Estuary Updates

Crocodiles, kingfishers and a hippo with a really big jaw

by | Dec 21, 2020 | 0 comments

Oh my, I am happy to live and work in St Lucia! I love nature and all of the awesome sights I see every day by just going to work. The weather has been very good for the cruise lately and we have been seeing some nice animals. When there was a drought for some years now …

Find Us at Sunset Jetty

by | Jan 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Sunset Jetty, 1km down Mckenzie Street, the main street of St Lucia Town, at the second roundabout (circle). Use the right hand turn to drive down towards the water and find parking before your tour. Use the pictures in the gallery below to find landmarks along the way. …

Weddings on Our Boat

by | Oct 6, 2014 | 0 comments

Some wedding pics to enjoy. You can also do this on our boat, Advantage Cruiser, in St Lucia. “I do” with hippos as witnesses of the marriage. #‎gottaluvKZN‬  


by | Oct 4, 2014 | 0 comments

The first fish may have crawled onto land during Devonian times (350 million years ago) and probably did so, in response to drying swamps. This required that two problems must be overcome. How to move without the support of water and how to obtain oxygen from air rather …

Mangrove Crabs

by | Oct 4, 2014 | 0 comments

Mangrove forests are wonderful places full of strange creatures adapted to this wet and muddy environment. There are two species of crab that live in this habitat with different but equally fascinating life styles. Fiddler crabs feed by sifting through the soft mud for …

Fish Eagle Info

by | Sep 27, 2014 | 0 comments

The African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)[2] or – to distinguish it from the true fish eagles (Ichthyophaga), the African sea eagle – is a large species of eagle that is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa wherever large bodies of open water occur that have an abundan …

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

by | Sep 27, 2014 | 0 comments

iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park) is situated on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, about 275 kilometres north of Durban. It is South Africa’s third-largest protected area, spanning 280 km of coastline, from t …

Mangrove Info

by | Sep 27, 2014 | 0 comments

Mangroves are various types of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics – mainly between latitudes 25° N and 25° S. The remaining mangrove forest areas of the world in 2000 was 53,190 square miles ( …

About the Hippo

by | Sep 27, 2014 | 0 comments

The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae (the other is the pygmy hippopotamus). The name comes from the ancient Greek for “river hors …

A Hippo Named Vincent

by | Sep 26, 2014 | 0 comments

VINCENT (without the left ear) St Lucia’s very own icon! by Riette Bennett …the only hippo with a name as all the others look the same!… Vincent is a dominant hippo bull of one of the hippo pods residing close to the bridge area in the St Lucia Estuary. Vincent is see …