A trip to Knysna is not complete without a cruise on the pristine Knysna Lagoon, home to the world famous Knysna Heads and many species of bird and marine life. Join us onboard the "Oyster Boat" for a memorable, leisurely 75 minute long cruise to the famous Knysna Heads and back. Sit back and relax, enjoy the feeling of our African sun on your face, the wind in your hair, while viewing Knysna from a unique vantage. Enjoy hearing all about one of SA's favourite coastal towns, Knysna, from a local, homegrown perspective!
Cruises depart daily from our Activity Desk at TH24B Thesen Island Cafe and Shop, Thesen Island. Please remember your camera, sunblock, sunhat and wind breaker (just in case!).
Drinks and snacks are not provided on this cruise, but guests are welcome to purchase drinks from the restaurant and bring them onboard. And remember - our boat is perfect for families and children of all ages are welcome.
Good to know
- Daily departures 09:00, 10:30, 12:00 and 13:30
- Tour runs daily year round
- Weather dependant
- Guests are required to be at the boat 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time
- The vessels are very comfortable and come equipped with jackets and blankets in case the wind picks up on the tour around the Knysna Lagoon
- Drinks and snacks are not provided on this cruise, but guests are welcome to purchase drinks and bring them onboard
- Boat cruise
- Qualified skipper
- Gratuities (optional)
- Warm jacket in case the weather changes
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I booked a honeymoon sunset cruise for my wife and myself, and wow, was I amazed. I have to be honest, at first I was taken a bit back by the boat, but once we got going everything changed. Our guide (I forgot his name but he's been living in Knysna for 15 years) was absolutely amazing and made this trip so special. We were given such cool info, taken to beautiful spots all around the lagoon and then treated to fresh oysters and white wine.
You are then dropped off at the doorstep of Scirocco's which is an amazing seafood restaurant and our table was perfectly placed with a stunning view.
I could genuinely recommend this experience to anyone interested.
The staff was super friendly and a joy to be around. Keith who took us on the tour was informative as well. Great trip.
Make your way to Knysna Charters located at the Knysna Quays, for water activity bookings. The offer consists of SUP'ing (stand up paddle boarding), canoeing as well as various boat rides. Prices are based on equipment hire and time. Life jackets are available
Spectacular cruise. Spectacular views. Great 'captain'. Thank you Alex for the entertaining 75 minutes. 😊
Light Cancellation Policy
The guest can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 24 hours before arrival.
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