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Springtide Sailing Charters

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Address: Waterfront Drive | The Waterfront Knysna Quays, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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+27 44 382 0321
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Springtide Charters offers exclusive sailing charters aboard a sleek,...

Springtide Charters offers exclusive sailing charters aboard a sleek, custom built 50ft mono-hull yacht called 'The Outeniqua'. Cruises depart daily (weather permitting) from the popular Knysna Waterfront find our Yacht moored in the waterfront next to our brightly painted lighthouse kiosk and ticket office.

After exiting the quays our yacht sets sail across the expansive Knysna estuary and out to into the ocean through the Knysna Heads. We sail parallel to the beautifully rugged Knysna coastline and depending on the sailing conditions we either head east towards the Noetzie area or west towards the Buffalo Bay area. The thrill of sailing surrounded by such show stopping scenery makes this an adventure of a lifetime.Sunset Cruises, 2,3 & 4 hour Day charters,private hire (maximum of 12 passengers).

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Lovely Sailing experience

Thank you guys for making our sail so memorable. Unfortunately for the weather as we did not manage to leave the Estuary and sail out into the big wide sea, but I think the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ron W
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Cape Town
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Cape Town
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you guys for making our sail so memorable. Unfortunately for the weather as we did not manage to leave the Estuary and sail out into the big wide sea, but I think the skipper was quite right in making his choice and sticking to it. We had a lovely, quiet sail, great snacks even though none of us were... More 

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EvelynP514, Owner at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it is great to get feedback from clients. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip. We do hope that you get to return one day and that we can take you out to sea next time! More 

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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great crew and meal prepared onboard the boat. Sailing through the Heads was quite an experience. Manning the wheel was very cool.

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EvelynP514, Manager at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip! More 

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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first sailing in knysna - even after visiting for many years now and I don't know why we have never gone for this! Went for my father in laws birthday and it was great - the skipper Sandy and his crew was so professional and did some pretty impressive sailing! We went out on a cloudy day... More 

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EvelynP514, Manager at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is great to get positive feedback, and will pass this onto our staff ! More 

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

As a licensed captain myself, I really appreciated the attention to safety exhibited by the captain and crew as we sailed out into the Indian Ocean. The yacht is large and wide, very stable in normally windy conditions. Despite 10 foot seas and 15 knot winds, we sailed over an hour outside the Heads. It was a lovely journey. Snack... More 

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EvelynP514, Manager at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and compliments we are lucky to have such excellent skippers and happy that you enjoyed your trip with us! More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We booked the sunset cruise and were lucky that the weather allowed us to go through the Heads which is not always possible. The cruise itself was very nice and the crew friendly. However, I find it overpriced (R830.00 per person) - it included a glass of sparkling wine and a mediterranean platter consisting of samosas, deep-fried prawns, etc.(which was... More 

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EvelynP514, Manager at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we do try to offer a great experience to all our guests, the sun sets very late in December/January with the light fading only well after 8pm, we do try to adjust our departure times to the different seasons and time of sunset so that our passengers get the best of the evening and that... More 

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I booked a sunset sailing trip of 2.5 hours. We were really looking forward to this trip but unfortunately the yacht encountered some technical issues and therefore we were not able to leave the harbour. The skipper Martin and his crew worked super hard in order to control the situation and making sure that a solution to... More 

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EvelynP514, Manager at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we are glad that we were able to rectify the problem and that you enjoyed your trip. More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this sailing charter. It was a 2.5 hour sunset cruise. The crew was friendly and the captain knowledgeable. He gave his best effort to get us out into the Indian Ocean. The ocean is spectacular from a sail boat. We were able to see many whale blows. I would have been disappointed if we would have had... More 

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EvelynP514, Manager at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am glad that you had a lovely sailing trip, we do offer on our sunset cruise only - a complementary glass of bubbly per person/ sparkling wine per person. All other drinks consumed on board is for the clients own account. It is unfortunately not possible to offer an open bar on our trips,... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were spoilt to a Sunset cruise by our friends during our Honeymoon! Well all I can say is Wow wow wow. Dave and Eric you were freaking awesome! The yacht is in immaculate condition and it was a breath of fresh air on how comfortable Dave and Eric handled it in the tricky weather! Dave and Eric, your attentiveness... More 

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EvelynP514, Owner at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we do appreciate it and will pass on to our crew Regards from a lovely warm summery Knysna! More 

Margate, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a must for every visitor to Knysna! Awesome experience, good food, fine wine, insane views, lovely hosts!!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We did the Sunset Cruise from Knysna waterfront out to the Heads and back on a Sunday evening. We wondered whether we'd have to lend a hand with the sailing at any point, but thankfully we could just sit and relax! It was a relatively windy afternoon so we could get sailing quickly and turn the motor off for most... More 

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