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Dear fellow Boating Enthusiast,

Thank you for your enquiry with us. Please take the time to read through this document. It will explain exactly how to get your boat booked.

How to get your boat booking started:

1. Give us your requested dates, preferred boat and required services. We will check boat availability and get back to you.

2. Once we confirm availability please provide us with the below list of required documents.

3. We will issue your invoice once we receive all the required documentation. 50% payment secures your booking.

Required documents to be provided:

  • Copy of ID (Foreign guests – Copy of passport and Entry stamp)
  • Copy of SAMSA Skipper Ticket (Foreign Visitors – Only International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft recognised in RSA)
  • Proof of Address (Foreign Visitors – Copy of your hotel reservation)
  • Copy of Driver License (In the case of a client towing a boat to an alternative location)

Services available

  • Launching and retrieval service (Additional R400 per boat)
  • Delivery and pick up service (R10 per/km )
  • Watersport equipment hire - Please scroll down to see list of equipment for hire

All preliminary bookings will be valid for 2 days only. All invoices generated will be valid for 2 days only. The boat will be made available to other clients if a 50% payment of your rental agreement is not received within the allocated 2 days.


A deposit of R3500.00 (Boats Alpha, Bravo & Charlie) and R4500 (Boats Echo & Foxtrot) is required via Zapper, Snapscan, EFT, credit card/debit card, Bitcoin or cash for insurance purposes. When you return the hired boat, trailer, safety equipment, life jackets and accessories in good order, the deposit (ONLY once it reflects in our account) will be refunded, via EFT, within 7 working days after the boat is returned.

Operating hours 08:00am to 18:00pm

Boat Collections - from 09:00am to 18:00pm on the date printed on your invoice. Day-Before collections only by prior arrangement and boat availability. All Day-Before collections earlier than 16:00pm will incur an additional day rental.

Boat Returns – From 08:00am to 18:00pm on the date printed on your invoice. Day-Before Collections only by prior arrangement. All Day-After deliveries later than 08:00am will incur an additional day rental.

Fuel Policy:

On collection of any boat rental, each client will receive the boat with full fuel tanks (Unleaded petrol ONLY) and it is required that the client returns the fuel tanks full. Day rates do not include fuel costs. Empty fuel tanks will be charged at R200.00 per quarter empty tank (Boat Echo @ R200.00 per 6 Litres) and will be deducted from the deposit.

Loss or Damage of equipment, use of gravel roads:

On the day you collect the boat one of our representatives will explain in full detail our damage payment policy. Please scroll down to reference list. Ocean Image reserves the right of full rental payment if damage was caused to Ocean Image property during any/all part of the rental period. Use of gravel roads are allowed but will incur a cleaning and maintenance Fee of R500.

Poaching & Impounding Policy:

Please note that Ocean Image condemns any sort of poaching and you as the client will be held legally and bindingly responsible for all/any costs incurred if you are found guilty of any illegal poaching activities. The client will be held financially accountable in full if one of our vessels are impounded or any fines are incurred; you as the client will also be financially liable in the event that one of our boats are impounded and will be liable to pay, as per your rental agreement, for each day until the boat is returned to Ocean Image.

Launching Fees, Additional Permit Costs and Boat Delivery Charges:

The rental day rates do not include any additional launching fees or permit costs that may incur at any particular launch site. If the client is not a member at the specified launch area or boating club, the client will be responsible for the extra charges.

In the case of Ocean Image Boat Rentals launching and retrieving a boat for you, an additional charge of R400.00 is charged.

After hour retrievals: will incur a sure charge of R700.00 per hour (Boat Alpha, Bravo, Charlie) R1350 per hour (Boat Echo, Foxtrot).

Fair Weather Policy:

Bad Weather on your boating day? Do not panic! If, on the day of you wanting to launch (Cape Town area only) and the weather is not suitable, we will gladly move your booking to an alternative date that suites you best. Prior arrangements are necessary so that we can ensure you have a boat available.

PLEASE NOTE - only available for Cape Town bookings.


NO REFUND will be made to all cancellations within 7 days of rental. Full refund if cancellation was made more than 7 days before rental. NO REFUND will be made for days not used during your rental period due to unfavourable weather or any reason preventing the use of the boat.

Where are we located:

Ocean Image Boat Rentals is based in Granger Bay, Cape Town, on the corner of Beach Rd & Haul Rd behind the Oceana Power Boat Club (adjacent to the V&A Waterfront)

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