My idea of paradise in the Cape would be a wonderful calm day where you take off on a boat, head off to one of our gorgeous beaches where you can enjoy the view of our mountains, drop anchor and then with a glass of champers in your hand watch them start up the braai (BBQ) and start cooking crayfish (lobster) for dinner. This week we were invited to experience the boat cruise, but will need to return to enjoy the lobster BBQ! We got lucky – perfect weather – glass of champers in hand we set off for Clifton beach. We dropped anchor and enjoyed the most amazing views of lions head and table mountain. The Nautilus will be doing two sunset cruises a week from the V&A Waterfront, the standard sunset cruise includes delicious snacks such as salmon wraps, salmon sushi, interesting spring rolls, biltong (the South African version of beef jerky), wasabi nuts………etc.
Once a week – weather dependent, they will be doing the crayfish BBQ on board the 35 foot Nautilus boat. As a “foodie” the idea of this boat cruise really appeals to me! Eating Crayfish is an integral part of our Cape Town foodie culture – it simply is however one that is always hard to access. You need friends who go out and catch it during season in order to be able to enjoy a Crayfish BBQ.
This boat has 6 luxury bedrooms and can sleep 12 people at sea. The Nautilus is beautifully decorated and it would be absolutely no problem for me to settle in for a week at sea! It is also available for parties while in the harbour or for charter to head out to sea for either a party or for a few days of cruising. For more information, visit their website – www.thenautilus.co.za. The Crayfish (lobster) cruise is R999 per person – leaves on Sundays from 14h00 to 18h00 (4 Hours). The Sunset Cruise leaves on Tuesdays from 17h30 to 20h30 (3 Hours) – R699 per person.