No secret Cape Town is a stunning city and it reveals even more of its beauty from the water. One of the best ways to experience the Mother City is by embarking on a yacht cruise. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing journey along the coast, a thrilling adventure in the open sea, or a romantic sunset sail, Cape Town has it all. You can even feel like a real pirate! (Find out more at the end of the article). We are sharing everything we know about the best yacht cruise companies.
The Best Yacht Cruises in Cape Town
Tigger 2 Charters is a leading yacht charter company in Cape Town. They offer a range of cruises, including sunset cruises, private charters and special event packages (like weddings or year end functions). One of their best experiences is the Sunset Champagne Cruise, where you can admire the setting sun over the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying a glass of champagne.
Waterfront Charters provides a variety of yacht cruises, from whale watching to eco-adventures (like ocean safari or seal snorkeling). Their luxurious vessels ensure a comfortable and memorable experience. Here’s some of their best offers: Prosecco morning cruise, Mimosas brunch cruise, Clifton cruise, Luxury Sunset date night cruise and many many more. We recommend you do the Ocean safari cruise, where you might spot dolphins, seals, and even whales.
price: starting from R65 pp
contact details: +27 (0) 64 093 5650 (WhatsApp)
social media: https://www.instagram.com/waterfront_charters/
Another company located in the scenic area of the V&A Waterfront. WBT is the new project from the owners of the oldest helicopter tour company in Cape Town. They offer scheduled Daily hop on scheduled boat cruises and sunset cruises as well as Harbour Boat, Catamaran and Private Yacht Hires. As the company is relatively young they offer brand new boats so don’t hesitate, come and enjoy beautiful life.
price: starting from R120 pp
contact details: 021 419 8951; email@example.com
social media: https://www.instagram.com/waterfrontboattours/?hl=en
If you’re visiting between June and December, don’t miss the chance to go on a whale-watching cruise with Southern Right Charters. They offer a unique opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat as they migrate along the coast.
price: starting from R1220 pp
contact details: +27 (0)82 353 0550 (WhatsApp)
social media: https://www.instagram.com/src_whalewatching/
This company provides private yacht experience services. You will receive personalized attention and advice to find your perfect yacht charter for that special occasion. They also do experiences such as sunset cruises, jet ski experiences and ocean safaris. It might be a bit more pricey but it’s definitely worth it!
Nonkululeko Charters (now trading as Yacoob Yachts), meaning Freedom Charters, established in 1995, a year after South Africa’s first democratic election, It is one of the first and only black owned charter businesses trading in the heart of South Africa’s top tourist destination, the V&A Waterfront. Yacoob Yachts also operates the only pirate boat in South Africa named “Jolly Roger”. Just imagine that for a birthday party!
Cape Town’s yacht cruises provide an opportunity to witness the city’s natural beauty from a different angle. Whether you’re enjoying a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Atlantic or seeking the thrill of spotting marine life in their natural habitat, there’s a yacht cruise for everyone. So, set sail on a memorable journey and create lasting memories on the pristine waters of Cape Town.