Thursday, November 06, 2008

TOURS over Christmas

Hallo Everybody

 We ARE still doing WHALE WATCHING at the moment, this morning's trip saw between 3 and 5 Humpback Whales per trip  - mother and calf pairs.

 Please keep this e-mail somewhere to refer back to  -

 From the 20th of December till the 3rd of January we will be doing extra trips to accommodate all clientele.

 Hippo / Croc departures for those two weeks will be 09h00, 11h00 , 13h00, 15h00 and 17h00, thereafter in January we'll be back on 10h00, 12h00, 14h00 and 16h00.

 Maybe it's a good idea to advise  some people to do the 09h00-11h00 trip daily, then it gives the first half of sunbathers a chance to burn themselves to smithereens at Vidal, and then by mid-day other clients can take leisurely drive to Vidal and through the Park, and return before the gates close at 19h00. Fortunately we have longer daylight hours.

ON CHRISTMAS DAY WE HAVE NO STAFF so no tours will be going out on the 25th of DECEMBER.

On the 26th of December we're ( all the boats in town ), are waiting for approximately 150pax from the passenger liner in the harbor, they will be taking up all the mid- morning trips, but we will be able to accommodate your clientele on the 09h00, 15h00 and 17h00 trips.

Please ask all clientele to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please do not make any bookings if you're not 100% sure that your client will pitch at the activity, as again no day goes by without some kind of no show at either one of the activities, I'm pretty sure you won't be happy if we constantly ask to keep rooms and there is constant no shows – I know I'm irritating when it comes to this issue, and I apologize for this in advance, but speaking to other ''activity'' operators in town, they seem to have the same problem. Please accept responsibility of paying for the ticket that you booked the tour for. (( **again 99% of the lodges who deal with us, respect us mutually and don't do ''no-show'' bookings, but one or two of the places we have the same problem with frequently** ))….sorri…..☺…..we will insist that clients come and pay else we can't keep their seats...please from now on when you phone to make a booking give us a ticket number to put next to the booking.

WE WILL BE DOING HIPPO / CROC TOURS on the 1st of JANUARY, BUT NO OCEAN trips, as we're not prepared to put our lives at risk like last year on the beach on New Year's Day, no rescues will also be done by us on the 1st of January, last year WE were almost killed by the intoxicated bathing public after trying to save people out of the ocean.

 From about the 1st week in December  - the whales migrate back to their feeding grounds, they are drained, hungry, starved, anorexic after an entire season in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean with no krill to feed on, their calf's have sucked them dry ( he he ) – then we'll be starting the 2 hour MARINE MAMMAL OCEAN ADVENTURE as with the flying fish, turtles, whale sharks, sharks, and dolphins there's still lots to see and people enjoy the 2hours on the ocean. ADVANTAGE will also start DEEP SEA FISHING again from the 1st week in December, so if you have keen fisherman you can give us a call, BERNO the BUSHMEN, our eager fisher-whale-guide will be steering the fishing boat out daily. Our Deep Sea Fishing rate for December will be R660-00p.p and the Ocean Marine Mammal Tour staying on R350-00p.p

Please keep in touch and let me know if there is any concerns or questions –


********Sandy just popped into the office to bring a carrot cake, she's the lady from Monzi who always bake those nice chocolate and carrot cakes – for a long while she hasn't been baking anymore , but she's back into baking, and if you'd like to order cakes please phone her directly on 082 899 1009 ******* ( she asked me to pass this message on, she delivers in St Lucia on a Friday )




HIPPO  / CROC rates increase on the 1st of January annually with R10-00p.p in ticket price, so please don't forget about this and write the incorrect amount on the tickets.


Have a Stunning Day...!

Warm Regards
Riëtte Bennett
St.Lucia Tours & Charters t/a Advantage Cruiser CC

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Tel   :  035 5901259

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Cell  : 083 487 2762
Box 151, St Lucia,South Africa 3936
1 McKenzie Street,  St Lucia 3936, ** corner of Dolphin Supermarket  , the very first information office as you enter the town of St Lucia after crossing the bridge , at the traffic circle find parking immediately on the right (next to PEP stores) **

our GPS co-ordinates are :: S28 22. 335 E32 24. 773   ....St Lucia Village South Africa

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