A lady at the helm - City Sightseeing’s First Female Skipper

One of our own is making a big splash in the Cape Town Harbour this October. At City Sightseeing, we have our very own team of exceptional ladies, from our tour and admin offices to our bus drivers. We support women with all their strength, ferocity, and sheer awesomeness, and we are so proud to welcome our first female skipper to the team! Avuyile is also the only female skipper operating in the V&A Waterfront.

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Avuyile has recently passed her exams, and we are proud to welcome her on board as the licensed Skipper of our City Sightseeing Harbour tours. As the captain of her own cruise boat, she has the responsibility of giving sightseers the best possible experience on the water. She’s been trained to not only captain a vessel but navigate harbour waters and tend to passengers. She was inspired to take on the training thanks to the encouragement of her colleagues, and it provided a new challenge for her to strive to overcome.

Now she sails the V&A harbour and canals and loves working with her supportive team of colleagues and friends. She loves welcoming locals and tourists aboard her boat and showing them the sights around the harbour, from the great ships to the playful seals.

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Catch a Red Water Taxi with City Sightseeing

Join us at the V&A Waterfront for an exceptional tour around the harbour with Avuyile and her fellow skippers aboard our iconic red harbour cruisers. Bring your family and friends and hop on the boat to take up a seat, the harbour waves lightly lapping at the side of the barge.

Your Captain will point out the harbours most famous sights and landmarks, including the Clock Tower, the SAS Somerset Boom Vessel, and the V&A Waterfront’s famous swing bridge. Keep your eyes out for the harbour’s resident performers; the Cape Fur Seals love to show off their water dances when they’re not catching some much-needed z’s in the sun.

You can also catch one of our canal cruise, the best way to get from the Waterfront to the CBD. Sit back for a leisurely, winding cruise along the canals as your skipper ferries you from the V&A Waterfront to the CTICC. You can hop off the boat to visit the Battery Park or one of the hotels that dot the canals, making it the best way to visit the V&A Waterfront during your stay in Cape Town.

Earn your sea legs and buy your 1 Day combo Canal and Harbour Cruise ticket online for exclusive discounts and hassle-free sightseeing. It’s the best way to see Cape Town’s historic working harbour.