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Our most recommended Knysna Romance & Special Occasions

Knysna: Luxury Sunset Cruise with Captain's Barbeque Option

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

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: Sunset Cruise

3. Knysna: Sunset Cruise

Indulge your inner romantic and join this fully guided tour aboard the Oyster Boat. Head off slowly towards the impressive Knysna Heads. Take in the splendor of the tranquil lagoon as the sun sets on another perfect day in Africa. Relax while you enjoy a glass of wine with a few fresh local oysters. The cruise is slow and leisurely, ultimately relaxing, and you can’t help but just sit back and take it all in. 

Knysna: Private Scenic Cruise Aboard a Luxury Catamaran

4. Knysna: Private Scenic Cruise Aboard a Luxury Catamaran

Nature’s playground awaits – Sail in beautiful Knysna on a luxury catamaran. We invite you to a magical escape on the Knysna lagoon with the Ocean Sailing Charters Family, an unrivaled experience in nature. Step aboard what feels like your own private yacht and enjoy time to reconnect with your family and friends. All of this delivered in a luxury setting with a team of passionate people at your service. Our charter experience is intimate and personalized, arrive as visitors and leave as friends. Our luxury catamarans navigate the iconic Knysna Heads and sail into the Indian Ocean. The Knysna lagoon and coastline have an abundance of interesting bird and marine life, breathtaking views, and exhilarating adventure. The experience of being joined by a pod of dolphins, or a friendly seal is something which you’ll remember long after the journey has ended. For those that prefer to stay in the calmer waters of the Knysna Lagoon, Bella Vita provides the perfect platform to enjoy your surroundings in lounge-like style and comfort. Our private cruises allow for tailor-made experiences, including live music, and a braai on board, or you can even hire your very own private chef. Our spacious Catamarans will offer the perfect venue for corporate functions, birthday parties, year-end functions, photoshoots, marriage proposals, or any other special occasion you may have. Speak to our crew to customize a cruise to your liking. Our vessels take a maximum of 12 guests each, offering a feeling of your very own private yacht. LaraBella, our flagship vessel is equipped with spacious trampolines, an outdoor shower, a braai, a wine cooler, a coffee machine, a big lounge saloon area, 4 beautiful ensuite cabins, a cash bar, and several fridges.

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What people are saying about Knysna

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

What a Xperience, amazing trip. Crew were so helpfull and on there job so professional.. will do it definitely again!! Great time on sea with Knysna Sunset Cruise!!!❤️

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.