The harbour at V&A Waterfront is spectacular and should be high up on your list of things to do in Cape Town. One of the best ways to explore it to it’s fullest is with a luxury sunset cruise where you can soak in golden hour glam without lifting a finger.
Waterfront Charters offers a wide range of cruises for every day and occasion, but their Sunset Cruise is without a doubt th emost popular.
What to expect
On this two-and-a-half-hour adventure, you'll have your pick of the 365-degree views of the working harbour, Table Mountain, and panoramic scenery of the Atlantic Seaboard. It's a late afternoon experience that kicks off with sparkling wine on arrival, and there’s a cash bar where further drinks can be ordered.
This sunset cruise in Cape Town boasts spacious indoor seating with great views where drinks are served, and the charter is child-friendly.
The skipper team journey follows in full steam for a brief stint to rev up the adrenaline before settling into stationary mode for guests to unwind and get the photo-ops. If you’re lucky and in whale season, you might spot one of the beauties in their natural habitat. There’s also a sundeck if you need some summer sun on your bones, and a trampoline space to splash in sea water.
The guest limits on this experience make it ideal for dates, trips with friends and sightseeing tours for first-time Cape Town visitors. And if your needs aren't already met, you can also book out part of or the whole vessel for private charters and special event cruises.
When does the cruise run?
The sunset cruise departs daily for a Pre Champagne Cruise at 4pm, and a Sunset Champagne Cruise or Sunset Prosecco Cruise at 6pm. The Pre Champagne Cruise is ideal for guests who want to catch the sunset and still enjoy evening festivities after the experience, while the main sunset cruises are somewhat leisurely.
Cost range from R300pp to R650pp, and bookings can be made online at waterfrontcharters.co.za to save your spot.