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Address: Waterfront Drive | The Waterfront Knysna Quays, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 382 0321
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Springtide Charters offers exclusive sailing charters aboard a sleek,...

Springtide Charters offers exclusive sailing charters aboard a sleek, custom built 50ft mono-hull yacht called 'The Outeniqua'. Cruises depart daily (weather permitting) from the popular Knysna Waterfront find our Yacht moored in the waterfront next to our brightly painted lighthouse kiosk and ticket office.

After exiting the quays our yacht sets sail across the expansive Knysna estuary and out to into the ocean through the Knysna Heads. We sail parallel to the beautifully rugged Knysna coastline and depending on the sailing conditions we either head east towards the Noetzie area or west towards the Buffalo Bay area. The thrill of sailing surrounded by such show stopping scenery makes this an adventure of a lifetime.Sunset Cruises, 2,3 & 4 hour Day charters,private hire (maximum of 12 passengers).

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Sunset sailing; Must do once visiting Knysna

My friend and I booked a sunset sailing trip of 2.5 hours. We were really looking forward to this trip but unfortunately the yacht encountered some technical issues and therefore... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I booked a sunset sailing trip of 2.5 hours. We were really looking forward to this trip but unfortunately the yacht encountered some technical issues and therefore we were not able to leave the harbour. The skipper Martin and his crew worked super hard in order to control the situation and making sure that a solution to... More 

Thank marianneNL85
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend this sailing charter. It was a 2.5 hour sunset cruise. The crew was friendly and the captain knowledgeable. He gave his best effort to get us out into the Indian Ocean. The ocean is spectacular from a sail boat. We were able to see many whale blows. I would have been disappointed if we would have had... More 

Thank chocolatehound
EvelynP514, Manager at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am glad that you had a lovely sailing trip, we do offer on our sunset cruise only - a complementary glass of bubbly per person/ sparkling wine per person. All other drinks consumed on board is for the clients own account. It is unfortunately not possible to offer an open bar on our trips,... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were spoilt to a Sunset cruise by our friends during our Honeymoon! Well all I can say is Wow wow wow. Dave and Eric you were freaking awesome! The yacht is in immaculate condition and it was a breath of fresh air on how comfortable Dave and Eric handled it in the tricky weather! Dave and Eric, your attentiveness... More 

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EvelynP514, Owner at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we do appreciate it and will pass on to our crew Regards from a lovely warm summery Knysna! More 

Margate, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a must for every visitor to Knysna! Awesome experience, good food, fine wine, insane views, lovely hosts!!!

Thank howzitg
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We did the Sunset Cruise from Knysna waterfront out to the Heads and back on a Sunday evening. We wondered whether we'd have to lend a hand with the sailing at any point, but thankfully we could just sit and relax! It was a relatively windy afternoon so we could get sailing quickly and turn the motor off for most... More 

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Rogiet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were joined by another two holiday makers for a sunset cruise through the Heads of Knysna. Not sailed before and the whole experience was an adventure in the safe hands of the Captain and his one-man crew. On returning through the Heads and heading back to calmer waters we were served a delightful platter of spring... More 

Thank keitharmstrong
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

We went out on sunset cruise from Knysna Quays into the Indian ocean. The cruise itself was amazing seeing the sights, the staff and especially our Skipper for the day, David was very friendly, skilled and knowledgeable about the area. Champagne and a beautiful platter were provided to end off an amazing trip. Don't forget to also try out the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Awesome experience! My wife and enjoyed it. The crew was so friendly and informative. My wife was so scared but the skipper calmed her nerves by telling us his experiences. Will definitely go back.

Thank Lydon L
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

What an amazing experience. We went on the sunset romantic sailing option which included a Mediterranean platter and champagne. This was superb for a honeymoon couple! The yacht was gorgeous sailed by experienced, professional skippers. We were able to go out to sea which was an incredible experience - far less scary than I anticipated - it was actually pretty... More 

Thank Jenna K
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic experience and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Knysna. We had a party of 3 on a gentle afternoon with little wind around, which made for a chilled out afternoon sail with the most amazing sunset. Perfect for some champers and nibbles to enjoy with friends. The staff were fantastic and it was simply a... More 

Thank Bec B

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