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 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.
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): one hour educative tour of Lakes Entrance Harbour and Ocean Entrance. Departs as required.
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, 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).
Basic Carpark Caters for limited mobility Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Customised Disabled access available Family Friendly Half Day or Less Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Non Smoking Pet Friendly - Enquire Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation The Ecotourism Association of Australia Tour Guiding Association Visitor Information Centre Walking and Biking Tours Water - Motorised
From $15 to $20
2 options are available;
Option One: a one-hour guided boat tour of harbour and Ocean Entrance.Highlights include commercial fishing fleet, ocean entrance to Gippsland Lakes and Fur Seal colony. Subject to suitable weather.
Option Two: Water-Taxi to or from Ocean Entrance. Spend time on walking tracks exploring the area. Watch fishing boats, seals and possibly dolphins.
Water-Taxi service is also available to visit Barrier Landing, Nyerimilang Jetty, Kalimna Jetty, Wyanga Winery Jetty, Nungurner, Metung or other locations. Subject to suitable weather and availability.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Pet Friendly - Enquire Public Toilet