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2-hour HIPPO/CROC Boat Cruise St Lucia Estuary

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 – THE most sought after – this boat has AMPLE walking space for the avid photographer – is wheelchair, baby and child friendly, has comfortable upholstered seats.

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

The trip was very enjoyable, apart from the weather, chose the worst day of the year! Saw lots of Hippo and a few crocs and fidh eagles. - Lynda HODDINOTT


It was good cruise - however weather played the spoilsport. It rained on and off throughout the cruise duration. I believe sightings would have been better otherwise. Hot coffee on deck would be welcome. - Abhishek Jain


Sehr nette Leute und unkompliziert. Schöne Flussfahrt mit Sonnenuntergang. Viele Hippos gesehn und ein paar Krokodile. Sehr netter Kapitän der viele Infos gibt. Die Fahrt dort muss man machen :-) - Yvonne Pape


Phenomenal! The staff was polite and friendly. The captain was funny and very well informed. He was excellent at spotting all wildlife. I would definitely go with them again. - Ricardo Stewart


This is the second time that I have done this particular cruise and it is still thoroughly enjoyable. In some ways it was even more enjoyable as I was able to preempt some of the sightings through prior knowledge from the previous cruises of where the Hippo pods are located within the estuary. The one thing that I will say is that, whilst not a complaint as the Captain was very good, I felt that the Captain we had the previous time was just slightly more knowledgeable. But in no way did it detract from the enjoyment of the cruise and I would recommend this trip to anyone. As a recommendation to anyone taking this cruise bringing a hat and sunglasses is always an excellent idea and making sure that you have the best camera you have access to with you is essential as there are always some amazing sightings to be had. - Daniel Richardson




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