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CAPE VIDAL SNORKELING SAFARIS

Cape Vidal Snorkeling , warnings, advisory

Our Snorkeling trips depart daily from St Lucia


We will meet you at you accommodation in St Lucia or in Cape Vidal.

  • Depart From St Lucia 08h00
  • Drive to Cape Vidal in an open safari vehicle, viewing animals along the way with informative guide
  • Snorkel at Cape Vidal over low tide, snorkeling equipment provided
  • Beach time, sun and sand
  • Full barbecue lunch with refreshments
  • Return to St Lucia 15h00 - 16h00


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For your safely, we offer free advice about snorkeling, and have snorkeling guides at Cape Vidal on request

NB: If you are planning to visit Cape Vidal, snorkeling and bathing conditions can be dangerous.

Please read the warning below

We happily offer free advice for anybody wanting to go snorkeling at Cape Vidal.

 

WARNING

At Cape Vidal snorkeling and bathing can be dangerous if you snorkel at the wrong tide. On a low tide at Cape Vidal snorkeling conditions are usually calm and safe. At Cape Vidal, snorkeling and swimming conditions are very dangerous at high tide!!. The reef for snorkeling at Cape Vidal offers protection from the breaking surf over low tide, creating fantastic safe snorkeling conditions, but on a high tide, rolling breakers move over the reef, making snorkeling conditions at Cape Vidal  dangerous. If you are not planning on joining an organized snorkeling excursion to Cape Vidal, please contact us for free advice about tidal times and information about Cape Vidal snorkeling conditions.

 

Cape Vidal Snorkeling during different tidal conditions:

Cape Vidal Snorkeling at Low tide

Cape Vidal snorkeling is the best at low tide when the reefs offers protection from the rolling breakers. Stay close to the  reef and don't go beyond the marker on the point of the reef.

Cape Vidal snorkeling on an incoming tide

Cape Vidal snorkeling can be extremely dangerous on an incoming tide. The best Cape Vidal snorkeling conditions are on an incoming tide is in the far southern corner of the Cape Vidal bay.

Cape Vidal snorkeling on a high tide

Over the high tide, Cape Vidal snorkeling can be dangerous if you are in the wrong place. Stay in the far southern corner of the bay.

If you are planning a snorkeling trip, or if you plan to go snorkeling at Cape Vidal while you are visiting St Lucia and you need more info about snorkeling Cape Vidal, don't hesitate to contact us for free advice.

 

 

CAPE VIDAL SNORKELING SAFARIS

The tranquil beauty of the underwater world is indescribable and to truly experience all that this World Heritage Site has to offer, one should take some time out to enjoy its truly unique underwater wonders on a Cape Vidal snorkeling trip.
We offer snorkeling to various prime destinations, all within the St Lucia Wetlands Park. Cape Vidal is the nearest snorkeling reef to St. Lucia and is perfect for beginner snorkelers and children as well as snorkeling for the more experienced snorkeler. The world famous Sodwana Bay is a popular option, boasting a stunning sandy beach, protected reefs perfect for snorkeling and, rated as one of the five best coral reef diving spots in the world, it promises outstanding snorkeling. At Cape Vidal, snorkeling is good all year round, but is very tide dependent. Bhanga Nek, another of our destinations, is part of the pristine Kosi Bay area and is situated in the heart of Maputaland Turtle Sanctuary. Turtles are a common sighting on snorkeling trips, with rays, fire fish and octopus as regular features.

 

On our Cape Vidal snorkeling safari, CAPE VIDAL snorkeling is incorporated with a game drive, as our journey to get there takes us meandering through the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park. En route we stop and take a gentle walk up to the Mount Tabor view point where guests will be treated to outstanding views of the St. Lucia Lake and Estuary on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. We also take guests up to the Whale Watching tower at Cape Vidal, although this is mostly during the Whale watching season (June-Nov), it is optional out of season for guests who may be lucky enough to spot dolphins.

It is possible to combine a snorkeling trip to SODWANA BAY with an early morning, or late afternoon safari through the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve for a snorkeling safari. We can also visit the stunning Lake Sibaya, a pristine inland lake that is very unique because it used to be linked to the ocean. This has meant that the fish in the lake have adapted to the 'new' freshwater conditions!

We can also arrange SCUBA DIVING at Sodwana Bay for any guests who wish to take the plunge!

The BHANGA NEK snorkeling excursion can be extended to include a turtle night walk to see nesting, or hatching turtles, in season. Some time spent in Tembe Elephant Reserve can also easily be arranged, should guests wish.
WHAT TO BRING: Bathing suits, towels, sun cream, beach bag, underwater camera and a warm top. All snorkeling equipment provided. Please contact one of our friendly team for more information and possible combinations.

 

WARNING

At Cape Vidal snorkeling in the bay and swimming and snorkeling anywhere along the beach can be dangerous if you snorkel or swim at the incorrect tide. On a low tide at Cape Vidal snorkeling conditions are normally calm and safe. At Cape Vidal, snorkeling and swimming conditions are extremely dangerous at high tide!! and when the sea is rough. The low reef  offers protection from the waves at low tide, resulting in safe snorkeling and swimming conditions. At high tide, rolling waves move over the rocky reef in front of Cape Vidal Bay, making conditions at Cape Vidal for snorkeling dangerous because of strong currents. If you are not planning on joining an organized Cape Vidal snorkeling excursion to Cape Vidal, please contact us for free advice about tidal times and information about Cape Vidal snorkeling conditions.

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