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Sunset Champagne Cruise

Waterfront Charters most popular cruise! A glorious evening cruise; an ocean view of the sun setting over the Atlantic horizon, and the Cape mountains a spectacular backdrop. With chilled sparkling wine to toast the occasion, it’s the perfect end to any day.

You get 10% off from our regular Rack Rate when buying online.
Add a Cruise & Dine Dinner Add-on and get another 10% off!

Please note that there is not a fixed sailing time for the Sunset Cruises. Due to the constant change in time of actual sunset, our cruises depart earlier in winter and later in summer.

REFER TO THE SCHEDULE OF DEPARTURE TIMES ON THE WEBSITE WHEN BOOKING YOUR TRIP.
SCHEDULE OF DEPARTURE TIMES
DepartureReturnDate Of Change
17h1518h45Tuesday, 6 August, 2019
17h3019h00Wednesday, 28 August, 2019
17h4519h15Thursday, 19 September, 2019
18h0019h30Thursday, 10 October, 2019
18h1519h45Monday, 28 October, 2019
18h3020h00Wednesday, 13 November, 2019
18h4520h15Friday, 29 November, 2019
19h0020h30Sunday, 1 December, 2019
18h4520h15Saturday, 15 February, 2020
18h3020h00Thursday, 27 February, 2020
18h1519h45Wednesday, 11 March, 2020
18h0019h30Sunday, 22 March, 2020
17h4519h15Thursday, 2 April, 2020
17H3019h00Monday, 13 April, 2020

 

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Product Description

Our Most Popular Daily Scheduled Trip

Cape Town has one of the best locations to see the Sunset from the Sea. With the Atlantic Ocean stretching away from the majestic Table Mountain range, this is certainly a ‘must do’ cruise for locals and tourists alike.  Toast the setting sun from the deck of a luxury vessel with a complimentary glass of local sparkling wine (two glasses per guest, or a bottle for a couple). A cash bar is available for other drink requirements, including soft drinks. Kids are welcome, and have a special price option, but remember it is an adult cruise so no alcohol served to minors! Cape Town weather can change 5 times a day, so our route from the harbour is not always predictable; the two options below are merely a guide. But no matter which direction we take be assured of a spectacular cruise.

SUNSET UNDER SAIL

The sailboats Esperance and Serenity One follow the wind for this cruise. They do not offer a specific destination for this reason; you will be advised before departure as to the expected direction. The typical Cape Town summer wind blows from the south-east; the boats use the motors to leave the harbour and then they sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, returning to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sunset, and then motor back to the Waterfront.

In the winter months with the northwester prevalent, the direction taken will be toward the Clifton Coastline, or the Robben Island Coastline, also returning to Granger Bay. The wind and sea conditions change daily so the routing and style of the trip also change to meet the conditions; the skipper and crew will give you the best possible adventure.

SUNSET ON A MOTOR VESSEL

The Motor Vessels  Sea Princess and Southern Cross follow a different route to the sailing boats. As they are not dependant on the wind they offer a destination and normally cruise slowly along the Atlantic seaboard towards Clifton beach and then return.

VARIATION TO CRUISE (DUE TO WEATHER)

For all the vessels, when the seas are running too high or the wind is unpleasantly strong, instead of heading into Table Bay the destination is the Cape Town Harbour for a Harbour Lights Cruise; a perfect alternative offering magical views of Table Mountain and the lights of Cape Town and the harbour in the evening. In extreme conditions, the skipper will take every aspect into account, and even stay dockside  to ensure the safety of the passengers .

NON-REDEAMABLE DATES

Please Note: No Sunset Champagne Cruise vouchers will be redeemable on the following dates, as Waterfront Charters hosts annual Special Occasion Cruises:

If you wish to book for these Special Occasions, we encourage you to visit our EVENTS PAGE, or click on the date above to book your cruise. They are very popular cruises, so it is advisable to book early.

Please make sure you first add “Sunset Champagne Cruise” to your basket before selecting this option.

(You can also add this option if you have ALREADY purchased a “Sunset Champagne Cruise” voucher  – you must be logged in.) 

The Sunset Champagne Cruise DAILY departure times are dependant on the constantly changing time of the actual sunset. The time changes in the schedule below are valid for the period between changes: e.g. at 18h15 for the days between the 18th October and the 12th November.


DEPARTURE TIME SHEET

Remember to redeem your voucher at least 30min before departure time at our head office.

Change of Departure Times

DepartureReturnDate Of Change
17h1518h45Tuesday, 6 August, 2019
17h3019h00Wednesday, 28 August, 2019
17h4519h15Thursday, 19 September, 2019
18h0019h30Thursday, 10 October, 2019
18h1519h45Monday, 28 October, 2019
18h3020h00Wednesday, 13 November, 2019
18h4520h15Friday, 29 November, 2019
19h0020h30Sunday, 1 December, 2019
18h4520h15Saturday, 15 February, 2020
18h3020h00Thursday, 27 February, 2020
18h1519h45Wednesday, 11 March, 2020
18h0019h30Sunday, 22 March, 2020
17h4519h15Thursday, 2 April, 2020
17H3019h00Monday, 13 April, 2020