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Hippo & Croc BOAT CRUISE St Lucia Estuary Kwazulu Natal

St. Lucia

Activity Description

DRESS CODE – holiday wear – BUT – decent please – no costumes or see-through beach wear allowed.

This is a 2-hour long Hippo and Crocodile boat cruise on St Lucia Estuary aboard the 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 on-board will give you an overview of the Eco systems and the animals in it.

Advantage Cruiser operates their legal Hippo and Crocodile Boat Cruise Concession in the St Lucia section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park – 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 our vessel you are assured of good quality high standard tour – as to be a legal permit holder the concession holders goes through very stringent codes of conduct and regulations – Advantage Cruiser has been in operation since 1998 – these amount of years also indicate for how long this team have passionately operated these tours. Hippo and Crocodile Boat safari 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.


This agreement cannot be cancelled except by mutual agreement between Advantage Cruiser and the client/guest/lodge. Advantage Tours shall be at liberty in its discretion to charge a cancellation fee or any percentage thereof at:

1. 5% of the tariff – on all cancellations as an administration fee;
2. 10% of the tariff – within two weeks prior to the departure/tour date;
3. 20% of the tariff – within one week prior to the departure/tour date;
4. 100% of the tariff – within 24 hours prior to the departure/tour date.

The Client accepts that these cancellation terms are reasonable and fair.


Duration2 hours
WhenAll year round excluding Christmas Day
WhereSt Lucia - Sunset jetty - Please asure you are at the Jetty 20 Minutes before 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 ) Face mask ( 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.


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


Boat Cruise, Qualified guide and skipper and lifejackets

Please ensure you are at the departure point at least 20 minutes prior to the time of the tour.
There are no refunds for late arrivals.

ExclusionsMeals, drinks; however there is a tuck shop and cash bar on board where refreshments can be purchased.


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.

Snack platters for group bookings can be pre-ordered with our office. These are supplied by The Ocean Grill Restaurant in town.


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Customer Reviews

Had a lovely and enjoyable cruise. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The pilot and commentary were interesting with a great sense of humour. Good value for money. Well done!! - David

Great trip, despite the rain, the skipper was knowledgeable, friendly and informative and encouraged a great atmosphere on the boat. - Stephen

Thank you so much we enjoyed every moment the guide was freindly show and tell us everything. - Mthembeni

The service was very nice and the guide was very interesting to be with on the ride. I liked the boat too. - Fidel

The team was very friendly and welcoming to all the guests. The facilities were also let kept. Enjoyed the experience. - Kyle

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