Boat Trips

A boat cruise is an excellent way to enjoy panoramic views and to get up close and personal with a variety of aquatic life. Whether on the ocean, a river, or a dam, a boat trip will allow you to enjoy every aspect of your surroundings.

Custom boat trips will ensure that your cruise is tailor-made to suit your interests and needs. If you are after a more elegant experience, try a cruise. There are many types of cruises including: a short day cruise, sunset cruise, dinner cruise, and an…

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Boat Trips South Africa
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A boat cruise is an excellent way to enjoy panoramic views and to get up close and personal with a variety of aquatic life. Whether on the ocean, a river, or a dam, a boat trip will allow you to enjoy every aspect of your surroundings.

Custom boat trips will ensure that your cruise is tailor-made to suit your interests and needs. If you are after a more elegant experience, try a cruise. There are many types of cruises including: a short day cruise, sunset cruise, dinner cruise, and an eco cruise, so you will find something that will suit your requirements.

Other customised boat trips are focussed on certain types of marine life. These include dolphin boat trips, whale-watching boat trips, shark-spotting excursions, trips to seal islands, and deep-sea fishing trips. If enjoying the surrounding scenery is what you’re after, then a simple harbour cruise will offer you views of the harbour and city, as well as the surrounding bay.

If you are near a river, then a river cruise can bring you closer to nature, or provide a spectacular setting for a dinner, business function or special occasion. Certain tour operators offer hippo and crocodile cruises, where you will see these animals lazing on the sunny banks or in the shallow waters. On a river cruise you can enjoy travelling through lush, indigenous vegetation, surrounded by imposing mountains, or through magnificent gorges.

Tour operators can customise your boat trip to suit your specific requirements. If the trip will take most of the day, lunch will often be provided. Similarly, if you choose to navigate the vessel by yourselves, picnic baskets and information about the river and its inhabitants can be arranged. Some places also operate as sail training schools, which offer lessons in sailing so that you and your friends will be able to sail the boat by yourselves.

Whether by the ocean or on a river, going on a short trip or an extended cruise, looking for an outdoor adventure or enjoying a glamorous gala dinner, a boat trip will be a memorable experience.

Boat Trips South Africa Operators

Elite Charters - Boat Trips - West Coast

Langebaan is one of South Africa’s favourite holiday destinations. Year round sunshine, safe waters and reliable winds makes this a paradise for water sports lovers of all kinds. Elite Charters is situated in the charming Club Mykonos Marina and offers you the ultimate cruising experience. The town of Langebaan borders the unspoilt beaches of the West Coast National Park, home to whales, and...

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris - Boat Trips - Overberg

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, based in the charming fishing harbour of Gansbaai, is only a 2 hour drive from Cape Town via Hermanus. The ‘Ivanhoe’, our 42ft catamaran, is ready to take you on a Boat Trip with a difference on sparkling Walker Bay! We offer a variety of boat trips which depart from Gansbaai harbour: • Eco Day Trips – these 2 hour trips take you to the site where the famous HMS in...

Keurbooms River Ferries - Garden Route

Plettenberg Bay boat trips. Experience the towering forest of the Garden Route as you cruise up the mighty Keurbooms gorge with Keurbooms River Ferries. Sit back and relax with a cold beverage as we take a slow ride up the river and explain all the sights and sounds to you on your two-and-a-half-hour journey. Enjoy a forty-minute break from the trip on a beautiful river beach, where you can a a...

Knysna Charters - Boat Trips - Garden Route

Experience the majesty of the Knysna Heads with Knysna Charters, onboard our 'Oyster Boat'. Join us on a fully guided 75 minute cruise to the infamous heads and surrounding lagoon, and have a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity in the Knysna Heads. View amazing marine life and enjoy the tranquility and peaceful atmosphere of the pristine Knysna Lagoon. Feel free to bring your own drinks on or...

Knysna Charters - Lagoon Oyster Tour - Garden Route

Taste fresh oysters like none other in the world! Learn all there is to know about this much-loved delicacy, sup on oysters to your hearts content - all whilst cruising to the spectacular Knysna Heads. The 90 minute Oyster Tour is uniquely ours, fully guided and interactive, and inclusive of complimentary wine and half a dozen fresh natural oysters per person. Guests are welcome to bring their...

Knysna RIB Adventures - Garden Route

Join us for a fun-filled adventure trip through the infamous Knysna Heads as we head out to sea and explore the majestic coastline, darting into grottos and exploring the area for marine life. On the way back you will experience a high-speed thrill like no other on one of the fastest RIBs in the country. Otherwise, you can join the eco tour early in the morning that goes from Knysna, through...

Langebaan Divers - Boat Charters - West Coast

If you thought fishing above the water’s surface was exciting, then you will be ecstatic when you try our Spearfishing and Boat Charters. Below the surface is an entirely different and exhilarating world…when you realise what you have been missing, you may retire your favourite fishing rod for good! Let Langebaan Divers on the West Coast introduce you to spearfishing, or if you have the of...

