8 Best Sunset Cruise Cape Town Waterfront & 2024 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 sunset cruises in Cape Town to choose from. We’ve handpicked the best waterfront sunset champagne cruise and reviewed them to help you make an informed decision.


Cape Town Sunset Cruise Waterfront Prices 2024

What does a cruise cost? Prices for sunset cruises from the waterfront start at about R300 (18 USD) and can cost up to R2700 (200 USD).

Families with small children can still enjoy an evening sail on this pre-sunset cruise in Cape Town. Watch the sun sink lower in the sky and enjoy the “golden hour”, which makes for beautiful photos, on this pre-sunset cruise. You’ll get back to shore in plenty of time for dinner reservations or...
Champagne Cruise (Pre-Sunset)
Hop on board and enjoy a relaxing champagne cruise departing from Cape Town's V&A Waterfront.
V&A Waterfront Champagne Cruise
Catch the sunset over Cape Town from the deck of a sailboat on this evening cruise. Sit back and relax with a provided glass of sparkling wine while watching the sun sink over the city landscape. You’ll get frame-worthy photos of the city and Table Mountain in sunset hues; captain and crew are on...
Sunset Champagne Cruise from Cape Town
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!
Waterfront and Sunset Champagne Cruise
Admire the sunset from the deck of a luxury catamaran off the beautiful Cape coast on this 1.5-hour cruise. Relax on board with two glasses of South African sparkling wine, and keep an eye out for marine life as you sail.
1.5-Hour Luxury Sunset Cruise with Wine
With the Atlantic Ocean stretching away from the majestic Table Mountain range, this is certainly a ‘must do’ cruise for locals and tourists alike. Toast the setting sun from the deck of a luxury vessel with a complimentary glass of local sparkling wine (two glasses per guest, or a bottle for a...
Cruise and Dine Dinner 3-Course Dinner
Cruise and dine on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The package offers a waterfront sunset champagne cruise followed by a 3-course meal at a choice of 3 waterfront restaurants.
Sunset Champagne Cruise and 3-Course Dinner
Speed over the waters off Cape Town on this fast cruiser for a couples sunset cruise. Head for Clifton 4th Beach or Table Bay, depending on the day's weather, then anchor to watch the sunset with a glass of Method Cape Classic sparkling wine. On the way back to Cape Town, enjoy the colors of...
Sunset & Champagne on TIGGER 2 ( Guaranteed departure )

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.


Cape Town Sunset Cruise 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 R850 ($52, £43, €50)

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 R300 ($18, £15, €17)

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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  • 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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Last updated on June 10th, 2024 at 09:37 am

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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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