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Our Knysna Sailing and Sunset Cruises

Fun and relaxation guaranteed!
Your sail starts and end at Sirocco 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 dependant. 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 SUPS 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 complimentary bubbly. A cash bar is available on board. All cruises includes 2 glasses of bubbly per adult, and light snacks.

Knysna Lagoon and Sunset Cruises

Sailing Boat Trips

Knysna Heads Cruise

1HR 45MIN – EXPLORE THE KNYSNA LAGOON AND SAIL THROUGH THE HEADS
R 790 per Adult
R640 Children under 12
 
Your sail starts at Sirocco on Thesen Island, where you are welcomed aboard. We then venture out for a magical sail on the Knysna Lagoon, navigate the famous Knysna Heads and explore the spectacular scenery and marine and bird life of the Indian Ocean. Sit back and experience the natural beauty of the magnificent Garden Route and Knysna estuary with the Outeniqua mountains as backdrop. Make sure you bring your camera!
• Light snacks included. • Finger lunch optional (Pre-order) • Cash bar on board • Group booking, Special R 7 000 (max 12)

Knysna Sunset Cruise

2HR 30MIN - SUNSET CRUISE
R 990 per Adult
R840 Children under 12
Bubbly & Light snacks included. An ocean sunset in Knysna is an experience you'll remember forever. Experience an exquisite Knysna sunset aboard our luxury 44 foot sailing catamaran sipping on a glass of chilled bubbly. Experience the natural beauty of the magnificent Knysna estuary, consisting of coves, bays, and beaches along the way. We depart from Sirocco, sail through the Knysna headlands and into the Indian Ocean... On the way back we drop anchor and enjoy some delicious snacks with a toast.
• Light snacks included
& 2 Glasses of bubbly per adult
• Finger lunch optional (Pre-order) • Cash bar on board

Adventure Boat Cruise

3HR 30MIN – DAY CRUISE WITH BRAAI, SUPS, FISHING, SAILING AND SWIMMING
R1390 per adult
R1240 Children under 12
 The perfect combination of sightseeing and fun. We then venture out for a magical sail on the Knysna Lagoon, navigate the famous Knysna Heads and explore the spectacular scenery and marine and bird life of the Indian Ocean. On our return, we drop anchor, light a fire for a good old South African braai on the water. We have two stand up paddle boards onboard, snorkels and goggles, and two fishing rods, which we trawl with while sailing. Includes: 2 Glasses of Local Bubbly per adult • Braai with 200g meat and two side dishes • Cash bar on board • 2 SUPS, 2 fishing rods, snorkels and goggles
• Minimum of 6 people

Private Sailing Charter

PRIVATE CRUISE
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, birthdays or events.

This Luxury Catamaran has a stable, flat platform under sail and at anchor, maximising the comfort of your guests, who may not be used to sailing. It also has offers BBQ facilities and a trampoline area, allowing easy movement around the vessel to maximise socialising & enjoyment.

Best Knysna Cruise

3HR 30 MIN – SUNSET CRUISE WITH BRAAI, SUPS, FISHING SAILING AND SWIMMING
R1590 per adult
R1440 Children under 12

Activities in Knysna don't get much better than this! We then venture out for a magical sail on the Knysna Lagoon, with ice cold bully ofcourse... explore the spectacular scenery of the Knysna heads and marine life of the Indian Ocean. On our return, we drop anchor, light a fire for a good old South African braai while watching the African sun set. We have two stand up paddle boards onboard, snorkels and goggles, and two fishing rods, which we trawl with while sailing. Includes: 2 Glasses of Local Bubbly per adult • Braai with 200g meat and two side dishes • Cash bar on board • 2 SUPS, 2 fishing rods, snorkels and goggles
• Minimum of 6 people

Romantic Sunset

ROMANTIC PRIVATE CRUISE FOR TWO
What a better way to romance your partner than with a romantic dinner cruise in Knysna, just the two of you. Start your evening in style with a Knysna sunset cruise and enjoy all the magic of sailing while the sky gets painted in romantic hues of pink and orange, its exquisite. All romantic sunset cruises include a gourmet platter. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or intolerances.
R4900 for two for 1 hour 30 minutes / R5900 for two for 2 hours 30 minutes for a sunset cruise
Light snacks and 2 glasses of Bubbly per adult included.
(Not available in December and January)

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.