Experience an Offshore Sailing in Durban, South Africa

Cruising Monohull
50 ft
12 Guests

About This Boat

Book a beautiful Bruce Roberts Offshore Ketch for up to 12 people for as low as R8,000 a full day.

We cover everything fun about sailing, from half day cruises to sailing the entire South African Coast and everything in between. 

An experienced, Yachtmaster qualified skipper will be on board to guide the way and ensure you have a safe and memorable sailing experience. You can sail hands-on, taking the helm and setting the sails, or just lie back and enjoy the ride - it’s completely up to you!

If there is any event or outing in particular you are interested in doing on a yacht let us know and we will do everything in our capabilities to make it happen! We have accommodated bulls and hens’ parties, corporate lunches and year end functions, family sailing braais (BBQ for the internationals), wedding and engagement photo shoots and much more! We are up for any Adventure … what’s yours?

The boat:

  • Astral is Sea Sailing Adventure’s flag ship. She is a beautiful Bruce Roberts Offshore Ketch design. 
  • Being a 45ft ketch (2 masts), Astral has a wide beam and high freeboards, giving her a high and dry ride. Astral boasts plentiful deck space, including a spacious foredeck and coach roof, a big centre cockpit and an open aft-deck design. 
  • With a main-sail, mizzen, and a selection of mid and foresails; Astral can fly up to 5 sails comfortably and is more often than not seen with 4 sails pushing her along. She handles beautifully and remains comfortable and stable in both strong and light sea conditions.
  • Below deck Astral is again spacious and comfortable, with a classic look and wood-trim finish.
  • Astral is used mainly for charters, mileage trips and on-board functions and events. She is also our Team Building priority yacht. Astral is also used for training and give students a great experience of handling a bigger yacht, different sail settings and systems.
  • Astral has two heads (toilets) and one shower. Besides a fully equipped galley (kitchen), Astral also has a large braai on deck for outdoor cooking and events. Astral is also equipped with a large fridge and deep cooler, ensuring your food stays fresh and your drinks stay icy cold!

We have a range of options for you to choose from for your own personal sailing experience. See below for our most common charter options, if you would like to personalise a package we will be happy to do so!


½ Day Sail

Step aboard one of our Yachts for a relaxing morning, afternoon or sunset cruise in Durban bay or harbour.

  • Morning Sail: 08h00 – 12h00
  • Afternoon Sail: 12h00 – 16h00
  • SunSet Cruise: 16h00 – 19h30


  • Catamaran (Natasha): R7500 (8 people maximum)
  • Yacht Astral: R4500 (12 people maximum)
  • Yacht Imagine (Nina): R3800 (5 people maximum)

Full Day Sail: 08h00 – 16h00


  • Catamaran Moondust: R10 500 (8 people maximum)
  • Yacht Astral: R8000 (12 people maximum) 
  • Yacht Imagine: R5000 (5 people maximum) 

Return after sunset option: Add 20% to the above prices. 

Weekend Sailing Hire one of our Yachts and skippers for a full weekend of sailing from Durban. We will put together a weekend of great sailing and on board activities for you to enjoy. Join us on Friday afternoon, get settled on board and enjoy evening sundowners. Saturday is a full day of sailing and activities, including a sunset cruise if you choose. A relaxing Sunday wind-down sail from 09h00 till 15h00.


  • Catamaran Moondust: R18 000 (8 people maximum)
  • Yacht Astral: R14 000 (10 people maximum)
  • Yacht Imagine: R 9 000 (4 people maximum)

We also have various passage and mileage trip options for you to enjoy the beautiful South African coast line. You may either join an existing mileage trip or hire a yacht for a custom charter. 

1. Durban – Richards Bay Return  Duration: 4 days  Mileage: ±200NM  Cost: R4 900 per person

2. Durban – East London Return  Duration: 7 days  Mileage: ±550NM  Cost: R7 200 per person

3. Langebaan - Durban(or visa versa)  Duration: 3 Weeks (approx.)  Mileage: 900 - 1000NM  Cost: R18 800 per person (one way)

*Destinations are weather dependant.

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.


  • Type: Cruising Monohull
  • Capacity: 12 People
  • Rental Minimum: 2 hours
  • Length: 50 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Charter passages include the following;

  • On board accommodation
  • All relevant passage and marina fees
  • 1 x on board/yacht club braai & 1st round of drinks on us.
  • All Charters exclude foods and drinks unless otherwise indicated.
  • Catering is available on request.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • BBQ
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dodger
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Inverter
  • Berth
  • Head

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Meet Captain Shane

Captain Shane

From Durban

Member Since Apr 2014

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