Luxury Yacht Cruise Deals and Boat Tours: Waterfront Cape Town

Waterfront Charters | Sailing in the Bay aboard a Catamaran, Serenity

Let’s float your boat….literally! Cape Town is the best place in South Africa for a cruise and if you haven’t done a boat cruise in Cape Town then we can’t be friends. Just joking, let us help you find the best yacht, sailing and speed boat cruises that Cape Town has to offer.

  • Sale! Waterfront Charters | Djembe Drumming Cruise for 1

    Waterfront Charters | Djembe Drumming Cruise for 1

    Waterfront, Cape Town
    Original price was: R790.00.Current price is: R660.00.

    Save: 16%

  • Sale! Waterfront Charters | Coastal Motor Cruise for 2

    Waterfront Charters | Coastal Motor Cruise for 2

    Waterfront, Cape Town
    Original price was: R840.00.Current price is: R544.00.

    Save: 35%

  • Sale! Waterfront Charters | 30 Min Seal And Harbour Cruise for 2

    Waterfront Charters | 30 Min Seal And Harbour Cruise for 2

    Waterfront, Cape Town
    Original price was: R380.00.Current price is: R240.00.

    Save: 37%

  • Sale! AUTO-DRAFT

    60 Min Pre Sunset Champagne Cruise + Sharing Platter at Mozambik for two

    R821.00

See more boat cruise deals:

11 Cozy Winter Restaurants in Cape Town

1. Waterfront Charters | Champagne Cruise (Pre Sunset) for 2

Location: Waterfront, Cape Town

Price: R900.00 R540.00 (Save: 40%)

Get deal cta

Waterfront Charters | Champagne Cruise (Pre Sunset) for 2

A late afternoon cruise that allows guests to be back at the V&A Waterfront in time for evening adventures. With the bubbles of sparkling wine and superb views of the coastline from the Atlantic, it’s the perfect precursor to evening fun or the perfect ending to a busy day.

The Champagne Cruise is Waterfront Charters  second last Cruise of the day  and returns to Harbour prior to the Sunset Champagne Cruise.

These pre-sunset Champagne Cruises are extremely popular as pre-dinner cruises. They are ideal for families who find the regular Sunset Champagne Cruise too late. Due to the fact that the Sunset Champagne Cruise departure times vary according to the season, the pre-sunset Champagne Cruises also have a variable departure time.

Toast Table Mountain and the sunset from the deck of a choice of vessels with a complimentary glass of local sparkling wine for adult guests. A cash bar is available for other drink requirements, including soft drinks. Kids are welcome. Cape Town weather can change five times a day, so our sailing route from the harbour is not always predictable. But no matter which direction you take, be assured of a spectacular cruise that gets you back to the V&A Waterfront in time for evening festivities.

2. Waterfront Charters | Cruise And Dine Sunset Cruise for 2

Location: Waterfront, Cape Town

Price: R1,700.00 R1,530.00

Get deal cta

Waterfront Charters | Champagne Cruise (Pre Sunset) for 2

The perfect waterfront combination: a Sunset Champagne Cruise followed by a gourmet dining experience at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Our unique Cruise and Dine package includes a 90 minute ocean cruise followed by a 3-course meal at a choice of two top V&A Waterfront restaurants.

With the Atlantic Ocean stretching away from the majestic Table Mountain range, this is certainly a ‘must do’ cruise for locals and tourists alike.  Toast the setting sun from the deck of a luxury vessel with a complimentary glass of local sparkling wine (two glasses per guest, or a bottle for a couple). You’ll have an opportunity to observe amazing marine life, with regular sightings of dolphins, whales, penguins and many more aquatic creatures.

After building an appetite at sea, you have the option of choosing between two gourmet restaurants to suit your culinary desires: the Meloncino Restaurant, specialising in Italian food & the City Grill for local flavour.

Cruise in comfort and dine in style with Waterfront Charters and the FOMO App!

3. Waterfront Charters | Djembe Drumming Cruise for 1

Location: Waterfront, Cape Town

Price: R660.00  R540

Get deal cta

A combination of a 90-minute relaxing ocean cruise and an interactive guided Djembe drumming experience that will leave participants refreshed and rejuvenated.

Anyone familiar with the ocean knows that it has a rhythm. It is like the heartbeat of the earth; the tides move in and out in waves, accompanied by the sounds of those swells lifting and falling on the rocks and beaches of the shoreline. Just watching and listening to the process is extremely relaxing, and is almost meditative in its effect.

  • Preferred Time:*
    •  11:00 (am)
    •  14:30
    •  Sunset *Subject to availability.
  • Minimum 6 pax
  • 24-hours pre-booking time required.

