Break away from the traditional.
Enjoy Durban’s warm waters on the Spirit of eLan.
The Best In Charter Entertainment
Whether its anniversaries, birthday parties or school outings, the Spirit of eLan provides a unique experience at sea for young and old.

The Best in Charter Entertainment

The finest days in ‪‎Durban‬‬ consist of swimming in the deep blue, relishing the feeling of sun kissed skin after a long swim, sipping on cold beverages around a warm braai and spending quality time with friends and family.

The Spirit of eLan offers truly memorable experiences out at sea for young and old! Whether it’s Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, Engagement Parties, Dinner Cruises, School Outings, Business Meetings, Award Incentives, Christmas Parties, Corporate Team Building, Ash Scattering or Product Launches we will provide a unique experience for you.

Fishing Charter

The Spirit of eLan is popular as a private fishing charter and guests are welcome to bring their own rods on board.

Private Parties

We offer a wide variety of parties which include birthday parties, engagement parties and Christmas parties.

Business Meetings

Our charter is the perfect place to wine and dine clients, business partners, suppliers and employees.

School Outings

Captivate and educate children about our beautiful sea life and diverse eco system found in Durban’s sea.


  • I give the Spirit of eLan a 5 star rating! I enjoyed the entire experience.

    Manjoo Rughunandan
    Manjoo Rughunandan
  • The Spirit of eLan was an amazing experience! I spent Valentine's Day with a close friend on the boat. We enjoyed the friendly staff and the beautiful night views of Durban. Highly recommended!

    Justine Brophy
    Justine Brophy

About the Spirit of eLan

Whether its anniversaries, birthday parties or school outings, the Spirit of eLan provides a unique experience at sea for young and old. This 48-foot Luxury Power Catamaran holds up to 20 guests for a non-fishing charter and presents a unique option to entertain clients for corporate events and sunset cruises. It is popular as a private fishing charter equipped with rods, reels and tackle, and guests are welcome to bring their own rods on board if desired.

The Spirit of eLan comes equipped with the following amenities:

  • Microwave
  • Fully stocked scullery including plates, platters, glassware etc)
  • Surround sound (No USB, only Aux/ CD facility only)
  • Cockpit and saloon area
  • Small cash bar available
  • Spacious fly bridge
  • Gas braai (only available for over 3 hour charters)

Safety & Compliance on the Spirit of eLan

sama-logoThe Spirit of eLan goes through SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Association) inspections once a year and carries fully-approved safety equipment. It is powered by Twin turbo charged 240 HP engines and her wave-piercing hull can reach speeds of 20 knots.
Harbour exits are dependent on the prevailing weather conditions and the skippers risk assessment.


Our charters are flexible enough to host a range of different Charter options, all of which offer a menu with a variety of delicious foods and ice cold beverages. We cater for all, so why not join us for an early morning breakfast cruise, the perfect time to host business meetings, or relish in the warm Durban sun with a refreshing swim in the sea on one of our midday or afternoon cruises. And if you’re more of a night owl or just enjoy Durban’s sunsets, make sure you make your way down to Wilson’s Wharf and experience a romantic sunset cruise overlooking the Moses Madiba stadium. Cruises are dependent on weather conditions; the Captain having the final say.

Occasions that are well-suited for Charters include:

  • Anniversaries
  • Award Incentives
  • Birthdays
  • Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Cruises
  • Business Meetings
  • Christmas Parties
  • Ash Scattering
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Engagement Parties
  • Dinner Cruises
  • Fishing Charters
  • Product Launches
  • Team Building

Rates & Bookings

Fancy a day unwinding, soaking up the sun, sea and surf which makes Durban Africa’s Playground. Networking with clients, sundowners on the water, or a leisurely cruise with the family, and a swim off Vetches Pier, maybe even a braai. 


  • Charters may be booked for a minimum of two hours, and on a sliding scale thereafter.
  • Rates are inclusive of the use of a Skipper and Deck Hand.
  • The vessel carries 20 passengers, or a maximum of 10 for Fishing Charters.
  • Those wanting to stay on the Spirit of eLan overnight may make use of the three cabins that can accommodate 6 people sharing.
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT and subject to change.
  • NO REFUNDS POLICY is applicable on bookings.



Contact Us

(031) 576 9600