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Cape Town: Waterfront and Sunset Champagne Cruise

Product ID: 162009
Sail out on to the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Town to get amazing views of the coast and relax on board, but most importantly to chase the best possible view of the sun setting over the ocean - you won't want to miss this spectacular sight!
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the coastline of Cape Town from out on the water
  • Enjoy a glass or two of local sparkling wine
  • See the sun dipping into the ocean on good weather days
  • Return to the vibrant Waterfront after your cruise
Full description
Cape Town has one of the best locations for watching the sun go down from the water. With the Atlantic Ocean stretching away from the majestic Table Mountain range, this is certainly a "must-do" cruise for locals and tourists alike. You'll also get a unique view of the coast of Cape Town from the sea while relaxing and sipping on local sparkling wine!

The sailboats Esperance and Serenity One follow the wind for this cruise, and therefore the destination is dependent on the weather at the time of the cruise. Your captain will let you know before departure your expected direction, but typical Cape Town summer wind blows from the southeast. First, you'll leave the harbor and sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton Lighthouse, returning to the protection of the Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sun set, and then motor back to the waterfront.

In the winter months, with the Northwester prevalent, the direction will likely be towards the Clifton coastline or the Robben Island Coastline. This cruise will also return to Granger Bay and the Waterfront. On some occasions the weather may require the use of a motorboat, in which case the boat will cruise slowly along the Atlantic seaboard towards Clifton beach and then return. On all trips your skipper and crew will do their best, weather dependent, to give you the best view of the spectacular sunset over the sea - you won't believe the beauty of this sight until you experience it yourself!

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 Harbor; a perfect alternative offering magical views of Table Mountain and the lights of Cape Town and the harbor 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.
Includes
  • Two glasses of local sparkling wine
What’s Not Included
  • Extra drinks (available for purchase at the cash bar)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Shop 5 on Quay 5, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town. Look for Signs to Waterfront Charters situated next to Sevruga Restaurant. We Are located on the Waters Edge below the Large Flagpole in front of the Shopping Center. Boarding Passes are issued at Shop 5. Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• It's always a good idea to bring a warm jacket for the cruise as it may be colder on the return journey to the harbor. Do not forget to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
• Please wear comfortable shoes and no high heels (for your safety).
• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 206 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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An excellent evening! We were lucky to have a dry and clear evening and rewarded with the most stunning sunset! The water was very choppy though so all of us sat at the front of boat got quite soaked in the first 20 mins of the journey! However we all laughed about this and bonded with strangers! Glad they had blankets on board as it did get cold (we went in February). The best bit was just floating and watching the whole sunset, blissful.

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February 12, 2020

The cruise provides a very priceless and relaxing moment everybody surely needs. Shuu, such a memorable moment with the loved ones. I bet the cruise was my best highlight of CT. It gets chilly when we come back and they provide us with blankets to keep warm, but please consider coming with a jacket or pack your small one. Overall all went well and the stuff is very friendly with their nice and accommodative music, however I was a bit disappointed to realize that customers who pay for their drinks on the boat receive special attention than us who ALSO PAID when we bought tickets and were promised 2 glasses of champagne, it was so unfair for him to skip the queue because he was paying there. We did eventually get the champagne but treating us equally/fairly might do better. Otherwise, you won't regret any cent paid; go for it!!!

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January 9, 2020

A bit disorganized checking in prior to getting to the ship; I guess our ship was filled up and they sent us to another one further away which was very confusing. Once on the ship, the crew was great, lots of boat movement so if you get seasick maybe not the right activity for you. wonderful sunset.

December 24, 2019

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Product ID: 162009