Harbour Cruise & Breakfast

Explore the Waterfront from a completely different angle. Leaving from the dock outside the Aquarium enjoy the sights and sounds of the Waterfront.

Learn about Cape Town's proud nautical history and spend some time watching the resident seals as they bask in the sunshine.

After your cruise, head to the V&A Food Market for a delicious breakfast at Plucky's or Cape Malay House.

Breakfast @ select V&A Food Market venues
(Breakfast served from 10am)
First Harbour Cruise at 10h00
Booking online ONLY
Important Information

First bus at 10h00 at Aquarium
V&A Waterfront, outside the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Bus stop 1


Cruise lasts about 25 minutes


10h00 - 17h00 (Later in summer) This tour is weather dependent


Every 30 minutes

Know before you go

Have you camera ready for the Cape Fur seal Best way to explore the V&A Waterfront harbour, the oldest working harbour in South Africa! View the SAS Somerset boom defense vessel, the Bascule Bridge and other intriguing attractions of the harbour Fun and family-friendly cruise

Cruise and breakfast offer

Includes Harbour boat ticket PLUS breakfast


Served from 10am and all day at Plucky's or Cape Malay House inside the V&A Food Market, The Old Power Station Building 19, Dock Road


Plucky's / V&A Food Market from 10am and served all day
Brekky Foldover - Toasted Tortilla, spinach, egg, chik’n & cheese
Brekky Baoger – 1 x mini slider, fried egg, chick’n & cheese
Cape Malay House / V&A Foodmarket : open at 10am and served all day
Breakfast Baguette – Scrambled eggs with mebos Mayo on a toasted baguette (Halaal)


Departing from the jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront, the Waterfront Harbour Cruise puts Cape Town’s bustling harbour in the spotlight. Expect to see key attractions including icons of maritime history as well as epic views of the city’s natural landscape. Highlights include the SAS Somerset, the only remaining boom defence vessel in the world, and the southern hemisphere’s largest synchro-lift and only drawbridge, the Bascule Bridge. The cruise also includes views of Table Mountain, the Nelson Mandela Gateway, Chavonnes Battery Museum and the well-known Clock Tower. Of course, experiencing the bustling waterways of Cape Town from a boat is a highlight itself, and this cruise offers a perspective of the city that no other tour can offer.


Built in 1941, the SAS Somerset was previously known as Ship No 280. It originally sailed to South Africa to provide services at the vibrant fishing area of Saldanha Bay. Today, the SAS Somerset remains harboured at the V&A Waterfront as a museum ship for public viewing. Also at the V&A is the Bascule Bridge, a pedestrian swing bridge that crosses the water to the Clock Tower. Before it was built, dockworkers and sailors used the Penny Ferry – a small rowing boat that crossed this section of water. The historic Clock Tower, built in 1882, was the original Port Captain’s Office and has been maintained to resemble its original design.

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