Adventure Cruises in Cape Town with Waterfront Charters

Adventure Cruises

Get the adrenaline going on sea with epic adventure cruises in Cape Town. Waterfront Charters caters for every cruise option imaginable, and their Adventure Boats (RIBs) offer a memorable experience out on the ocean. From seal snorkeling where you can learn more about native Cape Fur Seals, to a speedy boat ride jetting past beautiful scenery and marine life, there’s something for everyone. 

Adventure Cruises

How does it work?

Browse the range of available cruises and special events. Tickets can be booked online to save time and special rates or at the Waterfront Charters office at V&A Waterfront.

Do check the schedule to ensure you are aboard before departure time. Only guests with a printed or online boarding pass are allowed to board 15 minutes before the cruise departs. Your boarding pass must be collected at their office more than 30 minutes before departure time.

Adventure Cruises

Safety guidelines for adventure cruises

Only kids over the age of 13 are allowed aboard, and they must be over 1.2 metres in height and able to straddle the on-board seats with both feet on the deck. 

The tour operator is obliged to put weight restrictions on the seating as a safety precaution. A maximum of 80kg is allowed in front seats, while a maximum of 100kg is allowed in back seats. Lifejackets/PFD’s are available in sizes 60 to 125cm in chest size.

Pregnant women and those suffering from high blood pressure, heart conditions, and acute and/or chronic knee or back injuries may be adversely affected by the trip.

Brave these adventure cruises in Cape Town

Adventure Cruises

1. Ocean Safari

This eco-adventure cruise on Waterfront Charters’ stunning RIB (Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boat) combines power and exploration as you see spectacular sea and birdlife under the guidance of our experienced skippers.

The skippers share a short brief as well as the beauty of Cape Town’s Atlantic coastline through an adrenaline-fuelled lens. There’s also an opportunity to see Cape Fur Seals, Dolphins, Whales, Penguins, Sun Fish and potentially much more as the tour jets the bay for sea life. Kids are welcome to join under the supervision of adults.

Cost: Online rate R630pp for 30-minutes and R846pp for 1-hour, book online via

When: Daily, two timeslots for 30-minute tour at 12m and 2:30pm, and two timeslots for 1-hour tour at 10.30am and 1pm
Where: Collect your boarding pass at Shop 5 on Quay 5 ( Next to Sevruga ), V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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2. Seal snorkelling in Cape Town

Learn all about the Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat with a snorkelling tour in Cape Town. The eco-tourism session kicks off with an exhilarating speedboat trip where you have the chance to see whales, penguins, sunfish and seabirds as you head to the Cape Fur Seal colony at Oudekraal, just past Camp’s Bay. The expert Adrenalised dive team guides an up close and personal snorkelling adventure in the ocean with its most playful mammals, the seals. 

This snorkelling tour in Cape Town is only open to guests 10 years or older for an intimate experience. No formal snorkelling experience is needed to book, but swimmers must be confident in open water. The tour runs for 2 hours, with 30 minutes of snorkelling time with the Cape Fur Seals. Refuel and warm up with hot chocolate and biscuits after the tour.

All of the Aqualung snorkelling equipment including a Mask, Snorkel, Wetsuit, Booties, Gloves, Fins and Hoodies are provided. Take along a bathing suit, towel, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Cost: Online rate R1700pp, a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 passengers are required for this cruise. Ages 10 and older. Book online via

When: Daily, two timeslots at 8:30am to 10:30am,and 11am to 1pm
Where: Collect your boarding pass at Shop 5 on Quay 5 ( Next to Sevruga ), V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Adventure Cruises

3. Three Anchor Cruise

Get a dolphin’s eye view of the coastline as you glide along Three Anchor Bay on Adventure 1, a purpose-built and super-safe vessel with a double row of seats that holds comfortably across the ocean. The exciting experience lets the sea spray cool you down as you cruise across the Atlantic Seaboard.

This cruise in Cape Town is ideal for adventurous kids and adults alike looking for a full hour’s enjoyment surrounded by ocean wildlife. Kids are allowed under the supervision of adults, and all expeditions are weather-dependent.

Cost: Online rate R350pp, book online via

When: Daily, timeslots at 9.30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:15pm
Where: Collect your boarding pass at Shop 5 on Quay 5 ( Next to Sevruga ), V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Adventure Cruises

More cruise experiences and boat tours from Waterfront Charters

Waterfront Charters hosts a wide range of morning and day cruises at different timeslots, epic sunset cruises in Cape Town that you must try, and everything in between.

Tel: 021 418 3168 | Mobile & WhatsApp 082 900 8234

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