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Departure times

Summer – 11h00, 12h00 or 13h00
Winter – 11h00 or 12h00

All year

The perfect way to soak up the magnificence of our extensive coastline

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For a magnificent cruise

If you enjoy sailing, this experience, followed by a delicious lunch, is the perfect way to bring a little luxury into your Knynsa adventure. This activity also provides an ideal way to view the spectacular scenery and marine life of the world-renowned Garden Route coastline.

 

The route takes you over the Knysna lagoon, through the impressive Knysna Heads and out into the true freedom of the open ocean.  After a magnificent sail, we return to the calmer waters of the Knysna Estuary and serve a delicious feast of Mediterranean style cuisine along with a glass of fine South African Cap Classique.

 

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 890 per person

'We just spend one week on the Garden Route and doing a sailing trip with Springtide Charters was definitely one of the tour highlights. It was really relaxing and you get another perspective of Knysna.'

Sandra S

Cape Town, South Africa - January 2015

Included & not included

  • Delicious Mediterranean platter
  • All drinks are for your own count – full cash bar & credit card facilities are available
  • Toilet
  • Laliza life jacket supplied
  • Souvenirs available

Tour details

Rates

R890 per person

Not recommended for children under 5 years

Directions & parking

Coming from PE/ Plettenberg Bay: Take N2 to Knysna and turn left onto Waterfront Drive. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left into Gray Street. Park in parking area and make your way through the Knysna Quays promenade. Walk across bridge and you will find our lighthouse inspired ticket office on the right hand side. Our yacht is moored in front of Dry Dock restaurant.

 

Coming from George: Take N2 to Knysna and turn right onto Waterfront drive. Turn right at 1st traffic light into Gray Street. Park in parking area and make your way through the Knysna Quays promenade. Walk across bridge and you will find our lighthouse inspired ticket office on the right hand side. Our yacht is moored in front of Dry Dock restaurant.

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 please remember your sun protection and sunglasses to 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

15°C
Wind: 11km/h SSW
Clear Skies
Humidity: 44%
Knysna weather
Thu
15°C
Fri
21°C
Sat
20°C

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