suitable weather.

For your safety: Water-Taxi services and Sea-Safaris are often to remote locations that don't have road access..... thus please come prepared.... The Skipper has the right to modify or cancel an activity.

All Sea-Safaris and Water-Taxi services are subject to suitable weather. The Skipper has the right to modify or cancell the activity.

287 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, 3909, Australia