Our Knysna Sailing and Sunset Cruises

Fun and relaxation guaranteed!
Your sail starts and ends at Sirocco Restaurant on Thesen Island. We then sail out into the beautiful waters of the Knysna lagoon or the Garden Route coastline, while sipping on a glass of ice cold Bubbly. The cruise will give you a close-up experience of the magnificent Knysna Heads and the Knysna estuary with it’s abundant marine life. You may even encounter sightings of dolphins and whales along the way. The skipper will make a call whether or not it’s safe to sail through the Knysna heads and the call is weather dependent. On board your cruise you can choose to be as entertained as you wish…try your hand at fishing, dive straight off the boat and enjoy swimming in the clear water, or just simply sit back, relax and enjoy every moment. We also have two stand up paddle boards on board which is a huge hit and lots of fun.
On our way back and depending on the length of your cruise, we will drop anchor and enjoy some delicious snacks and sundowners. A cash bar is available on board. 

Knysna Lagoon and Sunset Cruises

Luxury Sunset Cruises

Luxury Sunset Cruise

2HR 30MIN – SUNSET CRUISE
R 990 per Adult
R 840 Children under 12yrs
Your sail starts at Sirocco on Thesen Island, where you are welcomed aboard with a glass of bubbly. We then venture out for a magical sail on the Knysna Lagoon, navigate the famous Knysna Heads and out onto the open ocean to explore the spectacular marine and bird life. On the way back we drop anchor or take a slow sail back as we soak up the last rays of the African Sun on the Knysna Lagoon. Time to relax and enjoy some delicious snacks and sundowners.




Adventure Sunset Cruise Braai

4HR 30MIN – SUNSET CRUISE
R 1 590 per Adult
R1 440 Children under 12yrs
 Your sail starts at Sirocco Jetty on Thesen Island, where you are welcomed aboard with a glass of bubbly. We then venture out for a magical sail on the Knysna Lagoon, navigate the famous Knysna Heads and explore the spectacular marine and bird life of the Indian Ocean. You can even put a line out on the troll, and try some fishing. On the way back we drop anchor at featherbed to enjoy a traditional South African Braai, take a swim or enjoy stand up paddle boarding.
Minimum 6 guests


Romantic Sunset Cruise for two

ROMANTIC CRUISE FOR 2
2 HR 30 MIN – R 5 900

There is no better setting for a romantic evening with your special person. Your sail starts at Sirocco on Thesen Island, where you are welcomed aboard with a glass of bubbly. We then venture out for a magical sail on the Knysna Lagoon, navigate the famous Knysna Heads and out onto the open ocean to explore the spectacular marine and bird life. On our return we drop anchor or take a slow sail back as we soak up the last rays of the African Sun on the Knysna Lagoon. Time to relax and enjoy some delicious snacks or oysters with a special sundowner.

Knysna Day Cruises

Scenic Day Cruise

1 HR 40 MIN DAY CRUISE
R790 per Adult
R640 Children under 12yrs
An amazing way to explore the natural beauty the Knysna lagoon has on offer, with magical bays and coves. We navigate through the famous Knysna Heads out into the open Indian Ocean, abundant with a diversity of marine and birdlife.




Adventure Day Cruise with Braai

3 HR 40 MIN – DAY CRUISE Including a Braai
R1390 per Adult
R1240 Children under 12yrs
Time to soak up the sun and have some fun. Your journey starts at Sirocco, on Thesen Island Harbour Town, Enjoy the beauty of the Knysna lagoon, before we navigate the famous Knysna Heads out onto the Indian Ocean, abundant with marine and birdlife. On route back we drop anchor, light the fire and let the fun begin!

Minimum of 5 people

Romantic Day Cruise for two

ROMANTIC CRUISE FOR 2
1 HR 40 MIN – R 4 900

There's no better way to romance your partner than with a romantic cruise in Knysna. Make those special moments unforgettable. Let us in on the plan and where we can help make it unique.






