Hey friends :)
Anyone who knows me well knows I'm obsessed with boats and boat-living and have often said I'll buy a yacht before I buy a house. So it was only fitting that for my last birthday as a Port Elizabeth resident, I take some friends out on a river cruise to soak in the sunset.
The Maggie May Party Boat. Owned and operated by KB of Sundays River Adventures (who also provide the sandboarding and wakeboarding in the area, it's lit), the Maggie May is a double-decker houseboat that holds 2-16 people. For 2 and a half hours, at 4 possible times of the day (sunrise, morning, afternoon and sunset), cruisers are treated to some amazing scenery around the river banks including those crazy dunes I talked about, several species of birds, some interesting local houses and even herds of cattle. Yup.
These clowns who came out for my birthday, humour and insightful conversation in tow.
The cruise costs R350 (~ 26USD!) per person, with an optional additional R60 (~ 4USD) for snack platters. You can of course take your own food and drinks, which we did.
The conversations and subsequent inside jokes are priceless ;)
KB even hooked up these souvenir bottles filled with sand from the surrounding dunes for my birthday and went over the cruise time for us. Legend.