Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

To minimise the spread of Covid, we are limiting passengers numbers to one family/household or known to each other.

Lakes-Explorer provides Water-Taxi and Eco-Tour (Sea-Safari) services throughout the Gippsland Lakes using a modern and quick commercial four-passenger ferry.

All Water-Taxi and Sea-Safari activities are run by Skipper Pete, a Certified 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. Lakes Explorer is a Licensed Tour Operator (DELWP Parks Victoria).

The Water-Taxi service and Sea-Safaris are available to explore remote and unique areas that larger tour boats do not visit. Available on Gippsland Lakes, Lake Tyers and large Gippsland rivers.

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

Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari (Eco-boat tour) offers a one-hour educative tour of Lakes Entrance Harbour and Ocean Entrance. Departs as required.

Lakes-Explorer visits a remote location that does not have road access. Please bring suitable clothing, footwear and drink.


Service Types

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Nature and wildlife



Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


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