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A True Sailor’s Vessel

Esperance is a magical name; it sounds like a romantic heroine from a Spanish novel. Waterfront Charters Esperance is just a magical: a schooner that looks like it belongs on the Caribbean coast, her long bowsprit pointing the way for her twin masts and sleek hull.

Schooners have a great nautical history, and Esperance is the perfect way to experience sailing as it should be; she takes the wind and heels to its command, skipping across the Bay in a dance of spindrift and boiling wake. Guests can take a seat on the end of the bowsprit and feel the rush of sailing like no other boat can provide. With two decks to lounge on and a bar to keep the thirsty hydrated, Esperance is sailing as it should be, sailing as it has always been!

Check out for scheduled sailings, or take the plunge and charter Esperance for a wild ride to wherever you want to go!




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Winter Specials - 2016

Seal and Harbour Cruise Waterfront Charter’s Winter special:

“A scenic guided Harbour cruise through the working Harbour of Cape Town. Ideal for School Groups or visitors who would like a quick introduction to the city and Waterfront. Views of Victoria and Alfred Basins’ and the international Harbour Cruise are available on the Southern Cross.” Our special runs from the 1st may 2016 until the 31st July 2016– 3 Months of Special.

The Seal & Harbour Cruise for 1 Hour:

Adults – special R150 ( save R20 on Regular Price R170 )
Kids of 13 Years and under– special R75 ( save R10 on Regular Price R85 )
Toddlers for free

The Seal & Harbour Cruise for half an hour:

Adults – special R50 ( save R30 on Regular Price R80 )
Kids of 13 years and under – special R25 ( save R15 on Regular Price R40 )
Toddlers for free.

Special ticket prices are available only from our offices at Shop 5 on Quay 5 and not from the Quayside Ticket Sales , and are for regular scheduled cruises .

When making a booking mention the Waterfront Winter Special to receive your special price.

Visit the SEAL HARBOUR CRUISE page on Waterfront Charters for more details.



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Valentines Day - 2016


We offer our standard Sunset Champagne Cruise with a few extras to make your night special.

  • Glass of Local MCC on Arrival.

  • Single Rose for Ladies.

  • ½ Bottle per person or Bottle per couple of local sparkling wine for the cruise.

  • 90 Minute Sunset Cruise departing at 19h00 and returning at 20h30.

  • Cash Bar

Please, also note that booking need to be paid within 24 hours . Once an Enquiry is made, we will email you a confirmation to the payment portal and you can make payment.

Discount voucher and other promo not available on this evening.



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Win A Dinner For Two


We are running a small competition and poll with our three partner restaurants in the Cruise and Dine Program. Tell us which package you think is the ultimate outing? And One lucky contestant will win the vote of their choice for TWO people!

Follow the links below to the three Facebook pages.

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Testimonial - Donovan Strydom

“We really had a good time in  General, but if it were not for the friendly, helpful just great staff you have, it would not have been the same.”

  • Our services:  Outstanding
  • Our Vessel:  A little small but OK
  • Our Staff: Your staff were out of this world and we will only ask for them again.

Thanks, and you will see us again.

Donovan Strydom




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Welcome to Bowsprit

We are about Fun on the Water and offer Daily Scheduled Cruises and also Private Charters from the Historic V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. The Esperance has a lovely Bowsprit that can be accessed whilst under sail. We normally offer 4 schediled trips during the day from 11h00 until the Sunset Champagne Cruise. The Sunset Champagne Cruise Departures varies according to the Season, From 17h00 in the middle of Winter till 19h00 Mid-Summer. Join us for a Fun Sailing Experience.




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