Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 87 Our yacht “Calypso” has been operating on the Gippsland Lakes for over 15 years. We ask what experiences you desire on “Calypso” , and tailor a cruise package to suit you and the time period of the charter. Destinations may include Metung, Ocean Grange, Rotamah Island, SpermWhale Head, plus several sheltered bays and inlets, and the Paynesville Canal system. For info and arrangements phone skipper, Doug on 0418 343 622 Email: bookings@sailsafari.com.au www.sailsafari.com.au Sail Safari CRUISES ON THE GIPPSLAND LAKES ‘Chauffeured’ as you cruise the waterways Sit back, relax and let a professional do the navigating on these scenic waterways or charter your own boat or yacht as you travel the great expanse of the magnificent Gippsland Lakes. You will get the chance to see the coastal national parks, birdlife and maybe even dolphins or seals. If you are ‘chauffeuring’ yourself, the Lakes system has a multitude of well placed jetties, islands for exploring, remote beaches and dunes which you can wander across to see the dramatic 90 Mile Beach. Detailed navigation maps will guide you to the best places on your journey. SAIL SAFARI Sail Safari offers a variety of experiences from a full ‘learning to sail’ adventure to a more sedate and relaxed canal cruise around the Paynesville area. Sail Safari allows this delightful paradise of Lakes to be truly appreciated and is a perfect way to enjoy these peaceful surroundings. Calypso is a 34-foot fibreglass fractional rigged yacht. Designed by Robb Legg, she features a drop keel (similar to that of a trailerable yacht), enabling her to get to many shallow and beautiful parts of the Gippsland Lakes. Doug Haynes is the skipper of Calypso and he brings to Sail Safari years of nautical experience and local knowledge of the area, making your sailing adventure is truly something to remember. Doug is a fully qualified skipper with coxswain ticket and sailing endorsement, and skippers all of Calypso’s adventures. Whether you navigate yourself or take the skippered choice, one of the best ways to truly experience the Gippsland Lakes is on top of them. RIVIERA NAUTIC The award-winning team at Riviera Nautic in Metung provides excellent services in charter yachts and cruisers. The Riviera Nautic charter fleet is large and diverse and includes yachts, cruisers and day boats. The boats have been carefully selected for their ability to take holiday makers to all corners of the Gippsland Lakes and provide quality accommodation and space for you to holiday in comfort. All yachts and motor cruisers are fully equipped - the cruisers even have televisions and DVD players. Barbecues are a standard inclusion, so you can cook up a meal all within sight of the best lake views. Great care is taken when charters are booked to ensure the customer’s needs match those offered by the chosen vessel. Take time to properly explore the great expanse of the Gippsland Lakes. Photo: Visit Victoria

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