Coastal Motor Cruise

BOAT TRIP
  • About 1 hour

Description

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.

Itinerary

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 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.

Good to know

  • Do take medication beforehand if you have previously experienced motion sickness
  • A fully licensed cash bar is available
  • 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

Included

  • 1 hour cruise

Excluded

  • Any additional drinks and food are excluded from the price

Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Jacket for winter months

Wear

  • Comfortable clothing

Secure Payments
Safe, simple payment. We never store your credit card details.
Easy Cancellation
Full refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before activity starts.
Friendly Help
We're available 24/7 to make sure your experience is amazing!

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Jeff was AWESOME! Very friendly and accommodating. He takes amazing pictures! Did I mention the free sparkling wine or juice? I felt like I was in a titanic before it sank, obviously 🙄 lol.

Great experience. Amazing crew. Good music!!!


March, 2022

Our cruise was first class from start to an extended end. Booking online was convenient and easy and we were informed by WhatsApp where to go and what to do. The crew were friendly and created a good vibe. Kudos to the captain who changed course to allow us to get close up, and without frightening, to a whale family that were spotted out in the bay. Everyone around us enjoyed this unexpected sight. The return to harbour, under a full moon, felt like it was with close friends A pleasant surprise was to get a refund as promised for a young passenger that we had paid full fare for, a few days after the cruise.


March, 2022

The lack of organization is a poor start to the entire experience.
You are told to queue at 4:15 for boarding, but there is no staff present to regulate the queue, so regardless of how punctual you are, you are crushed in a mass when boarding begins.
The crew are unapologetic, to the point of being rude.
Although the boat is large in appearance there is limited seating outside of the enclosed cabin. There are more people who want to sit in the open air than the boat can accommodate.
Despite being first in the queue, in the ensuing crush, we were told there is no longer space on the upper deck.
Too bad - is the attitude.
If we wanted to sit outside of the cabin, we were told to sit at the back of the boat in front of the engines.
Only when we were overwhelmed by engine fumes, then suddenly, "space" became available on the upper deck and we were allowed up.
If you don't mind standing for the hour trip, with no social distancing, blaring music and smoke (engine and cigarette) then this is your booze cruise.
If you are hoping for serene appreciation of nature and the ocean, it is not.
I would not recommend it to my friends and did not enjoy the interaction with the crew or the overall experience.


April, 2022

This was great experience. We did ocean safari. Always ask for deal got good savings. Crew was great!


November, 2021

They lied about being able to accommodate us and made us wait in the sun and told us they can't refund us. Staff was extremely rude.

I will not recommend this service.


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Light Cancellation Policy

The guest can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 24 hours before arrival.

Terms & Conditions

The beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline from the comfort of our kayaks is unrivalled. Dolphins, seals, penguins, Sunfish and occasionally whales frequent our Cape Town.

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