Boat Trips in South Africa.
A boat trip or private charter 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. See our list below for Cape Town, Knysna, Eastern Cape and Gauteng.
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 focused 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 yourself, 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.