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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 the jetty in front of Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island. 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 restaurant 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 365 days a year, all tours are weather depending though.
WhereWe are based at the jetty in front of Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island, 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. Sirocco Restaurant is situated on the waters edge.
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 the jetty in front of Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island, Long Street, Knysna.

Customer Reviews

The staff was extremely friendly, they even assisted my grandmother in great detail. All very kind. Trip itself gives a beautiful overview of knysna. Price is a bit high I think but it was definitely a nice boat ride with very kind staff. - Eva Veldman

Great experience. Our skipper was great and really involved the kids in the process whilst still telling the adults all the interesting facts about what we were seeing. Really enjoyed ourselves would recommend to other - Ross Miles

It was an amazing trip and our guide was very informative and amusing - engaging well with the passengers. Happily do it again. - Michael simpson

We had a fantastic tour of the harbour. Our guide was professional and gave us many interesting facts. My children really enjoyed the experience too - Michelle Isaacs

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

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