For my big sisters birthday, I got to sail around Cape Town from the V& A waterfront to Llandudno. The water was a bit chopping being that April is the start of winter in South Africa. But, it was marvelous being on a yacht with my sister, my mom, my brother in law, the captain and deckhand only. My brother in law Barry works for a company called Sport helicopters and the yacht we boarded called the princess sky is usually used to for chartered cruises which cost around R19 000 for about 2 hours. This is certainly expensive for the average South African. The staff treated us like we were paying customers even though the trip was free. The Captain is experienced and knowledgeable and the way we were treated shows a lot about the character of the crew.
I will say that it was brilliant to explore my own city in this way. I have been to seal Island, Robben Island, around the bay in the Waterfront and Knysna but, still, this boat trip was special. I never experienced sailing in a yacht before. Princess Skye is a gorgeous inside. It isn’t a massive yacht every part of it is beautifully designed and practical. The seats are comfortable, the upper deck allowed me to see the blue water. Everything about Princess Skye is luxurious. It has two cabins the master cabin and a smaller cabin. It also has a bathroom in a kitchen area, lounge lower deck, and the upper deck.
The cold didn’t even bother me at all. I would recommend sailing on summery days but, I will say I liked the thrill of the waves bouncing me around on the rougher waters. This isn’t for everyone though. I highly recommend taking a boat trip to Cape Town. The coastline is unique in that it changes from beach to beach and the surrounding mountains, along with the boulders add to the stunning views. You also get to see harbours and if you take the route I did you would pass the Stadium built especially for the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup. There’s also an array of marine life living in the Cape Town oceans. You might spot whales, penguins, seals, dolphins and there are the ever-present seagulls making a ruckus with their squawking. I got to see a few seals before and after the trip.
If you are planning on going on a yacht cruise remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a warm jacket. Also, note that you should wear socks or take a pair along as shoes are not allowed on board of many charted yacht cruises. Charge your phone and camera and hold it tight otherwise the sea might claim it. I have nothing negative to say about this cruise and if I had the money I would take it again on a sunnier day. This post wasn’t sponsored but, I am thankful to the company for being kind enough to surprise my big sister.
If you would like to book the princess sky click here:https://sporthelicopters.co.za/book-a-cruise/
Thank you for reading. Do you like sailing or do you get seasick like my sister? I look forward to hearing from you.