Lakes-Explorer Sea Safari & Water Taxi

Modern, quick 4 passenger ferry
287 Esplanade (Post Office Jetty), Lakes Entrance VIC
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Water-Taxi & Eco-Tours (Sea-Safari)

MAY 2018 UPDATE:
Operating on Lakes Entrance waterways when weather is suitable. Booking essential.
Special trips on Lake Tyers each Tuesday. 

WATER-TAXI:
Operates around Lakes Entrance as required.
Water-Taxi service is a transfer between 2 locations.... similar to a car taxi (4 passengers). Operating since 2007.
OPERATIONAL HOURS: 7am-9pm.
Designed for access to remote beaches,  jetties and houses, also bushwalkers and photographers looking for unique locations.
Details and fee structure below. Preferred payment: Cash on board. 
Option for payments via SQUARE (Mobile Phone Credit Card transfer) or invoice. 
Please check at least 1 day in advance via 0458511438 (or SMS) to see if service is available.....
Fees based on each trip: up to 4 persons. 

WATER-TAXI destinations and fees:
Fee per trip (not per person).
Lakes Entrance to Ocean Entrance, Kalimna Jetty, North Arm Jetties, Barrier Landing, Rigby Island, West Entrance or Fraser Island (Guests only) Retreat. $40 per trip each way.
Lakes Entrance to Wyanga Winery Jetty. $50 per trip each way.
Lakes Entrance to Nungurner Jetty. $60 per trip each way.
Lakes Entrance to Metung Jetty/Hotel. $80 per trip each way. 
Night service: Extra $10 per trip if operating after sunset. 

Discount for multiple trips on same day. Subject to suitable weather and availability....

PRIVATE CHARTER: For up to 4 passengers.
$60 per operating hour, $30 per standby hour. Approx. $200-$300 per day.
Available at Lakes Entrance, Metung, Paynesville, Bairnsdale, Boole Poole, Lake Tyers, Nowa Nowa and major rivers.  Transport to departure destination via waterway or our trailer.  Price On Application (Departure point, time of day, total time....).   Subject to suitable weather.

SEA-SAFARI wildlife eco-tours:
Departs when wildlife viewing opportunities are suitable....
Guided Wildlife (Boat and Walking) Eco-Tours, known as Sea-Safaris are available on the Gippsland Lakes and Lake Tyers. These unique tours for up to 4 persons are designed for the interests of the group. Special focus on Shorebirds as part of a Citizen Science project. The departure time, points of interest and length of tour are to suit the group..... 
Binoculars and bird guide books on-board.
Minimum age for remote Sea-Safaris is 10 years old. 
$60 per hour per group of 4. 
Subject to suitable weather and availability...

LAKE TYERS: Tuesdays only 
Special 1 hour or 2 hour Sea-Safaris (Wildlife Eco-Tours on the water) on Lake Tyers will be available on Tuesdays. May & June. 
Depart Fishermans Landing. 
Booking essential.  Fee: (cash)
 1 hour = $20 per person.
2 hour = $35 per person. 

Booking & Fees:
Pay cash on board (preferred). Option to use SQUARE (Mobile Phone Credit Card Transfer) on board. Invoice by prior arrangement. Please book ahead via SMS 0458511438. 

Wildlife:
The Gippsland Lakes attracts a wide range of wildlife including.... Burranun Dolphins, Australia (Long-nosed) Fur Seals, Hog Deer, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wombats, Pelicans, King-fishers, Spoon-bills, Sea-Eagles, Egrets, Herons, Cormorants, Lapwings, Terns (Caspian, Crested, Fairy & Little), Coots, Ducks, Grebe, Hooded Plovers and others..... 
We conform to all Government regulations for viewing of wildlife. We are a Licensed Tour Operator (Parks Victoria DELWP) and active members of Wildlife Tourism Australia and Birdlife Australia.

Skipper Pete:
Owner/Operator, Commercial Coxswain, acreditted Eco-Guide (Eco-Tourism Australia), Licensed Tour Operator - DELWP Parks Victoria, former National Park Ranger (land and marine), qualified Tour Guide, WWC Card, qualified Cartographer, member of Birdlife Australia, member of Wildlife Tourism Australia.

Lakes-Explorer 5: MSV 13017
2016 Polycraft 5 metre built to commercial standard. AMSA Survey 2E (NS). Max. 4 passengers. Mercury 90 Sea-Pro (2018). Cruise at 40kph (20knots). Some weather protection. Stormy-Sea/Marlin weatherproof PFDs supplied. No toilet on-board however public toilets are often near jetties. Vessel trailable to various locations. 

For your safety:
Water-Taxi services and Sea-Safaris are often to remote locations that do not have vehicle access. Please bring suitable clothing, footwear, water and any medical requirements. First Aid kit on vessel. Most areas are covered by Telstra Mobile Phone Network. The Skipper has the right to change or cancel an activity at any time.
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Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
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