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Knysna Lagoon Boat 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 Experience Knysna Curio Shop next to Sirocco Restaurent , on Thesen Island. Drinks and snacks are not provided on this cruise, but guests are welcome to purchase drinks from the restaurant and bring them onboard. 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 15 minutes
WhenSeven days a week 365 days a year, all tours are weather depending though.
WhereThesen Island Knysna at the Experience Knysna Curio shop next to Sirocco restaurant. Thesen Island is the island in the middle of the lagoon, it has all the white house on it.
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.
ExclusionsDrinks and snacks are not provided on this cruise, but guests are welcome to purchase drinks and bring them onboard.


Please note: Guests are required to be at the boat 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. We are based at Experience Knysna Curio Shop next to Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island (end of Long Str), Knysna.

Customer Reviews

The boat cruise turned out to be a great way to explore the lagoon and see the Knysna heads up close. The boat captain was very informative highlighting various facts about the lagoon. We also got to see a botllenose dolphin along the way so that was great. - Stoyan Stoychev

We were the only travelers for the ash rain caused by the fires in the sorrounding woods. Nonetheless we enjoyed the tour just for us and the availability and explanations of our guide. - Rita Baldesi

Fantastic. Guide was brilliant. So pleased we picked this boat trip above all the others on offer. - Tracy Ireland

it was lovely. Very relaxing and the guide knew a lot about the surrounding areas. Its also great for kids, we had our 4 and 6 year olds there with us. They loved the experience. We would do it again. - Lebogang Mashiloane

the rich history ....was marvellous. our Driver is so rich with the knowledge of Knysna. he really made the ride such and enjoyable time. the 75 minutes booked became so short due to how much he is sooo knowledgeable. i appluad him dearly. thanks LM - Lerato nc makgopa

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