Port of Sale Heritage Cruises

The RubEEna is Back

Drift back into a different time, when our waterways were our highways, and journey from the Port of Sale to the landmark Swing Bridge.

Spot birds and wildlife as you cruise and your guide recounts the region’s remarkable stories, from its first people the Gunnaikurnai, through early settlement to the present day.

The scene is set as you board The Rubeena, a classy wooden boat first launched at Lakes Entrance in 1912.

Along The Banks

Where you find water, you find birds and animals and there is a myriad of different species to be seen along The Rubeena’s route. 

The Rubeena’s quiet electric motor and leisurely pace are ideal for spotting even the shiest creatures. Birdsong provides a constant soundtrack to your jounrey and keen eyes will spot Whistling Kites, Pelicans, Sea Eagles, Cormorants, Moorhens, and Azure Kingfishers. 

The abundant birdlife is significant to the region’s first people, the Gunnaikurnai, and a local artist commemorated their creation story of Borun the Pelican and Tuk the Musk Duck in an evocative sculpture set in parkland at the Swing Bridge. 


10AM & 2PM


1.5 Hours


$25 per person $15 children under 15 $85 family (2 adults, 3 kids)

Make Your Booking

Call Rachel and Christina on 0400 933 112