Stewardess Course Cape Town

Imagine traveling the world and earning Euros while working on superyachts, having the time of your life!

It sounds like a dream; riding the crest of the wave, living in luxury while seeing the world, and earning Euros, make studying for such a career well worthwhile.

Ocean Star Sailing Academy, established in 2007, is a fully accredited RYA and SAS Training Centre located in the heart of the V & A Waterfront in the stunning city of Cape Town, South Africa.

We are the only Sailing Academy in Cape Town that offers theory and practical courses and accommodation at the V & A Waterfront.


What does Ocean Star Academy offer?

Ocean Star Sailing Academy offers all the courses, guidance and expertise you require to begin or further your career at sea. We specialize in package courses that equip you with everything you need to enter the superyacht industry. 

The academy offers various sailing and power courses, from introduction sailing to the prestigious Yacht masters. Fully qualified instructors professionally run our training programs on safe, reliable boats.

These courses have become increasingly popular as they allow people to earn and see the world. The courses are of a superior calibre.

Our mission is to provide Quality, Location & Adventure: Ocean Star Sailing Academy offers RYA instruction by fully qualified RYA Instructors on great boats.

Why do your Stewardess Course in Cape Town?

While Cape Town is one of the world’s most spectacular cosmopolitan cities, the surrounding waters offer some of the most challenging conditions. The Cape offers many other adventures that can expand your experience. Shark cage diving, paragliding, and safaris are a few of the experiences available to our students especially those coming from other countries, get certified while touring South Africa and enjoying what Cape Town has to offer.

Our team of enthusiastic, passionate, and dedicated staff with actual industry experience is here to assist you every step of the way. Our fully qualified instructors provide a fun training experience.

Enroll for our World-Class Super Yacht Stewardess Course.

One of the supreme courses offered is the Stewardess Course which equips one to become a Super Yacht Stewardess.

Ocean Star Academy has developed a comprehensive twenty-day Superyacht Stewardess course. Being a stewardess is a wonderful introduction to the world of luxury, travel, and arduous work.

If you are seeking work in the interior of a Super yacht or Mega yacht, get a head start with our IYT Internationally recognized, accredited stewardess course. Seven-Star service is expected, and we work to ensure our students are fully prepared before starting their new careers.

For yachting courses cape town prices, please contact us.

What does a Yacht Stewardess do?

The stewardess on board a superyacht is a diligent worker with a positive, can-do attitude that takes instruction well and pays impeccable attention to detail.

A stewardess maintains the interior of a superyacht and provides five-star service to its owners and guests. On charter or owner trips, the interior team manages beverage and meal service, housekeeping, and laundry, all with the most pristine detail.

Your duties may include cabin preparation, setting tables, arranging flowers, and cleaning all areas of the yacht’s interior. You will help the deck team moor (park) the yacht sometimes.

While the job entails a high level of enthusiasm and long hours, a stewardess is rewarded with the opportunity to see the world, make friends, and learn valuable life skills. 

What does a Superyacht Stewardess earn?

On average, a junior yacht stewardess can expect to earn between € 2950 and € 3 440 per month, depending on the size of the vessel they are working on. This could be someone who has never worked as a stewardess before or has spent a short time in the role.

As you gain more experience on a larger yacht, this may mean a promotion to second stew, sharing some responsibilities with the chief stewardess – earnings can increase to an average of between € 3440 – € 5420 per month. Again, your yacht stewardess’s salary at this level depends on the size of the yacht, your training, and your certification.

In the senior role of the chief stewardess, the salary is between € 4910 to € 8850 + per month, with the job requiring by far the most responsibilities of the interior team.

The typical yacht stewardess’s salary varies from yacht to yacht. However, these estimates provide a rough idea of how you can progress.

What does the Stewardess Course Entail?

Ocean Star Sailing Academy provides you with what is considered within the industry to be the minimum training and certification needed to find work as a stewardess.

Industry professionals with several years of experience instruct our students. Included in the stewardess course are wine appreciation and cocktails, flower arrangements, silver service (as well as a silver service lunch/dinner where you demonstrate your newly learned skills), industry and visa knowledge, laundry services, detailing the interior of the yacht, constructing a CV specific to the industry and an introduction to barista training.

Seven-Star service is expected, and we work to ensure our students are fully prepared before starting their new careers.

More importantly, we are industry leaders in preparing our students for the challenge of finding work.

Give yourself the edge by completing the Stewardess Career Course.

The twenty-day Stewardess Career course starts with five days of Intensive Stewardess Training.

This training provides knowledge and practical skills such as food and wine pairing, silver service, detailing housekeeping, and flower arranging.

During the five-day portion of the course, you will get assistance with the interviewing process, creating a CV, and day work references.

This is followed by the STCW (Standards of Training for Crew and Watch), where students learn basic first aid, fire-fighting, life-raft training, and safety awareness.

Courses include:

For any additional maritime training, designated security duties or personal safety courses and information, visit our website to receive our course information packs.


Standards of Training for Crew and Watch (STCW) Safety at Sea Training


STCW Basic Safety Training course is the legal minimum requirement for anyone seeking commercial work aboard vessels, including working on Superyachts, and working on Cruise ships. Ocean Star Sailing Academy is the leading RYA accredited training facility in Cape Town, South Africa.

If you are planning to work on a Superyacht, it is required that you complete the Eleven-Day STCW 10 course. The STCW 10 course/modules are valid for five years. For pricing on the cost of our STCW Courses, contact us.

Our courses are recognized by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as well as SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority)

We alert you to be mindful of our Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 Training Course if you wish to be a food handler or prepare to work in the industry.


What Accommodation is provided for Out-of-Town Students?


Crew house accommodation is located at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. The accommodation is located at the school, within walking distance from the marina and STCW courses. Not only is it convenient for your time on the course, but also to explore the beautiful Mother City when you are not on the system.

Contact us for more information on availability and rates.

Students arriving from out of town can take the My Citi bus from the airport or call our offices to arrange a taxi.

If you have any questions or require further information on courses, practical or theory, please do not hesitate to get in touch.