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Address: St Lucia, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 35 590 1555
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St Lucia Estuary with its residential Hippo and Nile Crocodile makes for...

St Lucia Estuary with its residential Hippo and Nile Crocodile makes for great boat cruise excursions, get close and witness a wildlife wonder, African Eagles perched high awaiting a quick snack.

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Carefree Hippo Cruise

I went on the 4:30 pm cruise arranged by Heritage Tours. We were in the smaller Shoreline cruise boats which made for a more intimate experience. The guide was very knowledgable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the 4:30 pm cruise arranged by Heritage Tours. We were in the smaller Shoreline cruise boats which made for a more intimate experience. The guide was very knowledgable and good at getting the boat in close to hippos for good shots. It has taken 20 years for the boats to get this close without scaring the hippos.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a 4:30pm trip with Shoreline to see the hippos....this is the best time of day for hippo activity as they are beginning to wake up ready for their evening meal!! Lots of yawning so good for photos. Our guide was very knowledgeable not only about the hippos but bird watching and wildlife in general. As well as the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had this excursion @8h30 in the morning. It may a good idea to take a jacket as it could be windy. We saw off course hippo, birds, etc. and we receive plenty of interesting informations about black and white mangrove, birds, estuary, etc. I recommend it with no hesitation.

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Rock Creek
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a short two hour boat tour on the estuary. We saw lots of hippos, but no crocs. Apparently water levels have risen and the mud banks are not well exposed, so the crocs are not easily seen. No matter, we saw loads of hippos including calves. A few big yawns as well. The hippos were a little less... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great wetlands where large pods of Hippos enjoy the good life. Boat tours do a good job of getting you in close

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Thank ChicagoDanny1
Quentin M, Manager at Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely 5 star review we are so pleased you enjoyed the cruise :) More 

Harderwijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were on a smaller boat that sits 15 pax. It was a rainy day but the boats have roofing. Our captain, Dennis, was a very upbeat chap and was very knowledgeable. Not just the hippos but also about birds and wildlife in general. Would recommend!

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Quentin M, Manager at Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review i will sure to pass on the compliments to Captain Dennis, we look forward to hosting you on board Shoreline boat safaris again :) More 

Durham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

So much to see. Obviously the hippos and crocs but also the birdlife. The boat skippers really try to show you everything

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Quentin M, Manager at Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and kind compliments :) More 

Tienen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and enjoyable boat tour where you see lots of hypos, crocs and birds (African Darter!!!) in their natural habitat. Professional explanations by captain/guide. Certainly worth the money! Reserve before arrival!

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Thank JoeriMaes
Quentin M, Manager at Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, responded to this review

WOW:) Thank you for the amazing 5 star review :) I will be sure to pass on the compliments to the team. We look forward to hosting you again on-board shoreline boat safaris. More 

Fiji
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We had booked with JulNic who organized this cruise and not many Hippos and Crocs out for the 2hour cruise and it was slightly overcast but the super informative guide was awesome and along with the hippos and crocs and bird life that were out-really made the cruise!

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Thank Litia N
Quentin M, Manager at Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, responded to this review

WOW:) Thank you for the amazing 5 star review :) I will be sure to pass on the compliments to the team. We look forward to hosting you again on-board shoreline boat safaris. More 

Dilbeek, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

After having seen the Big 5 and more, the kids absolutely wanted something else and see hippo's. Shoreline Cruises have smaller boats with not too many people onto them, so a nice atmosphere and the possibilty to approach the animals very close. Excellent explanation from our shipper, a real recommendation!

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Thank Marc M
Quentin M, Manager at Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, responded to this review

WOW:) Thank you for the amazing 5 star review :) I will be sure to pass on the compliments to the team. We look forward to hosting you again on-board shoreline boat safaris. More 

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