Guests can now cruise the waters of Cape Town from Clifton Beach to False Bay or Langebaan lagoon in world class style and elegance, entertained by the irresistible charm and cuisine.
The Princess Emma, moored at Africa’s most celebrated playground, the V&A Waterfront, offers a most exclusive travel experience.
Princess Emma, an 85 foot (25m) 88 ton luxury vessel designed for cruising, delivers exhilarating performance from twin 2000 hp engines with a comfortable cruising speed of seventeen knots and a top speed of thirty knots. The yacht, built by Princess Yachts in the United Kingdom is equipped with all the latest navigational aids and safety equipment and is manned by a highly qualified skipper and crew. Princess Yachts has been acquired recently by LVMH, a French company which has in its stable a number of other exclusive brands including Louis Vuitton, Moet et Chandon and Hennessy.
Four luxurious en-suite cabins, all independently air-conditioned, can accommodate eight guests. The rosewood and cherry finishes throughout combine with the luxurious soft furnishings to create an atmosphere of timeless elegance and unrivalled comfort. The wide aft deck offers alfresco dining for eight and the swimming platform provides easy access to the water. Sun beds adorn the spacious fly bridge and foredeck.
Day Cruises and Overnight Options
A few of our suggested cruises, but all of these can be altered to suit your requirements.
The Princess Emma can accommodate 12 guests as we set sail and accommodate 8 guests for overnight stay.
Our hourly cruises include canapés and local beverages for 12 guests and full crew.
Our overnight package includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and local beverages for up to 8 guests and full crew.
Please note that the overnight rates do not include any fuel. Fuel will be charged at the current fuel price, depending on the distance travelled. Below are some of our more popular destinations. Should you wish to alter or combine them, we would be glad to advise.
nm = Nautical mile
Cape Town to Langebaan and Saldanha Bay
Distance: 60 nm from Cape Town
Duration: Approximately 3 hours each way.
Fuel estimate: Return trip, around 2700 litres
Berthing can be arranged in Saldanha Bay or Club Mykonos Resort. Anchoring overnight in the lagoon can also be a memorable experience. The tender can be used for any shore trips. There is a selection of restaurants very close to our usual anchorage and, depending on the season, a selection of water sport activities for hire from the beach. Langebaan boasts pristine beaches abundant with bird and marine life.
Cape Town to Simons Town
Distance: 50 nm from Cape Town
Duration: Approximately 2,5 hours each way.
Fuel estimate: Return trip, around 2200 litres
There is no berthing available for Princess Emma in Simons Town. Overnight stays will be at anchor. There are various museums, restaurants and a selection of small shops a short walk (2 min) from the Town Jetty. False Bay is a popular whale watching location in season. Boulders Beach, a short taxi ride from town is home to hundreds of African penguins. Tours to Cape Point Nature reserve arranged on request.
Cape Town to Hout Bay
Distance: 16 nm from Cape Town
Duration: Approximately 1 hour each way.
Fuel estimate: Return trip, around 800 litres
Hout Bay is a small fishing village with a few good restaurants in the harbour and many more in town. Berthing is usually available alongside the quay, but not guaranteed, so going to anchor for the night may be required. A drive along Chapman’s peak, at sunset, should not be missed.
Cape Town to Clifton Bay
Distance: 6 nm from Cape Town
Duration: Approximately 30min each way.
Fuel estimate: Return trip, around 200 litres
Clifton bay is on the way to Hout Bay and is the ideal place to spend a few hours at anchor, enjoying the sun and a swim in the cool water. Clifton is a busy anchorage and popular beach in the summer. Not recommended for overnight stays unless the weather is really good.
Overnight in the V&A Marina
Some of our guests prefer to take a short cruise during the day and spent the night at the berth in the marina. In the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, there are hundreds of shops and restaurants to choose from. The Waterfront is also a great place to book day trips such as wine tours and sightseeing trips. The Aquarium and Table Mountain Cable way are nearby.
Please note that all charters are subject to weather and may be altered on the day depending on the weather.
Princess Emma is fully licensed and surveyed as a charter vessel by the South African Maritime Safety Authority.
• Fuel will be charged on consumption at the current rate.
• Additional catering can be arranged on request.