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Sailing  Cruises

Ocean Quest is a 36ft Catamaran that is based in Hermanus New Harbour.  It is operated by professional, licensed skipper and crew for both boating and Scuba diving.


Enjoy a glorious African sunset on our sunset cruise while being served drinks and tapas during the trip, or join us on a stunning day time Eco cruise and experience Hermanus from an unique perspective. This is a perfect family experience.

Come join us on the Number 1 rated trip in the Overberg!


Sunset Cruise 

R700 pp

  • Departure times: 2 hours before sunset ( time to be confirmed when booking )

  • Arrival time: 20min before each departure time

  • Maximum guests: 12pax

  • Cost: R700pp children 4 years old and younger free

  • Duration: 120min

Includes: soft drinks, bottled still water, beer, ciders, red/white wine and tapas throughout the journey.
Our sunset cruise has become our most popular activity we offer, the cruise is a relaxing two hours long while we sail down our coast line taking in the sites Walkerbay has to offer, throughout the trip our crew gives educational talks about Hermanus historical sights we pass and also about the marine wild life we encounter. We often see cape fur seals and colonies of penguins, it is also possible to see dolphins, bridal whales and Southern Right whales, however this depends on the time of year and weather conditions. (please note our sunset cruise is NOT a whale watching tour).
Throughout the trip our crew serves guests with beverages and tapas, this is all while enjoying Hermanus and our unobstructed beautiful sunset over the horizon. 

Our sunset cruise sets off from Hermanus New harbour and returns to the harbour shortly after sunset, there is local restaurants that are walking distance from Ocean Quest or a short taxi ride away.


Eco Cruise 

R500 pp

  • Departure times: 8am, 10am,12pm, 2pm  and (4pm summer months)

  • Arrival time: 20min before each departure time

  • Maximum guests: 12pax

  • Cost: R500pp children 4 years old and younger free

  • Duration: 90min

Includes: soft drinks & bottled still water, Our Eco cruise is sets of daily on-board Ocean Quest from Hermanus new Harbour. The cruise is a relaxing but educational tour of our coast line either under motor or sail if the winds allow. Throughout the trip our crew give educational talks about Hermanus and the historical sites we sail past. We also try and find as much marine wild life as possible, this varies on the time of year but year around we can see our local cape fur seals and also the jackass penguin better known as the African penguin.
We occasionally see dolphins, bridal whales and from June to October Southern right whale. (please note our Eco tour is NOT a whale watching tour).

This cruise is ideal for families and couples that would like to spend a relaxing 90 min of their day taking in the sights of Walker bay and Hermanus. The trip is fun, educational and relaxing, we serve soft drinks/ water throughout the trip and also have blankets on-board in case guests start to get cold.

Ocean Quest is a fully licence commercial sailing vessel with a certified and well experienced commercially endorsed crew. We comply with South African Maritime Safety Authorities rules and regulations and insure the safety of all guests and crew onboard at all times.


Cancellation Policy 

All payments are required in full to confirm bookings onboard Ocean Quest, places onboard can not be reserved without making full payment.
Payment are NON REFUNDABLE if guest cancel with in 48 HOURS of the ARRIVAL time of the trip onboard Ocean Quest, or if guests miss the departure time of Ocean Quest.
Payment are FULLY REFUNDABLE if guest cancel more than 48 HOURS prior to the ARRIVAL time of the trip booked onboard Ocean Quest. Payments are also FULLY REFUNDABLE if Neptune’s Divers & Cruises cancel the trip for any reason, this might be for reasons beyond our control and or bad weather.

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