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Saint Lucia - Hippo and Croc boat cruise on Lake St Lucia

Hippo and Croc boat cruise on Lake St Lucia

(197 reviews)
Lake St Lucia , Saint Lucia, South Africa
45 mins

About the tour

Join Ashley on a boat cruise on Lake St Lucia looking for the infamous hippos that are resident within the waters as they bask, play, and sleep in their family pods. Crocodiles can frequently be seen basking in the sun on the banks or chilling in the cooling water. Seeing wildlife from a boat means you can get a little closer than when on land and in a vehicle! Wildlife in the game reserve can often be seen on the banks of the lake, so you never know what you will see each time. This tour offers a unique African safari experience! PLEASE NOTE ******The tour is searching for completely wild animals and as such, no sightings are guaranteed******

Meet your local guide


What Ashley doesn't know about life in the South African bush isn't worth knowing! He spends his time out and about surrounded by the local wildlife from hippos and crocodiles to elephants and rhinos, plus some of the smaller animals such as monkeys, zebra and warthogs, birds, bugs and insects, there is always something to see in the UNSECO World Heritage Site he calls home. Ashley loves to share his experiences and knowledge with others so join him as he shows some of the hidden gems and wildlife that South Africa has to offer away from the main tourist trails!

Ash has been guiding since Jun 2010

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Saint Lucia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Saint Lucia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Levent E.

14 April 2021

Amazing tour..

Phil D.

14 April 2021

Good area peaceful river but not much variety of wildlife.

Jen Mc M.

14 April 2021

Another wonderful start to the day. Watching the pod of hippos was mesmerising. Ash gave us lots of interesting facts in a lovely relaxed way. Thank you.

Yvonne - ( England ) W.

14 April 2021

River cruise Hippo and Croc spotting is the perfect start to a Wednesday. Relaxing.

Edward S.

14 April 2021

The 10 minutes with the Hippo's was fine although the signal was bad and most of the time stop start. I had to renew twice. I appreciate you problems.

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