Waterfront Charters

With the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop, there can be no better choice of vessel to cruise the incredible Atlantic than those found at Waterfront Charters. Their vessels and offices are in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, the oldest working harbour in the southern hemisphere. A mixed-use development, the V&A covers 123 hectares and is made up of nearly 800 tenants, comprising residential and commercial property, hotels, retail, dining, leisure, and entertainment facilities along with heritage sites and tourism landmarks.

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 that can cater for 140 partygoers, they have something to suit every event.

And if you are looking for something a little more exciting, consider taking an adrenaline-filled ride on Spectre, an 8.6 metre semi-rigid hull that is powered by two 200 horsepower outboard motors. This is a fast boat ride that combines effortless wave hopping with sightseeing along one of the most scenic coastlines on earth, and is an unbeatable experience for twelve passengers.

Spectre offers a lot more than full-throttle thrills—it is the perfect boat for eco-tourism. The fast, easily manoeuvrable vessle has a low draft, very suitable for getting up close to marine life quietly—without disturbing them.

To add to the excitement and in keeping with an eco-friendly approach to marine life, combine this trip with a “snorkel with the seals” cruise to the rocks off Bakoven, just past Clifton. The thrills of a speedboat ride to and from harbour, combined with an up-close-and-personal dive with the friendly Cape fur seals offer an excursion to be remembered, and no doubt repeated.

Waterfront Charters provide all the equipment, and with their very strong emphasis on safety, they will get you there and back in one piece.

Visit Shop Five, Quay Five at the V&A Waterfront to make your booking.


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