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Board the charming Santa Lucia, a double-decker boat on St Lucia Estuary. The boat is big enough for all guests to be able to get amazing views of this World Heritage Site. The cruise is perfect for the whole family.

The cruise lasts two hours, and from the water you should see hippo, crocodiles and other game species.

You may even be lucky enough to see eagles swoop down for their daily meal of fish! The boat has a coffee, snack and full bar on board to make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your experience at it's best.

Summer: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm (01 October - 31 March). 
Winter:  8am, 10am, 12pm, 1pm, or 3pm (1 April - 30 September). 

**When booking please can you indicate your preferred departure time.**
Locations visited
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Saint Lucia Estuary

Enjoy a leisurely cruise around South Africa's stunning St Lucia Estuary (iSimangaliso Wetland Park) aboard a double-decker boat. Keep an eye out for crocodiles and hippos as you meander through wetland waters, along with possible sightings of eagles, vultures, African broadbills and dozens of other bird species. Enjoy onboard snacks (own expense) as you travel, savoring the surrounding scenery. St Lucia is an approximately 2.5-hour drive from Durban.

This day trip includes the expertise of a professional guide.

  • Boat cruise around St Lucia Estuary
  • See hippos, crocodiles and more in their native habitat from the comfort of a double-decker boat
  • Ideal for families and bird-lovers
  • Enjoy a leisurely day outside the city
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Reviewed 24 April 2018
A Great Experience

We hosted visitors from the UK and spent a couple of days in St Lucia.. Now the " essential " thing that one has to do is to go on a boat cruise up the estuary. Needless to say, our visitors simply loved the whole...More

1  Thank Garth M
Reviewed 8 March 2018
very nice

We book this excursion with "Monzi safari". For a little bit more money, the come to pick you up at your accomodation and drop you as well. we were in a small boat(better to see animals than big boat). we spend this 2 hours very...More

1  Thank paul y
Reviewed 6 March 2018
Hippos, birds and crocs

This was a fun boat ride. The estuary was filled with Hippo family groups, sunning baby hippos, fisher birds, crocodiles and huge water buffalo! We were very excited to see the hippos in close proxmity, but disappointed by the adult hippos not yawning or fully...More

Thank newyorkseestheworld
Reviewed 22 January 2018
Lots of hippos, lots of crocodiles, very informative

The trip lasted just more than two hours, but we got to see a huge amount of hippos and crocodiles. The guide was excellent. Not only did he explain more than what was expected of the animals' general habitat, but also provided info on the...More

Thank Suzann P
Reviewed 18 January 2018
Nice trip to see Hippo and other animals..

As we cruise, we saw lot of Hippo dip in the water. Crocodiles and loads of Birds. the Guide is excellent and the service staff was good.

Thank Gede_Dana
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