Valentines Day 2017 – on Serenity One

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Valentine’s day! The 14th February 2017 falls on a Tuesday this year, and Waterfront Charters are offering star-crossed lovers the perfect opportunity to share the magic of their special relationship aboard a magnificent catamaran. Make it an evening to remember...

To join us, book for our Sunset Champagne Cruise: 90 incredible minutes aboard Serenity One, possibly the most romantic yacht in the V&A Waterfront.

  • Departure is at 19h00 and we head out into the Atlantic Ocean from the V&A; we’ll get you as close to that sunset as is legal!
  • Included during the cruise is a half bottle of South African Sparkling Wine per person. ( Or a bottle per couple, for an intimate toast or two… )
  • There is a cash bar aboard for other drinks.
  • Cost per head is R360
  • We will tie up at the dock at 20h30.

And because it  Valentine’s Day we have extra treats on offer:

  • A welcome drink as you board, to set the scene, with a choice of:
  • A glass of local MCC or a Mason’s Cocktail Spritzer.
  • A beautiful long-stemmed single rose for the ladies, to remind them of a perfect evening.

We are only accepting online payments for this romantic adventure, so please call us or email the Quay 5 office to make a provisional reservation, and we will send you an email with a link to our online shop . Once you have paid online you will need to collect your boarding pass at the Shop 5 Office at least 30 minutes before departure .

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  • If you have no access to a credit card you can pay cash in the office, but this must please be done within 24 hours of making your provisional  reservation.
  • As this is a special cruise, we will not be accepting regular online vouchers; discount vouchers; complimentary; Cruise & Dine or other tickets.
Passengers on Waterfront Charter's Serenity One.


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“For a romantic slant, book a spot with Waterfront Charters for their sunset champagne cruise. Watching the sun set into the ocean is guaranteed to generate positive vibes.” –  Cheap Flights’ Dax Villanueva

Being on the water is good for the soul and there are plenty of options for boat cruises in Cape Town. From short Waterfront harbour cruises, where you can spot seals, to cruises along the Atlantic coastline where you can admire the Clifton beaches from a different vantage point or trade friendly waves with the patrons of Grand Beach as you each sip your cocktails. If you’re really lucky there will be whales or dolphins about.


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You need not own it to live it. Oh Captain Ahab, you great hunter of the oceans, enjoying perfect weather out at sea and sitting down with the best catch of the day is so much easier through Cape Town’s experienced charter operators and restauranteurs.

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has deservedly become South Africa’s top attraction; not only to local and international tourists, but to Capetonians as well. Waterfront Charters have been providing yacht and powered catamaran cruising options from the V&A Waterfront for almost as long as it has been in existence, and have acquired a fleet of vessels to suit every cruising need. They know that an offshore hour or two aboard a boat in bracing sea air admiring the views, the sunset and the incredible wildlife is the best possible way of developing an appetite. Given that the V&A has a wide choice of top-class dining options, it made perfect sense to merge the two experiences and now there are several combinations from which to select. It could be an exhilarating sailing trip on a twin masted schooner followed by a Mediterranean seafood meal. Or a luxury sailing catamaran sunset cruise rounded off with an appetite-satisfying succulent South African steak. Or try a sedate cruise to Clifton with thirty of your closest friends, perfectly complemented by Roman-style pizzas that would have gourmets weeping with delight. Top establishments Meloncino, The Greek Fisherman and City Grill have partnered with three of Waterfront Charters cruising vessels – Serenity, Esperance, and the Southern Cross – to make sure that clients have a wide range of cruising and dining options. It doesn’t have to be dinner either; there are lunchtime options available as well. With full descriptions of cruises and meals available on the website, nothing is left to chance to plan the perfect photo opportunity. Play tourist in your own city for the day or meet interesting visitors to our shores. Have a celebration, a birthday party, the office function or just a quiet tête a tête. The V&A has many attractions, but the Waterfront Charters Cruise and Dine experience offers a lovely way of rounding off a gorgeous day. Details at or or visit Waterfront Charters at Shop 5, Quay Five at the V&A Waterfront.

