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Overview
CCREATE MEMORIES BOAT BASED EXCURSIONS –OCEAN / CANAL / RIVER St Francis Bay home of St Francis Safaris is a truly unique destination conveniently situated 20km to the coast from the N2 highway Humansdorp off ramp a short 80km drive from Port Elizabeth’s International airport. Arriving in St Francis Bay visitors can expect a picturesque, white walled, thatched roof town built around a rambling canal system that connects river and sea. Our beautiful bay offers some of the best year round marine activity in the country. Boasts award winning restaurants and accommodation, internationally acclaimed Links golf course and is home to many surfing championships throughout the year. St Francis Safaris CANAL BOAT CRUISES, are an ideal way to take in the opulent homes and activities around the canals. Departs from in front of the Greek Restaurant on the canals. An hour long relaxed family outing which is suitable for all ages. St Francis Safaris CANOE / STAND UP SKI or PADDLE SKI HIRES, are available for the active visitor who wants to experience all St Francis has to offer under their own steam. Half day or full day hire. St Francis Safaris RIVER EXCURSIONS, highlight spectacular scenery, bird and wildlife along the banks of the Krome River. Various options such as a riverbank picnic (basket supplied or self-catered). Swimming, or for the more adventurous tubing and skiing are arranged to suit. For the fisherman fly fishing or light tackle (supplied) you can expect Garrick, Cob and Grunter to be on the menu. St Francis Safaris WHALE WATCHING and ECO CRUISES (the only licensed operator in St Francis Bay). Departs from Port St Francis the main hub of South Africa’s calamari fisheries. Out into the bay we cruise up the coast taking in the beauty of the scenic reserve, sand dunes and beaches along the way. August through to November we experience a high success rate providing close encounters with Southern right and humpback whales who visit our waters on their annual migration south. They can often be seen putting on a spectacular show swimming with the numerous pods of dolphin who reside here year round along with penguins, seals and a variety of other bird and marine life. Trips are an hour and a quarter in length and can be enjoyed by anyone keen on an outstanding marine experience. Party/Corporate cruises are also available on request and are tailored to suit. St Francis Safaris DEEP SEA FISHING. Year round the variety of species in our waters provide us with some of the country’s most successful fishing excursions. St Francis Safaris offer customers a fishing experience geared to suit all levels of ability. Owner Tim Christy a Protea fisherman and record holder in many categories has fished these waters for over 30 years and has his finger on the pulse. His knowledge of the region’s best spots for targeting species such as Yellow tail, Garrick, Cape Salmon and Yellow fin Tuna has proven to lure customers and celebrities such as Robson Green back year after year. Weather permitting excursions leave Port St Francis daily 7am till lunch time or 3pm to just after dark all bait and tackle are supplied. Full day trips can be arranged to suit.
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