Watch these gigantic mammals in action.
Boat-based whale watching tours, cruiser passenger ferry for an estuary cruise . A full St Lucia adventure experience.
This is something exceptionally special, and anyone that is wanting a memory to last a lifetime should pay us a visit. Sharing time with these playful gentle giants of the ocean is a soul –stirring experience, an investment you make in your own life, and something never to be forgotten.
Vital Information: Adventures have different hours and rates depending on the season
The Whale Watching trip is around 3 hours and the Hippo Tour is 2 hours long. It is advisable to allow for a full day in the area though, as there is plenty to do and see.
We can accommodate up to 8 people for the Whale Watching Trip and up to 40 people for the Hippo Tour
It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes and trainers for these activities and not a bad idea to bring a raincoat. Remember to bring your hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, as well as your camera.
This is not really a spectator activity, although you are welcome to bring your friends and family with you - there are curio shops, restaurants, and other activities to keep them busy while you are out on the boat.
The demand for these activities is very high in season, so it is very important that you book as far ahead as possible, especially for the whale watching.
Whale Watching adventure trips St Lucia South AfricaPosted by St Lucia Tours Charters Safaris on Donnerstag, 27. August 2015
Click to See Additional Info on this Adventure
Advantage Tours 2017 Daily Activity List
Whale Watching R990-00 per person
1st trip at sunrise • Weather permitting!!! • Last minute specials announced on web page
Join us, from mid-May to mid-December, on our most popular TWO HOUR ocean cruise to see the mighty 40 ton HUMPBACK WHALES from as close as 50m, aboard the Advantage Charters, LEGAL BBWW permit holders with skippers and experienced marine mammal tour guides.
Sightings GUARANTEED in season or 40% of your rate will be refunded.
A soul stirring experience with the gentle giants of the ocean, this trip is promised to be a truly unique lifetime experience.
3 hours in total – PLEASE always read our conditions of admission – we need extra time to get You To-And-From the launch. We do whale watching out of St Lucia, Richards Bay and Durban.
Hippo/Croc Boat Cruise R200-00 per person
Kids under 12- half price • 2yrs and under- no charge
SUMMER: 10h00, 12h00, 14h00, 16h00
WINTER: 10h00, 12h00, 15h00 • 08h00 tour possible for groups of 10+
TWO HOURS of photographical magic aboard the luxury passenger ferry Advantage Cruiser to explore the St Lucia Estuary.For close up sightings of Hippo, Crocodile, Mangrove Swamps, Bird Watching and more – – from SUNSET JETTY to THE NARROWS – 6KM NORTH OF THE BRIDGE – our main emphasis is to give you more knowledge of the eco systems and go home with photographs and memories that will last a lifetime!
The boat has ample walking space, is equipped with a fully licensed bar, tuck shop, toilets, public address system and the popular sundeck for better viewing.
Advantage Cruiser is renowned for having skippers and guides who are as enthusiastic about the tour as our customers and is built to venture into shallow waters for those close-up photographs.
Ocean Adventure R580-00 per person
With possible sightings of dolphins and other marine mammals • Weather permitting!!!
Choose to experience this TWO HOUR trip from St Lucia and feel the thrill of a surf launch or from Richards Bay harbor for a softer start (available for larger groups). Then set out to sightings of dolphins, whale sharks, sharks, flying fish, turtles, etc. Sightings not guaranteed.
From St Lucia you might also get a chance to see the Jolly Rubino shipwreck and the second highest vegetated dunes in the world.
This tour is only from December to May
Deep Sea Game Fishing
15 December – 5 January annually our rate will be R300pp more R1200-00 per person
Departs 05h30’ish • Weather permitting!!!
Come spend 6-7 Hours on the ocean aboard our 32ft Yeld Cat to catch that big one. All bait and tackle supplied, just bring your own lunch pack! All you catch is yours to keep.
Midnight Turtle Tour R995-00 per person
Rate valid 1November 2016 – 28 February 2017 (seasonal). 5-6 hours over midnight.
This trip allows you to experience the miracle of the leatherback (weighing up to 900kg) and loggerhead turtles reproduction. Step into the world of these amazing ancient reptiles as they dodge sharks offshore and humans, crabs, badgers and jackals-on-shore to return to and hatch on these ancient nesting grounds.
Late night picnic dinner on the beach and refreshments included.
Isimangaliso Wetland Safari R745-00 per person
08h00 – 15h00’ish
Learn more about the five eco-systems that make up this unique park. Let us show you the St Lucia Wetland Park’s (iSimangaliso) internationally renowned beauty.
Join us on a FULL day of off-road exploration in this pristine (Eastern Shores) environment.
This trip includes an ecological overview of the park, wonderful game-viewing, bird-watching, short walks, a visit to Cape Vidal with snorkeling, if the tide permits (gear will be provided). A full braai (barbecue) lunch with drinks, on an open game drive vehicle.
Horse Riding R380-00 per person
Enjoy a horse ride along the Beach in St Lucia or Game ride within the Eastern Shores.The trips are a minimum of 1 hour long.
Combined trips with beach AND game ride can be arranged ( R950-00pp ). You will be accompanied by a qualified rider at all times.
Khula Cultural Experience R400-00 per person
Immerse yourself into this highly rich and diverse culture and learn about the Zulu history. Visit the Sangoma, watch traditional Zulu dancing, visit homesteads and kraals, view beautiful beadwork and various crafts while discovering more about the magnificent Zulu people.
Request your visit to the local school. Approx. 3hours
GAME RESERVE TOUR Imfolozi/HLUHLUWE R985-00 per person
Summer: 05h00 – 15h00 • Winter: 05h00 – 15h00
Full day excursion in an open game drive vehicle through the oldest Big 5 reserve in South Africa. Once the hunting grounds of the famous Zulu chief Shaka, the Park is renowned for its efforts in saving the white rhino from extinction and the magnificence of these first foothills off the coastal escarpment. White rhino abound and sightings of elephant are not unusual. The park also has lion, cheetah, black rhino, leopard, wild dog, a large population of giraffe and much more.
Includes light breakfast, gate fees, qualified guide and full lunch as well as refreshments at picnic sites.
Night Game Drive R485-00 per person
Summer: 20h00 – 23h00 • Winter: 19h00 – 22h00
This 2.5 – 3 hour nocturnal affair takes you along the 4×4 tracks in the Eastern and Western Shores of iSimangaliso, where you may encounter various local nocturnal residents. Sightings often include hippo, buffalo, spotted eagle owls, nightjars, kudu, waterbuck, crocodile and even side-striped jackal, python and leopard. Chameleons abound, and the endemic Sitara’s Dwarf Chameleon is a rare treat. Conducted in an open safari vehicle with two spotlights.
Walking Trail R285-00 per person
3 hour walk with an experienced guide.
Kayaking R395 per person
Nearest town(s): St Lucia
1 McKenzie Street, Dolphin Centre, St Lucia
The Hippo Tours depart from the Jetty, which is just to the left of the main road approaching St Lucia. For Whale Watching, you will meet at our offices in St Lucia - first building on the right as you come into the town.
S 28° 22' 22.4616" E 32° 24' 45.3702"