GREENPEACE: Climate change needs basic leaders

As any respecting Sea Dweller would do, we gladly answered the call to work with GREENPEACE during their Cape Town protest. Climate Change is a serious issue and any action to raise awareness or bring about change is a step in right direction. Read the real story here. We covertly snuck up to the Twelve Read more about GREENPEACE: Climate change needs basic leaders[…]

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Training Day

As part of the FIFA 2010 World Cup build-up it is helpful to know that our national Sea Rescue and Navy services have things all sorted out should anything happen to the multitude of planes, and ships heading our way. Forming an integral part of this training exercise I am pleased to say that things Read more about National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Training Day[…]

Ashe’s no good

The effects of the volcanic eruptions in Iceland have finally filtered down to Conquest Charters in the Cape Town. We recently received these two emails regarding future bookings: Mail 1: Hi ghgjje, Our client kjhjkhkre, from Switzerland has cancelled its conference on Tuesday due to the volcanic eruption and fallout. ALL delegates are stranded in Read more about Ashe’s no good[…]

Cute and cuddly..or sleek and agile – behold the Dolphin

Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins everywhere! That is what can be said on a recent trip for Laurens Birthday Outing. The sea condition were great and the waves were few. However the the flat sea allowed us to notice the abundance of marine life in the bay. Seals, Penguins, Dolphins and Whales…all in one trip. Enjoy some Read more about Cute and cuddly..or sleek and agile – behold the Dolphin[…]

It’s video time

Thought I would share this with you… ..from Germany!If you’re asking yourself: nope, we didn’t meet in person somewhere on a trip, but my dad did on V-day. He was down at Hout Bay sent there by a firm …… and everybody was asked to better leave their cams and stuff like that outside the Read more about It’s video time[…]

So that was last week….

The weather has not slowed the pace of Zangetsu, as we managed to venture out in gale force winds. Unfortunately the fun and water (provided by the sea and wind) had by ALL, did not allow for many pictures to be taken. The waves were big and the speed was right. In Hout Bay recently Read more about So that was last week….[…]

Done it on V Day

Hout Bay is really amazing. And what better way to spend Valentines Day than to take in the sights and history from this magical place. The Valentine’s Day special went well. We ran two trips and although one large group cancelled on the last minute we went ahead anyway! Look out for the next exciting Read more about Done it on V Day[…]

Good enough to be used in Antarctica

So, on our way to our latest charter we see that MCM (Marine and Coastal Management) have been inspired by us and the LEGENDARY ZANGETSU.It was enough to give the members of Conquest Charters Marine and Tourism a warm fuzzy feeling. In summary they have a Gemini Wave Rider 850 with two Honda 225 engines Read more about Good enough to be used in Antarctica[…]

All Smiles at Cape Point Coffee Shop

Although a fairly strong South Wester was blowing in False bay, carrying a few showers with it, it did not stop us from heading out to Cape Point. After a stop at the Seals, the birds nesting in the cliffs and getting airborne we reached the majestic Cape Point. This was a UCT Zoology holiday Read more about All Smiles at Cape Point Coffee Shop[…]

End of year run

The end of year brings the TEAM together and there are many ideas thrown around on how to spend your day with the TEAM before you leave and enjoy your own holiday. The EGS department of UCT decided to spend their end of year party with Conquest Charters. My previous professors, colleagues and their children Read more about End of year run[…]

The arrival of a German U-Boat

For those of you who have been to see the new stadium, as seen from the Sea Point area, you might also have noticed the commotion in the ocean. Namely a German U-boat (submarine), a Tug boat and many little worker boats ferrying precious resources to the mother hive. Here are some close-up pics of Read more about The arrival of a German U-Boat[…]

Lights, Camera, Action

It’s been a while but this some of things we’ve been up to? Cape Town is a favoured destination for movie makers and a recent German mini-series being shot here saw Zangetsu being required for some all important media shots. The all familiar movie crew, the grips and production agencies bustling around the streets of Read more about Lights, Camera, Action[…]

Sunset or Sunrise?

