City Sightseeing Canal Cruise

Cruise the canal & explore some hidden gems


  • 20-minute cruise between Cape Town’s Foreshore area and V&A Waterfront
  • On-board commentary in 15 languages (English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu)
  • A special audio channel for kids to enjoy


Whether you’re looking for an easy way to get from point A to point B or a fun outdoor experience, City Sightseeing’s Canal Cruise water taxis tick all the boxes.

Day Open Close
Monday 08:00 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 17:00
Thursday 08:00 17:00
Friday 08:00 17:00
Saturday 08:00 17:00
Sunday 08:00 17:00

Frequency – Every 15/20 minutes

Canal Cruises offer hop-on hop-off access from marked pick-up and drop-off points.

Phone: +27 (0)86 173 3287

City Sightseeing Cape Town

Advice for visitors

The cruise departs every 20-minutes and lasts for about 30-minutes. While there’s no hopping off available, the tour is so packed with useful and historic info you’ll want to stay for the whole ride. Once you have completed the cruise, hop on the red bus tour that picks up outside the V&A Waterfront City Sightseeing office to see more of the city’s best attractions.

Did you know

You can use this as a canal cruise or water taxi to get from the CBD to the V&A Waterfront. Hop On – Hop Off anywhere along the canal.

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