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Knysna Heads Boat Tour and Lagoon Cruise


Activity Description

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 TH23, Heads Up Coffee & Co. 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 cafe and bring them onboard. And remember – our boat is perfect for families and children of all ages are welcome.


Duration1 hour 15 minutes
WhenSeven days a week 364 days a year, our tours are however weather dependent.
WhereWe are based at our Activity Desk at TH23, Sawtooth Lane, Heads Up Coffee & Co., Thesen Island Harbour Town, Long Street, Knysna. Directions: drive down Long Street in the direction of the Knysna Heads. Continue down Long Street, over the bridge and onto Thesen Island. At the traffic circle, keep left and park. Heads Up Coffee & Co. is opposite Milk and Honey ,TH 23 Thesen Island. Please arrive 30min before departure times.
WeatherWeather dependent.
What to WearBring your hat, warm jacket in case the weather changes. 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
Things to BringSunblock, camera, binoculars for the avid nature lovers.
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed. Spectators are welcome to wait at the shore until the guests return.


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

InclusionsBoat cruise on the Knysna Lagoon and a qualified skipper to guide your eco tour.

Drinks and snacks are not provided on this cruise, but guests are welcome to purchase drinks from our cafe and bring them onboard.
Additional Snack Platters (Mediterranean Style with a little South African flavour) are available at extra charge on the booking page. Extra wine and oyster options are also available for purchase on the bookings page.


Please note: Guests are required to be at the boat 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. We are based at our Activity Desk at TH23,Heads Up Coffee & Co. Thesen Island Harbour Town, Sawtooth, Knysna.
Please honour your reservation. If you can no longer make the date and time, kindly call us to change your booking or cancel via the links in your confirmation email.

Customer Reviews

My clients had a fabulous sunset cruise to the heads. They loved the whole journey and the sights were spectacular, particularly as they were staying at the top of the heads, and could see their accommodation - which they said gave them a great perspective on the scale and grandeur of the heads. The champagne and oysters really sealed the deal. Congratulations on an amazing experience - Rich

It was great to do the boat trip with you. Thanks - Stefan

I highly recommend Knysna Boat Charters for a cruise to the Heads. The tour guide was informative and fun to listen to. Unfortunately, I cannot remember his name. They also allowed us to re-schedule to later in the afternoon, although we only called them a short period before our morning cruise was about to part. Overall, we had a lovely experience. - Fatima

Absolutely enjoyed the ride, our guide was interesting and informative, during the trip we encountered a southern right whale in the mouth of the lagoon! That made the trip even more exciting. - James

A really great experience for all 8 of us. Our captain, Justin is an excellent host who entertained us with his great knowledge of Knysna. . We look forward to another boat ride next time we are in Knysna - Zakhele

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