Spend an exciting hour in Table Bay aboard the unique Esperance, a twin-masted schooner that brings alive the essence of true sailing.


An exciting adventure aboard the unique Esperance, a twin-masted schooner that brings alive the essence of true sailing. Spend an exciting hour in Table Bay: ride the yacht’s bowsprit and enjoy spectacular views with the wind in your hair. With sunken seating areas below the deck line – both forward and behind the cabin – to offer some protection from the elements as well as a covered refreshment area it’s an hour of maritime magic!

This is the perfect way to see Table Mountain and Cape Town’s Atlantic shoreline. Leaving from the V&A Waterfront, the routing is weather dependent; either to Milnerton and back if the south-easter is blowing, or towards Robben Island in north-westerly wind conditions. With either option, you’ll experience the excitement and thrills of sailing in Table Bay aboard one of these beautiful yachts – with chilled refreshments aboard (cash bar for your own account) it’s the perfect way to spend an hour.

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 Cape Town Harbour. This safety feature is a perfect alternative, offering magical views of the harbour, Cape Town, and Table Mountain and in the evening the lights of Cape Town and the harbour. In extreme conditions, the skipper will take every aspect into account, and even stay dockside to ensure the safety of the passengers.

Highlights include:
  • 1-hour Sailing Cruise
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront.

Weather: In the unlikely event that the primary boat for this cruise is unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, the operator reserves the right to utilize an alternative vessel for this experience. Be assured that the operator will always make every possible effort to ensure that the advertised vessel is available. Some Cruises do not have a dedicated boat for the cruise and rely on a pool of available vessels to cover fluctuations in weather, seasonal passenger numbers, and planned maintenance.

Do take medication beforehand if you have previously experienced motion sickness.

Please make sure that you arrive at the activity location at least 30min before the scheduled cruise departure to collect your boarding pass(es).
Please DO NOT go directly to the boat as the skipper will not allow you onboard without the boarding pass that must be collected at the front office.


Looking for a sunset cruise? Make sure you book the very popular Sailing Sunset Cruise!

HOW TO BOOK: the BOOK NOW button for this activity will direct you to our live bookings page. 
– Click the BOOK NOW button
– choose your date and time slot
– add the number of adults and kids for the activity
– BOOK – enter your details and proceed with payment
only once payment has been received, will your booking be confirmed and your Activity Ticket/Voucher be sent to you by e-mail

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