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Bay Sail 1 Hour - The Spirit of Victoria

Cape Town

Activity Description

Spirit of Victoria
The Spirit of Victoria is a traditionally designed 58ft Gaff Rigged Schooner, easily identified in the bay by her red brick brown sails. Built to seat 45 passengers, Spirit of Victoria offers regular sailing trips to Table Bay. The bar aboard offers sparkling wine, beer and cold drinks. Spirit of Victoria offers an authentic, laid-back sailing experience to remember.

This sailing trip takes you from the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront out to sea on a short cruise across the bay and back. The cruise provides spectacular mountain and city views as well as fantastic photographic opportunities of The Mother City with Table Mountain as a backdrop. They do not offer a specific destination. Typically they motor out of the Harbour and across Table Bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, then return to the protection of Granger Bay Fabulous Table Mountain and city views must do" trip whilst visiting Cape Town.


Duration1 hour
WhenThe service is available all year round. subject to availability.
WhereStart and end at Quay 5 , V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Shop 7
WeatherThe vessel operates in all weather conditions, unless there are gales and storms that would endanger passengers.
What to WearBring warm clothing in winter months. Scarves and beanies are popular with guests in winter. In summer a light jersey or jacket may come in handy. Sport shoes (ie.tackies) are a good choice.
Things to BringYou are allowed to bring along your own snacks.
Guests or SpectatorsNo guests, only holders of valid boarding passes are allowed.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Boarding Pass the Spirit of Victoria
60 minutes trip duration.

ExclusionsAny additional drinks is excluded from the price. A fully licensed cash bar is available.


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

Customer Reviews

Spirit of Victoria is the only V&A waterfront boat I really enjoy. The feeling of being close to the water, and if the wind is right and the sails are up, that feeling of silently gliding through the waves is awesome. Plus the staff are friendly and jolly, helpful and polite. The captain usually plays his own choice of music, which keeps the mood upbeat and fun. - Julian

This was a really relaxing and beautiful way to see Cape Town with its amazing backdrop of Table Mountain. Thoroughly enjoyed our time out on the water and the crew were welcoming, warm and informative. We even got to see a majestic star fish up close! - Matthew

Really excellent! Cool captain and crew...and the real sailing experience with spray over the boat and riding the waves...thanks A lot Johannes&Claudia - Johannes

This was our second trip on the Spirit of Victoria. Our first trip was so exhilarating with the strong winds and the sail boat tipping at an angle the 4 of us had to include a second trip as part of my friend's 50th celebratory weekend. It didn't disappoint. The skippers were great and the wind was on point. The only thing I would change was that I wished it could be longer. The hour flew past. Thanks for making her 50th memorable. - Jeanette

We had a fantastic and thrilling time on the Spirit of Victoria - an incredible view of Table Mountain: cheerful , friendly and informative crew: and we were delighted to be taken out even though we were the only two customers ! It felt like a private yacht experience. One of the highlights of our visit to Cape Town. Thank you very much to the team at Spirit of Victoria ! - Helen

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