The Nauticat is a fully registered, twin engine, steel catamaran 21.3 meters in length, with a 7.8 meter beam, offering a unique and pleasurable experience at sea as well as the best underwater viewing by far. The Nauticat accommodates 140 passengers with facilities such as inside seating for approximately 60 passengers, an open upper deck which seats about 80 passengers, and full toilet facilities. The enclosed wood paneled saloon has a fully licensed bar and is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system for on board parties.
The Jester accommodates 190 passengers with facilities such as inside seating for approximately 110 passengers, an enclosed upper deck which seats about 80 passengers, and full toilet facilities. There is a fully licensed bar situated on the Upper Deck equipped with a sound system for on board parties.
The Jester is available for Private Charter on request. Nauticat Charters is a Charter Boat Company that operate on the Atlantic Seaboard of Cape Town
The Nauticat Operates out of Hout Bay Harbour in Hout Bay and the Jester Operates out of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The Nauticat offers boat charters to the public 365 days a year that includes daily cruises to the seal colony just off the coast of Hout Bay. Nauticat Charters also cater as a venue for corporate functions, weddings at sea, sunset cruises or any tailored made event you might require. The Nauticat is a diesel powered catamaran which has glass viewing windows below deck. This feature adds enormously to the thrill of visiting seal island, allowing the spectator unbelievable views of the inhabitants of seal island and other marine wildlife in their natural habitat.
We are based in scenic Hout Bay, an excellent location to host staff parties, birthday parties or any sort of occasion you wish to celebrate. Our friendly onboard staff is fully trained to cater for all your needs.
For one-of-a-kind, memorable events, we offer functions that cater to a minimum of 40 people and sunset cruises for 30 or more guests. Both the open upper deck and enclosed saloon below accommodates any weather conditions for day and night cruises.
Enjoy close encounters with the seals and pups of the Cape Peninsula from the upper deck, or, if preferred, watch peacefully while sipping on a drink at our fully licensed bar in the comfortable saloon below.
The Trip leaves Hout Bay Harbour through the Bay with the view of Chapmans Peak on the one side and the Sentinel Mountain on the other side. You will then enter Seal Island know as “Duiker Island” where you will view hundreds of seals on the rocks.
We own and Operate 2 Vessels. The MV Nauticat Operates out of Hout Bay 365 Days per year. The MV Jester Operates out of the V&A Waterfront for Robben Island but is also available for Private Charter.
The current Owner has Owned and Operated The MV Nauticat since 2000 in Hout Bay. The MV Jester has been in the Company since 2015. The Administrative Offices are located in Hout Bay Harbour on the Quayside where the MV Nauticat is Berthed.
We at Nauticat Charters Strive to ensure that each and every trip aboard our Vessels is a safe, enjoyable and memorable one.
Each Vessel is fully Certified and carry all Safety and Navigational Equipment on-board to ensure that each Voyage is a safe one. The Skippers are Highly Trained and have many many years of Experience. Each Crew Member that works aboard the Vessels have been fully trained and hold all necessary Certificates of Competency required by SAMSA.