Cruise and Dine in Weekend Argus’ GOODtaste

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With a choice of three restaurants and three vessels, Waterfront Charters offer a tailor-made dining experience, writes Bianca Coleman.

HERE’S some free advice: never pass up the opportunity to hop on a sunset cruise; now there is more reason to do so. Waterfront Charters has teamed with three restaurants to offer a more or less tailor-made cruising and dining experience. A surf and turf, if you will. You can take to the ocean on your choice of vessel from the fleet, followed by lunch or dinner at Greek Fisherman, Meloncino, or City Grill.

Serenity One is a new sailing catamaran; Esperance is a classical twin-masted sailing schooner; and the Southern Cross is a fun cruiser based on a sturdy trawler design. I’m no good at maths, but I’m sure someone can work out the number of different options with these boats followed by a steak, Mediterranean or Italian meal in the afternoon or evening. The only problem I can see is the weather. It can be sunny and still in the morning, but by cruise time that darn south-easter can be howling. It doesn’t mean you can’t go out, just that the boat you choose will prefer to stay safely in the harbour while you board one of the others.

This is what happened to us last week. We went out on Serenity One a few months ago. She’s a beauty and stable. The crew of handsome, friendly young men seem to have glue underneath their feet, but the rest of us needed to brace ourselves or risk lurching overboard. Anyway, the point is, on that calm morning we chose Esperance to try something different, but by mid-afternoon the wind had other ideas and we ended up back on Serenity One. Part of the trip was under sail which was exhilarating.

For most of the day the weather had been overcast with high cloud cover but Cape Town didn’t let us down. It cleared shortly before the sun went down, leaving wispy streaks spread across the sky which lit up in spectacular red and orange and purple fashion as the sun dipped below the horizon. Those photos got lots of likes. Something to remember is it is almost always chilly out there so wear something warm.

The bubbly flows freely and the crew go about their sailing duties in between keeping your glass (is a plastic glass still a glass?) filled. One of them, a delightful young man named Kyle Walder, blushed furiously when I waved him over for a top-up, but then settled into some light banter with us when I joked that Justin Bieber follows me. As if. I blocked him ages ago. The cruise lasts for 90 minutes before Serenity One glides back into her berth at Quay Four.

We strolled back to the mall side of the Waterfront where there is extensive construction work going on, apparently through the night even. The eventual result will be covered dining areas for the restaurants, but for now there are a lot of dead ends. We picked Greek Fisherman for our dinner – I hadn’t been there for more than three years and it’s changed quite a bit. The menu for cruisers is set with a choice of starters and mains, and a dessert. Drinks and gratuity are not included in the deal. By the way, a tip is automatically added to the bill, so look out for that.

I began with mussels in tomato sauce with feta served with triangles of warm pita bread, and my friend tucked into spanakopita. We followed with beef and chicken souvlaki respectively, served with chips. These are not huge main courses but the beef was divine. We shared dessert of crumbed phyllo pastry with orange and yoghurt served with ice cream. A third option for starters and mains are Greek salad and line fish with lemon butter, rice and spinach. The verdict is this is a super fun excursion and I wouldn’t mind trying out another combination or two.

Maybe I’ll even get onto Esperance next time.

There are various price packages depending on the vessel, restaurant, and time of day (lunch or dinner) so go to www.restaurantboat. or www.waterfrontcharters. to find out more, or pop in at Waterfront Charters at Shop 5, Quay Five at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, telephone 021 418 3168.

Sexy Clifton Yacht Parties – Season 6

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Join us for the exciting 6th Season of Sexy Clifton Yacht Parties!

Looking for a summer party with a difference? Join us for the exciting 6th Season of Sexy Clifton Yacht Parties. Guests can look forward to partying the summer away in style aboard our luxury Catamaran Serenity One.

