PORT OF SALE HERITAGE CRUISES
Sailing the Gippsland lakes since 2013...
ABOUT THE RUBEENA CREW
ALAN LEWIS & HIS FAMILY
Alan Lewis is the owner and skipper of the “Rubeena”. He moved to Sale in 1968 when he was appointed City Engineer, Town Planner and the Engineer for Water Supply. His appointment coincided with the oil boom in Bass Strait, which made for exciting but challenging times during his tenure. Following his resignation in 1985, he established a project management business, Lewis McNaughton, which completed numerous projects throughout Melbourne, Sydney and Gippsland.
He has also been actively involved in community and regional organisations over the years. He started sailing yachts in 1969 and enjoyed cruising the Gippsland Lakes, the East Coast of Australia and the Barrier Reef. During this time he developed a love for timber boats and early Australian history. His involvement in tourism organisations within the region, identified the need for tourist attractions, in particular the Port of Sale and it’s interesting History. Alan purchased the “Rubeena” when it came up for sale at Lake Tyers in 2013, he then established the Port of Sale Heritage Cruises with his daughter Rachel. He completed his coxswain course and now shares his extensive knowledge with his passengers. He is assisted in the day to day running of the business with Elizabeth Hutchinson, and his daughters Rachel and Christina, who take the bookings.
CLIMB ABOARD AND TAKE A TRIP THROUGH HISTORY.
Learn about the history of the first European settlers and the local Gunnai Kurnai people. Click on our virtual tour to get a taste of what a trip on the Rubeena is like.