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2hour Hippo/Croc BOAT CRUISE St Lucia Estuary Kwazulu Natal

St. Lucia

Activity Description

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2 hour boat cruises on Lake St Lucia aboard the luxury new double deck Advantage Cruiser passenger ferry – this boat has AMPLE walking space for the avid photographer – is wheelchair, baby and child friendly, has comfortable upholstered seats, our passionate guide onboard will give you an overview of the eco systems and the animals in it

Advantage Cruiser CC operates their boat-based-whale-dolphin-watching permit in the St Lucia section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, together with their legal Hippo/Croc Boat Cruise Concession – these concessions are granted by local government , Dept of Environmental Affairs and Tourism Oceans and Coast and iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority – a huge percentage of the ticket price goes to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority per month in order for them to use it to uplift the community and for environmental reasons and training of new guides – going on one of these vessels you are assured of good quality high standard tours – as to be a legal permit holder the concession holders goes through very stringent codes of conduct and regulations – ADVANTAGE Cruiser CC has been in operation since 1998 – these amount of years also indicate for how long this CC has passionately operated these tours – whale watching from end May till end Nov annually is a highlight for anyone visiting St Lucia – and the Hippo/Croc Boat Cruise is THE most done activity in St Lucia – this is the closest you will get to the animals/mammals being on a safe permitted vessel

Arrangements

Duration2 hours
WhenAll year round excluding Christmas Day
WhereSt Lucia - Sunset Jetty - inside St Lucia Town - at the bottom end of McKenzie street - PLEASE MAKE SURE to be here in ample time PRIOR to the boat departure - the boat will depart strictly ON the hour - no refunds for late arrivals or no shows - if you are unsure of where the jetty is , please phone us WELL IN ADVANCE, not at the last minute -
WeatherThis service is weather dependant however it does operate during rainy days due to the undercover facility however it will only accommodate passengers in the lower level on rainy days. If there is gale force winds, this trip will be cancelled.
What to WearComfortable warm clothing
Things to BringWarm jacket Some cash for tuck shop/cash bar Camera Binoculars ( optional )
Guests or SpectatorsThere are several activities to participate in the town of St Lucia. Places to visit like Cape Vidal and Isimangaliso Wetland Park and Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. There is a variety of restaurants to dine at and it is a warm and friendly town to be enjoyed.

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsBoat Cruise, Qualified guide and skipper and lifejackets
ExclusionsMeals, drinks; however there is a snack and beverage bar on board where refreshments can be purchased.

Notes

ALSO BOOK OUR SUPER SUNDAY SPECIAL FOR 10H00 AND 12H00 TIMESLOTS @ R190/PERSON
(SEE SEPARATE SERVICE)

Please note that for the 08h00am hippo and boat trip, a minimum of 10 people is required in order for this trip to take place. The boat will not run an 08h00am trip without 10 people minimum. If you are less than 10, you will be booked for the next time slot.

Advantage Cruiser CC operates their boat-based-whale-dolphin-watching permit in the St Lucia section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, together with their legal Hippo/Croc Boat Cruise Concession – these concessions are granted by local government , Dept of Environmental Affairs and Tourism Oceans and Coast and iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority – a huge percentage of the ticket price goes to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority per month in order for them to use it to uplift the community and for environmental reasons and training of new guides – going on one of these vessels you are assured of good quality high standard tours – as to be a legal permit holder the concession holders goes through very stringent codes of conduct and regulations – ADVANTAGE Cruiser CC has been in operation since 1998 – these amount of years also indicate for how long this CC has passionately operated these tours – whale watching from end May till end Nov annually is a highlight for anyone visiting St Lucia – and the Hippo/Croc Boat Cruise is THE most done activity in St Lucia – this is the closest you will get to the animals/mammals being on a safe permitted vessel

Customer Reviews

Cruise was everything advertised. Hippos galore, crocodiles as well. In addition amazing bird life with a great commentary by the Captain. Highlight was to see a sea eagle close up. Would do it again next time back in St Lucia. - Michael Hogg


All okay. - Thomas Roessner


Absolutely amazing ! Enjoyed every minute very interesting and educational. Thank you - Christopher Mathews


From the word go I was so impressed with Advantage Tours, your booking office were very professional and informative. All the staff on board were fabulous, and with eyesight to be jealous of as they would spot wildlife from really far off. The tour was very busy but the skipper and staff made sure that everyone had plenty of time to look at all the wildlife we saw, and we saw plenty!! I am now home in Scotland with an abundance of hippo and Croc pictures to seive through. Thank you so much for a wonderful morning on your boat. We will be back!!! I will send some pictures when I have a chance. - Nicola Kemp


Nice but standardized tour - we would have wanted to stay longer where the hippos and crocodiles are. Unfortunately it's a "always the same" tour. Nevertheless we would do it again and this is a true recommendation, as the river and lake st. lucia is full of animals! - Dominik Liesegang




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