Private Charters

Private 1h40

PRIVATE CRUISE
BIRTHDAY PARTIES, YEAR END FUNCTIONS AND ANY CELEBRATION

Book a private cruise for 12 at a discounted rate, and we can tailor the cruise to your preference. The perfect platform for something special.
01h40 - R 7 000
• snacks available on pre-order

Private Sunset

PRIVATE CRUISE
BIRTHDAY PARTIES, YEAR END FUNCTIONS AND ANY CELEBRATION

Book a private cruise for 12 at a discounted rate, and we can tailor the cruise to your preference. The perfect platform for something special.
02h30- R9 000
• snacks available on pre-order

Private 3h40

PRIVATE CRUISE
BIRTHDAY PARTIES, YEAR END FUNCTIONS AND ANY CELEBRATION

Book a private cruise for 12 at a discounted rate, and we can tailor the cruise to your preference. The perfect platform for something special.
3h40 - R 12 000
• snacks available on pre-order

Private Sunset 4h30

PRIVATE CRUISE
BIRTHDAY PARTIES, YEAR END FUNCTIONS AND ANY CELEBRATION

Book a private cruise for 12 at a discounted rate, and we can tailor the cruise to your preference. The perfect platform for something special.
04h30 - R14 000
• snacks or braai available on pre-order

Private Sunset Cruise

2HR 30MIN – SUNSET CRUISE
R 590 per Adult
R 440 Children under 12yrs
You are welcomed on board in front of Tapas Restaurant on Thesen Island. We venture out to explore the beauty of the Knysna lagoon and take a peek into the Knysna Heads.

Scenic Cruise

1HR 40MIN – CRUISE
R 390 per Adult
R340 Children under 12yrs
 You are welcomed on board in front of Tapas Restaurant on Thesen Island. We venture out to explore the beauty of the Knysna lagoon and take a peek into the Knysna Heads.

Private Cruise

PRIVATE CRUISES & GROUP COVID SPECIALS PRIVATE CRUISES with FAMILY & FRIENDS, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, YEAR END FUNCTIONS AND ANY CELEBRATIONS
Book a private cruise and we can tailor the cruise to your preference, the perfect platform for something special. Add a private chef, a photographer, live music, your creativity is the limit.

More about Knysna

We sail the most pristine part of the Garden Route, a coastal stretch that runs from the Outeniquas to the Tsitsikamma Mountain range, of which Knysna is the heart. A town situated on the shores of a protected natural basin guarded by two huge geological formations known as the Knysna Heads. The Knysna Basin forms a perfect lake like estuary, a natural bay, and is home to our sailing vessels with the Knysna heads being our passageway to the warmer Indian Ocean. This phenomenon must be one of the most striking natural geographical features along the entire Southern African coastline. Views along this jagged edged coast include small hidden beaches bordered by indigenous fynbos and weathering sandstone formations, that have, through time, created alluring picturesque coves and mysterious stone caverns.  To complete it all, the line of forests and the blue mountains in the distance create the perfect backdrop for this remarkable vista.

Experience the thrill of adventure as you explore Knysna

Knysna is the “heart and soul” of exploration and adventure along the Garden Route. Its natural surroundings make this the perfect destination for sightseeing, foodie experiences, leisure adventures and recreational sport, be it on the water, on land or in the air.

The region boasts mountains, forests, rolling hills and coastal routes. It can be explored while hiking, cycling, running and road tripping by car or motorcycle.  The country side of Knysna is home to a huge diversity of natural fynbos and indigenous forests. It has a mysterious past which includes wood cutters, gold and elephants. Many legends have been born in this region and untold stories are to be found along the beautiful back roads of the area, go and find them…

Take to the sky in Sedgefield and soar with the birds in a tandem paraglider There are numerous take off sites in the Garden Route which is known as the unofficial paragliding Mecca of South Africa.

Knysna is situatedin the middle of the Garden Route National Park, which forms part of a natural Lakes District with an endless network of rivers, lakes and estuaries, all waiting to be explored. Grab a canoe, go kloofing or try water-skiing, stand up paddling, kite surfing or wakeboarding – Knysna is a water sports adventure wonderland. Stretches of unspoilt beaches with rock pools situated alongside the warm waters of the Indian Ocean all add to the large range of activities available in the area. Snorkel along the coast or scuba dive at the notorious Knysna Heads. Sail through the Heads on an exciting adventure or perhaps enjoy some world class surfing at Buffalo Bay.

If you tire of adventure, spoil yourself with some shopping or a sunset cruise on the Knysna estuary. Treat yourself to a visit to one of the nearby boutique wine estates and perhaps indulge in a relaxing massage before a delicious meal at any of Knysna’s amazing restaurants which cater for a variety of tastes and offer varied cuisines.

Enjoy the Garden Routes’ abundance of culinary delights, from an oyster experience to the farmers’ markets where you can indulge in the taste of home-grown greens, farmers produce and taste a sample of the ocean’s bounty in the form of seafood.

The Greater Knysna area includes Sedgefield, Buffalo Bay, Rheenendal, Brenton, Belvidere, Knysna and Knoetzie, each unique in its own way. Amidst this large expanse, you are sure to find an adventure that will fill your box of memories, leave a smile on your face and a camera full of photographs.