Water activity

St Lucia: Hippo and Crocodile Cruise on a 15-Seat Vessel

4.5 / 5

93 reviews

Activity provider: Shoreline boat cruises
Water activity

St Lucia: Hippo and Crocodile Cruise on a 15-Seat Vessel

Activity provider: Shoreline boat cruises
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From US$ 24.44 per person

Likely to sell out

Hop aboard a comfortable 15-seater vessel and cruise through the "Home of the Hippo." Look out for these massive beasts and other endemic creatures. Listen to fascinating facts about the area from the onboard skippers.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Journey up one of the largest Estuarine systems in Africa, St Lucia Estuary iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Cruise through the home to the largest population of hippos in South Africa
  • Hear fun facts from the skippers and rangers
Full description
Witness hippos, Nile crocodiles, and hundreds of bird species onboard a cruise departing from St Lucia. This two-hour safari gets you up close to the residents of the estuary. Discover St Lucia iSimangaliso Wetland Park, one of the largest Estuarine systems in Africa. Travel aboard an exclusive 15-seater vessel with experienced and knowledgable skippers and rangers onboard. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have and furnish you with some incredible facts and information on the area.
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  • Tea and coffee onboard (sunset cruise only)

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    Meeting point

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure at Siyabonga Jetty St Lucia. The jetty is located just before the bridge on the left before entering St Lucia. There is ample parking on either side of the road.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Jacket
    • Binoculars
    • Snacks

    Know before you go

    •  A full refund will be given if the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions
    •  You are welcome to bring along your own refreshments
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 93 reviews

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    Good excursion in a shared boat. You can see hippo very close for some minutes (considering transfer and research on the river). Captain expel us more about the life of hippos and other animals (we also spotted a snake on a tree). We haven't seen crocodiles.

    August 25, 2022


    Very nice boat trip across the river with beautiful views of the countryside and hippos.

    February 24, 2023

    Short boat trip in the company of a few people and a guide who explains everything there is in the estuary. I recommend this activity because you can really see the hippos up close and the sunset over the estuary is superb.

    February 7, 2023

    Product ID: 361455