Best Waterfront Boat Trips Cape Town Prices 2020

A boat ride is one of the best ways to see Cape Town, she is beautiful from the water but there are many more reasons to go on a cruise in Cape Town.

From whale watching, sunset cruises or dinners, taking a trip to Robben Island or just going on boat rides. We list the best Cape Town Waterfront cruises the city has to offer!

Know Before You Book:

  • Bring sunscreen
  • Some tours can be rescheduled
  • Not suitable during storms
  • Seasickness can occur

Highlights:

  • Marine life sightseeing
  • Intimate experience of the waterways
  • Family friendly

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Experience one of the best Cape Town boat trips, and take in the serenely beautiful Cape waterways! Boat rides are an unforgettable way to see the best of Cape Town.

Boat Rides Prices 2019

Prices for boat rides range from $3 USD (R45) for a waterfront canal ride, to $2500 (R30 000) to rent a yacht. You can generally find a sunset cruise, 3-course dinner cruise, whale watching or Robben island boat tour for less than $100 USD.

On Most fair-weathered days you will find all different types of boat rides from Cape Town. In Summer the sunset cruises are a great way to spend the evening, from June whale watching is best done from a boat with Robben island rides are popular year round. This is an activity for everyonee who is not inclined to seasickness 😉

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Party Yacht Hire Cape Town

If you’re looking for a cheap party yacht hire, then you will find all of the best available options here! Get together with friends and family for an unforgettable party cruise along Cape Town’s famous waterways. Make memories of a lifetime, and enjoy a party out at sea.

Robben Island

A Robben Island boat cruise in Cape Town is not to be missed when visiting the Mother City. The only way to reach Robben Island is by boat or helicopter, so this one of the most popular waterfront boat trips at the V&A.

Sunset Cruises Cape Town

Sailing along the Atlantic Ocean with the wind in your hair and the sun warming your skin. The seagulls overhead and the seals and dolphins dancing below you. This is what taking a catamaran trip from Cape Town has to offer. Taking a boat cruise in Cape Town is a must!

Cheap Boat Rides Cape Town

Make the most of the best boat hire prices Cape Town offers! These waterfront boat tours offer value for money and an unforgettable experience of Cape Town!

The Serenity One

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An attractive, luxurious Sailing Catamaran that sails the seas smoothly. This single-decked day charter catamaran sailing vessel is ideal for Clifton Cruises and Day Charters and for those seeking an extraordinary boat trip Cape Town can provide.

Operating Times and Days

The cape town boat cruises run daily, between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm. There are ordinary sailing in the bay cruises, and there are champagne and sunset cruises available.

Duration

Cruises can last anywhere from 60 minutes to 3 hours depending on the chosen cruise.

Cost

Prices can range anywhere from R400 ($28, £20, €24) to R28 000 ($1900, £1748, €1556), depending on the package you choose or whether or not you’re hiring the entire catamaran.

Price Includes

The champagne and sunset cruises offer complimentary champagne.

Know Before You Book:

  • Bring sunhats and sunscreen
  • Not suitable for those prone to seasickness
  • Not suitable for rainy days

Highlights:

  • Comfortable boat seating
  • Luxurious finishes
  • Variety of options available daily
  • Marine sightseeing
  • Complimentary champagne

Facilities

  • Covered Cockpit area
  • Twin Marine Toilets
  • Open Trampoline
  • 8-Seater Bar
  • Full Catering on Request
  • Self-service gallery on-board

Capacity

SAMSA Licence for 40 Passengers & 3 Crew

The Ameera

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A stylish, modern, state-of-the-art catamaran, named after the owner’s daughter. The Ameera is a smaller boat, but not any less luxurious.

Operating Times and Days

Time slots are available in 3 categories, Morning, Afternoon and Sunset.

Duration

This cruise lasts 90 minutes.

Cost

Prices for the Ameera can range anywhere from around R400 ($28, £20, €24) to R12 000 ($851, £667, €748) depending on the type of cruise you are looking for.

Price Includes

There is a glass of complimentary sparkling wine for those who choose to take the sunset cruise.

Facilities

  • Cash Bar
  • Braai
  • Toilets
  • Trampoline
  • Roof Covering

Capacity

The Ameera has a maximum allowance of 38 passengers.

The Tigresse

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The Tigresses is a majestic 62 ft sailing catamaran. Built in Cape Town in 1997, this vessel offers the perfect atmosphere for romantic cruises and makes for the best sunset cruise Cape Town has.

Operating Times and Days

The Tigresse runs daily.
You can catch a morning ride, an afternoon trip or a romantic sunset cruise.

Duration

Each cruise is around 90 minutes. Private cruises can last longer.

Cost

Prices for the Tigresse can range anywhere from around R400 ($28, £20, €24) to R12 000 ($851, £667, €748), depending on the type of cruise you are looking for.

Price Includes

With the price of the sunset cruise, you will be given complimentary sparkling wine.

Facilities

  • Cash Bar
  • Scully
  • Toilets
  • Trampoline
  • Roof Covering

Capacity

The Tigresse can hold 60 passengers at a time.

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City Sightseeing Harbour Cruise

Take a relaxing cruise on Cape Town’s little red boat and view the wonders of the waterfront harbour. From the resident seals playing in the water, to the international ships that tower over the smaller boats. These boats also offer a great option for those looking for an amazing party boat Cape Town can offer.

Operating Times and Days

The cruise runs every day, starting at 10 am and ending at 5 pm.
There is a new pick up every 20 minutes.

Duration

The cruise takes just 25 minutes, giving you time to continue your own walking tour through the waterfront.

Cost

Children under 5 are free. Children 5 – 17 years old will pay around R80 ($6, £4, €5) and the fee is for adults is about R120 ($9, £7, €8).

Facilities

  • On-board commentary is available in 15 languages
  • Kid’s audio channel.

Capacity

A maximum of 35 passengers can be taken at a time.

 

Where do they start?

The boats all leave from the Waterfront in Cape Town.

As well as the boat rides mentioned above, there are also speedboat rides available from the V&A Waterfront and kayaking adventures, too. You will also find private luxury cruises that we have not mentioned too.

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PROS
  • Great for anyone
  • Beautiful views of Table Mountain
  • Guaranteed to see a Cape Fur Seal
  • Chance of seeing dolphins
CONS
  • Poor weather can ruin the activity
  • Not suitable for persons exceptionally susceptible to sea sickness
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    Anonymous – South Africa November 18, 2017 at 12:00 am
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    Great nature experience support by a fantastic team It was a great experience on the boat along the coast line. Seeing Southern Right Whales in the waves was a fantastic experience. The skipper and his crew did a fantastic job to spot the whales in the waves and approaching them with respect. The crew was very professional and did their job to make the day in Gansbaai a magical experience.

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    Anonymous – Wiener Neustadt, Austria November 3, 2015 at 12:00 am
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    Sehr gut organisierte Tour zu den Walen – Bootstour umbedingt machen Die Tour war sehr gut organisiert, die Route durchdacht und wunderschön; man sollte unbedingt die Bootstour machen, weil man so viel näher an die Wale herankommt. Wir haben zwar auch einen Wal von der Küste aus gesehen, aber wirklich etwas erkennen konnten wir nur vom Boot aus.

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