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About Drumbeat Charters
Drumbeat Charters has been operating since 1989 and is based in the famous fishing village of Hout Bay offering daily scenic cruises to one of Cape Town’s main attractions. While aboard you are surrounded with breath-taking scenery of the famous Chapmans Peak Drive and the Sentinel Mountain. Drumbeat caters for local and international clients and has information leaflets about the seals available in 26 different languages. The vessel, Drumbeat II has been purposefully designed and built in Cape Town for the sea and weather conditions off the Cape coast. The entire vessel is constructed out of marine grade aluminum. She is twenty one meters in length and has two inboard 400 Cummins diesel engines. Licensed to carry 118 passengers she has 2 toilets on board, a licensed bar and inside and outside seating. Please note that Drumbeat II is also wheelchair friendly.
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Tony Staadecker wrote a review Jan 2021
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My grandchildren could not wait to get aboard while the vessel was being sanitized. The crew were alert and all wore masks properly. The kids were fascinated and thrilled how close the seasoned skipper inched into the island waters. We had seals in the water and carpeting the island all around us. Great experience for young and old.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Lauren Ardagh wrote a review Dec 2020
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Wow! An absolutely stunning trip to Chapman's Peak! We wanted do to something different so booked a group of us to go. Would 100% recommend! Stunning view, friendly staff, FULL BAR.. a lovely surprise! I usually get sea sick but had no problem on this charter. Would definitely take another trip.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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AndyP1998 wrote a review Jan 2020
Wakefield, United Kingdom741 contributions329 helpful votes
Must admit didn’t appreciate what we were off to see. Very relaxing journey out to Seal Island. Blessed by calm waters. Loved the way the sea changed from green to blue. Excellent commentary. Unbelievable what awaited us. 000s of seals both on the island and in the water. Skipper allowed plenty of time for photo opportunities.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from torig353, Manager at Drumbeat Charters
Responded Jan 26, 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed our trip. Hope to see you on board again with us in the future.
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Callander Lad wrote a review Jan 2020
Callander, United Kingdom1008 contributions467 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Chapmans Peak and then on to Seal Island. The only slight complaint we had was that the loud speaker system on the boat could have been used a bit more to tell us more about the area. Other than that we really enjoyed it.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Lynseydear wrote a review Aug 2019
Banbury, England, United Kingdom155 contributions54 helpful votes
A nice short trip out from Hout Bay to see the seals on seal island. The sea was very wild and choppy the day we went but we still got near the island and saw the seals swimming and lying on the rocks. Good trip.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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