2 Hour Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise

Key Highlights

  • Experience South Africa's very first World Heritage Site
  • The Perfect way to relax and enjoy the incredible Wildlife
  • Enjoy a wide range of departure times ideal just for you
  • Home to 800 Hippos and 1200 Nile Crocodiles
  • Witness an Abundance of Bird-life en-route

Overview

Your St Lucia trip can never be complete without a Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise along the St Lucia Estuary. This cruise, operated by Shoreline Boat Cruises, offers you an incredible up close and personal Safari Tour.

Gaze at the splendid Wildlife and picturesque views, thus, experiencing St Lucia from a whole new perspective as you sail through the very heart of this glorious area. Pass the sights, which make this one of the most magical areas in South Africa. On board audio commentary is available to ensure you get the most from your experience.

With frequent departures it is easy to fit this cruise into your St Lucia KwaZulu Natal trip and its the perfect break from a hectic sightseeing itinerary!

Activity Schedule & Itinerary

Activity Schedule

When does it run?

  • Daily

Duration

  • 2 Hours

Summer Departure Times:      Winter Departure Times:

  •  6:00 am                                                    7:15  am
  •  8:00 am                                                    9:15  am
  • 10:00 am                                                 11:15  am
  • 12:00 am                                                    1:15 pm
  •   2:00 pm                                                    3:15 pm
  •   4:00 pm

Itinerary

Appreciate the beauty of St Lucia and its picturesque and magnificent wildlife. Discover and Witness the resident Hippos on the cruise. Relax and take in the beauty of the area as your cruise journeys on a UNESCO listed landmark. Listen to Live Commentary available on-board in English.

Notably one is guaranteed of Hippos during this 2 hour cruise and of course spectacular sightings of Crocodiles.

Your guides are passionate about protecting there environment, here their stories and most importantly their invaluable information on the system and just why the area is a World Heritage site.

Shoreline Vessels have been custom built to the exact needs of visitors to the area, the deck of the Shoreline vessels have optimal viewing space ensuring you splendid photographic opportunities. The vessel's have a shallow draft with minimal impact on the environment.

What To Bring Along:

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Windbreaker

 

R240.00 per person

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Skippers / Guides

All Skippers / Guides have their Samsa Skippers Tickets (passenger endorsements), Theta or FUGASA ( game ranger certificates) and are all First Aid Qualified. The passion and dedication is evident and we assure you that they will far exceed your expectations.

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Vessels

Our Vessels have been custom built and offer the shallowest draft's on the Estuary ensuring you the closest up close sightings while out on a boat cruise. Each vessel accommodates a total of 15 clients only, this ensures ample room to move around offering you some incredible photographic opportunities.

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Customer Reviews

One of the Must's while in St Lucia 

Next to the visit to the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, the boat cruise is a must in St. Lucia: Together with a wealth of information conveyed with regards to crocodiles, hippos and birdlife you can relax an enjoy the cruise!

Informative, Interesting and Relaxing

This is a great way to see a side of South Africa you'll never see from a car. The boats are small enough that you can interact with your guide and they can get in narrow spaces. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and was happy to answer the millions of questions my kids asked. It's a great way to experience life on the river in South Africa - in ways that you'd never see from shore. The crocs and hippos were amazing too. The boat was comfortable and the whole experience was very relaxing. A great deal and worth every penny!