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

A few quick facts

  • The Harbour Cruise departs from and returns to the jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront, and runs regularly
  • Harbour Cruise tickets cost R40 per person (R35 if you book online) and R20 for kids
  • Total tour duration: approx. 25 minutes
  • 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

Featured stops on the tour

There's no hopping off but during the trip you’ll see several key attractions, including the SAS Somerset (the only remaining boom defence vessel left in the world) and the southern hemisphere's largest synchrolift and only drawbridge (Bascule Bridge). You'll also pass the Nelson Mandela Gateway, Chavonnes Battery Museum and the Clock Tower. 

We recommend

Enjoy the cruise with family, friends or someone special. And if you're up for a little more adventure, hop on a red bus outside our V&A Waterfront tour office. 

Where does the tour start?

The harbour cruise departs from and returns to the jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront (stop 1).

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