Welcome to Sail Safari

COVID 19 Update (2): Limited charters (max 6) & overnight stays are now available.   Please take care, observe all precautions & stay safe


Sail Safari has been operating Sailing Charters on the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria for the past 18 years, offering a variety of experiences. From a full "learning to sail" adventure to a more relaxed canal cruise around the Paynesville estate.

The Victorian, Gippsland Lakes region of Paynesville is a comfortable 3.5 hour drive from Melbourne (also serviced by public transport), and is a delightful paradise for anyone remotely interested in boats, wildlife, photography or relaxation. It is simply perfect for relaxing in peaceful surroundings.

"Calypso" is a 34' fiberglass fractional rigged yacht. Designed by Robb Legg she features a drop keel (similar to that of a trailerable yacht) which enables Calypso to access many shallow and beautiful parts of the Gippsland Lakes.

The Skipper of "Calypso", Doug Haynes lives in Paynesville and brings to Sail Safari years of nautical experience and local knowledge to make your sailing adventure truly something to remember.

Group bookings are most welcome & we cater to backpackers, families, school & youth groups. Please contact us for costings & group package suggestions.

All sailing adventures are accompanied by a fully qualified Skipper with Coxswain and sailing endorsement. Adult and childrens life jackets are provided and Calypso can take a maximum of 11 passengers.

CALL: DOUG (skipper): 0418343622 or LARRY (owner): 0409547833


See Charters for our Sailing4Teens/Kids Term 2 2020 holiday program, YHA Membership Discounts & AirBnB Experiences


10% of all charters booked will be donated to East Gippsland redevelopment for the next 3 months.

 Sail Safari is focused on providing high-quality service & customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. If you have any questions or comments contact us.

Sail Safari

ABN: 59 007 320 783

P.O Box 598 Patterson Lakes

Victoria 3197

M: 0418343622 or 0409547833

[email protected]