Waterfront Charters are taking this rhythm to a whole new level: we are introducing our Rhythmic Sound Cruise option – a combination of relaxing ocean cruising on that constantly moving ocean and an interactive rhythmic drumming experience that will leave participants refreshed and rejuvenated. It’s a unique sound healing meditation that taps into the pulse and rhythms of nature, calming the mind and releasing tensions from the strains of 21st century life.

The experience is hosted aboard their unique twin-masted schooner Esperance, accommodating between 6 and 20 guests. (Larger groups of up to 80 participants can be organised aboard one of the other luxurious vessels.)

Once you have departed the quay at the V&A Waterfront and are moving gently through the swells of Table Bay, the experience starts off with an introduction to the basic rhythms of Africa and the world. Joining in the drumming experience interactively, each guest will feel the pulse of drumming calming and soothing, enhanced by the boat’s motion. The drumming moves on to a musical collaboration of various instruments, including guitars, that explores the different cultures of our Rainbow nation. The combination of meditation, rhythmic drumming and sound healing taps into the pulse and rhythm of the nature that surrounds you, leaving you calm and at peace with the world.

4. Waterfront Charters | 90 Min Sunset Champagne Cruise for 2

Location: Waterfront, Cape Town

Price: R1,040.00 R936.00

Get deal cta

Waterfront Charters | 90 Min Sunset Champagne Cruise for 2

Waterfront Charter and FOMO’s Most Popular Daily Scheduled Trip:
Cape Town has one of the best locations to see the Sunset from the Sea. With the Atlantic Ocean stretching away from the majestic Table Mountain range, this is certainly a ‘must do’ cruise for locals and tourists alike. Toast the setting sun from the deck of one of Waterfront Charters amazing range of vessels.

A complimentary glass of local sparkling wine (two glasses per guest, or a bottle for a couple) will be served, and the bar will be open for all other drinks for the duration of the cruise. Toast to the setting sun once more! Kids are welcome.

SUNSET UNDER SAIL
The sailboats Esperance and Serenity One follow the wind for this cruise. They do not offer a specific destination for this reason; you will be advised before departure as to the expected direction. The typical Cape Town summer wind blows from the south-east; the boats use the motors to leave the harbour and then they sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, returning to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sunset, and then motor back to the Waterfront.

In the winter months with the northwester prevalent, the direction taken will be toward the Clifton Coastline, or the Robben Island Coastline, also returning to Granger Bay. The wind and sea conditions change daily so the routing and style of the trip also change to meet the conditions; the skipper and crew will give you the best possible adventure.

5. Waterfront Charters | Sailing in the Bay aboard a Schooner, Esperance

Location: Waterfront, Cape Town

Price: R280.00 R252.00

Get deal cta

Waterfront Charters | Sailing in the Bay aboard a Schooner, Esperance

See Table Mountain from the incredible perspective that mariners have had for four hundred years! An exciting adventure aboard Waterfront Charters unique Esperance, a twin-masted schooner that brings alive the essence of true sailing.  Spend an exciting hour in Table Bay: ride the yacht’s bowsprit and enjoy spectacular views with the wind in your hair. With sunken seating areas below the deck line – both forward and behind the cabin – to offer some protection from the elements as well as a covered refreshment area it’s an hour of maritime magic!

See Table Mountain from the incredible perspective that mariners have had for four hundred years!

The Waterfront Charters 60 minute ‘Cruise under Sail’ across Table Bay is the perfect way to see Table Mountain and Cape Town’s Atlantic shoreline. Leaving from the V&A Waterfront, the routing is weather dependent; either to Milnerton and back if the south-easter is blowing, or towards Robben Island in north-westerly wind conditions. With either option, you’ll experience the excitement and thrills of sailing in Table Bay aboard one of Waterfront Charters beautiful yachts – with chilled refreshments aboard it’s the perfect way to spend an hour.

6. Waterfront Charters | 30 Min Seal And Harbour Cruise for 2

Location: Waterfront, Cape Town

Price: R240.00 R216

Get deal cta
Waterfront Charters | 30 Min Seal And Harbour Cruise for 2

The perfect way to see the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town harbour: from the deck of a boat! Relax aboard the Southern Cross, a classical trawler based vessel, and sip an ice-cold drink as you take in the sights.

A scenic guided harbour cruise aboard the Southern Cross through the working harbour of Cape Town. With close up views of seals and ships and the unequalled sights of the iconic V&A Waterfront, it’s a trip ideal for visitors, school groups or anybody who would like a quick introduction to the city and the Waterfront. At 30 Minutes in duration, it is our shortest cruise and every trip is different within a changing working harbour. Look out for the Seals on Wheels!

