Some of the Best Luxury Charter Boat Cruises in Cape Town
In addition to being home to several wonderful attractions, amazing natural features and things to do and experience, Cape Town remains closely associated with the sea, ocean travel and all things nautical. In this respect, Cape Town has remained eternally constant.
Cape Town’s Name Changes
Initially, Cape Town’s bay area was named the Cape of Storms by the Dutch. Next, its name changed to the more promising Cape of Good Hope – Kaap de Goede Hoop in Dutch.
“Hope springs eternal,” they say. According to the Dutch, there was hope for the Cape area. One assumes that Dutch hopes, whatever they were, were realised by future developments.
At that time, sailing was intended purely for naval expeditions during wartime, general long-distance or intercontinental travel, plus merchant, exploration, colony or empire-building, land seizure and commercial purposes.
Perfect Base for Luxurious Boat Cruises
The erstwhile sailors, a rough and tough band of mariners, could also never have imagined that one of the modern world’s most spectacular, most beautiful cosmopolitan cities would develop on this southern tip of the African Continent. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a luxurious boat cruise along the Cape Town coastline.
Although these sailors would undoubtedly have been delighted and very relieved to sight land and make landfall safely in the Cape, after lengthy, arduous voyages across oceans that were fraught with hazards and dangers, boat cruises weren’t undertaken for pure, unadulterated pleasure, unlike nowadays.
Dedicated to Boat and Sea Cruises
Boat cruises evoke a variety of pleasurable associations – mysteries, wonders, a sense of romance and adventure, plus the allure and inherent attraction to the sea. Romance that’s synonymous with sea cruises may have inspired a songwriter and musician, known as Huey “Piano” Smith, currently aged 87.
Huey wrote a song, “Sea Cruise”, later performed, recorded and released (in 1959), by American rock and roll, R & B singer, Frankie Ford. The record reached gold status. Its lyrics were simple, in keeping with that era and genre, when the lyrics ask the singer’s romantic interest: “Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise?”
There is no doubt that the lady in question would have jumped at the chance of taking one of Tigger 2’s romantic, luxury boat trips, which our Cape Town company, similarly called Tigger 2, offers to passengers and guests who charter our industry-leading flagship for cruises aboard the magnificent luxurious, state-of-the-art vessel, Tigger 2 Royale.
Tigger 2 Royale Cape Town Cruise Options
Our January 2022 special offer expires at the end of this month, but our Valentine’s Day special treat is just around the corner. One of our most popular, sought-after charter options in Cape Town, the remarkably affordable, always romantic African sunset cruise, takes place daily.
The precise route depends on the weather and our skipper’s decision about this factor, relating to passengers’ comfort and safety, as well as that of the vessel.
We look forward to seeing you soon on your first or next luxury charter boat sea cruise aboard Tigger 2 Royale in Cape Town, a place that must’ve exceeded yesteryear’s folks’ wildest expectations, whilst inspiring the romantic adventurer or hidden songster within you.
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