St Lucia Tours & Charters
St Lucia Tours & Charters
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Boat ToursFishing Charters & ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Advantage Tours is your gateway to unforgettable experiences in St. Lucia. We are a trusted tour operator based in the breathtaking town of St. Lucia, South Africa. With our passion for adventure and a deep love for the natural wonders that surround us, we are committed to providing our guests with unforgettable experiences. As the legal permit holder for whale watching in St. Lucia, we offer you the incredible opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Our expertly guided tours ensure an up-close encounter with these gentle giants, creating memories that will last a lifetime. We understand that every traveler is unique, and that's why we offer customised itineraries tailored to your preferences.
St Lucia, South Africa
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4.0 of 5 bubbles236 reviews
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Very good
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Zonnetje
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We booked a whale watch tour. This tour was cancelled and we were called to the office for a refund. We paid by debit card. To refund our money they asked us to put the card in the pin device which we did. After 3 months we still do not have our €350 euro’s back. I have been emailing constantly. They just leave the problem with the customer. Shame on you Advantage tours.

So beware!
Written 28 November 2022
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Dear client, We are truly saddened by your review, as we have sent you proof from our bank that your refund was done on the same day. We even investigated the issue with our bank when you kept convincing us that you did not receive your money. The outcome stated that the refund was processed by our bank and proof was sent to you via e-mail.
Written 7 March 2023
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Yohan K
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I have booked a whale watching activity but it has been postponed twice and cancelled due to bad weather condition. But more than one month after cancellation, the agency don't want to pay me back. They don't answer my emails of course because they know.

At St Lucia, the weather can change very quickly so it's normal the activity could be cancelled. But I advise customers to book into another agency in order to be able to be refund in case of cancellation due to bad weather condition.
Written 3 November 2022
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Dear Yohan, we did respond to your emails, and also explained that we tried to do the refund but your bank was not recognised by our online booking system. When you book online, you should be refunded through the online booking system - PayU. We did however refund you via Paypal when the processed was taking to long.
Written 7 March 2023
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Morne Fouche
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
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!
Written 20 November 2020
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Dr Ricky S
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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.
Written 7 March 2020
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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
Written 9 March 2020
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Michal1500
Warsaw, Poland82 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
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.
Written 27 January 2020
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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.
Written 13 September 2020
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mandr268
Westport, Ireland914 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
it was a large crowed but comfortable boat, we had a great tour spotting hippos, but saw little else,
Written 27 January 2020
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Enrico d
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
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.
Written 13 January 2020
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Marnixvdg
Oostkamp, Belgium5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Great whale watch trip. Guide was a great help predicting where the breach would come. We got some extra time when on the way back 3 whales proved to be very active.
One of the best trips we have ever made.
It was a pity that we did the trip on our last day in South-Africa otherwise we we have booked several more.
Top whale watching!
Written 22 September 2019
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Dear Marnix We always very much appreciate a review, whether good or bad, if bad, we make sure to improve, and when good, make sure to boost the moral of our staff - Please be back - Our very best regards
Written 23 September 2019
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Paul R
Richards Bay, South Africa304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This was a last minute surprise outing arranged for a friend's birthday but the service was fantastic, communication with Gerda excellent & the skipper & crew on board were exceptional!! We did a cruise in Richards Bay harbor & even for a local, it was lovely. The staff interaction was superb & attention to safety & hospitality very reassuring. Our visitors from Cape Town, Johannesburg & St Petersburg, Russia has the time of their lives. Thank you Gerda & Team - will definitely recommend your services
Written 16 September 2019
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Dear Paul, the staff will be so happy to see you post - thanks so much for taking the time - we really really try to make everyone feel so special - hope to see you again -
Written 17 September 2019
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Johnny H
Utrecht, The Netherlands11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Went whale watching with my family. They make you get there at 06:30 but don't leave until 7:00am which is shame. Who wants to stand around doing nothing for half an hour at that time of the morning. The whale watching itself was incredible. Highly recommended. We had the unfortunate experience of dealing with the owner of this company. She goes down and the most unfriendly person we met in our three weeks in South Africa. She should on a course to learn about customer service.
Written 10 September 2019
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Hello dear Sir, The only time that I as owner will be very stern and firm about a situation, will be when I know that my company is not at fault - We do appreciate your understanding. Best regards
Written 17 September 2019
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