Lakes-Explorer: Wildlife Tours & Water-Taxi, VIC (Tours)


Wildlife Tours run by Skipper Pete on the custom-made, Lakes-Explorer are based at the Port of Lakes Entrance, East Gippsland, Victoria (320 km east of Melbourne).

The Lakes-Explorer custom made commerical boat on the lake surrounded by lush green forest vegetation

So, who is Skipper Pete?

Skipper Pete is the owner-operator of the commercial vessel MSV 11438 “Lakes-Explorer”, which provides wildlife tours and water-taxi services within the Gippsland Lakes.

Where are the Tours?

Based at Lakes Entrance, wildlife tours focus on the Ocean Entrance and islands within the Lakes.

Wildlife often seen includes Australian Fur-Seals, Burrunan Dolphins, Pelicans, Cormorants (5 species), Hooded Plovers, Terns (4 species), and other migratory birds. 

Tours only run if weather, tides, and suitable wildlife viewing is possible.

Tours vary from 1 to 3 hours and are customised for a maximum of 3 passengers per Tour. 

More about Skipper Pete

Skipper Pete is a Certified Eco-Guide by Eco-Tourism Australia, a Licensed Tour Operator, and an active member of Birdlife Australia.

He also assists with wildlife projects, including the banding of Pelicans for research and Citizen Science, creating new sand habitats for migratory shorebirds by dredging, and monitoring a locally accessible growing colony of Australia Fur-Seals. 

For more information, contact Skipper Pete on:

Phone: 0458 511 438
Mail: PO Box 1007, Lakes Entrance, 3909, Victoria.
Boarding Location: Post Office Jetty, Lakes Entrance

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  1. Hi Pete do you vouchers for future post COVID tour dates?


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