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Seas The Day On A Luxury Sunset Boat Cruise
Romantic sunset cruises, party boats or dinner on the water with loads of room for functions (even weddings) to float your boat
A luxury 55-foot powered catamaran. Braai and sundowners on a Cape Town boat cruise with the Twelve Apostles in the background. Romantic boat trips with live DJs and limited seats on every trip. You’re going to want to tick this one off your bucket list: Boat cruises direct from the V&A Waterfront with Tigger 2 Charters.
LIGHT YEARS AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION
When then-engineer Philippe Parmentier ditched France for South Africa (due to what his wife deems a “midlife crisis”) to start running boat cruises in Cape Town’s Hout Bay 22 years ago, he had no idea he’d be this good at it. Extremely good. So good that a few years on, during the 2010 World Cup, the V&A phoned the Hout Bay harbour master to ask what Philipe’s secret is.
“They wanted to know what I was doing for Tigger 2 cruises to be featured on TV shows such as Top Billing and Pasella, instead of their cruises at the V&A,” Philippe says. “They believed the V&A is where the action is, so they should get the coverage.
“And that got me thinking that maybe they’re right. So I started doing trips between Hout Bay and the V&A, too. And now we’re based full-time at the Waterfront.”
BETTER SERVICE, MORE PROFESSIONAL
It turns out that Philippe’s recipe for success is plain good old experience. “We had 22 years to develop our service, our professionalism and our crew.”
And it set Tigger 2 apart. Where everyone else was going after a quick buck from tourists, Philippe looked to create more quality experiences. Locals (and tourists) who book birthday parties, weddings and functions, and customers who keep coming back because the experience is so much better.
“We had our new vessel, the Tigger 2 Royale, custom-built, based on our knowledge of what works and what people expect from a luxury cruise.” And maybe that’s why a boat cruise with Tigger 2 is just a step above the rest.
SUNDOWNERS TO TEAM BUILDING
Being in the business for quite some time, Tigger 2 Charters knows how to throw a function. And they’ve got a host of incredible cruises to match exactly the type of floating festivity you’re looking for.
SUNDAY SUNDOWNER AND DINNER CRUISE
Just for the summer, you’ll have the chance to join Tigger 2 on a sunset cruise every Sunday evening from 5pm or 5:30pm depending on the time of sunset. Take in the breathtaking sunset views from the water on a three-hour dinner cruise, with an Aperol spritz cocktail on arrival and live beats from DJ Didier and various platters to tuck into for dinner. Plus, you’ll be able to purchase incredible drone footage of the evening for R280 per DVD. The cruise experience costs R890 per person. See more about this Sunday sunset cruise.
WEDDING ON THE WATER
Nothing says romance like saying “I do” on a luxury cruise in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And Tigger 2 can make it a reality. The exclusive cruise company caters for weddings big and small, simple or extensive. Floral arrangements, canapes and buffet-style menus, hair and make-up stylists and so much more is available in their more extensive package. Tigger 2 also accommodates same-sex weddings with specialised ministers. Plus, they have an event co-ordinator who’ll be able to guide you through the best choices possible for the day.
A YEAR-END PARTY YOU’LL NEVER FORGET
When you think of an office party, you don’t usually think of a two-hour cruise with your colleagues, enjoying a braai and the view of Clifton 4th beach from the water. Send the year off with a bang with this unforgettable experience that’ll have the team talking about it well into the next year. For just R550 per person, this braai cruise includes a meal of chicken kebabs, boerewors or line fish (two items per person) and two salads and bread rolls. Book your slot soon on this one to avoid disappointment.
CRUISE IN A CELEB-WORTHY CAT
The sleek styling of a luxury catamaran. And a plush interior fit for billionaires. There’s little else in Cape Town that compares to boat cruise charters Tigger 2’s flagship craft, The Tigger 2 Royale. It’s a 55-foot luxury powered catamaran. And you can be seen cruising the bay in this number when you book with a boat cruise with Tigger 2.
She carries up to 65 guests for special functions, parties and sunset cruises. And she’s ferried the likes of Billy Joel, Kevin Hart and even Westlife – back in the day.
The Royale boasts a main dining area that’s perfect for hosting up to 65 guests for a buffet-style or canape menu (all organised by Tigger 2). Or opt for a 40-person sit-down dinner. And then there’s an upper chill lounge with DSTV, DVD player and PC connection.
PARTY BOAT AND CRUISE PACKAGES
Tigger 2 Charters hosts an array of different parties and packages. They specialise in private functions, but also offer a private floating restaurant, team building, corporate charters, product launch packages, lunch and dinner cruises as well as private and non-private sunset cruises. If we had to list everything Tigger 2 could do for you, we’d be here all day. So take a look at their awesome various cruises and offers on their website.
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