Cruises in Port elizabeth

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Port Elizabeth is an enchanting South African harbor city that is wrapped in a historical architectural garb and overlooks a charming countryside, while sprawling across dramatic hills over the beautiful Algoa Bay.  Here are some exceptional cruise ideas that let visitors discover the pure natural beauty and cultural elegance of this glorious port.

Angling and Game Fishing Cruises

Angling purists will enjoy the 3-Way Ocean Charters that offer their patrons big game fishing and bottom fishing charters. The cruise commences from the Port Elizabeth coast and lets visitors experience the magnificence of a variety of species like game sharks, tuna, marlin and dorado. The red fish and copper steenbras are other varieties that inhibit the ecologically rich waters of Algoa Bay. There are several other sea cruise options along the Algoa Bay. The Algoa Bay-Bay Cruise commences from Port Elizabeth's harbor and takes visitors through the Swartkops River, traversing through Cape Recife Point and then back to the harbor. The cruise lasts for 3 hours, but the pristine sea view will conveniently help you lose track of the time.

4-Day Garden Route Coach Tour

Every Tuesday a special 4-Day Garden Route Coach Tour departs from Port Elizabeth and explores the coastal gems and panoramic oceanic scenery of the garden route. The tour includes Tsitsikamma, Knysna and Oudtshoom and concludes at Cape Town. The 3 night/4 day cruise costs $845 per person and covers lagoon cruises to natural reserves and trailer rides atop the Western Head at Knysna. The price includes 3 breakfasts and a single lunch and dinner. The Cruise is conducted by City Discovery. For more information visit

Sunset and Dinner Cruises

The famed multi-hued sunsets of South Africa raise a toast to the wild natural beauty of the region and have inspired several artistic odes in its honor. The dazzling nuances of the sky act as a perfect backdrop for dining in the warm glow of a candlelit table, while catching some of the most gorgeous snapshots of the beauty of Port Elizabeth. Dinner cruises with on-board entertainment and live performances are very popular ways of exploring this alluring South African port.   

Starlight Cruises

Visitors can book themselves aboard the MSC Rhapsody for a cruise offered by Starlight Cruises. The trip covers the entire stretch of bay from Durban to Cape Town and docks at the Port Elizabeth harbor.

Port Elizabeth Mandela Day Cruise

This super 3-hour long cruise passes through ancient Coega Harbor and maneuvers around the sea encircling Port Elizabeth and concludes at Penguin Island to view a column of these amusing and amiable creatures. A few lucky visitors can also grab splendid glimpses of dolphins and whales in the bay. The cost of the tour is approximately R950 to R1050 per person. The cruise is offered by Umzantsi Afrika Tours. For more information visit

Port Elizabeth’s surreal natural beauty and clear waters combined with its dramatic sunsets and friendly ambiance make it a popular South African cruise port.


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