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.

Lonsdale Cruises

Lakes Entrance Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

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Open Hours: 10am - 4pm

Please be advised that all bookings are to be made directly with the operator on 0413 666 638.
We do not operate on Wednesdays.

Hooray, we are back to full capacity running our 1pm to 4pm cruise.


Lonsdale Cruises are located at Cunningham Quay in Lakes Entrance and offer a totally different cruising experience.

We are currently running three cruises daily

Morning Short Cruise 10.15am returning 11.30 am
Scenic Eco Cruise 12.45pm returning 4pm
Afternoon Short Cruise 4.15pm returning 5.45pm
The morning and afternoon cruises are subject to change.

Your cruise includes a three hour,1pm to 4pm, 28 kilometer cruise. A scenic cruise bonus will be to sight the dolphins that frequent the Lake system from around May through to December.

During the winter and spring period you will often see baby and juvenile dolphins with the mothers and pods; during these times great care is exercised not to harass them.

Lonsdale Cruises will always try to locate pods of dolphin to see, but of course they are wild and at times are in areas beyond view and our control, therefore we cannot guarantee sightings.

Expert commentary will be given by Captain Tony, a fourth generation seaman and a local character with an inimitable sense of humour and extensive knowledge of the Lakes area and its most interesting history.

Tea and coffee are available with freshly baked scones. There is also a range of beers, wines and soft drink on board at bar prices.

The Lonsdale is great for private functions - whether a corporate or a family occasion. Call today to discuss your requirements and for a competitive quote for your charter.
We do not operate on Wednesdays.

Map & Directions

340 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909 Australia

Phone 0413 666 638