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Hop-On Hop-Off Cape Town Canal Cruise

  • Hop-on hop-off canal cruise from the Cape Town central business district to the Victoria and Albert waterfront
  • Guided commentary on board, with headphones to hear the guide clearly
  • Hop off at any stop to explore further
Hop-On Hop-Off Cape Town Canal Cruise
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Hop-On Hop-Off Cape Town Canal Cruise
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Explore Cape Town's waterfront, from the central business district to the Victoria and Albert waterfront, with this hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise. Along the way, listen to commentary on the city's maritime history and hop off at any point you like to explore further. Choose a one-way or round-trip ticket, each valid for a full day, to suit your schedule.
What to Expect
Most of Cape Town's Foreshore precinct used to be under water, but found its business-hub shape through a complicated land-reclamation project completed in the 1940s. The Cape Town canal once again links the vibrant V&A Waterfront area with downtown Cape Town. Whether you decide to sail one way or return, sit back and learn more about this watery history and the V&A Waterfront’s underwater gems, such as secret submerged passageways and private islands.

Tickets for this cruise are valid for a full day, allowing you to hop-on, hop-off at any of the stops along the canal, or to use it as transport to and from the V&A.
Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2018
Out of the ordinary

Fun, informative and helpful transportation. The boat guides were friendly and on time. Stops were helpful to get from one place to another.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phoebe859
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile
A must add trip for V&A waterfront

Trip last 15 min (one way) and cost R50. Depart in front of the One and Only hotel. We enjoy the trip a lot, beautiful views and photo opportunities.

Thank MonikaV1
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile
Must Do

Great way to explore the city. So many routes to do one day is not enough. Very informative info along the way. The kiddies channel very funny. We will be doing it again this December our kids are already asking when are going again. We...More

Thank Jdewitt7108
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile
Canal cruise

Such a lovely way to see the waterfront. Staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Will definitely do it again. Kids loved it

Thank zkrige
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile
Included activities closed no notice given

Bought the extra package which included access to 3 of the listed attractions, first we decided we would do the wheel at the waterfront when we arrived at the waterfront this was closed for a team building we then wanted to do the seal island...More

1  Thank Bazza1239
CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your review, which we understand to be about some attractions being closed rather than the quality of our tour. We do share your frustration but it is the middle of winter and the boat companies in Hout Bay do shut down randomly...More

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