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 (Boat Tours & Water Taxi service)

Lakes Entrance Adventure and Outdoors Tours

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Open Hours: Departure times vary each day, based on suitable weather and tides.

LIMITED SERVICES during Winter months. Smaller vessel to take you to remote locations…

WATER-TAXI: Up to 3 ADULTS or 4 persons. Water-taxi is a quick one-way trip to or from Ocean Entrance, Barrier Landing, Nyerimilang Jetty or North Arm Jetties . Minimum 2 persons. 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: 8am-6pm. Brochure available. 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: $35-40 per trip each way ($18pp).

Fraser Island Retreat (Guests only): $35-40 per trip each way ($18pp). Wyanga Winery Jetty: $50-$60 per trip each way ($25pp).

Water-Taxi and Wildlife Tours only run if weather conditions are suitable. No on-board toilet however public toilets are near departure jetty.

1 HOUR HARBOUR & OCEAN ENTRANCE WILDLIFE TOUR: $60 per tour (up to 3 adults: $20-$30pp). Departure times vary each day based on demand, tides, weather and wildlife viewing opportunities. PLEASE CHECK IF RUNNING via Text 0458511438. Focus on commercial fishing harbour and wildlife around the ocean entrance; usually Pelicans, Seals and occasionally Dolphins.

SKIPPER PETE; 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. Involved in several wildlife citizen science projects. Check departure times via SMS 04585 11438. Also FaceBook: Lakes-Explorer Water Taxi 3909


LIMITED SERVICES during Winter months:

Lakes-Explorer is quick modern commercial tour boat which offers either 1 or 2 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. Minimum 2 persons.
Focus on Harbour and wildlife including Pelicans, Fur-Seals and occasionally Dolphins.

Map & Directions

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

Cancellation Policy

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