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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 havent done so already. Also allows you the time to get settled on board no rushing!

Call us on 03 51551246 for further information 

Thunderbird Cruise

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 Australias largest inland lake system. A fully enclosed snack bar serves alcohol, soft drinks and snacks.

Contact us 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 towns shops and attractions before boarding for the return trip which takes you around Rigby Island and Chinamans Creek.

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Contact Details:

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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Choice of Lakes Cruises
Choice of Lakes Cruises

Balmy Summer Evenings
Balmy Summer Evenings

Lakes Entrance
Lakes Entrance

Thunderbird - Lakes Landmark
Thunderbird - Lakes Landmark

See Prolific Birdlife
See Prolific Birdlife

Stormbird  - Departs 11am Post Office Jetty
Stormbird - Departs 11am Post Office Jetty

Cruise to Metung
Cruise to Metung

Stormbird Cruise Lunch at Metung Hotel
Stormbird Cruise Lunch at Metung Hotel

Bookings Recommended
Bookings Recommended

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