7. Waterfront Charters | Ocean Safari 60 min for 2

Location: Waterfront, Cape Town

Price: R1,700.00  R1530

Get deal cta
Waterfront Charters | Ocean Safari 60 min for 2

Waterfront Charters Ocean Safaris are eco-adventures aboard our stunning RIBs (Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boats) – an amazing way to get up close and personal to the wildlife that inhabits the Atlantic as you cruise the coastline under the guidance of our experienced and knowledgeable skippers.

The Waterfront Charters Team proudly offers you this unique and fun Ocean Safari experience. Their RIBS offer the perfect platform to share with you the beauty of the ocean as well as getting to see the plethora of creatures that inhabit the Cape Town Atlantic coastline. On their trips – which depart from Quay 5 in the V&A Waterfront – you will have a chance to potentially see a wide variety of creatures: from Cape fur seals to dolphins; whales, penguins and sunfish; a variety of seabirds and possibly even orcas! Obviously we can’t guarantee sightings, but we will comb Table Bay to make sure that we give you the best opportunity to see your favourite sea creatures and maybe meet some new ones. Whatever happens, you are certain of a great Atlantic experience!

  • 60 Minutes
  • Kids are allowed under the supervision of adults.
  • Minimum 2 Passengers and Maximum 12
  • Expeditions are weather dependent
  • Trip Includes a short ride out of the harbour, followed by a slow search for marine life and an informative briefing by the skipper.
  • For safety reasons only children over the age of 13 are allowed aboard, and they must be over 1.2 metres in height and able to straddle the on-board seats with both feet on the deck.

8. Waterfront Charters | Sailing in the Bay aboard a Catamaran, Serenity

Location: Waterfront, Cape Town

Price: R280.00 R252

Get deal cta

Waterfront Charters | Sailing in the Bay aboard a Catamaran, Serenity

See Table Mountain from the incredible perspective that mariners have had for four hundred years! An exciting adventure aboard Waterfront Charters luxury catamaran Serenity One: a family friendly adventure that gives perfect views of Cape Town and its spectacular mountains as you cruise across Table Bay. With refreshments on hand and amazing vantage points – nothing beats lounging on a catamaran’s trampoline ahead of the cabin between the hulls – it’s an hour of maritime magic!

The Waterfront Charters 60 minute ‘Cruise under Sail’ across Table Bay is the perfect way to see Table Mountain and Cape Town’s Atlantic shoreline. Leaving from the V&A Waterfront, the routing is weather dependent; either to Milnerton and back if the south-easter is blowing, or towards Robben Island in north-westerly wind conditions. With either option, you’ll experience the excitement and thrills of sailing in Table Bay aboard one of Waterfront Charters beautiful yachts – with chilled refreshments aboard it’s the perfect way to spend an hour.

9. Waterfront Charters | Coastal Motor Cruise for 2

Location: Waterfront, Cape Town

Price: R560.00  R504

Get deal cta
Waterfront Charters | Coastal Motor Cruise for 2
Waterfront Charters motor vessels take you from the historic V &A Waterfront area out to sea and cruises along the Atlantic coastline to Green Point Lighthouse and back to harbour. With spectacular mountain and city views, the cruise gives a perfect ocean view of Cape Town’s splendours. This One Hour Cruise operates daily with regular departures from Quay 5. A popular option with our Cruise and Dine lunch package, as well as many travel passes and Tour Operators. The weather option is a cruise into the International Harbour; when cruising the ocean is unpleasant, you will get a sailor’s view of our wonderful harbour with Table Mountain’s imposing presence still a thrilling factor. With a cocktail bar and great service, this is a trip not to be missed.
Departure Times
11:30 (am)
14:30 (pm)

SUNSET ON A MOTOR VESSEL
The Motor Vessels Sea Princess and Southern Cross follow a different route to the sailing boats. As they are not dependant on the wind they offer a destination and normally cruise slowly along the Atlantic seaboard towards Clifton beach and then return.

VARIATION TO CRUISE (DUE TO WEATHER)
For all the vessels, when the seas are running too high or the wind is unpleasantly strong, instead of heading into Table Bay the destination is the Cape Town Harbour for a Harbour Lights Cruise; a perfect alternative offering magical views of Table Mountain and the lights of Cape Town and the harbour in the evening. In extreme conditions, the skipper will take every aspect into account, and even stay dockside to ensure the safety of the passengers .

From breathtaking yachts to fun-in-the-sun party cruises, one of these tours is sure to float your boat.

There’s something wonderfully immersive and exhilarating about ocean travel – whether a spacious luxury liner, a tugboat for two, or a bustling public ferry. The unobstructed scenery, the wind in your hair and sea spray on your face, the time away from real life, and the repetitive rocking – all of which make sea rides decidedly appealing.

Living in Cape Town, and being surrounded by the sparkling ocean, means there are boat rides aplenty right on our doorstep. They vary widely – in terms of vessel type, duration of trip and price tag – but here’s our selection of favourites.