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: Wildlife Boat Tour or Water-Taxi

Lakes Entrance Adventure and Outdoors Tours

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Open Hours: Departure times vary each day: Phone 0458511438.

JUNE 2024 UPDATE: Not Available until late August at this stage.

ONE hour boat tours of Fur-Seal Colony.. Depart 8.30am, 10am or 11.30am if weather and tides are suitable.

Also a Water-Taxi service to remote jetties within 10km.

Only 3 or 4 days a week.

2, 3 or maybe 4 passengers.

PICKUP LOCATION FOR MOST BOAT TOURS: Myer Street Jetty Lakes Entrance, near Ocean Beach Footbridge. Other options may be possible.

WATER-TAXI service: Up to 4 persons. Water-taxi is a quick one-way trip to or from LAKES ENTRANCE to Ocean Entrance, Barrier Landing, Nyerimilang Jetty or North Arm Jetties . 2, 3 or 4 persons. Multiple trips for larger groups. Designed for access to remote locations; Jetties, remote houses, moorings, walking tracks and beaches. Operates on calm waterways within 10km of Lakes Entrance. $8-$25pp each way depending on distance.

EDUCATIONAL WILDLIFE TOURS: Skipper Pete, a Certified ECO-Guide with Eco-Tourism Australis, former Coastal & Marine National Park Ranger and an experienced Wildlife Citizen Scientist who runs either 1 hour or 2 hour educative boat tours.

Focus on harbour and Wildlife research. Designed for 2, 3 or maybe 4 persons (depending on weather). Best time is 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am or mid/late afternoon depending on the best tide.

Usually pickup at Myer Street Jetty. Operates only 3 or 4 days a week. 1 hour Tour: $15-$30pp or $60 per trip. 2 hour Tour: $34-$50pp or $100 per trip. Booking essential via text 0458511438.

OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF…,, 8.30am-6pm close (maybe later by arrangement). Available 3 or 4 days a week. Minimum fee 2 persons. Phone/Text 0458511438 for a estimate/quote. Water-Taxi service and Boat Tours only run if weather conditions are suitable. No on-board toilet however public toilets are near departure jetties.

SKIPPER PETE All trips are run by Skipper Pete, who is an experienced Coxswain, a Certified Eco-Guide by Eco-Tourism Australia (Only Certified ECO-guide working in East Gippsland). Licensed Tour Operator (DEECA-Parks Victoria), qualified Tour Guide, former National Park Ranger (Coastal & Marine), member of Birdlife Australia and member of Wildlife Tourism Australia. Involved in several wildlife citizen science projects.

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LAKES-EXPLORER offers either….

1. a quick commercial WATER-TAXI service to remote jetties within 10km of Lakes Entrance.

2. educational WILDLIFE BOAT TOURS (1 or 2 hours). Usually mornings only.

Capacity is 4 passengers for Water-Taxi.

Capacity is 3 or 4 passengers for Wildlife Boat Tours. Minimum 2 passengers.

Map & Directions

Berth 34, Western Harbour Marina, Lakes Entrance, Victoria

Phone 0458 511 438
Mobile 0458 511 438

Cancellation Policy

Water-Taxi services and Boat Tours are subject to suitable weather and tides. The Skipper has the right to modify or cancel the activity. Only operate 3 or 4 days a week. Maximum 3 or 4 persons.