PRIVATE CHARTER: Research & Contractors: For up to 3 passengers.
$70 per operating hour, $30 per standby hour. Approx. $200-$250 per half day. $300-$400 for full 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.
Subject to suitable weather and availability.
COVID-19 Safe Plan.
* Regular cleaning and sanitising.
* Hand sanitising station.
* Wearing a face mask is optional
* Designated personal space
* No enclosed seating
* Register of passengers
* Maximum 1.5 hour travel time
Wearing of face masks is optional. We have no enclosed spaces and only one family or group (single booking) per trip or tour. We do ask that passengers bring/carry a mask when on-board. Our vessel has been modified to minimise the spread of COVID-19.
This website will be updated when things change... Also on Facebook: Lakes-Explorer at Lakes Entrance.
New fee structure (and brochure) applies from 1 December 2020.
LAKE TYERS: NOT AVAILABLE
2 hour Sea-Safaris (Wildlife Eco-Tours on the water). 2 hour = $50 per person. Book at least 3 days in advance.
Booking & Fees:
To organise suitable departure time contact Skipper Pete on 04585 11438 (SMS) or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 04585 11438
The Gippsland Lakes attracts a wide range of wildlife including.... Burranun Dolphins, Australian & Long-nosed Fur Seals, Hog Deer, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wombats, Pelicans, Spoon-bills, Sea-Eagles, Egrets, Herons, Cormorants (5 species), Lapwings, Terns (Caspian, Crested, Fairy & Little), Coots, Teals, Oystercatchers, Gulls (Pacific & Silver), 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.
Owner/Operator, Commercial Coxswain, Certified Eco-Guide (Eco-Tourism Australia), Licensed Tour Operator - DELWP Parks Victoria, former National Park Ranger (Coastal and marine), qualified Tour Guide, WWC Card, qualified Cartographer, member of Birdlife Australia, member of Wildlife Tourism Australia.
Lakes-Explorer: UVI 446091 (AMSA)
2016 Polycraft 5 metre built to commercial standard NSCV. AMSA Survey 2E (NS). Max. 4 passengers (+ Coxswain/Skipper). Mercury 90 Sea-Pro (2018). Cruise in main lakes at 37kph (20knots). Maximum speed in harbour is 10kph (5knots). Some weather protection. Stormy-Sea/Marlin weatherproof PFDs available. No toilet on-board however public toilets are often near jetties. Vessel trailable to various locations.
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. Regular COVID-19 cleaning as part of COVID Safe Plan. Most areas are covered by Telstra Mobile Phone Network. The Skipper has the right to change or cancel an activity at any time.