Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise

Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise (Boat Tour Trips)

St Lucia KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

100 % Guaranteed Hippo Sightings or You're Money Back

Overview & Highlights

St Lucia Estuary Boat Tour

Duration:       2 Hours

DeparturesDaily (weather dependant)

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 Hippo's and approximately 1000 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


Hippo & Croc Boat Cruise St Lucia:

Discover, Witness and Observe Hippo's, 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 vessel's ( Shoreline 1 & Shoreline 2) with experienced and knowledgeable skipper's/ rangers. They will undoubtedly answer every question that you might have, and furnish you with some incredible facts and information on the area.

Activity Schedule

Summer Departures:

  •   6:30
  •   8:30
  •  10:30
  •   2:30
  •   4:30

Winter Departures:

  •   7:15
  •   9:15
  •  11:15
  •   1:15
  •   3:15

What To Bring Along

  • Camera, Extra Memory Card
  • Binoculars if Possible
  • Light Jacket (Wind Breaker)
  • Refreshments

Skippers / Guides

All Skippers and Guides have numerous years of Experience on the Estuary. Ensuring your safety at all times. Make sure that you don't forget your camera and extra memory cards.

Hippos in St Lucia

Did you know that St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal has the largest population of Hippos in South Africa. For more Hippo Info

Up Close

Our Vessels have the shallowest draft ensuring that you get up close to some magnificent sightings.

R300.00 p/p

+27-35 5901555


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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.

17 July 2017

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!

13 July 2017

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 down side waterway. 

Shoreline and heritage tours are the same company - and what I really enjoyed was the small boat which only accommodates 15 guests.

26 June 2017 

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.



Skippers & Guides

skipper hipper and croc boat cruise dennis roberts


Dennis Roberts Skippers / Guide. His passion and knowledge is impeccable. Loves a great joke and most importantly truly wants you leave his vessel knowing that you have gained some incredible information while out on his voyage.

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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. 

Our Skills & Expertise

Shoreline Boat Safari's was established in 2012 the company is the first BEE Company on the St Lucia Estuary. The partnership between Phillip Mkwanzi and Mandy Muir has proven to be incredibly successful.

To date the company owns two Vessels each carrying a total of 15 passengers per vessel. The reasoning for carrying such a small compliment of passengers was service orientated. We wanted all clients to have enough space to move around 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 off course up close encounters while out on the water.

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