Experience ultimate luxury while cruising the waters of Cape Town, from the stunning Clifton Beach to False Bay and the Langebaan lagoon, aboard the Princess Emma. With impeccable charm and cuisine, this 85-foot (25m), 88-ton yacht is moored at the V&A Marina - Africa's most renowned playground - and offers an exclusive travel experience.
Equipped with twin 2000HP engines, state-of-the-art navigational aids and safety equipment, and manned by a highly qualified skipper and crew, the Princess Emma delivers exhilarating performance with a comfortable cruising speed of seventeen knots and a top speed of thirty knots. Built by Princess Yachts in the UK, she is designed for cruising in style and elegance.
The luxurious Princess Emma features four en-suite cabins, each independently air-conditioned, to comfortably accommodate up to eight guests. With rosewood and cherry finishes throughout and luxurious soft furnishings, the yacht exudes an atmosphere of timeless elegance and unrivalled comfort.
The wide aft deck provides alfresco dining for eight, and the swimming platform offers easy access to the water, while the spacious flybridge and fore deck are adorned with sunbeds, providing the perfect spot to soak up the sun and enjoy the stunning views.
The yacht can accommodate up to 2 crew members and 12 guests during the day, while overnight stays are limited to 8 guests.
Available onboard is a selection of soft drinks and mixes, quality local wines and beers. (Stock availability limited). No hard liquor is available. You are more than welcome to bring along your favourite beverage.
Various menu options are available. Please note that they need to be booked in advance and confirmed at least two weeks prior to your scheduled charter. We can arrange BBQ platters, mezze or luxury platters. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own snacks onboard.
Onboard sound system with Bluetooth connection is available, should you wish to bring your own music.
We have numerous DJs on our supplier list and are happy to facilitate that for you. Cape Town based Singer/Entertainer details available on request.
You are welcome to supply your own DJ, however they will need to bring their own equipment and speakers.
There is plenty space onboard, both an upper and lower deck, kitchen, a lounge, cabins and toilet facilities. NB!! The use of cabins is only for overnight stay and not for daytime charters.
To embark on the most scenic route, we recommend starting at Granger Bay and cruising past the iconic lighthouse and Sea Point before heading towards Clifton Beach. This will provide you with breath-taking views of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles Mountain range. Depending on the length of your charter, Clifton Beach could be the perfect spot to anchor, relax, soak up the South African sun, and indulge in delectable snacks and drinks before heading back. The captain will make the final decision on whether to explore the entire Table Bay and its surroundings based on the prevailing weather and sea conditions.
The cruising time and course are subject to weather conditions and the captain's discretion. Our top priority is the safety of you and your guests.
Princess Emma is licensed and surveyed as a charter vessel by the South African Maritime Safety Authority.
Add on some water sport activities such as jet skis and inflatable SUP boards & paddle.
Overnight in the V&A Marina:
A number of our guests opt for a brief daytime cruise, followed by an overnight stay at the berth in the marina, located in the vibrant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. With hundreds of shops and restaurants at your disposal, you will be spoilt for choice. The Waterfront also offers excellent opportunities for booking day trips, such as wine tours and sightseeing excursions. In addition, the nearby Aquarium and Table Mountain Cableway are popular tourist attractions worth exploring.
Cape Town to Clifton Bay:
Distance: 6 nm from Cape Town
Duration: Approximately 30 - 45 min each way
Fuel estimate: Return trip, around 200 litres
Located on the route to Hout Bay, Clifton Bay is an excellent spot to drop anchor and spend a few hours basking in the sun and taking a refreshing dip in the cool water. During the summer, Clifton tends to be a bustling anchorage and a popular beach destination. However, it is not advisable to stay overnight unless the weather conditions are optimal.
Cape Town to Hout Bay:
Distance: 16 nm from Cape Town
Duration: Approximately 1 - 1,5hrs each way.
Fuel estimate: Return trip, around 800 litres
Hout Bay is a charming fishing village that boasts several noteworthy restaurants within the harbour, as well as numerous options in town. Although berthing is typically available alongside the quay, it is not guaranteed. Therefore, it may be necessary to drop anchor for the night. Additionally, a scenic drive along Chapman's Peak, especially at sunset, is a must-see experience.
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
Simons Town does not offer berthing facilities for Princess Emma; thus overnight stays will be spent at anchor. Fortunately, guests can explore various museums, restaurants, and a selection of small shops within a short 2-minute walk from the Town Jetty. During the season, False Bay is a favoured location for whale watching. Additionally, Boulders Beach, which is just a quick taxi ride from town, is home to hundreds of African penguins. Finally, tours to the Cape Point Nature Reserve can be arranged upon request.
Princess Emma offers various alternative packages, including honeymoon packages, photographic shoots, as well as conference and meeting packages.
Amenities, Entertainment & Recreation
For your relaxation and entertainment Princess Emma - Overnight (1-2 nights) has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.
'Princess Emma - Overnight (1-2 nights)' Charter Rates & Destinations
May 2023 – April 2024 Rates
Winter and Summer season
Day Rates - Winter (May - Aug)
R15,034 p/h min 3hrs
Overnight - Winter (May - Aug)
R86,100 1 to 2 nights
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