It is an amazing thing to watch the sun set across the vast Atlantic Ocean. And I am sure you have your favourite place in Cape Town to do just that where you can enjoy the colours that go so well with the surroundings. I recently enjoyed one from the top of Kloof Nek Road Read more about Sunset or Sunrise?[…]

GO BIG OR GO HOME… we go forward

Cape Town “2008” was awesome! We saw our fleet double from one to two boats. The slow build of “Zangetsu” was worth the wait! The awesome 8.5m Gemini really performs well and is more than capable of handling the rough seas around Cape Town (although we prefer NOT to test those capabilities). The weather was Read more about GO BIG OR GO HOME… we go forward[…]

The Atlantic Experience

Recently we have been undertaking the True Atlantic Experience by going from Hout Bay to Oceana and vica versa. This route takes in all the great sites along the Atlantic seaboard: Table Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, Sandy Bay, Maori Bay (named of the sunken ship in 1909), Seal Island and Hout Bay. Some pictures from Read more about The Atlantic Experience[…]

VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2008/2009

We were lucky enough to work on the start of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. In a strong South Easter many boats joined in to wish the brave sailors on their way. Its funny how the Volvo Circus captured many peoples hearts and it was evident in the support shown on the Read more about VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2008/2009[…]

Charters on the GO

Conquest Charters is gearing up for a bumper season should the wind and weather decide that Cape Town deserves Summer for all her hard work this year past. But even though the ‘good’ weather has yet to come, it hasn’t stopped the adventure seeking spirit in our clients from going to sea! Our popular runs, Read more about Charters on the GO[…]

Red Bull Big Wave Competition

The Red Bull Big Wave Competition celebrated it tenth anniversary at Dungeons in Hout Bay South Africa. The waves were big, the sound of crashing waves thunderous but the skill of “special” kind of people out there (those doing the surfing) was amazing. It was the first time being out there with the waves that Read more about Red Bull Big Wave Competition[…]

Winter in the Cape

Well winter has set in to Cape Town and our main charter runs come to end. However if you are keen for diving, now is the best time to get out to False Bay and see some of the awesome wrecks and reefs that can be found along the coast. As with most seasonal businesses Read more about Winter in the Cape[…]

OUR FREEDOM SWIM

The Cadiz Vista Nova Freedom Swim is an annual event whereby very enthusiastic people come together and swim from Robben Island to Bloubergstrand Big Bay. Robben Island, once home to a prison, is in close proximity to Cape Town (South Africa). There are numerous well documented accounts of prisoners and the history of Robben Island Read more about OUR FREEDOM SWIM[…]

It only just begun…

You’ve seen the work in progress…which was ZANGETSU in the making. Now I’m pleased to say that the newest member to the CONQUEST CHARTERS group is complete. After a frantic dash to get all the safety equipment and legalities sorted we headed off to SAMSA for ZANGETSU first of many safety surveys. Following a full Read more about It only just begun…[…]

A Rainy Day in Cape Town

With a weather report indicating a maximum of 20 degrees with a 30% chance of rain one tends to look on the bright side and overlook that small chance of rain. Today in Hout Bay “Conquest” was one of five RIB’s preparing to take tourists to Chapman Peak and Seal Island. Normally a beautiful run, Read more about A Rainy Day in Cape Town[…]

Introducing ZANGETSU

Now with all the fun and games that goes with rides the big blue….there comes a time when you either need a new vessel or an upgrade. Enter ZANGETSU…. Now CONQUEST the lovely boat introduced earlier (see The Mean Machine above) will still be in service. As mentioned earlier we started in the film industry Read more about Introducing ZANGETSU[…]

For Now…

For now i’ll be posting some pictures of previous trips! Bearing in mind we’ve been in action since 1999, there are few pics to put up. However these will be mostly to convey the feel of the Cape Town area and the potential fun to be had. I hope you enjoy these! The next big Read more about For Now…[…]