8 Best Sunset Cruise Cape Town Waterfront & 2021/22 Prices

A trip to Cape Town isn’t complete without experiencing the magical African sunset at least once. Don’t feel like missing out on one of the most astonishing sights of your trip? A sunset boat cruise in Cape Town is the perfect solution for a romantic visit to the Mother City!

We know how difficult it can be to pick the perfect boat cruise in Cape Town. There are so many to choose from. We’ve handpicked the best waterfront sunset champagne cruise and reviewed them to help you make an informed decision.


Prices 2021

What does a cruise cost? Prices for sunset cruises from the waterfront start at about R500 (30USD) and can cost up to R2700 (200usd).

Sunset Champagne Yacht Cruise

This Champagne sunset cruise in Cape Town is a great way to experience the waters around the city, whether you are with family, friends, at an office party, or with a loved one.

Starting and ending at the V&A Waterfront, you can spend your day exploring one of the most popular and famous spots in the whole city, have some dinner or pre-drinks, before heading to the yacht for your Cape Town cruise.

We also recommend an exclusive sunset yacht cruise in Cape Town for only one couple. This option is great for special romantic birthday celebrations or proposals.

This tour is a 3-hour tour and includes a 3-course dinner and some bubbly! Personally, we think its the best boat cruise in Cape Town options.


Operating Times and Days

Monday – Sunday. Sunset Time slots will typically start an hour before sunset.


60-90 minutes. Private tours can last up to 3 hours.


Booking a sunset yacht cruise can range from R750 ($53, £42, €47) – R12 000 ($849, £665, €746)

  • Complimentary champagne
  • 2-hour boat cruise
  • 3-course meal on luxury cruises

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Extra champagne


  • Mens and ladies bathroom facilities available
  • Upper relaxation lounge for those windy days
  • Open sundeck
  • Cash bar available


65 passengers

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Do you want to enjoy the most romantic sunset champagne cruise Cape Town has to offer? This rare sunset boat cruise includes a 3-course dinner at a choice of three restaurants in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Departing from the waterfront, the boat will make its way towards the Milnerton Lighthouse, sailing across Table Bay before slowly sailing back to the waterfront. You’ll get to experience the magical sunset over Table Mountain while you’re sipping on a glass of champagne.

You get to enjoy your meal ashore once you arrive back at the harbour. The 3 restaurants include different varieties and menus. Italian, traditional local South African grill and Greek food. So spice things up and make sure to choose the best restaurant to enjoy your 3-course meal after watching the glorious sunset.


Operating Times and Days

Sunset cruise time slots range from 17:00 – 19:00 depending on the season


4 hours


Starts at around R500 ($30, £40, €45)

Price Includes

The sunset cruise, 2 glasses of champagne, 3-course meal and gratuity at your chosen restaurant


Toilet facilities on board


50-60 passengers

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Sunset Catamaran Cruise Cape Town

To top off a great day of adventure and sightseeing, relaxing on a catamaran as it floats along the beautiful Cape Town coast is the ultimate way to relax. Throw in the fact that you can watch a jaw-dropping sunset, you have the makings of a very memorable night.

Your catamaran cruise in Cape Town will start at the V&A Waterfront, where you will then sail down the Atlantic Seaboard, along with the southern coast peninsula. With the sea on one side, and Table Mountain on the other, be prepared to be mesmerized.

You can also enjoy amazing views of Cape Town Stadium, and depending on the night, it could be lit up. You can also view the city lights as the sun sets. Your cruise will end where it started, back at the amazing V&A Waterfront.


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Operating Times and Days

Sunset cruises start around 17:00 – 19:00 depending on the season


Approximately 90 minutes


Starts from R410 ($29, £23, €26)

Price Includes

Catamaran cruise and a glass or two of sparkling wine


  • Toilet facilities


40 passengers


Taking in the beautiful sites of the city from the comfort of a yacht or a catamaran is one of the most unforgettable experiences. Pick the best sunset cruise Cape Town has to offer. Once the sun starts to set, you will be captivated by the beauty of the Mother City.

What we liked: Take in the beautiful sights of the gorgeous African coastline.
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9 Total Score
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8.5Expert Score
Natural beauty
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9.4User's score
  • Experience the Cape's beauty from the sea
  • Unrivalled natural beauty
  • Feel like a Russian Oil Baron in the Mediterranean
  • Chance to see Bottlenose Dolphins and Cape Fur Seals
  • Some options are pricey
  • Experience affected by poor weather
  • Not suitable for persons who especially susceptible to motion sickness
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    Kallien – South Africa November 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Beautiful and magical

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  2. 4.25
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    Brilliant day out and stunningly beautiful. Would recommend avoiding windy days, we had a perfectly quiet day and it was absolutely magical

    + PROS: Views Sunset Dolphins
    - CONS: Weather dependant Not appropriate for persons especially susceptible to seasickness
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    Recommended, do not forget to pay 30 rands extra and do the harbor cruise too…

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    mohamed – United Arab Emirates July 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Amazing trip Very well organized secure and safe and informative the tour guide is super cool and fun I recommend it if you need to explore capetown also as a value for money definetly its cheap and worth

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