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Sailing in The Bay (One Hour) provided by Waterfront Charters

Sailing in The Bay (One Hour)

Sailing in The Bay (One Hour)
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
60
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 52540P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • A 60 Minute Sailing experience
  • A Sightseeing Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Waterfront Charters
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Waterfront Charters - Daily Boat Trips & Private Tours, Shop 5 , Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • onfirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • The wellbeing of our guests is always a first priority, and will override all other considerations. When the skipper of any of our vessels feels that safety will be compromised, he will always opt for a safer option.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Inclusions
  • A 60 Minute Sailing experience
  • A Sightseeing Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Waterfront Charters
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Waterfront Charters - Daily Boat Trips & Private Tours, Shop 5 , Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • onfirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • The wellbeing of our guests is always a first priority, and will override all other considerations. When the skipper of any of our vessels feels that safety will be compromised, he will always opt for a safer option.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Waterfront Charters - Daily Boat Trips & Private Tours
    Shop 5 , Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
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    Waterfront Charters
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Waterfront Charters offers Sailing in The Bay  aboard two beautiful catamarans.  1) Esperance, a 16m (50 ft.) schooner with twin masts and twin seating areas 2) Serenity One, a 12m (40 ft.) state-of-the-art sailing catamaran. Cruise departure time is 11h00 and 13h00 from the Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Cruises are subject to wind speed and direction, and the skippers always choose the most comfortable course. During the summer season the route is often across Table Bay towards Milnerton Lighthouse. In winter months, the direction is often along the Clifton coastline or towards Robben Island. Chilled refreshments are served throughout (cash bar available). Lunch add-on available.
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5.0
53 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Stanislav G
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
We had an excellent experience on the Esperance sailing schooner, just going around the bay. Although the wind wasn't strong enough to set up sail, the experience was a memorable one, as the drawbridge opened for us, music played, we saw dolphins and seagulls, the crew was capable, friendly and really took care of us as their guests. Personal recognition goes to Leanne, who is a young female crew member, displaying strength of character when going through safety protocols, showing the gentle caring side when easing my daughter in to balance on her feet and explore the boat (being on one for the first time in an ocean), displaying strength and organisational skills when docking, just to round off the role modelling and show that women can do anything!
Written April 10, 2022
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Zarah Zanon
7 contributions
Friends
Absolutely incredible experience!! We discovered Serenity One on the Entertainer app and thought it looked fun - we were not disappointed! Dylan and the amazing crew were funny, hospitable and knowledgeable - highlighting points of interest as we left the waterfront harbour.
We were blessed to see a huge pod of dolphins, seals, penguins and even a brief sighting of a whale. Perfect weather condition too. Will definitely be back!!
Written April 9, 2021
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jance k
Bloemfontein, South Africa5 contributions
Couples
We had such a amazing time, felt like tourist in our own beautiful country a special thank you to Cameron and the rest of the crew you made sure the vibe was amazing... We love the beautiful Cape and this was just a different view. I loved that they actually stopped the boat to pick up a drifting piece of plastic bag from the ocean, if all humans where like you! Well done guys!! Thanks again*
Written April 30, 2021
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Christien Viljoen
1 contribution
Calling customers if trips are cancelled and sending your manager for customer service course.

This is what transpired.

So we booked and paid our boat trip for the 2nd of January 2021 already Wednesday the 30th of December 2020. We arrived even earlier than instructed just to be surprised that the boat is already leaving. The skipper told us that they are leaving with a private group and the four of us must go to the office to rearrange.
Obviously annoyed, we walked to the office. We requested to speak with the manager.
This manager was the most unhelpful and rude manager we came across in a long time. He basically told us it is our problem as he has issues with skeleton staff. (Not sure where he found the staff to take the private group though). I tried to explain to him that we would have at least appreciated a call so we could make alterior arrangements. They are wasting precious time of our holiday. For example, we could not attend slots for sand boarding and Quad bike rides that was available during this time and some of us was leaving Cape Town the next day. He acted as if it was us that are totally unreasonable. At long last after a very unpleasant conflict session he put us on another boat trip. Fortunately the staff on the boat made it pleasant. We stay in Cape Town and always try to bring our guests on boat trips. We will definitely think twice in future before using this boat company again.
Written January 4, 2021
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Staci M
Goodwood, South Africa129 contributions
We did a one hour cruise within the harbour. Due to inclement weather conditions we were unable to get out the harbour. The on-board crew made it fun and entertaining and the hour went far too fast.
Written November 8, 2020
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Fiona Mwangala
1 contribution
I had an excellent time on the Serenity one this afternoon and I must say the crew were an exceptional crew, they made us laugh and made sure we had a wonderful time. I really enjoyed seeing the dolphins and the music on the boat, I would definitely recommend this tour to my friends as I would in the future want to do it again myself. Shout out to Gavin for making this a wonderful experience for me and to skipper and Gary for taking good care of us. This is a definite must-do when coming to cape town,

