Watching the sunset from the deck of a traditional schooner off the beautiful Cape coastline is an experience not to be missed!


Watching the sunset from the deck of a traditional schooner off the beautiful Cape coastline is an experience not to be missed! This twin-masted schooner Esperance is the perfect vessel to host guests for this daily event.

This is a classically built single-hulled boat that gives a true sailing experience as you cut gently through the swells under full sails, with fore and aft decks and a jutting bowsprit that all offer great viewing. After tracking along the Cape coastline and viewing the panorama of sights, we drop anchor off Granger Bay to watch the sun set majestically over the Atlantic horizon. With a fully stocked cash bar aboard for refreshments (own account), you can toast the occasion and each other. An Esperance Sunset Cruise is old-school sailing combined with the perfection of a stunning sunset, Cape scenery and great fun.

Places are almost always limited, so booking ahead online is recommended.

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:
  • 1.5 hour Sailing Cruise
  • Watch the sunset from the deck of a traditional schooner sailing yacht.

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.

Please note that the sunset departure times are dependent 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 18h45 for the days between the 15th February 2023 and the 26th February 2023.


Departs:17h00 Returns:18h30 Dates: 12 May 2023 to 05 August 2023

Departs:17h15 Returns:18h45 Dates: 06 August 2023 to 27 August 2023

Departs:17h30 Returns:19h00 Dates: 28 August 2023 to 18 September 2023

Departs:17h45 Returns:19h15 Dates: 19 September 2023 to 09 October 2023


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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