Unlike the better known boat-based whale watching (SABBWWA) further south, whale watching boat trips from St Lucia are mostly focussed on humpback whales, not southern right whales. Of course, you’re also likely to see loads of dolphins and sea birds. Make sure you do a whale watching trip with a certified SABBWWA operator so you can get close to the whales. St Lucia is in Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, on the edge of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.