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Lonsdale Cruises

Cruise the Gippsland Lakes with Lonsdale Cruises in search of the dolphins that frequent the lake system.

The skipper of Lonsdale Cruises, Tony, is a fourth generation seaman, a local character with a great sense of humour, and extensive knowledge of the Gippsland Lakes and surrounds.

Explore the diverse Flora and Fauna that the Gippsland Lakes has to offer. As well as dolphins, sightings of wallabies, seals and sea-birds are an integral part of the Lonsdale's Lake Cruise.

Upon boarding the Lonsdale, you will be greeted by Tony and Melinda, your hosts for the Cruise. Departing at 1pm, you will cruise out of Lakes Entrance heading for Nungurner. Then along to Box's Creek, Chinaman's Creek, Metung, Rigby, Fraser and Flanagan islands and then to Barriers Landing. The Cruise time will be approximately three hours, returning to Lakes Entrance at 4pm.

Price & booking

Tour pricing information (GST included)

Type Valid Price
Family ticket is for two adults and two children. Ticket price includes tea, coffee and scones baked on board.
01/10/15 - 01/03/16 $120.00
Ticket price includes tea, coffee and scones baked on board.
01/10/15 - 01/03/16 $30.00
Ticket price includes tea, coffee and scones baked on board.
01/10/15 - 01/03/16 $50.00
Cancellation and booking policy

All cruises are subject to change and, or weather conditions at the Skipper's discretion. Group bookings are accepted. Private charter is available, numbers and catering to be negotiated. A 20 per cent deposit is required and the balance needs to be paid on arrival. 24 hours notice is required of tour cancellation.

More info

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Days of operation:
  • Crusies run everyday, except Christmas Day. Contact for details.

    Departure details: 01/06/14 - 30/06/15

    Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tour starting location:
Cunninghame Quay
Mode of transport:
  • Ferry
  • Motor Vessel
  • Boat
  • Guide
  • Cruising

Tour operator

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

Your cruise includes a three hour, 28 kilometre cruise. A scenic cruise bonus will be to sight the dolphins that frequent the Lake system from around end-April through to December. During the winter and spring period you will often see baby and juvenile dolphins with the mothers and groups (pods); during these times great care is exercised not to harass them.

Lonsdale Cruises will always try to locate pods of dolphin for your visual pleasure but of course they are wild creatures and at times are in areas beyond view and control, therefore cannot always guarantee sightings.

Expert commentary will be given by skipper Tony, a 4th generation seaman and a local character with an inimitable sense of humour and extensive knowledge of the Gippsland Lakes area and its most interesting history.

Tea and coffee will be available with freshly baked scones. There is also have 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 the skipper to discuss your requirements and for a competitive quote for your charter.

Opening hours:

Operating most days. Not operating Christmas Day. All cruises subject to change and/or weather conditions at the Skipper's discretion.