Boating Activities in the Garden Route

Sailing on the Knysna Lagoon to the Heads and beyond to the Indian Ocean is an unforgettable experience. Charter a yacht or do a sailing course to become skipper of your own vessel - Knysna offers it all. Stay at Stannards Guest Lodge while experiencing these amazing adventures.

Knysna is the perfect location for sailing and boating experiences.

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Southern Yachting Academy

  • Start Sailing Adventure
  • Start Sailing Adventure

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    Join Southern Yachting Academy on a unique five-hour Start Sailing Adventure in beautiful Knysna today, where you will participate in steering the yacht, raising and setting the sails, grinding the winches, reading a compass, tying knots and being an active crew member on one of the Academy's offshore sailing yachts. This half-day introduction to sailing course is ideal for adults and children over 12 years with a sense of adventure. Watch our 2 min video for more details and book online at www.southernyachting.co.za today.

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  • Day & Coastal Skipper Courses
  • Day & Coastal Skipper Courses

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    Southern Yachting Academy is SA Sailing accredited and offers 9-day offshore Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper sailing courses from Knysna. Ever dreamt of being the captain of your own yacht and sailing off into the sunset? Well come and experience yachting at its best in the Garden Route and learn to sail with Southern Yachting Academy. Call us for further info on: 044 382 3400

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  • Short Range Certificate
  • Short Range Certificate

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    SAMSA Short Range Certificate two-day courses are offered by Southern Yachting Academy in Knysna each month. These courses are a SAMSA requirement to operate a Marine DSC/VHF Radio on all boats operating further than 1nm offshore. In association with the local yacht club and ski-boat club, Southern Yachting Academy is the preferred training provider for Short Range Certificate courses in Knysna. Call us for further info on: 044 382 3400

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Springtide Sailing Charters

  • Springtide Sailing Charters
  • Unique sailing tours and charters in Knysna - on the Garden Route Coast of South Africa

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    Departing daily from the popular Knysna Waterfront, Springtide Sailing Charters offers different sailing charter options. Our highly experienced crew will take to the helm so you can relax and take in the splendour of our rugged coastline.

    • 2 ½ Hour Sunset Cruise
    • 4 Hour Leisure Cruise
    • 1½ Hour Sailing Cruise
    • 2 ½ Hour Lunch Cruise
    • Private Charters

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Ocean Sailing Charters

  • Ocean Sailing Charters
  • Ocean Rhythm is a luxury 44 foot sailing catamaran

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    Ocean Rhythm, our luxury 44 foot sailing catamaran, built by local world leaders in boutique yacht building, Knysna Yacht Company. We can accommodate 12 guests on a cruise, 8 guests overnight or 30 for an event while anchored.

    • Sunset Cruise
    • Day Cruise
    • Yacht Hire
    • Sailing Holiday

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Ocean Odyssey

  • Ocean Odyssey
  • Boat-based whale watching, marine tours & SUP hire in Knysna

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    Ocean Odyssey offers unforgettable marine adventures. Our close encounter, boat-based whale watching tours and marine eco-tours are perfect activities to add to any itinerary in Knysna. We offer three daily departures and a fleet of ocean going vessels. This is the ideal experience for local visitors and international tourists.

    • Close Encounter Whale Watching
    • Marine Eco-Tour
    • Knysna Heads Adventure
    • Stand-Up Paddling

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The Knysna Yacht Club

  • The Knysna Yacht Club
  • The Knysna Yacht Club is internationally renowned for its hospitality and facilities

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    The club offers two dingy sail training schools, a keelboat club, canoe club, restaurant,2 bars, a small play area for children and yacht berths.

    KYC is an accredited SA Sailing (ISAF - International Sailing Federation) training establishment. The training offered is open to all and largely driven by demand, with the majority of coaching being directed to junior sailors.

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Heads Explorer

  • Heads Explorer
  • Part of the Featherbed experience

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    The catamaran yacht, 'Heads Explorer', is for the adventurous and romantic, creating another unforgettable experience, sailing on the Knysna Lagoon to the Heads and beyond (ocean conditions permitting). This yacht can carry up to 30 passengers for a lagoon sail, and 12 out to sea.

    • 1½ Hour - Leisure Sail
    • 2½ Hour - Sunset Sail


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Tony Cook Adventures

  • Tony Cook Adventures
  • Sleep when you're dead!

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    Tony Cook Adventures is owned and run by the legend himself, Tony Cook. Knysna is a superb base for an awesome array of soft and hard adventures. Tony himself is a self proclaimed adventure addict, and competes in mountain bike races, walks and hikes every trail possible, climbs mountains, paddles a canoe, races surf-ski's, runs, surfs, kiteboards, is fanatical about Stand Up Paddling, and has salt water in his veins!!

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Kayak Hire

Deep Sea Fishing

  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Eco Afrika Tours (Knysna)

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    R900pp (min 4 max 11 pax); NEED FISHING LICENSE

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  • Deep Sea Fishing Charters
  • Deep Sea Fishing Charters

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    Charter one of our fishing boats for an unforgettable angling experience from Knysna through the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads to Gerricka's Point for local reef fishing at its best. We catch Red Roman, Soldiers (Sunta), Kabeljou (Cob), Cape Salmon (Geelbek), Mussel Cracker, Steenbras and in season Garrick (Leervis), Elf (Shad) and other varietals. We provide rods, reels, bait and tackle and you bring a local fishing permit and some good luck! Garden Route Fishing Adventures bookings are made online through www.boatingadventures.co.za, for the best rates in deep sea fishing charters.

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