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Spot seals, learn about the V&A Waterfront harbour and see Cape Town from a fresh angle with the Harbour Cruise

Hop on the Harbour Cruise for a little maritime merriment

Life in and around the Victoria and Alfred basins is busy. On this trip you'll come across resident seals to international ships visiting our shores. Hop on our Waterfront Harbour Cruise to see the city in a new light and learn more about Cape Town's proud nautical history.   

Highlights

  • 30-minute cruise around the V&A Waterfront harbour

  • On-board commentary in 15 languages

  • A special audio channel for kids to enjoy

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Cruise times may vary. Please check timetable for details.

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Explore the Victoria and Alfred basins of the Waterfront with our 30-minute Waterfront Harbour Cruise

  • Cruise the V&A Waterfront basin
  • Tours every 20 minutes
  • Audio commentary in 15 languages
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Online Price: R75
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Harbour and Canal Cruise Combo Bumper special

Enjoy the ultimate maritime adventure with the Harbour and Canal Cruise Combo

  • Ticket valid for the full day
  • Cruise the V&A Waterfront basin
  • Tours every 20 minutes
  • Audio commentary in 15 languages
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Online Price: R280
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Save 40%! With over 30 stops you get the chance to see over 50 top attractions in Cape Town with the open-top red bus

  • FREE Seal & V&A Harbour Cruise OR Canal Cruise
  • FREE Sunset Bus Tour
  • FREE walking tours
  • 1 extra day on the bus (2 consecutive days)
  • Valid for all hop-on, hop off tour loops
  • City Tour to Table Mountain
  • Downtown Tour through the city
  • Constantia Valley Wine Bus
  • Peninsula Tour to Kirstenbosch & Hout Bay
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Explore Cape Town’s most popular tourist attractions on our tours

V&A Waterfront

As one of Africa’s most visited destinations the V&A Waterfront offers an abundance of unforgettable experiences. It’s also home to one of our ticket offices and the Harbour Cruise.

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See Camps Bay, Kirstenbosch, Groot Constantia and much more with the Blue Route Pass!

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Frequently asked questions

The Canal Cruise departs every 20 minutes from jetties at the CTICC, Harbour Bridge, City Lodge and One&Only Cape Town. 

The Harbour Cruise departs from and returns to the jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront. If you do not know where this is, simply ask one of our helpful staff members at our V&A Waterfront ticket office.

You can buy tickets online (and qualify for a discount!) or with the cruise captain before boarding.

Your ticket for the Canal Cruise is valid for a full day and includes four stops. The total duration of the tour is about 25 minutes.

Cruises run every day, weather depending. Cruises depart every 20 minutes from designated jetties.

The Canal Cruise is hop on hop off based and includes stops the CTICC, Harbour Bridge, City Lodge and One&Only Cape Town. Your ticket is valid for a full day, hop off and explore!

Cruises have 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.