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ST LUCIA - Whale & Dolphin Watching Boat Trip - Kwazulu Natal South Africa

St. Lucia

Activity Description

Boat based whale watching in St Lucia is a 2 x hour boat based tour. The whales migrate past this stretch of coastline between the months of mid May to mid December annually , to calf and breed in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, moving as far as Mozambique and Madagascar before making the journey back to the Antarctic.
You may be fortunate to witness a 40ton acrobatic Humpback whale breaching a mere 50 meters away from the boat.
You may also see a variety of pelagic bird life, dolphin frolicking alongside the bow of the boat, sea turtles in season, shark, marlin, whale shark and other interesting marine mammals and cetacean – these sighting is a bonus, we will not necessarily see this on each tour. If you don’t see a whale or dolphin during your tour, you can claim a 40% refund from our office.


Duration2 hours
When1 June to 30 November is Humpback whale watching season in St Lucia. We operate 7 days per week.
Where35 Mc Kenzie Street, St Lucia. (Also the medical clinic / dentist building)
WeatherThis service is weather dependent. If the seas are rough, the trip will be postponed or client will receive full refund.
What to WearComfortable though warm clothing - bring an extra set of dry clothes - make sure your backpack is not too huge - Storage space is limited. Note that your belongings may get wet.
Things to BringAn extra warm jacket , although we issue life jackets always dress in warm comfortable quick drying clothes , bring along a towel , bottle of water , packet of biscuits , seasick tablet if need be , rubber / plastic shoes that you won't mind walking into the sea with, and a set of dry clothes if you wish. Waterproof bag for your own electronics.
Guests or SpectatorsWe need about 3 hours of your time, of which the actual tour duration is approximately 2 hours on the ocean, and then 30 minutes on either side to get you to-and- from the launch site on-board the Whale Train transport vehicle to the beach. This in itself is an adventure, as you meet at a central booking office, from where you will be taken to the launch site with the Whale Train transport vehicle to the beach. Phone us, or come see us at our offices - 24 hours before the tour, as we do sometimes change our departure times with one hour, if you don't contact us, you won't know about it. St Lucia has several accommodation options to offer and places to visit i.e. the beautiful Cape Vidal, Isimangaliso Wetland Park and there are lovely restaurants to dine at in St Lucia. If you need accommodation we can tailor-make you preference and make the booking on your behalf.


Minimum Age12 years
Minimum Height1.2 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelBeginner

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsBoat Cruise. Qualified SAMSA skipper and guide. Lifejackets
ExclusionsRefreshments. Transfers. Hand Towel. Seasick tablet. Secure your own electronic equipment in a waterproof bag please. Rain-jacket if needed.


Please report at our office 30 minutes prior to the time written on your ticket, or the time shown on your online booking invoice.
Eg. If your booking is for 07h00, please be at the meeting point by 06h30.

Tours are weather dependant and can be cancelled by the Skipper at last minute if there is a safety risk. If the operator cancels the tour due to unpleasant/unsafe weather conditions, you will be given a full refund.

IF, in case of bad weather your trips gets cancelled, and we need to refund you ,please present yourself at our office with the Credit Card that was used to make the booking. We do not do refunds on Debit Cards, Maestro or overseas electronic refunds – we only do cash or Credit Card refunds. Kindly ensure that we do see you in person to be able to do this refund. If you as the customer insist on an overseas electronic bank refund, any bank charges will be for your own account.

All tours have a minimum number of passengers before it is viable to go out to sea, please ask about this in good time.

Although we pride ourselves to take excellent care of each client/tour – Advantage Tours and its skippers, staff and guides will not accept any responsibility for any deaths, injury, or illness sustained or suffered by any person, or theft, loss or damage to any person or property whatsoever occurring within or from the use of the charterers vessels, vehicles or part thereof.


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Customer Reviews

Great trip, and really luck to spot mother and calf right after launching. The trip was very informative, not only the information on the whales, but also the protected area on the coast and in the ocean. Sadly the dolphins did not want to play but we enjoyed the trip. - Shane

Sadley our tour was canceld due to The Weather - Francesco

It was wonderful - Jeroen

It was absolutely amazing..from booking online, the prompt communications before the trip, the reception at the Whale Office, the briefing and absolute care taken for everybody's safety to off course the most amazing two hours ever! The office staff and the tour guide and skipper were all so professional, friendly and knowledgeable. It was absolutely amazing and well worth it! I will most definately be back for another one of your excuscions. Thankyou so much for a bucketlist dream experience! - Corlea

Grandi emozioni, ottima organizzazione. Veramente bravi. Da ripetere di sicuro. Consigliatissimo. Abbiamo visto un paio di pesci volanti, purtroppo mentre la barca andava a tutta potenza per portarsi al largo, per cui zero foto. Abbiamo fotografato discretamente dei petrl e diverse megattere. - Francesco

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