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Experience Knysna’s Coastline with Springtide Charters
The Outeniqua, a stunning 50-foot sloop yacht, has been a beloved fixture in Knysna since 1998. Built in Plettenberg Bay and launched by Springtide Charters’ owner, Steff Pepler, this magnificent vessel boasts a 21-meter mast, 4-meter beam, and luxurious teak deck. With her sleek design and impressive sail plan, the Outeniqua is perfect for sailing enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

Daily Departures from Knysna Waterfront
With daily departures from the Knysna waterfront, the Outeniqua knows the Knysna Estuary and rugged Headlands like the back of her hand. Whether you’re looking for a romantic sunset cruise or an exhilarating 4-hour day sail, this yacht never disappoints. Choose from a variety of charters to suit your mood and preferences:

  • Sunset Cruise: Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the sunsets over the estuary, paired with a light snack platter served picnic style on the deck and two glasses of South African sparkling wine per person.
  • Day Sail: Experience the thrill of sailing in the Indian Ocean, with the possibility of spotting dolphins, seals, and whales (seasonal).
  • Private Charter: Book the Outeniqua exclusively for your group or special occasion, and enjoy a tailored sailing experience.
  • Lunch Cruise: Enjoy a leisurely sail while savouring a light lunch platter served picnic style on the deck.
  • Short Sail: A sweet and simple sailing experience (approximately 1.5 hours) with access to the cash bar onboard.

Onboard Experience
Our skilled and friendly crew will treat you to an exceptional sailing experience, complete with:

  • Snack Platter: A light platter of seasonal fruits, savoury snacks, and cheeses, served picnic style on the deck and adapted to your dietary requirements.
  • Cash Bar: Quench your thirst at our onboard cash bar.
  • Comfortable Seating: Relax on the teak deck, with plush deck pillows to ensure your comfort.
  • Informative Commentary: Learn about Knysna’s rich history, marine life, and sailing techniques from our knowledgeable crew.

Sail Away with Us!
Join us on the Outeniqua for an unforgettable sailing experience! With stunning views, delicious snacks, and refreshing drinks, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime. So hoist the sails and set course for adventure – book your spot today!