Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise St Lucia (Estuary Boat Tour Trips) 2023
For the very best Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise Experience in St Lucia, Join Shoreline Boats
St Lucia Estuary, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Only 15 Seats Available
For Online Bookings Please select the Dates below & then Time Slot
Overview & Highlights
St Lucia Estuary Boat Tours
Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise St Lucia Description:
- Departing from the Siyabonga Jetty every 2 hours
- Join Us as we travel up one of the largest Estuarine systems in Africa as well as being South Africa's very first World Heritage Site.
- Home to 800 Hippos and approximately 1200 Nile Crocodiles not to mention the abundance of Bird-life.
- Did you know that St Lucia is home to the largest free Roaming Population in South Africa?
- Departing from the Siyabonga Jetty we travel in a northerly direction for approximately 9km depending on the weather.
Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise St Lucia, Estuary:
Discover, Witness, and Observe Hippos, Nile Crocodiles, and Hundreds of bird species on our Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise while in St Lucia. This 2 hour Boat Cruise Safari gets you close up to the residents of the estuary.
Travel aboard one of our exclusive 15 seater vessels ( Shoreline 1 & Shoreline 2) with experienced and knowledgeable skippers/ rangers. They will undoubtedly answer every question that you might have and furnish you with some incredible facts and information on the area.
Hippos in St Lucia
Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise St Lucia
Skippers / Guides
- All Skippers and Guides have numerous years of experience.
- Ensuring your safety at all times.
- Make sure that you don't forget your camera.
What To Bring Along
- Camera, Extra Memory Card
- Binoculars if Possible
- Light Jacket (Wind Breaker)
Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise St Lucia
Our Vessels have the shallowest draft ensuring that you get up close to some magnificent sightings. Ample space offers you enough room to move around freely and stay within earshot of your guide skipper at all times.
Our Skills & Expertise
Shoreline Boat Safaris was established in 2012 the company is the first BEE Company on the St Lucia Estuary.
The two vessels each carry a total of 15 passengers per vessel. The reason for carrying such a small complement of passengers is service orientated and ensuring superb up-close sightings of Hippos. With enough space to move around freely and most importantly to have a connection with the Skipper / Guide.
These trips are incredibly informative and offer the clients some magnificent insights, facts, and of course, up-close encounters while out on the water.
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Our Customer's Reviews
4 Day's Ago
Fun & Informative
Highly recommend. we did the sunset cruise and it was beautiful. We learned a lot and enjoyed 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!
Hanging with the Heavies
We jumped on the 9.15 boat with Denis, our most able skipper, and tour guide and proceeded to have a most enjoyable 2 hours in the estuarine system hanging with the heavies. The pods of hippos were numerous and we spent a wonderful few hours on the water. Included were a few crocs sunning themselves downside waterway.
Shoreline and heritage tours are the same company - and what I really enjoyed was the small boat which only accommodates 15 guests.
A highlight of our 2,5 weeks in S.A.
The most knowledgeable guide of all the wildlife excursions/safaris that we have ever been on. He gave us photos and memories that we will cherish forever. The sights of that afternoon will stay with us always.
Yes, Hippos are incredibly dangerous more so when they feel confined.
Yes, they do. This amazing and incredible sighting takes place virtually daily (nighttime). These hippos primarily wander around in the residential area in search of grass to graze on.
The Hippos have done so for numerous years and fortunately, they do not nor have they ever felt threatened and it is for this reason that they continue to do so.
Shoreline Boats depart every 2 hours from the Siyabonga Jetty.
It is virtually a 99% guarantee that you will see Hippos on these trips.
Skippers & Guides
Dennis Roberts Skippers / Guide. His passion and knowledge is impeccable. Loves a great joke and most importantly truly wants you to leave his vessel knowing that you have gained some incredible information while out on his voyage.
Brown Skipper / Guide. His passion is evident while out on the water. Brown has an incredible sense of humor and is sure to make your trip eventful and enjoyable. Don't forget your cameras, you are about to have some incredible sightings.