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Our Knysna Sailing and Sunset Cruises​

Fun and relaxation guarenteed!

All our catamaran cruises depart from the jetty in front  of Sirocco restaurant on Thesen Island. We then venture out for a magical sail on the Knysna Lagoon, navigate the famous Knysna Heads and then head out to sea to explore the spectacular marine and bird life of the Indian Ocean. Being joined by pods of dolphins or a friendly seal is a magnificent experience.

We have a variety of cruise options. Enjoy an exhilarating day cruise, sunset cruise or private charter aboard one of our luxury catamarans, or on our leisure boat, Serendipity with ample time for lazing in the sun, swimming, snorkelling and delicious snacks with bubbly, wine and beer. There is nothing that makes you feel more alive than breathing in the fresh ocean air while gazing out over the blue horizon with the sun on your skin.  

Luxury Sunset Cruise

R 990 per Adult. R 840 Children under 12yrs
Watch an exquisite sunset onboard a luxury catamaran while you take in the magnificent ocean views and enjoy an ice cold glass of bubbly. A magical sail on the Knysna Lagoon, and through the famous Knysna Heads and out onto the open ocean. Look out for pods of dolphins and other beautiful creatures. You might even see a whale! On the way back we will treat you to South African style braai with meat and salads

Romantic Sunset Cruise

2 HR 30 MIN – R 5 900
There is no better setting for a romantic evening with your special person. This intimate cruise at the golden hour of the day gives your panoramic views of Knysna framed by the Outeniqua mountains. Sail on the lagoon and out the Knysna heads to explore the Indian Ocean and coastline. We will treat you to light snacks and bubbly on the way. There's also a cash bar onboard if you fancy something different.

Scenic 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. Spend some time relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing.

Private Romantic

1 HR 40 MIN – R 4 900

There's no better way to create magic memories with 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.

Onboard 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.  Speak to our crew to customise a cruise to your liking. We offer variety of charter options to suit the particular preferences of each unique guest.
On our private charters we can create an exciting journey – Hire a musician, a DJ, a private chef, a mixologist for those exquisite cocktails, or photographer, we can make it all happen. The value, luxury, comfort, space and fun which we offer is unmatched by any operator in the area. Our two Catamarans and lagoon lounger can take up to 12 guests per boat exclusively.

Private 1h40


Take in epic views, snap photos of loved ones and listen to relaxing music while you sip on ice cold drinks. Book a private cruise for 12 at a discounted rate, and we can tailor the cruise to your preference.
01h40 - R 7 000
*snacks or oysters available on pre-order

Private Sunset


We have two Catamarans which take 12 guests exclusively. Book a sunset cruise for 12 at a discounted rate, speak to our professional team to create a unique event. The possibilities are endless.
02h30 - R9 000
*snacks or oysters available on pre-order

Private 3h40


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

Perfect for a family or corporate outing, photo shoot, marriage proposal, or any other special occasion you may have.

This unforgettable experience is your private charter for up to 12 guests. Speak to our team to customise your cruise event. 04h30 - R14 000
*We can arrange a private chef for a gourmet experience.

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.