Lonsdale Cruises takes the threat posed by COVID-19 very seriously. Whist we are keen to get back out on the water and do what we do best, the safety of both our staff and customers is always in the forefront of our mind.
After careful consideration of the current situation and guidance provided by the Victorian Government, we have taken the decision to not reopen on the 1st June. This is mainly due to the difficulties posed with maintaining a safe social distance and the number of passengers we can realistically have on board and comply with the medical guidance provided.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will be back out on the Gippsland Lakes as soon as practically possible. We thank you for all of your continued support and look forward to taking you all out cruising this amazing part of Victoria soon.
A 3 hour cruise with afternoon tea, coffee & homemade scones.
Lake Marine Life
Departure at 1pm
Visit the Entrance
Inlets and Estuarys
3 Hours later
Scones with Jam and Cream
Enjoy afternoon tea on-board the Lonsdale Eco Cruise. Choose from tea, coffee and a feast of freshly baked scones with jam and cream.
Mel, your Hostess, bakes the scones in the Lonsdale’s galley, during your cruise.
Our guests rave about Mel’s scones, so don’t miss out!
Originally built in 1974 as a Sorrento-Queenscliffe ferry she was decommissioned and moved to Lakes as a commercial fishing boat in 1980. She then moved up to Darwin as a dive boat – or that was the plan. She actually became a drug and gun runner until the law caught up with her. Ian and Tony found her rotting in Cairns and brought her back home to rebuild her into the wonderful charter boat she is today.
Tony has a wealth of knowledge on the Gippsland Lakes and Marine Wildlife, having operated many businesses in the Gippsland Lakes region.
Ian - Jack of all trades
1st Mate Mel
As well as making those scone from scratch every day, Mel is the 1st Mate on-board the Lonsdale and our media representative, producing images and videos of our cruises and sharing them on Facebook for all to see.
Departs Cunningham Quay at 1:00 pm.
Opposite the Central Hotel, on the Esplanade.
Returns at 4:00 pm.
No cruises on Wednesday.
Aerial video of Lakes Entrance and the Lonsdale Eco Cruise
NOTE: 20% Deposit is taken to reserve your seat.
CANCELLATIONS: must be made 24 hours prior to your cruise for full deposit refund. If you do not show up prior to 12:45 PM, or do not give 24 hours notice, your seat will be re-allocated and your 20% Deposit will be forfeited.
Cruises may be cancelled at short notice due to adverse weather conditions (full refunds given).
All prices include GST.
Children 5-16: $30 – U5 Free
Families – 2 adults, 2 kids: $130
Lonsdale Eco Cruise
Opposite Central Hotel
Don’t forget your camera.