Durban Boat Hire

Boat Hire by the Sea is a boat chartering company based in Durbans popular Wilson’s Wharf. We offer a range of fantastic chartered boat cruises aboard our luxury 54ft catamaran.



Disabled Friendly




Team Building Facilities


Family Friendly


  • Category
  • Location
  • Grade
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Team Building Facilities
  • Family Friendly

Starting this month, our small boat JamJar will be doing private 1hour trips and “Sunset” trips in the bay.

Want to enjoy the sights of Durban at night? On a budget? JamJar is then, definitely the boat for you. Small and comfortable, you will be close to the water’s edge. Firstly, JamJar is the only small harbour boat that cruises at night. In addition to being small, he is far comfier on the water.

Catering for 11 passengers only, you will have comfort and well as seeing the sights of Durban harbour and the coastline (weather dependant). No rush and craziness like the bigger boats.

Perfectly suited for a small group of friends or family and at an extremely affordable rate. Corporate Function Yacht Hire:

Any Corporate event is a speciality of ours. What makes this boat unique is that the whole office can board this luxury Catamaran. She holds up to 45 guests with more than enough space to move about freely. With the down stairs bar, the front lounge, the back deck area and the front bow deck area, you can see why this luxury yacht is the only boat that can make cruising in Durban’s Harbour and along the Durban coast line a comfortable cruise.

Try our newly added menu with a variety of options to cater from. Team Buildings, Year End Functions, Meetings or just entertaining clients you will soon see why this Durban Boat Hire option is so popular.

Party Cruises:

No matter what the age, we guarantee a great time. From a 16th to a 60th every occasion is a memorable one. Boat Hire by the Sea knows how to have a party happen. This stunning luxury yacht has space, freedom to move, a beautiful bar fully stocked, no under 18 years olds will be served alcohol and staff to serve you drinks. We have a menu to choose from or you can do your own. What better place to celebrate your birthday with your friends than along Durban’s beautiful coast line.

Private Sunset Boat Cruises:

For the perfect Sunset Boat Cruise, we sail along Durban’s Beach front and in the Durban Harbour while our beautiful sun sets over the Durban’s City Skyline. With a special arrangement turn this trip into something special and turn it into and ideal venue to propose…. all this while enjoying the great weather Durban has to offer.

Kick off your shoes after a long day’s work and nibble on selected gourmet snack platters chosen from a variety of options. Sushi is always a good option whilst sipping a glass of fresh crisp wine. This Durban Boat Hire option can make this all happen. Please note these are only private cruises, private bookings only.

Weddings & Special Events:

Weddings, Engagements, Hen or Bachelor parties are amazing on a Yacht:

Getting married or engaged? Let us help kick start your life with a story to tell. Durban Harber situated alongside the Indian Ocean offers spectacular views, the Durban City Skyline sun sets are golden, and the perfect weather is mostly on offer. Cruise along the Durban coast line in this luxury yacht and enjoy a possible dip in the ocean. If it’s just for the reception or a place to say ‘I Do’ then this Durban Boat Hire option is the one for you. If you plan to get engaged, a special occasion needs a special day, why not choose this Durban Boat Charter option to make this special venue yours for the day. We have a sensational gourmet menu to offer, which can be personalised to suit any occasion.

Public Boat Trips:

We now offer boat rides out to sea for the public, come down to Wilsons Wharf find our offices inside the main building and book your spot – Madevu SA Charters
These are done every Sunday at 2pm. Depending on the weather and sea conditions on the day, will determine whether we go out to sea and the distance we can go.
These are 1 hr trip leaving at 2pm every Sunday.
We also do these 1 hour trips during holidays and on public holidays.
Please note we do NOT take prior bookings as weather conditions can change. We would only consider big group bookings of 8 or more, full payment will need to be made.

Prices for the 1 hour sea trips:

1hr: Adults – R140 pp | Children – R110 pp
Children under 2 will pay R50 bum fee.
Children are 12 years of age and under.

Catamaran Cruiser:

Madevu SA is a 55 Ft luxury Catamaran Cruiser sporting a beautiful sleek exterior and leather up market interior offers a comfortable lounge & dining area complete with 42” Plasma Screen. There is also a fully stocked separate bar area also with a Plasma Screen. The upstairs open deck area at the rear and open sundeck in front is spacious with enough seating. She has a full sound system throughout, front to back in the lounge and bar area with good quality sound. There are ladies and gents’ facilities.
She is licensed to carry 45 passengers; which will allow for 5 crew members to look after your needs who are fully trained and great fun to make your experience more memorable.

We offer an up market, intimate and exclusive venue for interested clients to have corporate functions and meetings, small weddings, product launches, birthday parties, matric after-parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, sunrise and sunset cruises, engagement celebrations and any other upscale event.
She is a sensational charter option and we pride ourselves on the fact that we offer the highest standard of service on each charter. From the moment you arrive at the vessel, until the moment you set foot on terra firm again… and everything in between. You will be asked to remove your shoes; this is custom practice in the boating world, proper boating shoes welcome.

We are flexible and able to cater to your needs and expectations, and within your budget. We have a fully stocked cash bar on board, and a barman on every cruise. Whatever your requirements, we will do our utmost to deliver a flawless, unforgettable function!


The newest addition to the Madevu Charters fleet, is JamJar
JamJar is available for a 30 minute Harbour trip or 45 minute harbour trip up into the Entrance Channel of Durban Harbour.

Depending on the sea conditions for the day, JamJar is also available for sea cruises, where you will be able to view the Durban beachfront area, closer to the water than any other boat, available to the public.
JamJar is operated under regulations, to keep all passengers safe whilst onboard.

If you do not feel like being cramped up on a boat where there are large amounts of passengers, JamJar is perfectly suited to meet your needs. Having a comfortable capacity of 12 persons (including the Skipper), passengers can sit back to back, whilst having their feet up, to enjoy the views of Durban, close to the water.

Children under the age of 12 are required to wear lifejackets whilst onboard, as this is a local maritime law.

Not Available
  Inquire Adventure

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Durban Boat Hire”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

No more offers for this product!