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Departure times

Summer – 10h00 or 11h00
Winter – 10h00

All year

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To experience the thrill of sailing

This 4 hour leisure cruise takes you out the Heads to spend some quality time out in the Indian Ocean. Experience the thrill of sailing as you cruise over the Knysna lagoon, glide between the impressive Knysna Heads and put out into the open ocean on a luxurious yacht. This sailing experience culminates in a gourmet finger lunch with sparkling wine so that you can truly savour the moment in style.

 

The Knysna coastline is one of the gems of the Garden Route so make the most of it on this sailing activity. Get out onto the sea and embrace the spirit of adventure.

 

All our trips are ocean going trips and are weather and sea conditions dependent. Only the skipper of the vessel can make a judgement call on these conditions which are determined on the day of the charter. Conditions are influenced by tide, wind direction & speed and sea swell, therefore going out through the Knysna Heads is never guaranteed.

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R 1 200 per person

'We had an absolutely fantastic experience and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Knysna. The staff were fantastic and it was simply a pleasure to be on board with them.'

Bec B

Brisbane, Australia

Included & not included

  • Delicious Mediterranean platter (own food & drink not permitted on board)
  • Complimentary glass of South African Cap Classique
  • Full service cash bar & credit card facilities
  • Toilet
  • Laliza life jacket supplied
  • Souvenirs available

Tour details

Rates

R1 200 per person
Not recommended for childred under 5 years

Directions & parking

Coming from PE/ Plettenberg Bay: Take N2 to Knysna, 3rd Traffic light left (Waterfront drive) follow till next Traffic light, left again onto Long Street and continue onto Thesen Harbour Town. At the circle, look for parking on the left near Tapas & Oysters restaurant. Our office and retail outlet is directly behind Jawitz Property Group.

Coming from George: N2 to Knysna 1st Traffic light turn right onto Waterfront drive, 2nd Traffic light Right onto Long Street and continue onto Thesen Harbour Town. At the circle, look for parking on the left near Tapas & Oysters restaurant. Our office and retail outlet is directly behind Jawitz Property Group.

GPS coordinates

34° 02’29.75”S | 23° 02’53.1”E

Useful information and tips for a perfect sailing cruise

Sea sickness
It is better to be safe than sorry. If this is your first time out on the ocean, you may want to consider motion sickness medications. These can usually be found at most pharmacies. Prescription medications are also available through your doctor. Most medications must be taken a few hours prior to the trip so be sure to check the label. Once your trip begins, it is too late to take anything. Refer below for some helpful hints if you are feeling queasy.

 

A few helpful hints if you start to feel queasy
Remember sea sickness can sometimes be stopped if caught in time. Sometimes this is all that it takes. Nibble on crackers and sip on ginger ale. It can really help to have something in your stomach. Look at the horizon. Looking at something that is not moving helps the equilibrium.

 

A good breakfast is key!
Very often people will go on their first trip fearing they may get sick and will skip breakfast or lunch assuming that no food in their stomach means they won’t get sick. In fact, the opposite is true. An empty stomach produces acids and can actually make you sick. Eat a good carbohydrate breakfast and rather avoid fatty or fried foods.

 

Keep hydrated
Don’t get dehydrated! When on the ocean it is recommended that you keep hydrated by drinking water or ginger ale but a avoid drinks that are high in sugars. We have a full service cash bar available for you.

 

Keep Warm!
It is always colder on the ocean than on land. Dress in layers and bring extra clothes. Sometimes on choppy days people can get wet and chilled. We will supply you with lovely warm blankets for those extra chilly days.

 

Don’t forget the sunblock and sunglasses!
Water reflects and magnifies the sun rays. Without protection you can get severely sunburned during your trip. Be sure to bring your sunglasses to protect your eyes from glare on the water.

What to bring

Camera or Camcorder
Make sure your batteries are fully charged or you have a spare set to ensure you don’t miss the “money shot”. And don’t forget your memory card.

 

Cozy socks!
We have a strict no shoes policy on-board and guests are advised to bring socks during the colder season.

 

Warm clothes
Ideally you should wear a nice warm jacket or hoodie as it can get really chilly out on the ocean. We will supply you with a blanket if the day is colder than normal.

 

Sunscreen and Sunglasses
On sunny days you can get quite sunburned so put on plenty of sun protection and sunglasses will help protect your eyes from glare off the water.

What you might see

Although we are not a permitted whale watching vessel, guests can expect to see a diverse range of marine life from whales and dolphins to a host of pelagic birds endemic to our pristine coastline.

Terms & conditions

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Map & contact details

21 Waterfront Drive Knysna

21 Waterfront Drive
Knysna
6570

+27(44) 382 0321
+27(44) 382 0421
+27(82) 470 6022
info@springtide.co.za

Regional weather forecast

19°C
Wind: 17km/h SW
Broken Clouds
Humidity: 63%
Knysna weather
Sat
15°C
Sun
16°C
Mon
18°C

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