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“Hippo-tastic!”

Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises
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Owner description: 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.
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
351 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Hippo-tastic!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We took a late afternoon lake cruise and had the opportunity to see lots of hippo up close which was wonderful. The captain of the boat was knowledgeable and able to spot the wildlife and tell us lots of interesting information. I had not realised that hippos don't actually swim or how nocturnal they are. It became a bit of a challenge to capture a hippo open-mouthed yawn shot and we managed to nail it in the last few minutes. I was surprised to hear that hippos kill more humans than any other animal in South Africa - always good to add to the random facts in my full brain! We also saw crocodiles and many birds including a rather splendid Goliath Heron and some beautiful Kingfishers. As the boat returned to dock the sun was setting and the views of the lake and estuary were awesome.

Visited August 2014
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Quentin M, Manager at Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, responded to this review, 27 April 2016
Thank you for taking the time for such awesome review :) it made our day. We look forward to hosting you again.
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North Bay, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Incredible!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

An incredible experience! Be sure to stop here as this is a unique adventure! You will see a lot of hippos as well as water bucks, crocodiles! Its cool to see the family of hippos in the water, and hippos play-fighting! The guides are very informative and you will have a new respect for these animals!

Visited March 2014
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Quentin M, Owner at Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, responded to this review, 12 May 2016
Apologies for the late reply... Thank you so much for taking the time for such a lovely review. will be sure to pass on the compliments to our team :)
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Denham, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

We have booked the sunset cruise which was a great experience because the hippos are waking up and are very active. Plenty of crocodiles and birds were around, too. We got to see how the hippos lined up in the water to get on shore and were ready to walk all the way up to town. And it is true we even saw a hippo downtown at night, pretty incredible and not dangerous if you keep your distance!!!!! So keep your distance if you see one and you will be fine ;)!
On top of that it was a really good price.
Saint Lucia is definitely worth visiting!

Visited December 2013
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Quentin M, Owner at Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, responded to this review, 12 May 2016
Apologies for the late reply... Thank you so much for taking the time for such a lovely review. will be sure to pass on the compliments to our team :)
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East London, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hippo watching”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

The guide was very clued up and informative. We saw lots of crocs and many hippos. Very interesting and enjoyable.

Visited December 2013
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Quentin M, Manager at Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, responded to this review, 12 May 2016
Apologies for the late reply... Thank you so much for taking the time for such a lovely review. will be sure to pass on the compliments to our team :)
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Very interesting!”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

We did the 2 hour cruise on a drizzly morning but thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the sightings. Our guide was full of interesting information and facts and we saw a good selection of birds as well as several groups of hippos and a few crocs. It was a very relaxed trip and we would definitely do it again.

Visited October 2013
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Quentin M, Manager at Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, responded to this review, 30 April 2016
Thank you for taking the time and for such a lovely review :) I will be sure to pass on the compliments.
We look forward to welcoming you back
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