Live the yacht life this summer

Cape Town is truly the ultimate summer destination: balmy evenings, cold craft drinks, beautiful beaches, cocktails and breathtaking views. Take things up a notch this season and indulge in the yacht life!

Here are a few of our top picks for a styling summer yacht experience.

Party like a rockstar

The Mirage is the biggest of its kind in Cape Town’s waters, which makes for some pretty epic events. This summer, they’re launching the Forever Summer Concert Series, kicking off with GOODLUCK on the 20th of October. Tickets are R1,200 for early birds, or R1,400 therafter, and includes unlimited MCC brought to you by Graham Beck Winery, snacks, a special gift, and access to the pool and water slide.

If you’re an ABBA fan, you can also hop on board for Dancing Queens – The ABBA Tribute Show on the 5th of October or the 16th of November. Ticket prices are now at R850 per person (R300 for kids under 12) and include a welcome glass of MCC, gin and tonic tasting experience, snacks, and the performances.

If you’re after luxury and exclusivity, you can also charter the Mirage for weddings, events, or any special occasions.

Visit miragecatamaran.com for more information, and check out the video below:

Family fun

Yacoob Yachts offers daily cruises taking in the scenic views along the beautiful Cape coastline. They have four vessels and are a fantastic family friendly option. They also cater for staff parties, birthdays, weddings, or any other celebration. Scheduled hour-long trips wind along the coast taking in iconic sights and cost only R200 per adult and R100 per child. Quick 30-minute harbour cruises are available too, as well as sunset cruises and pirate cruises. The vessels can also be chartered for customised events.

Visit yacoobyachts.co.za for more information.

The floating restaurant

The Alba is a unique offering: this a floating 72-seater restaurant based in the V&A Waterfront Harbour. It is the first of its kind in Cape Town, and offers daily tours and unforgettable dishes, designed to delight the senses. Choose from the Bubbly Brunch Cruise (R295pp), Lavish Lunch Cruise (R395pp), Afternoon Cocktail (R295pp), or Decadent Dinner Cruise (R695pp).

Visit thealba.co.za to book and for more information.

The Alba Floating Restaurant

Customise your cruise

Whether you’re after a quick harbour tour, a sunset booze cruise, spotting seals in the harbour, a yacht party with a personal DJ, or a fully catered yacht braai (BBQ), Waterfront Charters has the perfect option for you. They offer all sorts of cruises, with optional add-ons for a totally personalised experience.

Visit waterfrontcharters.co.za for more details.

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