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Water Activities

Through the tranquil waters of the picturesque Knysna Lagoon, surrounding lakes and rivers, estuaries and the Indian Ocean there are numerous water sport activities such as boat tours, sailing tours, sunset-cruises, canoeing, surfing, kite-surfing, waterski, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Ocean Sailing Charters and Boat Trips

Enjoy a magical sail on the Knysna lagoon, discover the Knysna Heads and explore the Indian Ocean.

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Sailing Charters

Let mother nature entertain you. Sit back, enjoy a glass of bubbly while witnessing the enchanting backdrop of a Knysna sunset. Let the wind guide you and show case the most picture perfect, rugged coastlines the garden route has to offer. 

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Knysna Lagoon & Ocean Charters

   - Whale Watching
   - Ocean Eco Tours
   - Lagoon Tours

Ocean Odyssey offers a wide range of boating activities. They hold a official whale watching permit that allow the vessel to approach whales to within 50m in the Knysna area. Throughout the year Ocean Charters offers Ocean Eco Tours.

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Boat Cruise – Knysna Lagoon

Cruise on the pristine Knysna Lagoon to the Knysna Heads and enjoy the many species of birds and marine life and the beautiful surroundings. Book your sunset curise and enjoy the sunset from the Knysna Lagoon.

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Knysna Lagoon Oyster Tour - All about the Knysna Oysters

Knysna is famous for its Oysters. Learn all there is to know about the Knysna Oysters and join the Oyster Tour for the ultimate oyster experience on the Knysna Lagoon. Taste the difference between wild and cultivated oysters, whilst cruising on the Knysna Lagoon and get an Oyster educational experience. The cruise includes a glass of local white wine and oysters for tasting.

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Knysna Lagoon Cruise - Restaurant & Bar

John Benn is a double-decker floating restaurant and bar with comfortable and cosy wooden finish. Enjoy a cruise on the calm water of the Knysna Lagoon and enjoy wonderful views, while you have a drink at the bar.

Departure: Knysna Waterfront Quays, Waterfront Drive

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Sailing Cruise with the "Heads Explorer" Catamaran Yacht

with „Heads Explorer“ Catamaran Yacht and the experienced crew you get an unforgettable sailing experience on the Knysna Lagoon to the Heads and beyond (ocean conditions permitting).

With the sunset cruises you can enjoy a delicious anti-pasta platter and some wine and get a romantic way to experience the Knysna Lagoon.

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Kayak Hire

Hire a kayak and explore the Knysna Lagoon. Take some time to stop at the beaches and explore the beautiful surroundings and marine life.

Duration: Minimum 1 hour

Departure Point: Quay Four Restaurant, Thesen Island Harbour Town, Knysna

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Surf School Knysna

- Surfing: Learn to surf from proffesionals and have great fun. In a few hours you learn to stand on a board and surf in the waves. There are special lessons for children as well. 

 Besides Surfing there are also Kloofing, Snorkling and Boating activities that can be booked

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The Garten Route Nationalpark offers a variety of options to rent a canoe and explore the rivers, lakes, estuaries and lagoons with a canoe.

We are happy to provide detailed information to our guests and advise you on individual trips.

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