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

Waterfront, Cape Town


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.


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 Day Cruise or a Harbour Lights Cruise. This safety feature is a perfect alternative, offering magical views of the harbour, Cape Town and Table Mountain and in the evening the lights of Cape Town and the harbour. In extreme conditions, the skipper will take every aspect into account, and even stay dockside  to ensure the safety of the passengers. 

* In the unlikely event that the primary boat for this cruise is unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to utilize an alternative vessel for this experience. Be assured that Waterfront Charters will always make every possible effort to ensure that the advertised vessel is available. Some Cruises do not have a dedicated boat for the cruise and rely on a pool of available vessels at Waterfront Charters to cover fluctuations in weather, seasonal passenger numbers and planned maintenance.



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Waterfront, Cape Town

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Bookings please contact Waterfront Charters via whatsapp 071 708 3957 or phone 021 418 3168 or email [email protected]

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Cancellation Policy

Waterfront Charters charge a 100% cancellation fee on all confirmed or pre-paid bookings cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled departure time. This is in line with industry practice and means that no refund will be received for late cancellations, and the voucher or order will be considered redeemed towards that scheduled cruise. A non-arrival for a scheduled cruise will also be treated as a “No-show” with the 100% cancellation fee applied. A request to reschedule the cruise within the 24 hours of the scheduled departure time will also be seen as a cancellation within the 24 hour period. Any cruise that is rescheduled during this 24 hour cancellation period will be charged at the regular ticket price and be deemed a new booking.
Clients may receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled in writing more than 24 hours from the scheduled departure time of the booked cruise. The refund request must be submitted in writing to [email protected] and will be subject to the refund policy detailed in the clause below.


  • All refund requests to be submitted in writing to [email protected]
  • Requests to be submitted within 72 hours after the booked cruise; for administrative reasons we cannot countenance late claims.
  • A 10% processing fee will be deducted from all refunds.
  •  Including all cancellations on charters for credit cards if a full / partial refund is authorized.

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Waterfront, Cape Town