Cape Town has plenty to offer, especially for ocean lovers. For this reason, we’ve rounded up some great water adventures you can enjoy in the Mother City.

The Impossible Machine

The Impossible Machine or TIM (formerly Howard Davis) is a classic wooden sailing vessel built by the SA Navy in 1966 and is now proudly owned and operated by renowned South African singer/songwriter Ard Matthews.

Rates: R10 000 for 2-3 hours; R15 000 for 4-5 hours; R20 000 for 6-8 hours; Maximum of 10 guests.

Website: theimpossiblemachine.com

The Mirage

The Mirage offers a unique experience like no other, indulging your mind, body and soul with 5 star service and gourmet dining.  As one of the Waterfront’s most luxurious and glamorous venues, the Mirage is the perfect platform to host your private event, wedding or celebration.

Website: www.miragecatamaran.com

Yacoob Yachts

Whether it’s enjoying a luxurious sailing experience on one of the catamarans, a heart-racing experience on the Riptide or a swashbuckling time aboard the Jolly Roger pirate boat, Yacoob Yachts has a boat to suit your every mood or desire.

Website: www.yacoobyachts.co.za

Captain Jacks

Captain Jacks offers a host of Ocean Adventures and is the only licensed Whale and Dolphin watching operator in Hout Bay, so as soon as there’s a sighting a knowledgeable and informative Skipper can take you out on the water. It truly is an amazing experience and one to tick off your bucket list!

Special offer: R880 per adult and R560 per child for whale watching. Valid until 31 March 2021.

Website: www.captainjacks.co.za

Waterfront Charters

There are many ways to cruise the Atlantic Ocean, and Waterfront Charters—the V&A Waterfront’s longest serving cruise company—offers a host of ways to enjoy the waters. From a luxurious sailing catamaran to a purpose-built powerful catamaran, they have something to suit every event.

Website: waterfrontcharters.co.za

Marine Dynamics

By choosing Marine Dynamics Shark Tours you are contributing to invaluable research, conservation and education, not only of Great White Sharks but the endangered African penguins. Don’t miss a visit to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary nearby.

Shark Cage Diving: R1500 for adults; R850 for children.

Marine Big 5: R800 for adults; R300 for children.

Website: sharkwatchsa.com