Yacoob Yachts offer daily sailing cruises taking in the scenic views along the beautiful Cape coastline and also caters as a venue for private and corporate events. Whether it's enjoying a luxurious sailing experience on one of our catamarans watching the sunset whilst sipping on a glass of champagne, getting your heart racing experiencing the thrill of trip on the Riptide or having a swashbuckling time aboard the Jolly Roger pirate, Yacoob Yachts has a boat to suit your every mood or desire. We oerate from Quay 5 in the heart of Cape Town's world class working harbour, the V&A Waterfront. Open to the public 365 days a year (weather permitting), we offer guests an abundance of unforgettable experiences.
Nonkululeko Charters t/a Yacoob Yachts, meaning Freedom Charters, established in 1995 a year after South Africa’s first democratic election is one of the first and only black owned yacht charter businesses trading in the heart of South Africa’s top tourist destination, the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. We provide the ultimate sailing and cruising experience. A cruise on one of our vessels, taking in Cape Town’s breath taking coastline, is a must do activity. We pride ourselves on offering vessels that meet international standards, serviced by highly qualified and friendly crew.
We are the largest boat operator in the Waterfront which affords us the luxury of offering our clients flexibility in terms of capacity and themes, with a fleet of 6 vessels to suit all moods, from romance to adventure catering to the thrill seeker and the family alike. Our vessels are built and maintained to international standards and cater to all ages catering to groups between 10 and 65 pax per trip.Each individual vessel has its own individual feel:
Our 2 sleek and sedate catamarans, the Tigresse and the Ameera, are ideally suited to romantic sunset cruises accompanied by local sparkling wines taking in views of our beautiful coastline.
The Jolly Roger, the only pirate boat in South Africa offers the young at heart an authentic adventure filled experience and is particularly popular as a party boat for themed year end functions, bachelor and bachelorettes and for families with young children.
For the thrill seeker Riptide our high speed Miami style cigarette boat will get the heart pumping and the adrenalin flowing whilst the baby in our fleet the animated Tommy the Tugboat offers a more sedate fun guided tour of Cape Town’s working harbour including trips to see seals on wheels and the fishing fleets that make the harbour their home.
The latest addition to our fleet, Ice Blue, a luxury American Bayliner offers smaller groups and families of up to 10 pax an amazing customised day at sea. With a kitchen, berthing and bathroom facilities on board she can be hired for a full day of exploring the nooks and crannies that make up our spectacular coastline.
We have 20 years of experience and our boats are maintained to meet the exacting standards set by the South African Maritime Safety Authority. On board facilities include a cash bar, restrooms, blankets for chillier evenings and pull down covers in the event of inclement weather. We are often asked about what happens in the event of really wet or windy weather, we will close operations if conditions at sea are deemed unsafe and offer refunds in full where postponement to a more suitable time is not possible.
We operate throughout the year offering daily scheduled cruises of up to 90 minutes, including the popular sunset cruise which is accompanied by complimentary local sparkling wine on our catamarans and rum punch on the Jolly Roger. We offer customised rates for group bookings with special rates for low season trading periods and film shoots. For those who want to make use of our vessels exclusively we are able to tailor make packages that include catering and a full bar and the proximity to more than 70 restaurants in the Waterfront means that dinner cruise packages are very popular.
A cruise on one of our vessels, taking in Cape Town’s breath taking coastline, viewing a myriad of marine life including whales and dolphins in season, the opportunity to take photographs of Cape Town’s icon from a different perspective and a stopover at the world famous Clifton beach makes this an essential addition to any itinerary when visiting Cape Town.
Please do not hesitate to call our bookings co-ordinators at +27 21 4210909 or contact us via email: to make a booking today or visit our website www.yacoobyachts.co.za