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All aboard! The Canal Cruise is operating again

  • 15 August 2017

After suspending operations for a few months because of V&A Waterfront construction activities, the Canal Cruise water taxi is running again and is great for fun family outings or a quick cruise to or from the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

Did you know?

Most of the Foreshore precinct used to be under water, but found its business-hub shape through a complicated land-reclamation project. The canal linking the foreshore to the V&A Waterfront is a reminder of the old seafront. On the Canal Cruise, you will learn more about this watery history and the V&A Waterfront’s underwater gems, such as secret submerged passageways and private islands.

The best way to cruise Cape Town’s canal

  • The cruise runs every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour, weather permitting
  • Canal Cruise tickets cost R40 per person (R35 if you book online) and R20 for kids
  • The total tour duration is about 25 minutes and your ticket is valid for a full day – be sure to hop on and hop off at all the stops!
  • There is on-board commentary in 15 languages (English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu) and a special channel for kids

Where does the cruise start?

The cruise departs every 30 minutes from jetties at the CTICC, Harbour Bridge, City Lodge and One&Only Cape Town. Hopping on the cruise is an easy way to skip the road traffic between the V&A Waterfront and the CTICC.

Buy a combo ticket and save: hop on the Harbour Cruise and the Canal Cruise!

Cruising is a perfect activity to do with family, friends or someone special. Why not make the most of your maritime adventures and buy our cruise combo package: hop on the V&A Waterfront Harbour Cruise and the Canal Cruise water taxi. Buy your ticket online and pay only R60!