A Great Scenic Eco Nature
Based Gippsland Lakes Cruise with
expert commentary on board the historic “Lonsdale”. See Dolphins, Seals,
Pelicans, Swans, and a variety of Sea Birds in their natural habitat. Explore
the diverse Flora and Fauna that the Lakes system has to offer.
Tony, is a 4th generation seaman, a local character with a great sense of
humour, he has extensive knowledge of the Gippsland Lakes area and its most
Add to that the
Lonsdale's colourful past, and you can imagine that many stories have
accumulated over the years.
from the Cunningham Quay close to the bus set-down point and
"Remember, the Lonsdale is
also a great party boat, whether it be a corporate function, wedding,
or just a simple celebration."
Dolphin Eco/Nature 1.00pm to 4.00pm
The basis of our cruises
is to see the dolphins & Explore the Flora & Fauna of the Lakes.
scenic cruise bonus covering the areas from Lakes Entrance through to Lake
King visiting Nungurner, Box's Creek, Chinaman's Creek, Metung, Rigby,
Fraser, and Flanagan islands and the Barrier Landing, and Flag Staff jetty.
Note: some of the mentioned areas may be missed due to the time we spend in
areas with the dolphins.
Your cruise time will be around 3 hours & approx 30km departs 1pm return 4pm
Departing our home base Cunningham Quay Lakes Entrance
The cruise ticket includes
complimentary Tea/Coffee, biscuits and fresh
homemade scones made onboard. We have a basic range of - beers - wines - soft drink on board at our
Passengers are welcome to bring a picnic lunch if they
"Dolphins" are protected wild animals
We are required by law to give them a measured safe distance during
our cruise experience.
However dolphins are very intelligent animals and on most occasions
they will actually interact with us on their own terms. During
this time, we offer the respect they deserve, and appreciate the
opportunity to see these wonderful animals interacting and at play
close to us all onboard the Lonsdale.
We commonly see the dolphin in the Gippsland Lakes system from
around the end of April right through to December, when they
apparently prefer to head back out to Bass Strait for the summer.
During the winter period we often see baby (calves) & juvenile
dolphins with the mothers and groups. During these times we
exercise great care not to harass the groups.
We at Lonsdale cruises will do our best during the cruise to locate
groups of dolphin for your visual pleasure. But, of course
they do their own thing as they should, and at times are in other
areas beyond our view and control.
cannot guarantee sightings daily
Please enjoy your
cruise and take in the many wonderful areas to see & other wildlife
during your cruise on the Gippsland Lakes
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5 - 16 yrs
|Available Lonsdale Cruises -
Cruises on every day Except Wednesday and the occasional maintenance day.
|Dolphin Eco/Nature - 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Accompanied Children Under 5 FREE - Family Ticket $120
All Reservations and Enquires will be confirmed or answered within 24 hours by telephone or email.
A 10% deposit will be required to secure your reservation, paid by credit card.
Balance of payment to be paid on board the Lonsdale on sailing day.
For Private Functions please email your enquiry - fees and policies by negotiation.
We require at least 48 hours notification of cancellation prior to sailing for a refund of deposit less a $10 administration fee.
Cruises subject to change and/or weather conditions at the skippers discretion.
* Please state age of children in email enquiries below.
Contact: Tony or Mel Fredericks
Address: Cunningham Quay 340 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
International Phone: +61 0413 666 638
Mobile: 0413 666 638
Don't forget to mention Coastal Stays when you call!