< style="color:;" class=" ">1½ HOUR SAILING CRUISE

DEPARTURE TIMES

Summer – 10h00 or 11h00
Winter – 10h00

ALL YEAR

A short yet exhilarating cruise

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To experience our unique coastline

Although this is our shortest sailing cruise and excludes catering, you will still thrill at the wind in the sails and the beautiful scenery out through the Knysna Heads and along the spectacular coastline.

 

If you love sailing, this experience offers you a little taste of everything. From the calm waters of the lagoon, through the magnificent Knysna Heads and on to the vast expanse of the open ocean, you and your family can enjoy many different aspects of a day at sea with our highly experienced crew.

 

This rare opportunity to combine lagoon and sea sailing means you can feel the rush of the wind in the sails and perhaps even see dolphins and whales, and also float merrily along on the tranquil lagoon, enjoying the view.

 

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.

VIEW MEDIA

R 670 per person

'From the friendly staff, the classy yacht, the panoramic view of the Heads (& the chance to steer the yacht for a short while) everything was perfect for one of the highlights of our honeymoon.'

JAN-PAUL KOORTS

Holland - 2015

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • NO CATERING
  • FULL SERVICE CASH BAR & CREDIT CARD FACILITIES
  • TOILET FACILITIES
  • LALIZA LIFE JACKET SUPPLIED
  • SOUVENIRS AVAILABLE

TOUR DETAILS

RATES

R 670 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 & 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 you 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 a sunburn and sunglasses will help protect your eyes from glare off the water.

WHAT YOU MAY 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 coastline.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS

GENERAL 
1. Minimum of 4 guests required to run a trip. 
2. Management reserves the right to cancel any transfer or activity due to unforeseen circumstances, including but not limited to, insufficient passengers and/or unfavourable sea or weather conditions. 
3. If the minimum number of guests has not been reached by the time of the service, the trip will either be cancelled or guests are welcome to pay a minimum fee equivalent to 4 adult tickets to proceed with trip. 
4. Management reserves the right to amend/cancel/add terms & conditions without notice. 
5. Guests are required to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure and cannot under any circumstances be late for any charter.  In addition to this, a refund will not be given if passengers ‘miss the boat’. 
6. Persons are not permitted to jump overboard and/or swim. 
7. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to unruly passengers who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or any banned substances. 
8. No food or beverages may be carried on board our vessel. A full cash bar is available for guests. 
9. For the comfort of all passengers and in accordance with South African government legislation, smoking is not permitted on our vessels 
10. We have a strict no shoes policy on-board policy and guests are advised to bring socks during the colder season. 
11. All terms & conditions are subject to South African Law & Jurisdiction.

PAYMENTS & CANCELLATIONS 
1. Full payment is required upon making the reservation and proof of payment will be required in order to receive confirmation. 
2. There will be no refunds in the event of a no-show or last minute cancellation by guests on the activity date. In the event that the activity has not been prepaid, we will debit a full cancellation charge to the client’s credit card. 
3. All requests for amendments to a reservation are required in writing by electronic mail at least 7 days prior to the first activity date. Springtide Charters reserves the right to refuse amendment at its own discretion. 
4. In the event of an amendment not received 7 days prior to activity booked the guest/tour operator will still be responsible for the full cost for the total number of passengers originally confirmed. 
5. In case of a weather cancellation, weather conditions are judged exclusively by the management of Springtide Charters. Guests must report for the service/activity unless notified by Springtide Charters staff or management. 
6. In the event of a cancellation by Springtide Charters management, a full refund will be given on the amount paid (or refunded to booking agent). 
7. In the event of a refund, we can only refund via the same method of payment using the same account number that was used to make the initial payment, i.e. if you paid with a specific credit card then we can only refund back into that credit card. 
8. Third party bookings (booking office or concierge bookings) are required to request clients card details for all reservations. 
9. We do NOT accept International Fund Transfers due to certain international bank charges that may be incurred.

INDEMNITY 
1. All passengers are required to sign an indemnity form for all activities they are participating in prior to departure of the activity. 
2. If a guest refuses to sign the indemnity form, the guest will not be able to partake in the activity and will not receive a refund. 
3. The indemnity form must be signed by a Parent/Legal guardian for minors under 18 years.

CHILD POLICY 
1. Children under the age of 10 are welcome but as this is considered an adult type of activity, children must be supervised by parents at all times. 
2. No unaccompanied minors are allowed. 
3. Children are classified as a passenger therefore the full rate will apply to them. 
4. Indemnity requirements for children under 18 apply. Please refer Indemnity T & C’s above.

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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

17°C
Wind: 5km/h WNW
Cloudy
Humidity: 88%
Knysna weather
Tue
19°C
Wed
19°C
Thu
21°C

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