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Oyster Tour


Activity Description

Our coastal town of Knysna and Oysters go together like champagne and caviar, sea and sky, summer breezes and cold beers … if you’re more than a little intrigued by oysters, then join us for the ultimate oyster experience on the spectacular Knysna Lagoon. Learn all there is to know about one of the world’s most loved delicacy, taste the difference between wild and cultivated oysters, all whilst cruising the lagoon to the Heads and surrounds. Ask questions, take photo’s, excite your taste buds – all on board our “Oyster Boat” with a small group of guests. The cruise includes complimentary local white wine and oysters for tasting. Extra oysters are available on pre-order to enjoy on the boat.
Cruise includes an oyster educational experience, complimentary white wine, and half a dozen fresh oysters per person.

Cruises depart daily from our Activity Desk at Heads Up Coffee & Co, Thesen Island Harbour Town, Knysna. Please remember your camera, sunblock, sunhat and wind breaker (just in case!) And remember – our boat is perfect for families and children of all ages are welcome.


Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenSeven days a week 364 days a year, our tours are however weather dependent. We are not open on Christmas Day
WhereWe are based at our Activity Desk at Heads Up Coffee & Co, Thesen Island, Sawtooth Lane, 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.
WeatherWeather dependent
What to WearSunblock , sun hat and just in case the weather changes, a warm jacket...we do have blankets available on the boat.
Things to BringCamera and binoculars
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed. Spectators are welcome to wait at our offices 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

InclusionsCruise includes an oyster educational experience, complimentary white wine or soft drink, and half a dozen fresh oysters per person.
ExclusionsAdditional drinks, beverages and snacks are not available on board. Guests are welcome to purchase drinks and bring them on board. 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, Sawtooth Lane, 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

Thank you for a great day out. The presenter was knew what he was talking about. all in all a great day out and enjoyed by all. - ian

HUGE Thanks to Keon (our Captain for the afternoon) and Bjorn who made this Oyster Tour a really fun, interesting and enjoyable experience! We met at the Cafe just across from the waters edge, and once on the boat we appreciated the professional safety brief. We sailed on time and immediately felt safe as the guys expertly handled the craft out towards East Head, Knysna. They were both very friendly and informative and answered the groups' many questions about the area and the historic oyster farms. The fresh oysters (2 types) were expertly shucked by Bjorn and served with the optional seasoning of salt, pepper and 2 flavours of tabasco - absolutely delicious! The white wine (or beer if you prefer) was the perfect accompaniment and the 90 minute tour was perfectly timed. We can highly recommend this very reasonably priced event and will definitely return for another trip when next in Knysna. - Debbie

My husband and I had a great time on the Oyster tour. Our guide Justin was full of information and was really lovely to chat with. He answered all of our questions and gave us some really great insight into the area and the marine life. The tour was beautiful, lovely wines and lots of delicious oysters to enjoy! Thank you so much! - Sharon

Great fun and instructive. Good way to see the coast and stunning scenery and even spotted a seal! Fun international crowd on board too. Thanks! - Susan

Lovely tour. A pity they don't grow oysters anymore at the Knysna lagoon but our guide made it a worthwhile experience. He had good knowledge of the lagoon, sea life and surroundings. They served really nice white wine, (and we are picky!) and they oysters were really good as well - Eva

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