Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Catamaran Cruise Cape Town


I recently met with a charter operator who has this really magnificent sailing catamaran berthed at Cape Towns V & A Waterfront. I was certain that they would be targeting a niche market, specifically those who benefit from the exchange rate, and that it would in all likelihood, be out of reach for the average South African.

Upon enquiring, I was flabbergasted by the affordability of it and was amazed to discover that a cruise along Cape Towns Atlantic Seaboard, in fact costs considerably less than most other adventure activity you are likely to encounter.

The company is called Cruise IQ and offer sea excursions aboard their stunning vessel at various times throughout the day. From what I gather, their standard offering is their Bay Cruise, which heads towards Robben Island, Blouberg or Clifton beaches, depending on weather and wind direction.

My personal choice would be the Sunset Cruise, and ideally, would want to head towards Clifton. For those who have never been to the Mother City, in Cape Town the sun sets over the water and it is absolutely breathtaking.

On their brochure it says: “Clients want to feel like a millionaire sailor, even if only on a 2 hour trip. This is the special experience that “iQ” will give her guests at the V&A Waterfront.”

At a cost of less than R200 per person, why not live a little. For more info visit www.cruiseiq.co.za

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