Table Bay, South Africa

Table Bay, South Africa: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cape Town: Sunset Champagne Cruise and 3-Course Dinner

1. Cape Town: Sunset Champagne Cruise and 3-Course Dinner

Join a 90-minute sunset cruise from Cape Town and watch the Atlantic Ocean stretching away from the Table Mountain range as the sun goes down. Watch the sea while sipping on local sparkling wine. After the cruise, enjoy a 3-course meal at a sea-facing restaurant. 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, leave the harbor and sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton Lighthouse, returning to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sunset, and then motor back to the waterfront. After building an appetite at sea, you then have a short stroll through the waterfront to the restaurant where you can enjoy your meal (each restaurant has a different menu). Enjoy local fare at the City Grill or dine in the opulent setting of Sevruga, featuring exquisite panoramic views of the harbor and newly renovated interior with intimate seating. Both options will offer a perfect post-cruise culinary treat. Possible Weather Variations:  During inclement weather, when the seas are running too high, or the wind is too strong, the tour destination will be Cape Town Harbour instead of Table Bay. You will be able to enjoy a Harbour Lights Cruise. This cruise offers 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 may cancel the tour to ensure the safety of the passengers.

Cape Town: Waterfront and Sunset Champagne Cruise

2. Cape Town: Waterfront and Sunset Champagne Cruise

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 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.

Cape Town: 1.5-Hour Luxury Sunset Cruise with Prosecco

3. Cape Town: 1.5-Hour Luxury Sunset Cruise with Prosecco

Experience the South African sunset on board a luxury catamaran cruise and admire coastal views of the Cape as you sail for the horizon. Depart from the vibrant V&A Waterfront and sail towards Table Bay. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Table Mountain range overlooking the vast Atlantic and make your way to the horizon. As you sail, enjoy 2 complimentary glasses of sparkling wine and soak in the stunning views of the sun melting over the horizon. Keep an eye out for marine life, with dolphins, whales and penguins sighted regularly. Once the sun slips behind the horizon, enjoy a smooth cruise back to the V&A Waterfront with its lively bars and restaurants.

Cape Town: Marine Wildlife Tour from the V&A Waterfront

4. Cape Town: Marine Wildlife Tour from the V&A Waterfront

Climb aboard and look for marine life in the ecosystem of Table Bay on a 1.5-hour eco-cruise from Cape Town. See species in their natural surroundings, such as humpback and southern right whales, depending on the season. Get the chance to watch pods of dolphins breaching close to the boat and marvel at their acrobatic displays. Be enchanted by Cape fur seals lounging on the jetties and get close to unusual species, such as sunfish. Watch African penguins diving for fish to take back to their breeding colony on Robben Island.  Encounter birdlife, such as terns, gannets, cormorants and mighty black-browed albatross.

Cape Town: 2-Hour Sunset Charter on a Luxury Catamaran

5. Cape Town: 2-Hour Sunset Charter on a Luxury Catamaran

Enjoy this magical experience with friends on a 2-hour exclusive charter along the coast of Cape Town to witness the spectacular sunset. Relax with friends with a drink in hand from the cash bar. Keep an eye out for marine life such as whales, dolphins, penguins, and more. Cruise at a leisurely pace from the V&A Waterfront into Table Bay. The skipper will take you on a coastal adventure towards the iconic Clifton Bay or will head out into the Bay towards Robben Island. When the boat drops anchor, enjoy the opportunity to relax or participate in a variety of onboard experiences with music, chilled drinks, and incredible views of sunset vies. Get the opportunity to observe amazing marine life, with regular sightings of dolphins, whales, penguins, and many more aquatic creatures.

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What people are saying about Table Bay, South Africa

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 204 reviews

A great couple of hours spent off the coast of Capetown. Numerous sightings of penguins, seals and dolphins with the highlight definitely being in amongst a dozen humpback whales. Having a marine biologist on board helped put the sightings in context as well as explaining why the area has such a rich and diverse range of marine life. Add in Table Mountain and the coast as a backdrop and I'm so glad I booked this trip.

A very nice sunset cruise. The crew were very polite & experienced. The water was a bit choppy but this was counteracted when the sails went up . The rose fizz was nice & there was an opportunity to buy more. Definitely recommend this

Apart from the fact that the champagne was a sparkling wine, it was an impressive tour and the staff super nice!

The experience was amazing and I will definitely book with them again if I ever happen to go to Cape Town.

An absolute magic moment ! The staff is wonderful and caring.