Lakes-Explorer Water Taxi & Wildlife Tours

Lakes-Explorer Water Taxi & Wildlife Tours, Lakes Entrance: Hours, Address, Lakes-Explorer Water Taxi & Wildlife Tours Reviews: 5/5

Lakes-Explorer Water Taxi & Wildlife Tours

Lakes-Explorer Water Taxi & Wildlife Tours
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Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Skipper Pete runs a Water-taxi service and an educational wildlife Eco-Tour (Sea-Safari) based at Lakes Entrance. Passenger capacity: 3 adults and 1 child (under 10yo). Tours operate on the calm water-ways around Lakes Entrance. The modern (2017) and quick commercial ferry vessel "Lakes-Explorer” is designed to carry passengers to unique and remote locations. Focus is on wildlife including Seals, Pelicans and occasionally dolphins Skipper Pete is a Certified Eco-Guide (Eco-Tourism Australia), State Government Licensed Tour Operator, former National Park Ranger (Coastal & Marine), qualified tour guide, member of Wildlife Tourism Australia, member of Birdlife Australia and involved in various wildlife Citizen Science projects. We have been operating since 2007. Winner of 2018 best Marine business in East Gippsland. We have no set departure times as Eco-tours (Sea-Safari) and Water-taxi services are dependant on suitable weather and wildlife viewing.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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wwhho
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Simply amazing !
Nov 2020 • Family
Pete is truly knowledgeable and accomodating. I brought my two little kids to the trip and have absolutely no problem. Pete showed us the very best within the 1hour trip and we were lucky enough to see both dolphins and seal. We must look for Pete again if we re-visit here. Highly recommended !
Written November 25, 2020
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Thanks for the feedback. The Ocean Entrance to the Gippsland Lakes is an amazing place.... It was a great trip with incoming tide and light winds. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Lakes Entrance.
Written December 3, 2020
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Lee A
Bairnsdale, Australia147 contributions
INEXPENSIVE WAY TO SEE GIPPSLAND LAKES
Jul 2020
I have travelled on Peels Cruises and Eco Cruise but this is the best tour ever. Such an interesting and well versed guide/operator who knows all about the environment, wildlife and history of the Gippsland Lakes. Well worth the money and even more. Do not hesitate to take the one hour cruise and sit back and relax, listening to the commentary.
Written July 6, 2020
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Thanks for the feedback..... We have been operating for 12 years. We assist with research and Citizen Science projects thus pass on information during the tours.
Written July 9, 2020
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sandrewk2017
Greater Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
Excellent Eco-tour
Mar 2020
This was a brilliant, informative tour with Skipper Pete. He has a huge amount of knowledge about the local fauna and flora as well as local information about the fishing boats, local businesses and activities.

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour: the Entrance - great viewing of the seals basking on the rocks and frolicking in the surf; the boat moorings - great detail of the vessels and the work undertaken - whether that be fishing or ocean floor exploration; pelican spotting - look out for the coloured leg tags and report sightings as a citizen scientist.

We look forward to getting back on board with you Skipper - hopefully we will get to do a longer tour with you next time.
Written June 15, 2020
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Thanks for your feedback.... The Ocean Entrance and commercial harbour is a great place to visit. I enjoy running tours, as everyday is different. Thanks. Skipper Pete
Written June 22, 2020
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Ivanka S
Melbourne14 contributions
Hightly recommended
Jan 2020
Amazing hour cruising between dolphins and seals on magnificent Gippsland Lakes. Famous Mr Captain, despite being Melburnian, very knowledgeable, friendly and interesting cruise guide to my friend and our puppy dog. Do not miss this very affordable, enjoyable one hour on the Lakes.
Written February 5, 2020
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Thanks for the feedback. The Ocean Entrance to the Gippsland Lakes is a great place to view.... I did move to this area about 12 years ago after 20+ years working within coastal and marine National Parks. As we only carry up to 4 passengers, thus only one group, small friendly dogs are welcome...
Written February 6, 2020
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N R D
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Boat trip
Nov 2019 • Family
I highly recommend this trip to anyone going to lake entrance. We really enjoyed our boat trip with Pete. My son loved it. Thank you Pete.
Written November 27, 2019
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Thanks for the feedback thus most welcome... As we focus on couples, families and small groups (up to 4), each tour is tailored to the group. Lakes Entrance waterways have great places to explore... including wildlife.
Written November 29, 2019
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Danny Doody
Melbourne, Australia42 contributions
Informative and FUN!
Aug 2019 • Couples
We would highly recommend this activity. Skipper Pete is very welcoming, informative and friendly.

It’s a one hour trip around the lake with Pete describing the variety of bird species, talking about the boat and fishing industry’s and giving you a little a bit of history about Lakes Entrance.

It’s very affordable and we were fortunate enough to go during calm weather.

And we even saw Australia Fur Seals!
It was quite literally an AWESOME day. Thanks Pete.
Written August 18, 2019
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Hi, Thanks for feedback. Glad you enjoyed the trip around the Ocean Entrance. There is a lot to see, which can vary each day depending on tides, weather and wildlife.....
Written August 19, 2019
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L-u-k-e-p-a
Wattle Grove, Australia6 contributions
Great short tour perfect length with the kids
Apr 2017 • Family
Skipper Pete provided a great tour at very good value. Daughter (6) really enjoyed finding all the different birds along the way and tracking in the worksheet provided. For a 1.5hr tour is a good way to see around the area and find out about its history and see some local wildlife. Great length for our kids (3 & 6) and kept them interested throughout.
Written April 16, 2017
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Skipper Peter J
Skipper Peter J
Thank you for your feedback. We try to fit in as much as possible into our 1.15 hour Ocean Entrance Sea-Safaris. We find the bird spotting activity will alert young passengers to the many different species of birds that rely on the Gippsland Lakes....
Written April 16, 2017
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KisuKali
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
Boat trip
Apr 2017 • Couples
A great trip around Lakes Entrance. Skipper Pete was a wealth of knowledge about the local wildlife, and took us to some good places to view seals and sea birds. We also learned about the geological history of Lakes Entrance and the beaches. On the way back we had a look at the commercial boats, and Skipper Pete told us about the local fishing industry. Overall a really good trip, great value, and highly recommended for both adults and children.
Written April 14, 2017
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Skipper Peter J
Skipper Peter J
Thank you for your feed back. We look forward to feedback as it gives us ideas for future Sea Safaris. Each Sea-Safari is different due to various weather, tides and wildlife viewing. We look forward to you joining us again....
Written April 16, 2017
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Carmenscats
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Great money for value,we had a amazing time guide was fantastic
Mar 2017 • Couples
We learnt so much we didn't know about the lakes ,our guide was so good and had alote of time for his passages
Written March 20, 2017
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Skipper Peter J
Skipper Peter J
Thank you for the feedback.... we try to make our Ocean Entrance Sea Safaris interesting and educational. As we only take 10 passengers, each Sea Safaris is designed to suit the group.
Written March 21, 2017
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Michelle L
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
Relaxing and knowledgable cruise
Jan 2017
What a great little cruise, only takes ten people so very personal with plenty of space and very comfortable. Skipper Pete is very knowledgeable and passionate of the area and wild life. Thank you Pete we loved our trip. Darren, Michelle and the girls
Written January 27, 2017
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Skipper Peter J
Skipper Peter J
Thank you for your feedback... We have only resumed Sea-Safaris last week as we suspended Sea-Safaris for 3 weeks over Christmas-New Year due to busy waterways (too many boats!) As a small group tour, we have the opportunity to change our itinerary to best suit the day...
Written January 29, 2017
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