Water activity

Cape Town: Waterfront and Sunset Champagne Cruise

Activity provider: Waterfront Charters

Cape Town: Waterfront and Sunset Champagne Cruise

Activity provider: Waterfront Charters
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From US$ 30.80 per person

Likely to sell out

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!

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 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.

Includes
  • Cruise
  • 2 glasses of sparkling wine
  • Extra drinks (available for purchase at the cash bar)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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).
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 423 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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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

October 29, 2022

I highly recommend it: you MUST take this tour! The sunset over the sea in Cape Town is a real spectacle! A breathtaking color palette presents itself in the sky. About the tour: the speedboat is wide and comfortable. Super polite and helpful staff. Highlight for Daniel, always with a smile on his face and looking for ways to help, such as offering to take pictures of couples and people who were alone, like me. All topped off with a wonderful soundtrack that went from soul to pop at the right moments! As a suggestion for improvement, it is worth investing in signage in Porto, which is quite confusing, and not having to exchange the virtual ticket for the printed one (if it doesn't make sense to have the digital one). In addition, the sparkling wine offered is sweet, inedible. I ordered a brut and was informed that it was charged separately for the exorbitant amount of R200 a bottle. Other than that, everything is wonderful!

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June 26, 2022

The cruise was nice, although it got a bit hectic when the crew started sailing. I guess that depends on the wind conditions and is to be expected on a sailing boat, but if you're looking for a more relaxing experience you might be better off booking a catamaran cruise. The boat itself was comfortable and clean, it could however be more modern and have a better bar setup. The sparkling wine included is a sweet MCC, not my preference but drinkable; additional consumption was reasonably priced. The boat crew was friendly, the ground staff definitely less so (I asked for a possible refund for one person in the group who tested COVID-positive on the same day and was given a flat "no" for answer). Nevertheless, the sunset views of Cape Town were incredible and overall it was a nice experience!

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March 14, 2022

Product ID: 162009