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Shoreline Hippo and Crocodile Boat Cruises, iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Badge of ExcellenceEstuary, South Africa
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Lake St Lucia is the highlight of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and is renowned for its large numbers of crocodiles, hippos, pelicans, and flamingos. With this cruise, set sail across the vast lake for a wildlife-watching excursion and admire the views from the water. Listen to the on-board commentary from the park rangers and keep your camera ready as you get the chance to admire the wild animals in their natural habitat.
  • Explore Lake St Lucia with up to two hours on the water
  • Incredible views and wildlife-spotting opportunities
  • Learn fascinating facts about the region from your park ranger guide
  • Small-group cruise with space for up to 15 passengers

What's Included

  • Admission to the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 57 Mckenzie St
      57 Mckenzie St, St Lucia, Estuary, 3936, South Africa

      Look for our booking/info office (Heritage tours) - main road of St Lucia Elephant on the roof Life size hippo at the front door Tickets to be collected and directions to the jetty will be given

    Start time

    End point

    • R618
      R618, Duku, 3936, South Africa

      The tour ends at the jetty. (Siyabonga Jetty) Ample parking for your vehicle

    What To Expect

    Saint Lucia Estuary

    2 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Operated by Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    113 reviews
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    Fun family outing
    Reg_G, Jul 2022
    Our guide, Mdu, was very knowledgeable and shared some interesting info with us. The kids enjoyed the boat ride and seeing the hippos so close by. Definitely a worthwhile item to add to your St Lucia experience!
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thank you so very much for such kind words.
    Amazing, but...
    Niels H, Nov 2019
    Overall it has been a fantastic experience. A warm welcome from the gentleman at the „check in“. The tour itself was amazing, a lot of hippos as close as 2-3 meters. We saw birds and crocodiles, thanks to a very sharp eyed other tourist. And that is also the only complaint. Our tour guide had a lot of knowledge but was unfortunately busy at his cellphone all the time. That was a little bit of a bummer because we‘d have loved it, if he would have told us more about the flora and fauna.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Hippo tour anders dan we ons hadden voorgesteld
    Wieke_K, Dec 2022
    De tour op zich zou leuk zijn, maar onze gids had weinig belangstelling voor zijn gasten en de hippo’s. Zijn telefoon was belangrijker! We hebben wel redelijk wat hippo’s gezien, maar we bleven maar kort op die plaatsen liggen met de boot. Andere boten bleven veel langer liggen. Op de terugweg gingen we alle hippo’s waar we langs kwamen voorbij. De tour eindigde een half uur eerder dan zou moeten. Dit geeft wel aan dat de gids naar huis wilde. Erg jammer. Achteraf hoorden we dat er betere organisaties zijn in St. Lucia, dus ik zou anderen aanraden om bij je hotel of pension te informeren naar de beste tour!


    Product code: 164091P1

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