Peak days are on (Dec 24, 25, 26, 31, Jan 1, Feb 14, Easter Weekend,)
On these days prices have a 30% surcharge to cover overtime and peak day insurance rates, etc.
Please note that if your booking number is under our maximum carrying capacity of 10, we may combine your charter with another grouping of people in order to accommodate as many inquiries as possible. Should you wish to secure the vessel for a private function (especially during our busy periods) the cost will be as for 10 persons unless prior alternative arrangements have been made.
The charter party will embark at the designated chartering pick up point at the Hout Bay Harbour. On entering the harbour the office of Circe Launches will be directly in front of you. Find parking and give us a call or send an sms on 0731567825 to alert us that you have arrived.
Please be at the embarkation point 20 minutes prior to the proposed departure time, as we need to complete the charter ticket and receipt for the deposit (as well as balance of the charter costs payable prior to departure to cover insurance costs). Please note that whilst we are prepared to wait for late arrivals only if the vessel has been booked out by one group, the cruise time might be curtailed due to the fact that we need to be back at the docks to prepare for the charter guests that have booked the next time slot. Between charters we also need to attend to routine maintenance and safety regime checks, or for attendance at maritime related business and briefings. Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me via return e-mail or on my mobile at 073 1 5678 25.
You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks along, or even breakfast, lunch or dinner supplied by your favourite caterer or restaurant.
You could pay them directly or arrange to do so through us or even include our charter fee with their invoice if they are one of your registered vendors. There is a lot of space above and below decks for snacks and drinks. We also have some function co-coordinators that will do all the groundwork for you if you wish. Ask us about them! Should you have a caterer that is a vendor to your company, you could ask us to arrange to have us invoice them and make payment so as to facilitate paying one party.
A teambuilding exercise can take longer than two hours and various forms. Most people just use the setting of the yacht in the bay on a very laid back cruise to help people to relax completely and get to know one another better. Getting them to make suggestions on how to sail the vessel and grading those suggestions on a points system is a lot of fun and can at the same time target things like leadership skills and the ability to think laterally and out of the box etc. There are endless ideas on this topic. Call us with your ideas and let us work together to make it an event never to be forgotten.
Please ensure that your guests wear soft-soled shoes as we have Burmese teak decks that could crack or get marked with high heels etc. Bring along a raincoat and umbrella if it looks like rain. It is advisable to bring along a windbreaker.