Hippo & Croc BOAT CRUISE St Lucia Estuary Kwazulu Natal

St. Lucia

Activity Description

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DRESS CODE – holiday wear – BUT – decent please – no costumes or see-through beach wear allowed – Bring and wear your MASK please

This is a 2-hour long Hippo and Crocodile boat cruise on St Lucia Estuary aboard the 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 on-board 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 and Crocodile 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 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 – NO REFUNDS WILL BE DONE FOR LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS
CANCELLATION POLICY

This agreement cannot be cancelled except by mutual agreement between Advantage Cruiser CC 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.

Arrangements

ProviderAdvantage Cruiser CC T/A St Lucia Tours & Charters
Duration2 hours
WhenAll year round excluding Christmas Day
WhereSt Lucia - Sunset jetty - PLEASE MAKE SURE to be here in ample time PRIOR to the boat departure - 30 minutes prior to the time you booked for - 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 - there is COVID 19 protocol temperature, and trace forms to be completed prior to boarding the vessel -
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
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

Inclusions

Boat Cruise, Qualified guide and skipper and lifejackets

Covid-19 sanitizing protocol in place. Social distancing will be followed by, for now, removing some chairs off the vessel, allowing for the social distance, and asking guests to adhere to it. Ample sanitizers will be available. BE AT THE DEPARTURE POINT A FULL 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE – late arrivals no refund

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

Notes

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 and Crocodile 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 and Crocodile Boat Safari 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

Very pleasant cruise. The captain/guide of the vessel was informative, pleasant and accommodating. Will definitely recommend the cruise to friends and family. - Peter Lambert


It was fantastic - Graphton Luwaca


The estuary boat ride was amazing. It was relaxing, knowledgeable guide informed us about the history of the estuary, the animals and what their daily work is like. - Miranda KELLER


The trip was great and so informative with the guide explaining all details and history of the Estuary. The guide has a fantastic sense of humour but yet still keeps control of all his passengers and keeping in mind of health and safety of all passengers. - GARY RAINSFORD


Brilliant service and cruise. - Heidi Downham




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