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Cape Town Waterfront and Bay: Sailing Trip

Activity provider: Waterfront Charters

Cape Town Waterfront and Bay: Sailing Trip

Activity provider: Waterfront Charters
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From US$ 17.53 per person

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Try an exhilarating sailing cruise to no-where across the bay. This cruise can be done on the luxury catamaran Serenity One, depending on the wind on the day.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Experience sailing in Table Bay
  • See the city and waterfront from the sea
  • Experience real working sail boats
Full description
Depending on the wind, the trip is either a sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton Lighthouse and back to the Waterfront in a southeast wind (summer wind) or heading North East towards to Robben Island in a northwestern wind (winter wind). The skippers pick the most comfortable course, normally a beam reach. And if you don’t know what a beam reach is, the cheerful crew members are happy to help you learn about sailing. When it is not possible to sail comfortably and safely in the direction we need to proceed then we will use the Engine. 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 Harbor for a harbor day cruise or a harbor lights cruise. This safety feature is a perfect alternative, offering magical views of the harbor, Cape Town and Table Mountain and in the evening the lights of Cape Town and the harbor. In extreme conditions the skipper will take every aspect into account, and even stay dockside to ensure the safety of the passengers.
  • Boat tour of Cape Town Bay
  • Audio guide in English
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Cape Town can be very windy. Do not forget to pack a jacket and sunblock
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 139 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Being local Capetonians and stuck at home with 2 junior school-going children (on an extended holiday), we decided we needed to escape the monotony of home and venture out. We decided on a sailing trip out into Table Bay.After motoring out of the harbour the sails were raised and we progressed ahead under wind power, a lovely experience. In addition to the ubiquitous seals we also saw pancake sharks (never seen before by us). Thr guides were professional, informative and kept us entertained with their quirky humour. The kids loved the trip and were particularly interested in visiting the heads!

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January 22, 2021

The communication in advance went smoothly. At my request, the earlier tour could even be changed at short notice. Our guide Michael was awesome. :)) It was a great experience with an indescribable view of the skyline (Table Mountain, Lions Head, Signal Hill & Stadium). And the coolest: we could even see dolphins. We can fully recommend this crew.

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November 18, 2019

Fantastic experience! The crew were super friendly and good fun, definitely recommend just for that! The inside bar is really a plus and the boat overall is great. Recommend to all!

March 16, 2022

Product ID: 162701