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 1:00pm, 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 4:00pm.

Type Indicative prices

Adult tickets are $50 each. Family ticket is for two adults and two children. Ticket price includes tea, coffee and scones baked on board.

$50.00 - $120.00

For Children under 14.



Tea, coffee and scones baked fresh on board whist you sail.

Days of operation:
  • Leave Cunningham Quay at 1:00pm, every day except Wednesday. Please call for bookings. Ticket price includes freshly baked scones and cream. Gluten free available upon request - please make note of this at time of booking.

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

Cruises run for three hours, travelling over 28 kilometres. A scenic cruise bonus will be to sight the dolphins that frequent the Lake system from around May through to December.

During the winter and spring period you will often see baby and juvenile dolphins with the mothers and pods. During these times great care is exercised not to harass them.

Lonsdale Cruises will always try to locate pods of dolphin to see, but of course they are wild and at times are in areas beyond view and our control, therefore we cannot guarantee sightings.

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

Tea and coffee are available with freshly baked scones. There is also 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 to discuss your requirements and for a competitive quote for your charter.

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The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, 3909

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