Lakes-Explorer provides water-taxi and eco-tour (Sea-Safari) services using the modern and quick commercial four passenger ferry.

The Water-Taxi service and Sea-Safaris available to explore remote and unique areas that large tour boats do not visit.

Available on Gippsland Lakes, Lake Tyers and large Gippsland rivers.

Water taxi: carries up to four passengers. Fees are based on per trip. Available from Lakes Entrance to Barrier Landing, Rigby Island, Kalimna, Fraser Island Retreat (guests only), Nungurner or Metung.

Eco – tour: (Sea-Safari): one, two or three hour guided boat and walking tours to explore remote locations or view wildlife.

Lakes- explorer: visits remote location that do not have road access. Please bring suitable clothing, footwear and drink. The Skipper has the right to modify or cancel an activity.

All Water-Taxi and Sea-Safari activities are run by Skipper Pete, an accredited eco-guide with Eco-Tourism Australia. Skipper Pete is a former National Park Ranger (land and marine), a qualified tour guide and member of Birdlife Australia and Wildlife Tourism Australia


Carpark Caters for limited mobility Customised Half Day or Less Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Non Smoking Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation The Ecotourism Association of Australia Tour Guiding Association Walking and Biking Tours Water - Motorised


From $15 to $40

Guided boat and walking tours (Sea-Safari) are available on the Gippsland Lakes, focusing on the four islands between Lakes Entrance and Metung. 

Rigby, Fraser, Flanningan and Pelican Islands each has a unique history and a wide range of wildlife. Seals and dolphins are occasionally seen.

Binoculars and guide books on-board. Minimum age for remote Sea-Safaris is 10 years old. $60 per hour per group of four. 

Also available at Lake Tyers, Nowa Nowa, Boole Poole and major rivers. Subject to suitable weather and availability.

Carpark Non Smoking Public Toilet

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