Summer is on its way

      I agree that, updates have been slow of late. But I DO have some charters to report back on. The Cape Point run in False Bay has been our most active trip so far with Marine Scene and Blue Flash. As usual  weather conditions vary day to day – making for fun outings. Our most[…]

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[…]

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[…]

It’s video time

Thought I would share this with you… ..from Germany!If you’re asking yourself: nope, we didn’t meet in person somewhere on a trip, but my dad did on V-day. He was down at Hout Bay sent there by a firm …… and everybody was asked to better leave their cams and stuff like that outside the[…]

Done it on V Day

Hout Bay is really amazing. And what better way to spend Valentines Day than to take in the sights and history from this magical place. The Valentine’s Day special went well. We ran two trips and although one large group cancelled on the last minute we went ahead anyway! Look out for the next exciting[…]

Good enough to be used in Antarctica

So, on our way to our latest charter we see that MCM (Marine and Coastal Management) have been inspired by us and the LEGENDARY ZANGETSU.It was enough to give the members of Conquest Charters Marine and Tourism a warm fuzzy feeling. In summary they have a Gemini Wave Rider 850 with two Honda 225 engines[…]

All Smiles at Cape Point Coffee Shop

Although a fairly strong South Wester was blowing in False bay, carrying a few showers with it, it did not stop us from heading out to Cape Point. After a stop at the Seals, the birds nesting in the cliffs and getting airborne we reached the majestic Cape Point. This was a UCT Zoology holiday[…]

End of year run

The end of year brings the TEAM together and there are many ideas thrown around on how to spend your day with the TEAM before you leave and enjoy your own holiday. The EGS department of UCT decided to spend their end of year party with Conquest Charters. My previous professors, colleagues and their children[…]

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[…]