Sweetwaters

This is one of the most beautiful, and exciting coastlines anywhere in the world. Here, there is so much sea-life, stunning scenery, history and culture around, it verges on a sensory overload. Sailing this majestic coast on a real lived in classic cruising yacht with one of the most experienced charter sailing couples in South Africa is an opportunity so rare it must be seized upon and treasured before it is no longer there. No one lives forever.

Grade

Epic

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

Nearby

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

  • Category
  • Location
  • Grade
  • Disabled Friendly
    No
  • Accommodation
    Nearby
  • Team Building Facilities
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes

Our aim is to produce the unusual, rare and exclusive in your travelling adventures. This charter company aims at creating tailor made personal tours for small parties who want to experience the unique in sailing. We are not an organisation marketing high volume standardised tours. Here you engage with us in a conspiracy to turn your sailing dreams into reality.

Experience a few hours, or a day on a real lived-in classic cruising yacht. Explore this magnificent coastline, anchor off cliffs, coves and beaches and observe the prolific sea life right up close and personal.

Arrange extra activities like being whisked off by an inflatable to shore where you can meet someone to take you through the famous Chapman’s Peak Pass, horse riding at Noordhoek, or even diving with the seals at the famous Duiker Island named after the diving Cormorant. Or just sit back under sail or at anchor and soak it all in.

What to bring along:

We encourage our passengers to bring along their own snacks and drinks. A cooler box for drinks and a snack platter normally works very well. Also bring along sunscreen, hat, warm jacket, camera and please wear some soft soled light coloured shoes so that our decks are not marked. Locally available sea sickness pills such as Sturgeon need to be taken at least 60 minutes before the time should you want to insure against mal de mer. We have fast acting anti-nausea tablets on board. Bring along a great big smile. Hout Bay tour:
Hout Bay Harbour past Hout Bay Beach, the bronze sentinel leopard, and Chapman’s Peak drive with great views of Noordhoek beach and back. About three hours. $57 per person. Talk to us about anchoring off in the bay.

Kommetjie tour:
Hout Bay harbour past Hout Bay Beach, the bronze sentinel leopard, Chapman’s Peak drive with great views of Noordhoek beach to Kommetjie reef and back. About four hours. $76 per person. Add the option to be picked up by a rigid inflatable off Kommetjie Bay, and then transfer to a bus that will bring you back via the famous Chapman’s Peak drive where you can look down to the sea you just sailed.

Misty Cliffs, Scarborough, Cape Point:
takes about 3 hours to Elephant’s Bush Bay. Less in a good wind and about 4.5 to 5 to the famous Cape Point. Depending on the wind one can motor sail there and sail back or the other way around. This tour is a rare jewel that presents lots of options. Make a day of it from $114 per person for 6 hours or $152 for 8 hours of exquisite sailing.

Llandudno / Sandy Bay tour:
From Hout Bay rounding Seal Island and Vulcan rock and wreck at the point to Llandundo or Sandy Bay beach, anchor and return. About seven hours. $133 per person.

Camps Bay / Clifton tour:
Hout Bay rounding Seal Island, Vulcan rock and the wreck at the point to Camps Bay, anchor and return. About eight to nine hours. $152 – 171 per person.

Safety:
The yacht is annually inspected and registered by the South African Maritime Safety Authority as a category B Commercial charter vessel for the entire South African coastline. As such it is licensed to carry 10 passengers and 2 crew.

Sweet Waters is also is licensed as a category A international sailing vessel with SA Sailing for any non-commercial voyages. All electronic Navigation equipment is commercial grade (Furuno) and is backed up by traditional manual equipment like sextants, compasses, chronograph, barograph, binoculars, telescope, clockwork anemometer, trailing log and even a traditional lead line for soundings.Sweet Waters is fitted with an Automatic Information System (AIS) transponder, which means that it can be seen and tracked by all commercial shipping and land based Vessel tracking Systems (VTS). This means that you could track her on the Marine Traffic website

In addition it utilises the International Safe Tracks (Safetrx) system adopted by the National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa (NSRI) this means that the vessel is also tracked by the local Sea Rescue institute and any delays in ETA are immediately responded to by the Marine Rescue Coordination Centre of South Africa (MRCC) as well as our ships agent.

All our trips require the filing of a passage plan which includes our passenger list and all ships details with the Hout Bay Yacht Club Marina office.

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