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.