Day Sail

Embark on a journey of discovery and adventure aboard the Outeniqua, a sturdy 50-foot sloop yacht. Our day sail ocean charter takes you into the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean.

Feel the excitement build as we sail into the open sea, surrounded by the endless blue horizon and the thrill of the ocean. Take in the majestic views of the coastline, and keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, and sea birds as we explore the ocean’s wonders.

Onboard, enjoy our picnic-style catering, featuring platters of savory snacks, cheeses, and fresh seasonal fruits. Indulge in your favorite drinks from our cash bar, offering a selection of refreshing beverages to quench your thirst during your ocean adventure.

Our experienced crew will navigate the yacht through the waves, ensuring a safe and exhilarating experience. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or just looking for a new adventure, our day sail ocean charter is the perfect choice for those seeking a truly unforgettable experience on the open water. Departing from the Knysna Waterfront, join us on an ocean quest like no other!

Very good experience and great luck to see so many active whales, which is even better than the other day we were in Hermanus. Impressive!!!
Jiexian You

Departure Times

  • 10h00
  • Minimum of 6 pax per trip
  • Maximum of 12 pax per trip

What’s included

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

Tour Details

Rates - click to read more

R2 700.00 per person

Please note this is considered to be an adult activity, however, children are welcome on board by arrangement and depending on conditions. No special child rates available. A minimum of 6 passengers is required to proceed with this charter. This charter is subject to availability and special time slots, please contact our offices to pre-book this charter
(Valid from the 1st of December 2023 to 30th November 2024)

Directions and parking - click to read more

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 Co-ordinates - click to read more

34 degrees 02’ 30.3”S 23 degrees 02’ 41.2”E

Useful information and tips for a perfect sailing charter - click to read more

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 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? - click to read more

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 - click to read more

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 and conditions - click to read more

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