Lakes-Explorer MSV 11438
Rigby Island
Lakes-Explorer MSV 11438
Sea-Birds on Rigby island
Sea-Safari on Lakes-Explorer
Sea- Safari on Lakes Explorer

Sea-Safari

Tour operated by: Sea-Safari on Lakes-Explorer

Address: Post Office Jetty, 287 Esplanade Road, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909

Mobile: 0458 511 438  

Email: peter@lakes-explorer.com.au
Web: lakes-explorer.com.au

Sea-Safari on Lakes-Explorer offer a unique and educational boat trip at Lakes Entrance on the calm Gippsland Lakes waterways. Departures are based on suitable weather, tides and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Three hour Rigby Island Sea-Safari - Up to ten passengers will travel the waterways, observing, identifying and monitoring sea-birds and marine life using work-books and binoculars supplied. The Rigby Island Sea-Safari includes two short guided walks. Water-testing for salinity level is carried out. Sea-Safaris generally depart at 10:00am Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and only if the weather is suitable.

75 minute Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari explores the harbour, fishing fleet and Ocean Entrance. Sea-birds, seals and dolphins are often seen. Usually departs at 10:00am and in the afternoon including weekends.

Lakes-Explorer is a modern, comfortable 12 seater vessel, with padded seats, weather protection and easy access.

Lakes-Explorer is also available for private charter or as a Water-Taxi to remote locations including Barrier Landing, Rigby Island, The Entrance and North Arm.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari

Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari: Adult - $15, Concession - $10 and Child - $5. Family & Group discounts apply.

01/09/1531/05/16$5.00$15.00

Rigby Island Sea-Safari

Adult - $30, Concession - $25, Child - $20 (must be over six years old). Discount for family or groups.

01/09/1531/05/16$20.00$30.00

Water-Taxi

$5 per person plus flag fall, each way.

01/09/1501/06/16$5.00$15.00

Payment methods accepted

Cash Only 

Cancellation and booking policy

Sea-Safaris and Water-Taxi services may be cancelled due to cold, wet or windy conditions or aspects outside the control of the Skipper. Confirmation to be made on the preceding day.

Days of operation

Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari (Morning and Afternoon Departures)

Departure details: 01/09/15 - 01/04/16

Mon/Tue/Wed: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Water-taxi

Departure details: 01/09/15 - 02/04/16

Mon/Tue/Wed: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Thu/Fri: 7:00am - 10:00pm

Rigby Island Sea-Safari

Departure details: 01/09/15 - 02/04/16

Tour starting location

Post Office Jetty

Mode of transport

  • Motor Vessel

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cruising
  • Dolphin watching
  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking
  • Guided walks

Experiences

  • Boat
  • Nature based
  • Walking
  • Wildlife

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Crewed charter
  • Guide
  • Public transport

Sea-Safari is an educational trip on the calm waterways of the Gippsland Lakes (Lakes Entrance). Either enjoy the 75 minute Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari or the three hour Rigby Island Sea-Safari. Sea-Safaris are run on LAKES-EXPLORER MSV 11438, a modern 12 seater ferry.

All Sea-Safaris are run by Skipper Pete, a former National Park Ranger with 20 years experience managing land and marine national parks.

Passengers should wear suitable clothing and footwear, bring personal sun protection, food and drinking water. Quality binoculars and identification guides are available.

Lakes-Explorer does not have a toilet however most on-shore stops are close to public toilets.

Lakes-Explorer may be booked as a water taxi (7:00am to 10:00pm) between various locations close to Lakes Entrance including Ocean Entrance, Barrier Landing, Rigby Island, Fraser Island Retreat (Guests Only) North Arm, Wyanga Winery Jetty and Nyerimilang Beach. This is subject to suitable weather. Please book ahead.

Opening hours

Sea-Safaris usually depart each day if weather, tides and wildlife opportunities are suitable. Either 75 minute Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari or three hour Rigby Island Sea-Safari. Water-taxi available from 7:00am and 10:00pm most days.

Most days
7:00am -10:00pm
Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari: morning and afternoon. Rigby Island Sea-Safari: mornings only. Water-Taxi: 7:00am to 10:00pm.

Memberships

  • Charter Vessel Association
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Wildlife Tourism Australia
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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