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Oyster Experience


Activity Description

For those slightly less adventurous and not keen on a boat cruise, (or those just simply too tight for time) but would still love to learn and … deep breath … taste an oyster, then the Oyster Experience is just for you!
This is a hands on, indoor (and so all-weather), oyster demonstration, where you learn all about this famous delicacy, have a go at “shucking” or opening an oyster and tasting the difference between the wild and cultivated varieties.
The Oyster Experience is also perfect for large groups on tour and school groups. Please contact us for availability and further catering options.


Duration45 minutes
WhenSeven days a week.
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.
WeatherAll weather.
What to WearA warm jacket or jersey if it's chilly.
Things to BringDon't forget your camera.
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed on the tour. 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

InclusionsThe land-based demonstration is conducted on Thesen Island and includes half a dozen oysters per person, and a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink.
ExclusionsDrinks and snacks are not provided on this educational experience. Guests are welcome to purchase drinks and bring them along.


All activities are based at the jetty in front of Sirocco Restaurant. Guests are required to be at the jetty 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. We are based at the jetty in front of Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island, Long Street, Knysna.

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