Boat Trips in Cape Town can be a family adventure, a romantic sunset cruise, a whale watching experience, a birthday celebration and so much more!
Tell a Portuguese sailor from the 1400’s, or a Dutch sailor from the 1600’s, or a British sailor from the 1800’s that you were going to cruise around the Cape of Good Hope for fun, and they’d think you were quite crazy. In those days Cape Town had a reputation for wild Atlantic waters and blustery South Easter winds that terrified early visitors and instead of rejoicing when they glimpsed Table Mountain, it was often the last thing sailors saw before been blown back out to sea.
Cape Town has many beautiful days when the aquamarine ocean is mirror-like and modern forecasting ensures a safe and gentle boating experience where you can watch whales, penguins and many other marine animals going about their day. Boat trips can be embarked on from several different harbours on the peninsula; the busy Waterfront, the fishing harbour of Hout Bay and the quiet little yacht basin at Simons Town.