Knysna Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Knysna Sailing trips & boat tours

Knysna: Luxury Sunset Cruise with Captain's Barbeque

1. Knysna: Luxury Sunset Cruise with Captain's Barbeque

Depart from Sirocco Restaurant Jetty on Thesen Island in Knysna.   Our experienced crew will welcome you with a glass of bubbly on board our luxury 55-foot catamaran. We then set sail and follow the picturesque channel past Leisure Isle, Featherbed Nature Reserve and through the world famous Knysna Heads (weather permitting) before setting sail into the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a sumptuous Captain's barbeque while you admire the coastline's abundant array of marine life, such as birds, seals, dolphins, sharks, whales, and much more. You may even get the chance to catch fish.  Enjoy panoramic views of the sunset over the port as you head back to the jetty.

Knysna Sunset Sailing Cruise with Light Dinner and Wine

2. Knysna Sunset Sailing Cruise with Light Dinner and Wine

Have the ultimate sailing experience while soaking up the golden hues of the Knynsa sunset. Depart from the waterfront and cruise through the Knysna Estuary and rugged headlands, a region known for its lush and diverse flora and fauna. Pass by the iconic Knysna Heads, a formation of impressive sandstone cliffs. If weather permits, exit the estuary out onto the vast Indian Ocean for beautiful evening views. Let the natural beauty of Knysna enchant you, from the breathtaking coastline to the diverse marine life. Onboard, savor an appetizing sunset array of savory snacks, cheeses, and fruits, and a complimentary glass of chilled bubbly while you watch the sun sink into the horizon.

Knysna: 2.5-Hour Day Sail & Lunch Charter

3. Knysna: 2.5-Hour Day Sail & Lunch Charter

Join the ultimate sailing experience whilst soaking up the warm sun aboard the beautiful Outeniqua. This 2.5-hour experience departs from the Knysna waterfront and cruises through the Knysna estuary and through the rugged headlands, the beautiful passage to the extensive Indian Ocean. Let the natural beauty of Knysna entertain you, from the breathtaking coastline to the diverse marine life, as the sails to steer us. Guests are treated to an appetizing picnic on deck composed of cheeses, fruits, savory snacks, and a complimentary glass of chilled bubbles, while you take in picturesque surroundings. All the 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 and speed, and sea swell, therefore going out through the Knysna Heads is never guaranteed.  

Knysna: 1.5-Hour Sailing Experience

4. Knysna: 1.5-Hour Sailing Experience

Join the ultimate sailing experience while soaking up the picturesque surroundings of the coast. This 1.5-hour experience departs from the waterfront and cruises through the Knysna Estuary and rugged headlands, a region known for its lush and diverse flora and fauna. Pass by the iconic Knysna Heads, a formation of impressive sandstone cliffs. If the weather permits, exit the estuary out into the vast Indian Ocean for some more vast and beautiful views. Let the natural beauty of Knysna enchant you, from the breathtaking coastline to the diverse marine life, as you allow the sails to take you where the wind blows.

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What people are saying about Knysna

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 25 reviews

This was such a beautiful experience, friendly and caring stuff. The captain was nice and showed us dolphins. The team came prepared with blankets because it does get a bit chilly. The food after the trip was delicious and enough. I would definitely recommend it

Sunset cruise in the Knysna Lagoon. The skipper and staff are incredibly friendly. Very informative about the knysna lagoon history and ridiculously funny. Food was delicious. Options are provided with dietary requirements

there were only three couples (six people) on the catamaran and they had nice food and drinks. The crew took great care and the catamaran was a dream!

Excellent experience, one of a kind. Hosts are gracious and accommodating. The gin tasting and braai was a bonus. We’ll definitely be back.

It was amazing! Great weather,great views, great crew and great food! A must for anyone visiting Knysna.