This summer we welcome aboard top South African DJ Cara-Mi – aka Minx- Hailing from the famous Soul Candi institute and having played at top festivals and venues such as Ultra and shimmy beach, we look forward to being enthralled by this beauties music along with a host of other top name DJS.

Once aboard, each guest will be treated to refreshing and delicious welcome drinks, then 3 hours of fun in the sun whilst listening to the cool, sexy, uplifting beats by resident DJ Minx and guests. There will also be tons of spot prizes for guests to win as well as a fully stocked cash bar with a range of refreshing favourites.
Swimming, dancing, soaking up the sun, and taking long sips on refreshing cocktails will be on the cards for the duration of the afternoon.

There are limited spots, so be sure to book yours now.

 Your Cape Town Summer Experience Awaits

Get Your Ticket Here!

Quicket ticket link for the launch

Lopville Living – Waterfront Charters Cruise and Dine Experience

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``Fun, new outing for friends and families to enjoy at one of the most popular destinations in the World.``

From Lopville Living:

We are very big into getting out and about on Sundays. There is so much to see and do in our beautiful city that it would be a shame to stay indoors and deal with “adult” things like washing and cleaning. We love celebrating Sunday-Funday and 100% live by the “don’t let Monday ruin your Sunday” vibe! On one of our most recent Sunday adventures, we headed out to the V & A Waterfront to try out the new Waterfront Charters Cruise and Dine Experience. It was amazing.

We opted for an afternoon cruise aboard the Serenity One luxury catamaran, followed by a spectacular mountain view lunch at Meloncino. Honestly, we could not have asked for a better day. We grabbed a seat up front, ordered a couple of beers and let the wind take control of our journey. It was the most peaceful hour we’ve had in a long time.


Images By Lopville Living

GQ Magazine Photo Shoot

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Checkout Serenity One's Fashion Shoot for GQ Magazine's October 2016 Issue

DIRTY PINK CITY’s 5 Reasons Why Waterfront Charter’s Cruise & Dine Experience is Perfect to Kick Off Summer!

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“Now, what is better than a sunset cruise in Cape Town followed by a delicious dinner at one of the Waterfront’s top restaurants?”

What Dirty Pink City had to say about WATERFRONT CHARTERS:

“What makes this cruise so unique is that you can choose your own experience! In other words, you can choose between a lunch or dinner option, the type of boat and, of course, the restaurant. All are top choices! We chose the Serenity One Luxury Catamaran and the dinner option at City Grill ideally located in the heart of the Waterfront. ”


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Candice Bresler from A Gorgeous Life


“We enjoyed our Cruise and Dine experience as guests of Waterfront Charters.”


What A Gorgeous Life had to say about WATERFRONT CHARTERS:

“Yesterday, I turned 30. As it was quite the personal milestone, I decided to throw all sensibility to the wind and spread my celebrations out over five days.  Between dinners and brunches with friends, manicures and spa treatments, the invitation to experience the new Cruise and Dine offering from Waterfront Charters arrived in my inbox. Serendipity.” – [Click here for the full article]

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Date Night

“Ideal for date night” – says Tums 2 Tots

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“Waterfront Charters – ideal for date night!”

What TUMS 2 TOTS had to say about WATERFRONT CHARTERS:

“The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront has deservedly become one of South Africa’s top attractions; not only to local and international tourists, but to Capetonians as well. Its remarkable combination of historical interest, preserved artefacts and cutting edge modern attractions is complemented by its unique positioning at the foot of Table Mountain, as well as its status as a working harbour. There can’t be too many places on earth where one can buy the latest fashions, wear them to a cocktail party in a preserved 18th century military battery, take a cruise on a state-of-the-art yacht, then dine at a restaurant that wouldn’t be out of place in London or New York. ”
–  [Click here for the full article]

Date Night

Waterfront Charters with Cruise & Dine featured on Tums 2 Tots – Date Night article.


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