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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

Catamaran Sailing Trips

Luxury 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. Time to relax and enjoy some delicious snacks with a toast.
•Includes - a glass of local bubbly and light snacks
• Cash bar on board
• Group Special R9000 - max 12

Sunset Quickie

R 790 per Adult

Experience an exquisite sunset aboard one of our luxury sailing catamaran. We depart from Sirocco, on Thesen Island, explore the natural beauty of the magnificent Knysna estuary, consisting of coves, bays, and beaches along the way. Navigate through the Knysna heads out onto the open Indian Ocean, abundant with marine life... On the way back enjoy some delicious snacks.
•Includes - Light snacks
• Cash bar on board
• Group Special R7000 - max 12

Adventure Sunset Cruise

R 1 590 per Adult
R1 440 Children under 12yrs
 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 marine and bird life of the Indian Ocean. On the way back we drop anchor at featherbed to enjoy some delicious snacks, take a swim or enjoy stand up paddle boarding.
• Includes - 200g meat accompanied by 2 side dishes
Group Special R15 000 - max 12

Scenic Day Cruise

R790 per Adult
R640 Children under 12yrs
An amazing way to explore the natural beauty the Knysna lagoon has on over, with magical bays and coves. We navigate through the Knysna Heads out into the open Indian Ocean, abundant with a diversity of marine and birdlife. On the way back soak up the sun, nibble on some light snacks on offer and hydrate with some drinks available for purchase.
• Includes - light snacks
• Cash bar on board.
• Group Special R7000 - max 12

Luxury Day Cruise

R990 per Adult
R840 Children under 12yrs
We set sail and venture out on the Knysna Lagoon, while toasting to glass of bubbly. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Knysna heads and explore the marine life of the Indian Ocean. On our return, you'll have some time to relax have a snack, take a swim or venture off on one of our stand-up paddle boards available onboard.
Includes - a Glass of Local Bubbly per adult & light snacks • Group special R9000 - max R9000

Adventure Cruise

R1390 per Adult
R1240 Children under 12yrs
Time to soak up the sun and have some fun. Your journey starts at Siroccos, on Thesen Island Harbor, Enjoy what the Knysna lagoon has on over before we navigate the Heads out onto the open ocean, abundant with marine and birdlife. On route back we drop anchor, light the fire and let the fun begin!
Includes - a Glass of Local Bubbly per adult • Braai - 200g meat & 2 sides • 2 SUPS, 2 fishing rods, masks and snorkels
Minimum of 6 people

Romantic Cruise

1 HR 45 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.
Includes - a Glass of Local Bubbly
• Gourmet snacks for 2
Light lunch/dinner option available on pre-order

Private Sailing 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.
01h45- R 7 000
02h45- R9 000
03h45- R12 000
04h45- R14 000
• snacks available on pre-order

Overnight Charters

R 15 540 Per night

Words cannot describe the magic of a night on the water. Join us for an unforgettable night or two on the Knysna Estuary.
Excludes: Cleaning fee R1500 Chef and meals
Beach towels
Includes: Skipper Fuel Insurance Bedding &
Bath towels

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.