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About The Alba

Breath-Taking Views
Delicious Food
VIP Service

First Of Its Kind In Cape Town

An exclusive fine dining restaurant boat experience. Measuring twenty-two meters in length, the Alba can accommodate 72 seated guests or 100 for cocktail functions – taking guests on cruises in the V&A Waterfront harbour.

An Experience Like Never Before

A three course fine dining lunch or dinner cruise in the Table Bay harbour. It has been designed to be smooth & stable in the water, with floor to ceiling glass windows & air-conditioning, which will ensure a comfortable dining experience with exceptional views.


Unforgettable Outings

With customized menus for any special event we will cater for weddings, corporate cruises, gala events and family outings. There’s nothing our planners, captain, crew and waiters love more than helping to create unforgettable memories. We love bringing together everything you need.

Cruise Details

We are so excited to spoil you on a cruise-and-dine experience on The Alba Restaurant Boat but please take note that unless you have signed the indemnity form and checked-in prior to your cruise, we will not be able to welcome you on board.

Our cruises start from the Pierhead, Jetty T in front of MAReSOL onto the V&A Hotel, thereafter the Duncan Dock and into the Victoria & Alfred Basin after which it will return to the Marina.

There is no specific dress code for our cruises but we would suggest smart-casual attire for the dinner cruises as it is a more elegant affair.

We are situated at the V&A Waterfront which means safe and easy access to parking. For more information on parking please visit

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Established in 1988, the V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most visited destinations with 24 million visitors annually. It is situated in the oldest working harbour in the southern hemisphere, with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop and extensive views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks.

The V&A Waterfront forms not only a part of South Africa’s historical and cultural legacy, but also an integral part of the country as a whole.

A mixed-use development,the V&A Waterfront covers 123 hectares, comprising residential and commercial property, hotels, retail, dining, leisure and entertainment facilities for both local and international visitors. Along with heritage sites and  tourism landmarks, it also includes hotels, retail districts, residential units, corporate offices, markets and, soon, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) – hosting the world’s largest collection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.

The V&A Waterfront also plays a vital role in contributing to the South African economy, with R260 billion (US$19.8 billion) contributed in nominal terms over the past 12 years. Every day, 19 000 people work at V&A Waterfront, 1 500 people live there and up to 180 000 visitors come every day in peak season.

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