Enjoy the views over the yacht basin from the Aquarium restaurant deck while you enjoy a mouth-watering burger and chips. Then head towards the dock area where you are invited to hop on the harbour cruise and explore the Waterfront from a completely different angle.
Learn about Cape Town's proud nautical history and spend some time watching the resident seals as they bask in the sunshine.
First boat 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 30/40 minutes
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
Served at Bootlegger Restaurant located at the Aquarium. Kitchen closes at 4pm.
Burger and Chips at Bootlegger Restaurant
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.