Best Boat Rides, Water Tours and Boat Cruises in Durban

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Explore the warm waters of the KwaZulu-Natal coast by boat in the balmy city of Durban. Flanked by the expansive warm Indian ocean, a day spent aboard a boat may just be the adventure you are after!


  • Scenic drive
  • Visit a World Heritage Site
  • Two hour boat safari in St. Lucia Estuary
  • Explore a crocodile farm

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  • Cancel your booking up to 24 hours ahead of time for a full refund
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  • Includes return transfers
  • Type of transport vehicle subject to availability

St. Lucia Wetlands & Estuary: Day Tour & Boat Safari

Take a day tour of the St. Lucia wetlands and estuary and enjoy a variety of activities. Visit a crocodile farm, go on a boat safari, and walk along the Board Walk from the ...

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St Lucia Boat Safari and Emdoneni Wild Cat Day Tour

This tour is a combination of a 2-hour boat safari on the St Lucia river inside the Isimagaliso Wetlands and a visit to the Emdoneni Wild Cat Project to learn about the their wild ...

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St. Lucia Wetlands Boat Ride

Visit the Isimangaliso (Greater ST Lucia) Wetlands Park, a UNESCO Site, where you will take part in a boat ride activity and have the opportunity to see the Crocodile along with ...

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St Lucia Boat Rides, Durban Surrounds

Enjoy the best of both worlds on this full-day tour departing from Durban to the ‘Elephant Coast.’ Ease back in the comfort of your guide-driven van as you hug the coastline on a scenic 3-hour trip, passing by Umhlanga, the Dolphin Coast, and Richards Bay before arriving in St. Lucia.

The Elephant Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is home to iSimangeliso Wetland Park (formally known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park) and marks the first stop in this day-long adventure. Enjoy a historical trip down memory lane as your knowledgeable guide shares the rich history of Durban, and more specifically St. Lucia.

Untouched wetlands await as you take a guided stroll down the boardwalk from the estuary to the warm Indian Ocean, where regular sightings of hippo’s, crocodiles and abundant birdlife are a likely event.


Get up close, but hopefully not personal, with more crocs and learn more about these prehistoric animals at a crocodile farm before heading out on the day’s grand finale, a 2 hour St. Lucia boat safari.

This unforgettable boat safari sees you cruise along Africa’s largest estuarine system, passing an array of habitats from mangrove swamps to riverine forest and home to hippopotamuses, crocodiles, fish eagles, and herons.



Other Activities and Tours

With a year-round subtropical climate, stretches of Blue Flag beaches and renowned for being a watersport paradise, take full advantage of one of KwaZulu-Natal’s greatest assets by cruising around on an array of boat rides in Durban and its surrounds.

Romantic Boat Cruise in Durban

One for the lovers, a scenic cruise or waterway tour is the perfect opportunity to steal a romantic moment with that special someone.

Make magic happen with an evening gondola ride amongst twinkling lights and a star-filled night sky. Treasure a quiet moment as you float away from the bustle of the Durban Point Waterfront Canal, only to return feeling relaxed and energised.


Boat Tour in Durban with Picnic

Take a break from a busy day and hop on board a gondola for a relaxing paddle from the Durban Point Waterfront Canal as you drift underneath picture worthy bridges.

Open your beautiful handcrafted picnic basket, brimming with snacks, and lay back to soak up the sights on the 40-minute tour.


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Value for money
  • Easy booking and cancellations
  • Free pick-up service
  • Be prepared for the Durban humidity

Specification: Best Boat Rides, Water Tours and Boat Cruises in Durban




1 day


2 Hour boat safari, Crocodile farm entrance and guide, Estuary boardwalk excursion, Professional tour guide, Return transfers

Meals & Drinks

Not included


Hotel pick-up service within 10km of Durban

Suitable For

Nature lovers, Not suitable for disabled persons

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  1. Graham – Australia

    Met our expectations The guide was exceptional, a true asset to his organisation

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  2. a GetYourGuide customer – France

    très enrichissant, animaux + culture zoulou (grâce au guide)

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