Day Sail

Take a 4 hour sabbatical from life and climb aboard the Outeniqua yacht, for a sensational experience. Let her take you on an adventure along the cool waters of the estuary, through the rugged Knysna heads, and out into the Indian ocean, the ultimate sailing experience.

Become one with the yacht as she glides over the surface of the ocean heeling with the wind at full sail. Sit back and let our crew entertain you with their knowledge and sailing skills. Marvel at the extraordinary marine and birdlife that inhabit our unique coastline all year round spoiling us with incredible sightings. Sip on a glass of chilled bubbly and take it all in before heading back through the iconic headlands. A delicious Mediterranean spread of finger foods, fresh breads and a refreshing fruit platter will be served while you soak up the surroundings and enjoy the moment, as we slowly cruise along the estuary.

All our trips are ocean going trips and are weather and sea conditions dependent. The skipper in charge of the vessel will make a judgement call on these conditions and this can only be determined at the time of departure. Conditions are influenced by tide, wind direction, wind speed and the swell at sea, therefore going out through the Knysna Heads, and out to sea, is never guaranteed.

Departure Times

  • Summer – 10h00 or 11h00
  • Winter – 10h00

What’s 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
  • Laliza life jacket supplied

Tour Details

Rates - click to read more

R1550.00 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.

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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