Private Cruises on LaraBella

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, SUP, snorkel, or just simply sit back, relax and enjoy every moment.  Speak to our crew to customise a cruise to your liking. 
On our private charters we can create an exciting journey – Hire a musician, a DJ, a private chef, 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. You can enjoy a variety of cruise options with ample time for lazing in the sun, swimming, supping or snorkelling.


Private Scenic Cruises

Explore the natural beauty the Knysna lagoon and navigate through the famous Knysna Heads out into the open Indian Ocean, Spend some time relaxing and sightseeing while you keep an eye out for playful dolphins and seals. On our longer scenic day cruises we will anchor at Featherbed and cool down with a swim, or you can explore snorkelling and our  Stand Up Paddleboards. 

1H40 | R9000 | 12PAX

2H10 | R10000 | 12PAX8

3H40 | R15000 | 12PAX



Private Sunset Cruise

Watch an exquisite sunset onboard a luxury catamaran while you take in the magnificent ocean views and enjoy a glass of ice cold 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. 

2H30 | R12000 | 12PAX

4H30 | R18000 | 12PAX


LaraBella our flagship vessel is equipped with spacious trampolines, an outdoor shower, a braai, a wine cooler, a coffee machine, bar, big lounge saloon area, 4 beautiful en suite cabins, a cash bar and several fridges. Enjoy Knysna’s lagoon and nature on a spacious cruise without crowds, with ample space to laze on the trampolines and soak up the sun, while you enjoy an ice-cold bubbly.

Perfect for a family or corporate outing, a birthday celebration,  photo shoot, marriage proposal, or any other special occasion you may have.
Speak to our team to customise your cruise event. Your cruise departs from the Sirocco jetty in Knysna. You are welcomed on board by your friendly captain and crew. 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 enjoy delicious snacks and sundowners.

An excursion through the Knysna Heads out to the Ocean is weather dependant, and the tides may not always allow us to sail out to sea. Rest assured, though, you will have an exquisite experience no matter which direction we sail.  Snacks can be arranged at additional cost when booking, and we have a cash bar onboard.

On a private cruise we can tailor the cruise to your preference, the perfect platform for something special. Add a private chef, a photographer or live music.

You are welcome to bring your own music along for private cruises.

Our Private Cruise departure times vary with the season. Please make sure you check the departure schedule when booking and arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

• Snacks can be arranged @R75pp
• Medium Oysters available by pre-booking @ R30 Each
• Photographer @ R 990 per cruise
• Live music (violinist) available @ R 3500 per cruise
• Braai option @ R250 pp (200g meat and 2 side dishes)

We have a cash bar onboard with a variety of drinks and soft drinks.

Onboard guest toilet.

Lounge Saloon & kitchen

Coffee machine

Wine cooler

Stand up paddle board, a fishing rod, and snorkels & goggles.

Remember to bring your camera, hat, sunscreen, binoculars and something warm, as it can get cooler on the water than on land, especially during the late afternoons.
Please bring your own beach towel, should you want to swim.
No shoes on board. Please bring some cozy socks along in the winter.
We have a toilet onboard, but please try to use the bathrooms on Thesen Island before you board.
No smoking on board please.

* In the unlikely event that this Catamaran is unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, Ocean Sailing Charters reserve the right to utilize an alternative Catamaran for this experience.

Try Supping

Stand-up paddleboarding is a water sport born from surfing, with modern roots in Hawaii. Stand-up paddleboarders stand on boards that are floating on the water, and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. Speak to our team if you would like to try it.

Have a braai on board

Available on private Charters

Unwind onboard our luxury catamaran while you treat yourself with the delicious local flavours of our captain's braai, and enjoy the amazing view of the sunset colours while sipping on ice-cold bubbly and feasting on steak.

Hire a musician

Music on the water!

At Ocean Sailing Charters, we transcend the ordinary. Speak to our crew to customize a cruise to your liking. We offer a variety of charter options to suit the particular preferences of each unique guest. If you can dream it, we can do it.