Esperance Island Cruises | Lake Hillier | Tours & Charters to visit Lake Hillier
Visit magnificent Lake Hillier. Operating out of Esperance since 1983 Esperance Island Cruises have extensive experience with Lake Hillier located on Middle Island. Having operated countless tours for private groups and corporate companies.
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Middle Island & Lake Hillier

Sadly, Lake Hillier received about 200 mm of rain which flooded the lake with soil from the surrounding island. This has turned the lake a brown colour. As far as we know, this is the first time it has ever occurred. Unfortunately, for this reason we have no trip there planned at the moment. As soon as it does return to its glorious pink colour we will commence operating trips there again.

We are still operating our regular 3 1/2 hour scenic wildlife cruises that get you up close to the beautiful islands and showcase the magnificent wildlife. We would love to have you join us on one of those. You can see all the information about that here

There are also alternate pink lakes that can be seen during a scenic flight with Fly Esperance. Please visit their website for further information 

Any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact us


Middle Island is located 70 nautical miles from Esperance and features beautifully clear turquoise waters and an incredibly pink lake named Lake Hillier.

Esperance Diving & Fishing and Esperance Island Cruises have extensive experience with Middle Island. Having organised trips for corporate companies such as Red Bull, Billabong and media companies promoting drone footage.

We have also taken countless private groups down to view the island. Working with the Department of Parks and Wildlife to preserve and respect the islands history.

Due to the distance Lake Hillier and Middle Island are situated from Esperance it isn’t a tour we undertake as often as we like. Please email for further informtion


Please email for more information.

The vessel will depart from the Duke of Orleans at 7.00am. We ask all passengers to meet there at 6.30am.

The Duke of Orleans is 100 kms East of Esperance. Passengers will need to drive their own vehicles to this location. Esperance Island Cruises will provide a detailed map of where the collection point is upon the trip being confirmed. Once all passengers are on board and after a safety briefing has been completed we will commence the 2hr cruise toward Middle Island on our 60ft vessel the Southern Conquest. Tea and coffee will be available on the way down. On arrival at Middle Island bay you will be transferred to the beach by a smaller tender boat. Once all passengers are on the island a tour leader will take you to view up close and personal the world famous pink lake (Lake Hillier). Passengers will also have the opportunity to view the early settler’s ruins and Australia’s only recorded pirate Black Jack Anderson’s camp ground.

After approximately 1.5 hours on the island we will begin ferrying everyone back to our vessel where salad rolls will be provided for lunch.

The vessel will then cruise the 2hr hour journey to the Duke of Orleans Bay to commence disembarking passengers by 3.30pm

Experience a piece of history and one of Australia’s most iconic land marks for just $390 per person.

To book or inquire please phone 90715111 or email