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Sailing Yacht Knysna - 1.5 hour Short sail


Activity Description

Although this is our shortest sailing cruise and excludes catering, you will still thrill at the wind in the sails and the beautiful scenery out through the Knysna Heads and along the spectacular coastline. If you love sailing, this experience offers you a little taste of everything. From the calm waters of the lagoon, through the magnificent Knysna Heads and on to the vast expanse of the open ocean, you and your family can enjoy many different aspects of a day at sea with our highly experienced crew. This rare opportunity to combine lagoon and sea sailing means you can feel the rush of the wind in the sails and perhaps even see dolphins and whales, and also float merrily along on the tranquil lagoon, enjoying the view. All our 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 & speed and sea swell, therefore going out through the Knysna Heads is never guaranteed.


Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenSeven days a week, bookings essential. Please note a minimum of 4 passengers are required to run this trip!
WhereSpringtide Sailing Charters Outeniqua Yacht mooring Kiosk No: 7 (next to ice cream kiosk, adjacent to Drydock restaurant) The Knysna Waterfront - Knysna Quays GPS Coordinates: 34° 02’ 30.3” S 23° 02’ 41.2” E Directions to our Yacht for check-in at the Waterfront – Knysna Quays, Knysna. (in front of Dry Dock Restaurant) Make your way to our kiosk (next to ice cream kiosk) for check-in. Kindly arrive 30 minutes before departure. GPS Coordinates 34° 02’29.75”S | 23° 02’53.1”E Directions 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 the bridge and you will find our kiosk on the right-hand side. Our yacht is moored in front of the Dry Dock restaurant. Directions 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 the bridge and you will find our kiosk on the right-hand side. Our yacht is moored in front of the Dry Dock restaurant.
WeatherAll trips weather and sea conditions permitting. Sailing out through the Knysna Heads is determined only on the day and by the skipper!
What to WearDress casual & comfortable. We have a no shoes policy on board so bring socks during cooler months. For summer months bring bathing costumes!
Things to BringYou are advised to bring sunblock, sun hats and a warm top or jacket. Don’t forget your camera. Please note we have a no-shoes policy on board our vessel so guests are advised to wear socks during the colder months.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly booked guests


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Lagoon and Ocean cruise
Laliza life jacket supplied
Full-service cash bar & credit card facilities
Toilet facilities onboard

ExclusionsAll drinks and refreshments are for your own account. Tab payable at the end of the cruise.


Please note that while this is considered an adult activity, children are welcome on board under the supervision of their parents at all times.
Since we are limited to a carrying capacity of only 12 passengers, children are charged full fare.
Minimum of 4 guests required to run this trip. If the minimum number of guests has not been reached by the time of the service, the trip will either be cancelled or guests are welcome to pay the minimum fee equivalent to 4 adult tickets to proceed with the trip.

Customer Reviews

Afternoon, Our day was filled with more fun. Friendly Captain and his assistant ( Photographer ??) I will certainly book it once more when am around. May our Lord bless you ? Regards, Tebadi - Tebadi

We all loved it! The crew was very friendly and interacted with us. At all times we knew what to expect. They were very informative about the lagoon and the history thereof. It was always on our bucket list to sail through the Knysna Heads. So so beautiful! A trip sure to remember! - Ilse

We had a wonderful experience! The staff are very friendly and helpful. We had a two year old on the boat and everyone enjoyed the time on this leisure cruise. - Christa

Excellent trip, fabulous yacht, just a nice amount of time for the 'non sailor'. Very friendly and knowledgeable guides. - John

Cool boat ride with a very experienced crew. Well organized and super committed guys! Due to time limit of 1.5 hrs you have to expect a limited tour radius. I would recommend to book a longer tour. Have seen dolphins nevertheless... - Klaus

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