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St Lucia Tours & Charters

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St Lucia, South Africa
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About St Lucia Tours & Charters
St Lucia Hippo and Crocodile Cruise aboard Advantage Cruiser, the jewel of the St Lucia Estuary, a spacious flat-bottomed boat which takes you on a journey of discovery through the St Lucia Estuary. Frolicking hippopotami, lazy Nile crocodiles and majestic fish eagles are some of the highlights of the adventure. Traversing approx. 7 kilometers of the estuarine waterway, the Advantage Cruiser will get you closer to the wildlife for the ultimate photographic opportunities.
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Morne Fouche wrote a review Nov 2020
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa7 contributions
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We booked a Father and son deep sea fishing trip with them and it was stunning!!! Me and my two sons (9 & 11 years) had the best time under skipper Berno. He taught the kids everything about boat rules and fishing techniques. We caught Mahi-mahi and a Sailfish even saw dolphins swimming with the boat. Can truly recommend Berno and the Advantage team!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Dr Ricky S wrote a review Mar 2020
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa94 contributions45 helpful votes
We decided on short notice to undertake the Hippo Tour, and booked with the Advantage team. Boats are well maintained, and safety was observed at all times. The boat captain was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information about St Lucia estuary, the hippos and crocodiles and birdlife. Two of their boats were operating, and I found them very considerate of the wildlife, allowing all participants to view the hippos, while not disturbing them. We enjoyed the tour, and got amazing shots and videos of the hippos, as well as sighted a few crocodiles. Birdlife was great and we saw many of the indigenous species. Definitely something worthwhile to put on your itinerary when visiting St Lucia.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from travelingchanty, Manager at St Lucia Tours & Charters
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We appreciate your positive comments and we hope you will visit us soon again. Kind regards, ADVANTAGE TEAM
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Michal1500 wrote a review Jan 2020
Warsaw, Poland58 contributions37 helpful votes
We went on the night turtle safari on the beach in Nov'19 - supposedly a good time. We (~10 people) spent >6h on the trip going back and forth on the beach and did not find any turtles - which is very dissappointing. No refund also. It is understood that sightings cannot be guaranteed, but some form of no-sighting compensation should be considered to avoid disappointments (e.g. free voucher to repeat the trip throughout the next 12 months). Also, the advertising should be more transparent about the chances of sighting (e.g. % of trips without sighting) to set the expectation - instead of only saying "sightings cannot be guaranteed", which does not put any value of the likelihood of success. We paid for the trip, which ultimately was useless and cost us not only the price of the trip, but also an evening which we could have spent otherwise. That said, everything was very well-organized, professional and safe. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Advantage T, Owner at St Lucia Tours & Charters
Responded Sep 13, 2020
Dear guest Just to mention that Advantage Tours is not the turtle concessionaire, but simply the office which booked you on a turtle tour with the operator. But when buying a turtle tour ticket, it is specifically mentioned in all advertising, that there is no guarantee on sightings. The operator is allowed on the beach for a few hours at night, in search of a nest or a turtle, as long as it is LOW tide, once the tide comes in you have to be off the beach. And if there is no turtle sighting in these hours, it is nature, and beyond the control of the operator. But each client know that prior to booking. It is a chance you take.
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mandr268 wrote a review Jan 2020
Westport, Ireland912 contributions317 helpful votes
it was a large crowed but comfortable boat, we had a great tour spotting hippos, but saw little else,
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Enrico d wrote a review Jan 2020
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We have been on the hippo tours of all the operators in St. Lucia as my wife is in the tourism industry. The Advantage boats are not always available for clients as they are often fully booked, which means we have had to book with some of the other service providers. Our first choice remains this company as we have always had excellent service, and our biggest motivation for using them is their professionalism and their guides. The guides put their opposition completely in the shadow. There is absolutely no comparison. The Advantage Cruizer's guide is super knowledgeable, not just about the hippos and crocs, but also about other aspects of the natural environment. He will tell you about the different bird species, the mangrove swamps, the type of fish and a host of other interesting details about the area. I have read the odd negative comment here, and I suppose anyone can have a bad day when things just do not work out according to plan, but I can freely recommend these guys based on numerous experiences. In fact, we advise our clients and friends to rather postpone their trip, if the Advantage is not available.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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