Water activity

Cape Town: Waterfront and Sunset Champagne Cruise

Activity provider: Waterfront Charters
Water activity

Cape Town: Waterfront and Sunset Champagne Cruise

Activity provider: Waterfront Charters

From US$ 32.65 per person

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!

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • 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

Enjoy a unique view of the coast of Cape Town from the sea while relaxing and sipping on local sparkling wine on this sunset cruise. Admire the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean that stretches away from the majestic Table Mountain range. 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 a 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.

  • Cruise
  • 2 glasses of sparkling wine
  • Extra drinks (available for purchase at the cash bar)

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Meeting point

Start your activity at Shop 5. Look for signs to Waterfront Charters situated next to Sevruga Restaurant. The meeting point is 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

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)
  • Some cruises do not have a dedicated boat for the cruise and rely on a pool of available vessels to cover fluctuations in weather, seasonal passenger numbers, and planned maintenance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 482 reviews

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Beautiful! The sun set was stunning, the views were perfect and the staff friendly. Only issue was wayyy too many people aloud on board, so it wasn’t as intimate as we hoped. Although people did get bored after they got over the fact they were on a boat, so ended up going inside. This was the perfect opportunity to stay out enjoy the scenery a bit more peacefully. Deffo worth the money

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March 29, 2023

The cruise is highly enjoyable with onboard champagne served to guests. You have an option to sit inside or on the deck as the boat goes around the Waterfront and surrounding coast. The boat stops in the middle of the ocean right at the moment the sun disappears, it is beautiful. The deck is quite windy so a jacket is needed

March 29, 2023

The experience and crew were amazing it felt like a personalised tour. The vibe was amazing nothing was ever too much for them. All requests catered for. The teamwork was felt effortlessly. Music and drinks were top notch. The interaction was lovely and the crew was down to earth.

March 29, 2023

Product ID: 162009