Atlantic seaboard sunset cruise
Hout Bay Seal Island
Conquest Charters is a family owned business specializing in Coastal Marine Tours and Marine Support for the Film and Commercial industries.
We provide support and extra capacity to all the major marine tours operators in Cape Town. Our specialized vessels are amoung the top rated RIBS in South Africa.
Browse our pages and make a booking. Our Coastal Trip Routes include: 1) Hout Bay - Seal island and the Boss Wreck 2) Cape Point - from Millers point to Cape Point For bookings email: email@example.com
We cater to large groups up to 12! Perfect for End of year parties, Bachelor or Bacherlorette Parites! For Commercial requests, rates and boat profiles contact us below.
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While it was blowing a gale in the rest of Cape Town, the micro-climate offered by the mountains of Hout Bay provided surprisingly calm boating conditions. Not unexpected, most of the tour group opted not go out to sea that day but those did were blessed with a great trip. With the proper gear and Read more about Houtbay Adventures[…]
False Bay, Cape Town, is known for its amazing sea life, from dolphins, sharks to whales and also sting rays. These seriously huge rays frequent a local bay foraging for the scraps fisherman discard overboard as they clean their fish. They are common in this area and provide brave divers with some amazing displays as Read more about Creatures of the deep[…]
Conquest Charters has provided many tourists with amazing memories and pictures of the ocean lifestyle by boating in Cape Town, South Africa. Sadly, the pictures taken and shared with friends are something we seldom get to see. However, on a recent trip we shared this experience with some local travel bloggers of The Travel Manuel. Read more about Bloggers, reviews and boating adventures[…]
The next step in the competition process was to plan the trip. Weather conditions play a big part in the actual enjoyment of the passengers and planning a trip requires keeping an eye on long-term weather forecasts. But Cape Town being what it is, has its fair share of great weather days. Lots of sun Read more about Winners and Boats[…]
We recently ran a photo competition during October and these were the winning entries. A BIG thank you to all who submitted pictures.
To celebrate spring and a number of marine events (e.g. National Marine Week and the Save our Seabird Festival), we are launching a photo contest to share the marine experience. Cape Town is surrounded by ocean so it should not be difficult to meet the theme requirements. Any Oceanic theme applies – Beach clean-ups, sunsets, Read more about October photo contest[…]
In Cape Town we celebrate the coming of spring by lining the coastal roads looking for that spurt of air and water that symbolises large marine mammals. Whales. These large animals can be seen from the coastline as they drift fairly close to the shoreline. The Southern Right whale is the main attraction as females Read more about Whale season[…]
Here is another video I made from featuring our Hout Bay Trip. The trip last roughly an hour, with plenty to see and more than enough time to snap the perfect picture.
The Cape waters are teaming with amazing sea-life. I am glad that a professional has decided to film them, opposed to my own videos. Enjoy this well shot video of a super-pod of dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean.
The summer season has proven to be rather quiet as many travellers tighten their belts and explore different options to entertain themselves, abroad or in Cape Town. But as history often repeats itself, March has proven to be a regularly busy month for boating tourism. With that Conquest Charters and Marine Scene will be doing Read more about March Madness[…]
For the kids of BaPhumele Childrens Home Christmas came early as the OCEANA Power Boat Club and Conquest Charters donated their time and resources to share some joy over this festive season. Not all children get the gifts they want in December, but judging by the faces of the kids, the boat ride and time Read more about BaPhumele Children’s Day[…]
Cape Town and Table Mountain needs your vote to name this iconic geological feature as one of the “SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD” I have Worked on (as botanist), Hiked (a few of the many amazing trails), Swam (in one of Silvermine’s dam), Studied (as a UCT student), Leisured (jogging and picnics), Photographed (plants Read more about SMS! Send the word “table” to 34874[…]
I agree that, updates have been slow of late. But I DO have some charters to report back on. The Cape Point run in False Bay has been our most active trip so far with Marine Scene and Blue Flash. As usual weather conditions vary day to day – making for fun outings. Our most Read more about Summer is on its way[…]
For those of you who are know me and are familiar with the business, will know that during the winter time in Cape Town I often talk about going to sea. Now Some people might think this is crazy, but it is during this time that the Great White Shark population in False Bay concentrates Read more about Discovery Shark Week[…]
Last year we ventured out to the film site of Air Jaws. A BBC documentary focusing on the Great White Shark in False Bay, Cape Town. This is not too far from our usual tourist run and naturally we were curious to see more about the famous island. Well we did! and it was awesome, Read more about Sharking around[…]
June in South Africa signals the arrival of the winter season and is usually accompanied by the cold and the rain, many reasons to stay indoors. However , there are many beautiful days that nestle in between the cold fronts that make their way with ferocity over the Peninsula and the beauty of the Cape Read more about Winter won’t stop us!![…]
2011 was the 10th time the Freedom Swim was officially held. Starting at Robben Island and ending at Big Bay the swim distance is an impressive 7.5km of cold water swimming. This is the forth or fifth time we have taken part in the swim accompanying various swimmers across the channel. Including Natalie Du Toit Read more about 2011 Freedom Swim[…]
Once again UCT exchange students joined us for a mid-semester team building excursion. Last year, we took them from HoutBay, however this year we left from the Oceana Power Boat Club on the Atlantic seaboard. This route includes highlights such as vistas of the beautiful Table Mountain and the marvellous new Cape Town Stadium. Next we Read more about End of Summer[…]
What a fabulous day! And what a blessing for the perfect weather! During my cycle I heard many people comment on how beautiful our coastline is. Especially Hout Bay, where Chapmans Peak starts to eat at the muscle fibres in the legs, the beauty of Hout Bay seems to give people the distraction and inspiration Read more about Cycle Tour update[…]
I will be cycling in the 2011 Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour. As exciting as that bit of news is on its own, I will be doing for St Luke’s Hospice. St Luke’s description: ” St Luke’s Hospice provides palliative care to people who are approaching the end of their lives. A team of skilled Read more about Cycling, Charities and Boats[…]
Cape Point Trip
The year started out well with more locals getting on the boat than internationals as is normally the case. The trip in the picture was planned for an 8am pre-work boat ride from the waterfront. It was amazing; the sea-life – seals,birds, all out in morning light. Glad to say we were back by 9 Read more about Summer on the Sea in Cape Town[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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 seems that the blog site can serve as a useful platform for those groups that do not have cameras aboard. Unfortunately I only my cell phone, but you can make out everyone aboard the trip. I really enjoyed that one!
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[…]
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….[…]
What really bad weather we have coming up in the next week. Weather forecast by www.weathersa.co.za Looks like we in for some big seas in the coming days! Take care if you have to go to sea.
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[…]
We are in Hout Bay this Sunday and what better way than to take part in our “Alternate Valentine’s Day Plan” special. (event over)
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[…]
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[…]
It almost looks better on the Toyota, but having twins so suits the GEMINI.
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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[…]
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[…]
I could go into details about the new Honda 225’s we have at the back of Zangetsu. But these pictures should give you an idea how awesome they really are.
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[…]
I recently recieved some more photographs of the Volvo boats leaving Cape Town. Enjoy these photo’s courtesy of Michael North! If you need a photographer (outdoor, underwater, indoor etc.) let me know.
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?[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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…[…]
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[…]
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 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…[…]