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Waterfront Charters

| Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Shop 5 on Quay 5, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 418 3168
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Sundowners are a must!

We loved ending our week in Cape Town with a sundownder on the catamaran. Really great company and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jonathantG3410PW
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Arlington, Virginia
Friendly crew

My friend and I happened to be the only two people on Esperance at the specific time slot. Despite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catzdutz
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Cape Town, South Africa
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We offer Daily Scheduled Cruises and also Options on Private charters . - Sunset Champagne Cruise - Seal and Harbour Cruises - Coastal Motor Cruises Private Charters between one and four hours with a minimum of 2 hours over sunset time . Boat Available Serenity One , Southern Cross , Esperance , Sea Princess , Jet Boat 2 and Jet Boat 3
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
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| Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Shop 5 on Quay 5, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved ending our week in Cape Town with a sundownder on the catamaran. Really great company and beautiful view of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Highly recommend.More

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CraigGirdleston, Owner at Waterfront Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jonathan Thanks so much for taking the time to write a lovely review - we thoroughly enjoy what we do and getting great feedback is just an added bonus. We look forward to hosting you for more wonderful sunset cruises. Regards The Waterfront Charters...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I happened to be the only two people on Esperance at the specific time slot. Despite the fact that two is the bare minimum that they'll take the boat out with, the crew still made us feel very welcome and entertained us...More

Thank Catzdutz
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CraigGirdleston, Owner at Waterfront Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Catzdutz Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor, we are a passionate team and crew, and getting positive feedback such as this is a bonus. We look forward to hosting you on many more sailing experiences,and sharing more stories....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My South African boyfriend and I went on a beautiful journey with Waterfront Charters. It was truly a magic moment. The crew was extremely welcoming and funny, especially Ricky ! They served us champagne at sunset on the bay. We even got the chance to...More

Thank Morganecp1008
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CraigGirdleston, Owner at Waterfront Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Morganecp1008 Thank you for your glowing review, we are a passionate team, and we really appreciate getting wonderful feedback such as this. We will definitely pass the compliment onto Ricky! We look forward to hosting you again in the future for more magical moments....More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic sunset champagne cruise aboard the Esperance schoner! The staff was exceptionally friendly and very generous with the champagne.

Thank Julia W
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

My experience with Waterfrontcharters ended with the telephone call made to redeem my vouchers for a trip for tomorrow, I booked for one specific trip (Coastal Motor Cruise - Southern Cross) but the gentleman, kept referring me to either the harbour trip of 30 minutes...More

Thank Thanya79
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

instead of a three hours cruise with Serenity One Catamaran to Clifton, as advertised and confirmed when booking / paying the same day, we motored approximately 90 minutes to ugly Bloubergstrand and within the Harbour. The captain thought that at 20 km/h windspeed the sea...More

Thank Gunther H
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CraigGirdleston, Owner at Waterfront Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hello Gunther At Waterfront Charters safety is the number one consideration. With highly trained skippers and crews and twenty seven years’ worth of ocean experience, we know exactly when to err on the side of caution when it comes to inclement weather. Apart from the...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We haven't used this service before and were pleasantly surprised. Boat was new and very comfortable even though it was rather full. I was perched on the bow of the catamaran and had a bird's eye view. got some great shots of table mountain from...More

Thank PaddySA1000
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CraigGirdleston, Owner at Waterfront Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello Paddy Thank you for taking the time to share your Waterfront Charters experience. We are passionate about what we do, and it is wonderful to get such lovely feedback. We you join us again for other ocean adventures aboard our vessels.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

To be honest the booking and boating experience was a bit sketchy as we weren’t put on the boat we expected and it all seemed less then professional and disorganized. We hung in and found the rest of the trip totally beyond all expectations. The...More

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CraigGirdleston, Owner at Waterfront Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for a great review. Waterfront Charters experiences are all about going the extra nautical mile to ensure a wonderful experience for guests aboard our vessels. Having said that, we apologise if there was some uncertainty around departure time and the vessel you were...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Trip was not 90 minutes and was only 60 minutes. Oversold in the add and all inclusions not received as per advertised.

Thank Albert v
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We loved our 1 hour cruise on the Esperance this weekend. Lovely crew, amazing time at sea. You should definitely do longer cruises. Felt like we just got out before we had to go in again. We were lucky enough to have the whole of...More

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Dale-Loretta
16 August 2016|
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Response from CraigGirdleston | Property representative |
We Are located in the V & A Waterfront , and that is at least 30 Minute Drive from Hout Bay . The Protea Hotel is in Town , which is close to the Waterfront .
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Jaco V
15 August 2016|
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Hi Jaco, please could you provide us with an email address so our sales team can get in touch.
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