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 Tours & Water-Taxi

Lakes Entrance Adventure and Outdoors Tours

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Open Hours: Times vary each day; based on suitable weather, tides and wildlife viewing opportunities. Various Departure Jetties.

1 or 2 hour. (See latest brochure)
Operates 3 or 4 days a week.
*** No planned Wildlife Tours between mid- December 2023 and late-January 2024 as our focus will be our Water-Taxi service to remote jetties.

ALL TOURS are personal service, flexible itineraries and no microphones….
1 HOUR TOUR; $60 per tour ($20 or $30pp). Educative BOAT TOUR around harbour and ocean entrance. View the Fur-Seal colony if tides are suitable. Designed for 2 or 3 passengers only. May take 4 passengers if weather and tides are suitable (still $60).
2 HOUR BOAT TOUR including short guided walk for up 2 or 3 persons only. Focus on local wildlife including Pelicans, Seals and occasionally Dolphins. May include a short guided walk. $100 per tour ($34 or $50pp).

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, houses, moorings, walking tracks and beaches. Operates on calm waterways within 10km of Lakes Entrance. $10-$25pp each way.

8.30am-6pm (maybe later in Summer).
Available 3 or 4 days a week.
Minimum fee 2 persons.
Phone/Text 0458511438 for a estimate/quote.
Water-Taxi service and Tours only runs if weather conditions are suitable.
No on-board toilet however public toilets are near departure jetties.

All trips are run by Skipper Pete, who is a 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). *** No planned Wildlife Tours between mid-December and late-January.

Capacity is 4 passengers for Water-Taxi and 3 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.