Departing Daily, Join us and Witness these amazing Animals on a 2 hour St Lucia Estuary Boat Cruise

Hippo & Crocodile Boat Safari St Lucia

Hippo & Croc Boat Safari

St Lucia Boat Tours

Price R380.00 p/p

Imagine seeing Hippos Yawning and Grunting up close while out on one of the largest estuaries in Africa. An iSimangaliso Wetland Park Boat Cruise is one of the most favorite attractions while in the area. 

Shoreline Boats depart every two hours and would be delighted to host you. 

Hippo & Crocodile Boat Safari St Lucia

2 Hour Trips

Tour Description

  • Duration: 2 Hours 
  • Departing from the Siyabonga Jetty every two hours
  • Group size is a maximum of 15 passengers per vessel.
  • What to bring along: Camera, Extra Memory card if possible and a Light Jacket.

Children under 12 years old R190.00 and Children under 2 years are free of charge

Please note that the departure point is the Siyabonga Jetty (before crossing the bridge into St Lucia on the left-hand side). Please if you would be so kind as to arrive 15 minutes before departure.

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Hippo & Crocodile Boat Safari St Lucia

Hippo & Croc Boat Safari Tour St Lucia KZN - Outline

Shoreline Boat & Walking Safaris now officially operating in St Lucia South Africa. For the first time one now has the opportunity to participate on a Boat Safari up the St Lucia Estuary within Isimangaliso Wetlands Park a World Heritage Site and also go on a guided walk with a guide.

This a first in St Lucia combines the natural beauty of the estuary as one has the opportunity to witness hippos, Nile Crocodiles, Birds of Prey, and much much more, and that's not all one now will have the ability to disembark and continue with an experienced guide into the bush on a walk. This natural heritage site offers sights of Buffalo, Zebra, Antelope, and much more.

The cruise includes early morning and late afternoon Tea and Coffee breaks. Once again this allows one to get more information from your guide/skipper.

Shoreline Vessels have been custom-built to the exact needs of visitors to the area, the deck of the Shoreline vessels has optimal viewing space ensuring you awesome photographic opportunities. The vessel has a shallow draft with minimal impact on the environment. All of the guides/skippers have numerous years of experience in the bush in the area and therefore an exciting and informative trip is guaranteed.

A 2 hour spectacular Hippo and Crocodile Boat Safari

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Hippo & Crocodile Boat Safari St Lucia - Bookings

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Hippo & Croc Boat Safari St Lucia-Estuary Information

St Lucia is home to one of the largest free-roaming Hippo populations in South Africa. Did you know that it is estimated that there are more or a less 800 Hippos wandering freely in the area? Added to that 1200 Nile Crocodiles and an abundance of bird species. 

These Hippo & Croc Boat Tours offer you a super opportunity to witness these animals up close with some amazing and incredible information from your personal Skipper/Guide.

The St Lucia Estuary is the largest estuarine system in Southern Africa and measures an astonishing 350 square kilometers, which falls within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The park covers an area of 3280 square kilometers. 

From North to South the Estuary stretches for an astonishing 80 km and is 23 km wide at its widest.

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Departure Point - Siyabonga Jetty

Hippo & Crocodile Boat Safari St Lucia

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Hippo & Crocodile Boat Safari St Lucia - Where to Find Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes they do, however it is weather dependant. 

Unfortunately, this is nature and we can not make any guarantees. The likelihood however is very high that you too may see and experience this. 

It depends entirely on what it is that you would like to experience, early mornings are quiet and truly peaceful. 

Mid-day trips are good for Birding and late afternoon trips are special with the African Sunset.

Without a doubt a Camera if possible and a light Jacket.

The Siyabonga jetty is situated at the entrance to Town (St Lucia).

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Our Vessels only accommodate 15 passengers. Being smaller they offer the ability to get closer to the wildlife and ensure you some magnificent sightings. 

Ample space to move around and better communication with your skipper/guide.

It is estimated that the St Lucia Estuary is home to an amazing 800 Hippos and 1200 Nile Crocodiles.

This is undoubtedly the largest free-roaming Hippo population in South Africa. 

Unfortunately, seeing the Nile Crocodiles is not guaranteed. This is by no means that you will not see the Hippos we are able to offer you a 99% guarantee that you will see these amazing animals while out on our Hippo Boat Trips on the St Lucia Estuary.  

  • Hippos can not swim
  • Hippos can not breathe underwater
  • Hippos are aggressive only due to protecting their territory
  • Hippos generally do not eat meat

What a fantastic tour! The guide was knowledgeable, funny and engaging. As the boat was limited to 15 passengers it was a comfortable space and everyone was able to get a good view of the surroundings. Extremely happy with our experience.

We went on the 4.30 pm tour which stayed out until the sun was coming down and it was absolutely stunning! 

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