Peels Cruises History
The Peel family have been operating these waters for generations and have extensive knowledge of the Lake System and its habitat, it is not unusual to see dolphins, seals, sea birds including sea eagles and of course the natural beauty of the waterways. The skippers commentary gives you a better understanding of this vast lakes system which is the largest inland waterway in Australia.
Cruises - Several cruises are available for you to choose on any given day
There is the 70 kilometre cruise aboard The Thunderbird covering Lake King and Lake Victoria or a 35km cruise aboard Stormbird into Lake King and around the shores of Metung with lunch at the hotel.
There is also a short cruise aboard The Thunderbird which many visitors enjoy.
Our Ticket Office is on the Foreshore at the front of the Post Office Jetty (near Clock Tower) It is recommended that you allow at least 15-20 minutes prior to departure to purchase your ticket, if you haven’t done so already. Also allows you the time to get settled on board – no rushing!
Call us on 03 51551246 for further information
“The Thunderbird” is the largest, most recognized charter boat operating on the Gippsland Lakes. 21 meters in length the aluminium catamaran is licensed to carry 190 passengers and has fully enclosed seating with large upper deck offering excellent viewing of Australia’s largest inland lake system. A fully enclosed snack bar serves alcohol, soft drinks and snacks.
See below for cruise times and pricing.
* Pensioner/Group Discounts Available
4 Hour Stormbird Cruise Includes Lunch at the Metung Hotel
Picturesque 30km cruise through the Gippsland Lakes aboard the ML Stormbird (fully enclosed cabin) to Metung for lunch – a most enjoyable holiday experience for all ages. The four hour Cruise takes you into Lake King, then around the shores of Metung to the hotel for lunch. Stormbird docks in Metung for 2 hours, so after a hearty lunch and perhaps a wine or two, you will have time to explore the town’s shops and attractions before boarding for the return trip which takes you around Rigby Island and Chinaman’s Creek.
Adults: $65 includes Lunch
Children 6 to 15: $20 (Lunch not included) U/6 Free
Please Note: (Lunch has to be purchased for Children)
Wyanga Park Winery Cruise 11am to 3pm
This very popular scenic cruise takes you up the panoramic North Arm to the Winery for lunch at Henry’s Café. Sample and purchase great local wines including the 2012 Gippsland Wine Show Gold Medal Winner “Miriams Fancy” Unwooded Chardonnay.
Cruise leaves Wednesday & Saturday at 11am from the Post Office Jetty on the Esplanade and returns at 3pm. Tickets include lunch and one complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Bookings through Wyanga Park Winery
Additional cruises during main holiday periods.
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|Thunderbird Cruise 11:45-1:00||$35||Child 6-15 half adult fare under 6 free|
|Thunderbird Cruise 2-4:00pm||$45 (seniors $40)||Child 6-15 half adult fare under 6 free.|
|Thunderbird Cruise 2-4:30||$55 (seniors $48)||Child 6-15 half adult fare under 6 free|
|4 Hour Stormbird Cruise||$65 includes Lunch||Child 6-15 $20 Lunch not included.|
Under 6 free
* Please state age of children in email enquiries below.
Cancellation Policy if Pre Booked
Peels Cruises require 7 days notification of cancellation prior to sailing for
a full refund of deposit, otherwise a 10% administration fee will be
Cruises subject to change and/or weather conditions at
the skippers discretion.
Contact: James, Barry, Sheryl Peel
Address: Post Office Jetty on the Esplanade, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
Phone: 03 5155 1246
International Phone: +61 3 5155 1246
Mobile: 0409 946 292
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