About The Alba

The Alba restaurant combines fine dining with luxurious cruises from the iconic V & A Waterfront for an unforgettable experience. This boat is an impressive 22 metres long and can seat 72 diners, or accommodate 100 guests for a cocktail party. It is ideal for a special occasion, celebration, corporate function, or a meal with a difference.

The Alba offers diners various cruise packages. The options are:

Brunch Cruise

A range of items from the three-tier cold breakfast buffet is on offer, as well as a selection from the hot menu.

Lunch and Dinner Cruises

Starters include baked camembert with figs and honey, springbok carpaccio, or citrus cured salmon with beetroot puree. For mains, diners can choose from beef fillet medallions served with truffled mashed potatoes, braised springbok shank, and oven-baked citrus sea bass with coriander and chilli. After the delicious meal, have an indulgent dessert of dark chocolate mousse and orange zest, and milk chocolate truffles rolled in pistachio and chilli. All of the courses are paired with the perfect wines to bring out the best of the flavours.

High Tea Cruise

Sweet and savoury treats are served with tea, coffee, or a chilled sparkling wine.

Sunset Canapé Cruise

Watch the sun sink below the horizon while you enjoy a four-course canapé menu with paired wines and cocktails.

The boat has floor-to-ceiling glass windows to ensure that the delicious food is complemented by some of the best views in South Africa. These windows also mean that, no matter what the weather is doing, visitors can enjoy The Alba experience. What’s more, it has been designed to be smooth and stable on the seas.

The cruise tickets are all-inclusive, so all food and drinks are included and it isn’t necessary to bring extra cash.

This is the first and only dining boat of its kind in Cape Town and promises to be a very special way to enjoy the Mother City and the Waterfront.

Need to Know

WhereT Jetty, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town City Bowl, Western Cape, South Africa

WhenMonday to Sunday from 10h00 to 21h00.

Telephone+27 (0)65 975-8060

OvernightStay nearby in V&A Waterfront, in Cape Town


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