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[…]

GREENPEACE: Climate change needs basic leaders

As any respecting Sea Dweller would do, we gladly answered the call to work with GREENPEACE during their Cape Town protest. Climate Change is a serious issue and any action to raise awareness or bring about change is a step in right direction. Read the real story here. We covertly snuck up to the Twelve[…]

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Training Day

As part of the FIFA 2010 World Cup build-up it is helpful to know that our national Sea Rescue and Navy services have things all sorted out should anything happen to the multitude of planes, and ships heading our way. Forming an integral part of this training exercise I am pleased to say that things[…]

Ashe’s no good

The effects of the volcanic eruptions in Iceland have finally filtered down to Conquest Charters in the Cape Town. We recently received these two emails regarding future bookings: Mail 1: Hi ghgjje, Our client kjhjkhkre, from Switzerland has cancelled its conference on Tuesday due to the volcanic eruption and fallout. ALL delegates are stranded in[…]

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[…]

The arrival of a German U-Boat

For those of you who have been to see the new stadium, as seen from the Sea Point area, you might also have noticed the commotion in the ocean. Namely a German U-boat (submarine), a Tug boat and many little worker boats ferrying precious resources to the mother hive. Here are some close-up pics of[…]

Sunset or Sunrise?

It is an amazing thing to watch the sun set across the vast Atlantic Ocean. And I am sure you have your favourite place in Cape Town to do just that where you can enjoy the colours that go so well with the surroundings. I recently enjoyed one from the top of Kloof Nek Road[…]

The Atlantic Experience

Recently we have been undertaking the True Atlantic Experience by going from Hout Bay to Oceana and vica versa. This route takes in all the great sites along the Atlantic seaboard: Table Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, Sandy Bay, Maori Bay (named of the sunken ship in 1909), Seal Island and Hout Bay. Some pictures from[…]

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[…]

Charters on the GO

Conquest Charters is gearing up for a bumper season should the wind and weather decide that Cape Town deserves Summer for all her hard work this year past. But even though the ‘good’ weather has yet to come, it hasn’t stopped the adventure seeking spirit in our clients from going to sea! Our popular runs,[…]

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,[…]

For Now…

For now i’ll be posting some pictures of previous trips! Bearing in mind we’ve been in action since 1999, there are few pics to put up. However these will be mostly to convey the feel of the Cape Town area and the potential fun to be had. I hope you enjoy these! The next big[…]