Sail and swim off Clifton

Rates subject to increase on 1 September 2024

This is most the most relaxing of all our experience collection. Sail on a luxurious day catamaran (choose one of 2 in the fleet). The cat departs from the V and A harbour and makes its way around to anchor off Clifton beach. The journey allows you to marvel at Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Lions Head and the beautiful Twelve Apostles. The cruise takes about 40 minutes until you reach the bay off Clifton Beach.

Once at Clifton you can either relax on the boat, enjoy a swim or a stand up paddle board. The boat is like a floating deck so there is no need to do much other than to sit and relax in the sun. Catering is by request but the options include a traditional South African braai, sushi and even a plate of fresh oysters.

There is a cash bar on board with an extensive range of soft drinks, wine, beer and other alcohol.

So eat, swim, play and relax before you sail home to the V and A .

Food must be ordered when you book from various menus including Sushi, Oysters and other South African Cuisine. The food is an additional cost.

Max guest: 12 pax
Notice required: 72 hrs

Rate includes a gourmet burger braai (beef, chicken or vegetarian), and an additional menu with additional options is available at an added cost. Snacks are also provided and include: Droeworse, biltong and mixed nuts. Desserts include chocolate brownies and berries.

Duration: Approx. 40 mins one way / Approx. 1 hrs 30 at Clifton / Approx. 40 mins return cruise

The Cape Town Cruises Catamaran Description

Our two high-performance catamarans are IQ a 45ft (13,72 m), built by Voyage Catamarans in 2010, comprising 2 x 39 horsepower Yanmar engines, while the Explore is a 39ft (11,99 m) catamaran with 2 x 29 horsepower Yanmar engines and built by Scape Catamarans in 2015.

These luxurious catamarans are both stylish and safe. The Cape Town Cruises catamarans each offer a large open teak deck, comfortable cushion seating with roof covering and side screens, as well as sunny spacious trampoline areas at the foredeck. Designed as live-aboard cruising catamarans and ultimate sailing catamarans for day sail excursions. These luxurious, spacious catamarans, with bar facilities and onboard sound systems, are perfect for any occasion, be it a romantic excursion, small weddings, celebratory parties, or corporate events.


Cash/ card bar, gas braai, a kitchen (galley), and two toilets (heads). Onboard sound system, free WiFi, teak decking, a padded cushioned area with a roof covering and side screens, as well as two trampoline areas.


Explore: 35 guests (3-4 crew members)
IQ: 33 guests (3-4 crew members)

Tour details

Scheduled cruises: 1 hour
Sunset cruises: 1,5 hours
Private charters: We offer a variety of private cruises.
Adventure Cruises: Starting from 1 hour 30 minutes up to 3 hours, depending on the booked adventure.


Cape Town Cruises departs from the Iconic V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. We sail along the Atlantic seaboard with exceptional views of our Mother City and one of the world’s seven natural wonders – Table Mountain.


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