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Cape Town Boat Cruises : Boat Cruises

Waterfront Harbour Cruise


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.  

Best way to cruise Cape Town's harbour

  • The Waterfront Harbour Cruise departs from and returns to the jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront.
  • The Cruise runs every 20 minutes. Please note the cruise operates weather permitting 
  • For detailed times, view timetable
  • Waterfront Harbour Cruise tickets cost R50 per person (R45 if you book online) and R30 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

Spot the Clock Tower and Chavonnes Battery Museum

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. 

Hop on a red bus after your Waterfront Harbour Cruise

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 cruise start?

The cruise departs from and returns to the jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront (stop 1). The cruises depart every 20 minutes, on the hour and half-hour. Click here to view the timetable.

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