Lesotho Highlands Water Project - Lesotho

The ‘Lesotho Five‘ are our pride – Katse Dam, Alpine flowers, Cascading waterfalls, Mohair and Adventure. The largest attractions lie in the Maluti Mountains – the famous Katse and Mohale dams, true wonders of civil engineering in Africa. Traverse this region through some of the most scenic routes where ‘hairpin bends’ link well-developed roads to passes. This is a versatile and Mr....

Nomad Yacht Charters - Richards Bay

A quick look at the urban dictionary will tell you that a nomad is a person that travels freely without ties holding them back. At Dirty Boots we can think of no better way to introduce the services offered by Nomad Yacht Charters, operating from Richards Bay in the KwaZulu-Natal area. Become in charge of your own destiny by taking the whole spectra of sailing courses offered – from competent...

Ocean Odyssey - Knysna Boat Trips - Garden Route

Observing whales in their natural environment leaves an indelible, feel-good mark on the soul, and Knysna is one of the best places to do this. Ocean Odyssey, Knysna’s only official close encounter whale watching permit holder, is passionate about showcasing and creating awareness about these gentle giants of the deep. Knysna is blessed with prolific wonders of nature and boasts an estuary an...

Offshore Africa Port St John's - Eastern Cape & Wild Coast

Based in Port St John's, Offshore Africa is the only operator of its’ kind along the Wild Coast. The business is owner run & managed by Rob Nettleton & Debbie Smith, whose experience spans in excess of 30 years in the diving/ocean & boating industry. A variety of excursions are offered throughout the year and topping bucket lists should be an ocean experience trip. Rugged and remote, the...

Raggy Charters - Eastern Cape & Wild Coast

The Penguin Patrol experience is an exciting and educational day out in Port Elizabeth learning all about the incredible marine life we have in the bay, focusing on our favourite and endangered bird.. the African penguin. The penguins in our bay lost 70% of their population in 7 years, due to overfishing of sardines and anchovies, but hopefully we are not too late to reverse this trend with the...

Romonza Boat Trips - Garden Route

Seal Island trips: From 10 am to 5 pm, every hour on the hour, all year round, we cruise to Seal Island for a closer look at more than 3 000 fascinating Cape fur seals. Sunset Cruise: A relaxed and romantic 1½-hour cruise around Seal Island and scenic Mossel Bay (cash bar onboard). Whale watching: (June to Oct) Romonza is the only permit holder offering boat-based whale watching in Mossel We...

St Lucia Tours and Charters - Boat Trips - KwaZulu-Natal North Coast

St Lucia Tours t/a Advantage – the most sought after operator in St Lucia, legal boat-based whale watching permit holder and iSimangaliso concession holder for hippo/croc boat cruises on Lake St Lucia. Also specialising in game fishing, night drives, turtle tours, game reserve safaris, horse riding. Make sure you always use legal permit holders. Our committed professionalism for your pleasure...

St Lucia Tours and Charters - Richards Bay - KwaZulu-Natal North Coast

Whale Watching Trips in Richards Bay with St Lucia Tours and Charters. Departing from the Meerensee Skiboat Club, (which has a club house, picnic spot, public ablutions plus showers, safe parking in an enclosed area, restaurant and swimming pool on the premises) daily (weather permitting) from walk-on jetty. If you go on an ocean-going trip, it is always a good idea to dress accordingly, roll -...

Sundays River Ferry - Boat Trips - Eastern Cape & Wild Coast

Experience a unique 2.5-hour cruise on the Sundays River Estuary, taking in the breathtaking scenery and views of the local Addo bush and the spectacular Alexandria Coastal Dune Fields, one of the largest in the world. Mandatory stops at the dune fields allow people to disembark and enjoy activities like sandboarding, swimming and guided climbs to the top of one of the highest dunes. Upstream a...

Tigger 2 - Boat Trips - Cape Town

The Tigger 2 Royale is a 55 ft, luxury, power catamaran. She is currently the flagship of the charter industry, with her beautifully streamlined exterior and plush, white, leather interior. Since her launch in 2008, she has hosted many celebrity-status clients. She can cater for a maximum of 65 guests for individual, corporate or special functions and is, without a doubt, the best cruising option...

Umhlanga Ocean Charters - Boat Trips - Umhlanga Rocks

Umhlanga Ocean Charters offers unforgettable scenic Boat Trips just 16km from central Durban in the popular seaside resort town of Umhlanga. With over 200,000 launches under his belt, owner-operator Zaan Grobler considers safety a top priority and has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the ocean over the past 15 years. Our vessel, a 7.2 metre hard-nose rubber duck, is serviced and maintained and...

Waterfront Charters - Boat Trips - Cape Town

Waterfront Charters, the oldest tenant in Cape Town’s famous V & A Waterfront, is a reputable operator with years of experience and a proven safety record. Join us on a Boat Trip and explore Cape Town the incredible setting from Table Bay. We offer a range of activities suited for the young and the young at heart. Choose between shorter harbour trips, coastal cruises under sail, fast rides on...