- Takes you along the Atlantic coastline to the historical lighthouse of Green Point (Mouille Point) and back
- Incredible view of Table Mountain towering above the city of Cape Town
- Seals, dolphins and even whales might be encountered
Enjoy the breath-taking views of Cape Town’s natural wonders on a cruise departing daily from the V&A Waterfront. An extremely popular choice of cruise, the one hour option takes guests along the Atlantic coastline to the famous Green Point lighthouse and back. The views of Table Mountain and the coastline are spectacular, and the ocean wildlife encountered on occasion is breath-taking. Should the weather be inclement, the cruise is routed throughout the imposing Cape Town harbour, offering insights into historical and modern developments that have shaped this incredible attraction.
First lit on 12 April 1824, the Green Point Lighthouse was one of the earliest lighthouses in South Africa. It was commissioned by acting Governor of the Cape Colony Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin, and designed by German architect Herman Shuttle. Just around the corner from the bustling V&A Waterfront, the lighthouse is open to the public and has become a popular tourist attraction in Cape Town.
City Pass offering
Guests must redeem their City Pass offer at the boking office in order to receive a booking pass.
- For booking: Monday – Sunday: 8:30 – Sunset
- Cruises leave every hour from 11:30
- Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
- Booking essential
Advice for visitors
If you want to secure a spot on the boat for a specific time, pre-booking can be done by phone or email, or by popping into the Waterfront Charters office at the V&A Waterfront. Check the weather in advance to be sure that the wind and the swell doesn’t spoil the experience. It is best to go out on a sunny morning with clear blue skies, and arrive back in time for a lunch at one of the many restaurants at the waterfront. It can get a bit chilly on the boat, even in summer, so remember warm clothes and a windbreaker.
Did you know
Argand lamps fuelled by whale oil were used when the Green Point Lighthouse was first lit. The waxy substance found in the head cavities of the sperm whale created an effective lighting system. Its glow could be seen from six nautical miles (11km).