Sunset Cruise Cape Town
Sunset & sunrise boat trips and charters
A Sunset Cruise Cape Town option with Oceans Africa allows you to experience spectacular False Bay in all it’s glory. Join us on our boat Sea Otter as as we search for the gold light at sunrise or sunset. Oceans Africa is a dive tour and boat charter company operating from Simonstown where we run scuba diving, freediving and scenic boat trips around the Southern Peninsula.
Sunset Cruise Simonstown
Sunset boat trips from Simonstown
Sunset cruises in the bay are simply magical as you are surrounded by ever changing light reflecting off the sea and mountains.
This is without doubt the best time to be at sea, to experience wild places and make deeper connections with the world and each other.
This exclusive sundowner tour departs from Simonstown at approx 4 30pm and lasts 2.5 – 3hrs allowing plenty of time to stop and enjoy the changing light with some drinks and snacks.
Seal Island at Sunset
Seal Island Sunset Cruise Cape Town
This is the ultimate sunset cruise Cape Town option. Seal Island in False Bay is teeming with life and is simply spectacular in the early morning or late afternoon light.
Seal Island is one of our favorite places for sundowners in False Bay as all the birds are coming home to roost and the island is full of noise and bustle. This sunset cruise is especially suited to photographers looking for wildlife shots in the golden hour!
Sunset and Moonrise
Fullmoon rise and sunset cruise
Every month there are two evenings where the moon-rise coincides with the sunset. This is the night before and the night of the full moon, when guests on our sunset cruises are treated to the extra special experience of seeing the full moon rise over the mountains of False Bay.
Oceans Africa are the only company in Cape Town offering this amazing sunset cruise experience to our clients, so don’t miss out on the next opportunity!
Bio-luminesence at sea
Sometimes conditions in False Bay are just right to encourage blooms of Red Tide – a plankton dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans that is prone to population explosions under the right conditions.
During the day, it can form thick slicks on the surface similar in appearance to tomato soup, that is sometimes mistaken for pollution.
At night these tiny organisms emit a cold blue light when agitated and the collective glow from billions and billions of them can be spectacular lighting up the boats wake with with an almost neon glow.
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