East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

Lakes Explorer (Water Taxi or Wildlife Tour)

Lakes Entrance Adventure and Outdoors Tours

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Open Hours: As required: Based on suitable weather and tides.

1 HOUR HARBOUR & OCEAN ENTRANCE WILDLIFE TOUR: $50 per tour (up to 3 adults: $17-$25pp). Departure times are based on demand, tides, weather and wildlife viewing opportunities... Focus on commercial fishing harbour and wildlife around the ocean entrance… usually Pelicans, Seals and occasionally Dolphins. Not available Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2022.

WATER-TAXI: Up to 3 ADULTS or 4 persons. Water-taxi is a quick one-way trip. Designed for access to remote locations; Jetties, houses, moorings, walking tracks and beaches. Lakes-Explorer Water-Taxi service operates on calm waterways around Lakes Entrance, Metung 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.

WATER-TAXI fees: Lakes Entrance - Ocean Entrance: $20-$25 per trip ($10 per person: min 2 persons: max. 3 adults).

Lakes Entrance to Barrier Landing Jetties, Rigby Island, Kalimna Hotel Jetty: $30-40 per trip each way ($15pp).

Fraser Island Retreat (Guests only): $30-40 per trip each way ($15pp). Wyanga Winery Jetty: $40-$50 per trip each way ($20pp). Lakes Entrance - Metung: $60-70 per trip each way ($30pp).

Water-Taxi and Wildlife Tours only run if weather conditions are suitable. No tours or water-taxi: Dec 22 - 26. No on-board toilet however public toilets are near jetties.

All 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. Also FaceBook: Lakes-Explorer Water-Taxi


Lakes-Explorer is quick modern commercial tour boat which offers short 1 hour educational boat tours (Sea-Safari) or water-taxi service to remote locations around Lakes Entrance. Capacity is 3 adults or 4 passengers per trip.
Focus on wildlife…. including Pelicans, Fur-Seals and occasionally Dolphins.

Map & Directions

1 Myer Street (Myer Street Jetty), Lakes Entrance, Victoria, 3909, Australia


Usually departs from Myer Street Jetty (near Ocean Footbridge) or various jetties around Lakes Entrance including Post Office Jetty or North Arm Boat Ramp. Toilets and car parking available near departure jetty.

Cancellation Policy

All Tours and Water-Taxi services are subject to suitable weather. The Skipper has the right to modify or cancell the activity. Regular COVID-19 cleaning undertaken.