Fiona
Written March 28, 2021
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Silibaziso Mupereki
5 contributions
Friends
Had such an amazing experience with the Esperance boat team. So welcoming and made the experience fun. Ride began with a safety talk which was simple and easy to understand. They provided us with blankets (highly advise to bring a windbreaker as the waves make it chilly) to keep us warm and took good care of me when I felt sea sick. There are refreshments on board and a toilet. The team even allowed us to steer the bought. Would definitely recommend and planning to do the sunset ride next time.
Written May 1, 2022
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TheScribelers
Horsham, UK161 contributions
Admittedly on a day with amazing weather and views we also were lucky enough to see a school of 30 dolphins bow swim just out of port. We also saw a mother whale and baby and saw the classic tail flip (though were not quick enough to capture on camera). Skipper clearly knows the bay and how to spot and follow marine life. Just a great atmosphere on board ... take sunblock and cap ... we had to borrow cap which sadly 😂 blew off but was expertly recovered by the crew. Oh btw there is a bar on board.
Written February 16, 2020
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Nicola
1 contribution
Couples
Yesterday my boyfriend and I boarded Serenity One for a one-hour afternoon boat cruise @ The V&A Waterfront. What an amazing experience! That is all thanks to the crew consisting of Ruan, Hilton and Daniel. They made sure our glasses were full and assisted us with anything we needed. They were also very informative about Cape Town itself and its surroundings. Will definitely see them again!
Written September 28, 2020
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Bianca Venter
Worcester, South Africa10 contributions
We did a cruise on the Serenity One and enjoyed every second of it. From the moment of arrival the crew was very welcoming and friendly.

Onboard it feels luxurious and relaxing. The crew went out of their way to make the experience memorable and fun as we had a birthday boy onboard. The trip itself was great.

Covid-19 rules and protocols are followed and implemented perfectly.

The crew, Jonny, Dylan and Gareth definitely deserves a massive applaud .
Written January 18, 2021
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ArcheryAdventures
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10/10
We had the most amazing morning with Marlon and his knowledgeable crew. We were just blown away by the sightings of
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Great affordable Private Charter
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emilygraham0124968
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Fun sunset cruise with great views of cape town
Such a fun and memorable experience for my friends birthday! Got to see Cape Town from the water along w a gorgeous
jhullez
jhullez
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AMAZING staff and service!
Initially I was disappointed because I had booked and paid for the Catamaran cruise and then found out we would be
angelicag911
angelicag911
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Recommend 100%
We had an excellent experience! Absolutely recommend this. The sunset and views are unbelievable. The staff was AMA
katefvd
katefvd
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Great Vibes on the Serenity One
We had an amazing time on our 3-hour Clifton Cruise on the Serenity One! The music was great, the crew were excelle
dylancook90
dylancook90
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Average
An interesting cruise as shortly before the cruise the wind picked up as did the waves in the harbor mouth. A small
mikenben
mikenben
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A must do tour
This is a must do tour while in Cape Town , what a great time we had aboard the Serenity 1 , from the moment we arr
865esmev
865esmev
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Amazing experience
This is the most amazing experience. Thank you to the crew. You guys are the best. Thank you so so much. Drinks we
Serasheni
Serasheni
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Sunset cruise v&a
The crew - friendly - taking pics, sharing experiences, the lovely views The atmosphere, the music and the genius E
Mitch O
Mitch O
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Amazing experience
Just got off the Enigma for the sunset cruise. The staff absolutely made the experience 100% better. Views were ama
Rvdv15
Rvdv15
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Shocking
Horrible experience as I wasn't able to go because I couldn't change my dates. I booked the tickets less than24hrs
MalankgaM
MalankgaM
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Ride with family
It was OK, the ocean was raging so it was a rocky ride, the champagne glasses did not look clean. My family members
Tilly_Watermeyer
Tilly_Watermeyer
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Great sailing experience onboard "Esperance"
We had a great experience onboard "Esperance". The staff were friendly and attentive and the vessel was not overloa
holidayRH
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