Bloggers, reviews and boating adventures

Conquest Charters has provided many tourists with amazing memories and pictures of the ocean lifestyle by boating in Cape Town, South Africa. Sadly, the pictures taken and shared with friends are something we seldom get to see. However, on a recent trip we shared this experience with some local travel bloggers of The Travel Manuel.[…]

Discovery Shark Week

For those of you who are know me and are familiar with the business, will know that during the winter time in Cape Town I often talk about going to sea. Now Some people might think this is crazy, but it is during this time that the Great White Shark population in False Bay concentrates[…]

Sharking around

Last year we ventured out to the film site of Air Jaws. A BBC documentary focusing on the Great White Shark in False Bay, Cape Town. This is not too far from our usual tourist run and naturally we were curious to see more about the famous island. Well we did! and it was awesome,[…]

Winter won’t stop us!!

June in South Africa signals the arrival of the winter season and is usually accompanied by the cold and the rain, many reasons to stay indoors. However , there are many beautiful days that nestle in between the cold fronts that make their way with ferocity over the Peninsula and the beauty of the Cape[…]

End of Summer

Once again UCT exchange students joined us for a mid-semester team building excursion. Last year, we took them from HoutBay, however this year we left from the Oceana Power Boat Club on the Atlantic seaboard. This route includes highlights such as vistas of the beautiful Table Mountain and the marvellous new Cape Town Stadium. Next we[…]

Cycle Tour update

What a fabulous day! And what a blessing for the perfect weather! During my cycle I heard many people comment on how beautiful our coastline is. Especially Hout Bay, where Chapmans Peak starts to eat at the muscle fibres in the legs, the beauty of Hout Bay seems to give people the distraction and inspiration[…]

Summer on the Sea in Cape Town

The year started out well with more locals getting on the boat than internationals as is normally the case. The trip in the picture was planned for an 8am pre-work boat ride from the waterfront. It was amazing; the sea-life – seals,birds, all out in morning light. Glad to say we were back by 9[…]

Cute and cuddly..or sleek and agile – behold the Dolphin

Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins everywhere! That is what can be said on a recent trip for Laurens Birthday Outing. The sea condition were great and the waves were few. However the the flat sea allowed us to notice the abundance of marine life in the bay. Seals, Penguins, Dolphins and Whales…all in one trip. Enjoy some[…]

VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2008/2009

We were lucky enough to work on the start of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. In a strong South Easter many boats joined in to wish the brave sailors on their way. Its funny how the Volvo Circus captured many peoples hearts and it was evident in the support shown on the[…]

Red Bull Big Wave Competition

The Red Bull Big Wave Competition celebrated it tenth anniversary at Dungeons in Hout Bay South Africa. The waves were big, the sound of crashing waves thunderous but the skill of “special” kind of people out there (those doing the surfing) was amazing. It was the first time being out there with the waves that[…]

A Rainy Day in Cape Town

With a weather report indicating a maximum of 20 degrees with a 30% chance of rain one tends to look on the bright side and overlook that small chance of rain. Today in Hout Bay “Conquest” was one of five RIB’s preparing to take tourists to Chapman Peak and Seal Island. Normally a beautiful run,[…]