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)

Lakes-Explorer 5 was damaged in a recent storm and will not be operating until early April.

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.
Designed for access to remote beaches,  jetties and houses, also bushwalkers and photographers looking for remote and unique locations.
Details and fee structure below. 
Please check at least 1 day in advance via SMS 0458511438 to see if available. (If weather is suitable). 
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....

SEA-SAFARI (Wildlife Eco-Tours)
Sea-Safaris are unique tours (boat and/or walking) for up to 4 persons to view wildlife at remote waterway locations.
Email for details: 

PRIVATE CHARTER: (within 15km of Lakes Entrance).  For up to 4 passengers.
$60 per operating hour, $30 per standby hour. Subject to suitable weather. 

Also available at Lake Tyers, Nowa Nowa, Boole Poole and major rivers.. 
Price On Application (Departure point, time of day, total time....)

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...

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.

Booking & Fees:
Pay on board: Cash only: No credit card facilities on board.
Please book ahead via SMS 0458511438. 
Departs from various location around Lakes Entrance or as required.

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 built to commercial standard. AMSA Survey 2E. 5 metre. 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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287 Esplanade (Post Office Jetty)
Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
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