• Cruises & boat tours

Ocean Entrance Sea-Safari or Water-Taxi

287 Esplanade, Post Office Jetty, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, 3909

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.

Type Indicative prices

Price is per person. 2 to 4 persons per group. Lakes - Explorer departs based on demand, suitable weather and wildlife viewing opportunities. $60 per hour per group of four.

$15.00 - $20.00


Gippsland Lakes are well known for Burranan Dolphins, Seals, Pelicans and other shore-birds. Binoculars and guide books available.

Days of operation:
  • Subject to suitable weather, tides and good wildlife viewing opportunities....

  • WATER-TAXI service: Access to remote jetties, beaches, walking tracks and National Park.

Tour highlights:
  • Ocean Entrance to Gippsland Lakes.
    Travel by boat to view the ocean entrance. Dolphins, seals and Shore-birds including Pelicans, Terns and Cormorants are often seen. Optional guided short walks by Skipper Pete, a Certified Eco-Guide and Licensed Tour Operator. Guide books and binoculars available. BYO camera.

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).

  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Visitor Information Centre
287 Esplanade, Post Office Jetty, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, 3909

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