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Lakes-Explorer Sea Safari & Water Taxi

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Lakes Entrance, Australia
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About Lakes-Explorer Sea Safari & Water Taxi
Skipper Pete runs a Water-taxi service and educational Eco-Tour (Sea-Safari) based at Lakes Entrance. Capacity: Educational Tours - 2 adults & 2 young children. Water-Taxi - 3 adults and 1 child. CovidSafe Plan in operation. 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. 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.
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wwhho wrote a review Nov. 2020
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
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 !
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Skipper Pete J, Owner at Lakes-Explorer Sea Safari & Water Taxi
Responded 3 Dec. 2020
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.
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Lee A wrote a review Jul. 2020
Bairnsdale, Australia147 contributions24 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Skipper Pete J, Owner at Lakes-Explorer Sea Safari & Water Taxi
Responded 9 Jul. 2020
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.
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sandrewk2017 wrote a review Jun. 2020
Greater Melbourne, Australia24 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Skipper Pete J, Owner at Lakes-Explorer Sea Safari & Water Taxi
Responded 22 Jun. 2020
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
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Ivanka S wrote a review Feb. 2020
Melbourne15 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Skipper Pete J, Owner at Lakes-Explorer Sea Safari & Water Taxi
Responded 5 Feb. 2020
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...
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N R D wrote a review Nov. 2019
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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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Skipper Pete J, Owner at Lakes-Explorer Sea Safari & Water Taxi
Responded 28 Nov. 2019
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.
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