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Address: Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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+27 44 382 1693

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A lovley cruise on a summers evening

A fantastic way to spend an hour and a half on the water! You can eat in the restaurant on board or just buy drinks from the bar and take in the ambience as you sail along.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Polly D
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fantastic way to spend an hour and a half on the water! You can eat in the restaurant on board or just buy drinks from the bar and take in the ambience as you sail along.

Thank Polly D
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I had to rate the boat cruise itself, I would have probably rated it 5 out of 5. Boat was on time, well organized with great views etc... However, seeing as it was a bar and restaurant we tried the tapas/starters and drinks. Draft beer was nice and cold but over priced. R40 a glass! (You already pay R190pp... More 

Thank gideonv962
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Received such bad service on this cruise. Half an hour into the trip and our order was not taken. Not even attended to at all. The manager and waiters walked by numerous times. Seems local South Africans are much lower on the priority list compared to tourists in this establishment. Overall a terrible and boring experience. Would rather have spent... More 

Thank Shaheen J
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Awesome experience, vibe and food. We went with out two year old twin boys who were calm and happy. The ride was really comfortable, I would definitely go again!

Thank Kelly J
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A must for you family/friends visiting. Nice to cruise out on the lagoon while enjoying a cocktail and some food. Kids friendly and my toddler was able to move around. Its enclosed so safe and out of the elements

Thank Ann K
Paarl, South Africa
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165 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We will never tire of a trip on the Knysna Lagoon; we do it at any given opportunity. The sights are of course incredible and the service on board is commendable. A salute to Terra who was in charge of the top deck. Impressive how he maintained control even though a big big tourist group was also on board. We... More 

Thank GrietWesternCape
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went to the featherbed information kiosk in the quays to get tickets for a cruise to the heads. Our plan was to do the Threelegs Rivercat cruise but the guy in the kiosk said the weather would not allow us to get to the heads. He recommended the John Benn cruise instead. It was really difficult getting information from... More 

2 Thank simon c
Cape Town, South Africa
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I have a feeling the people who have given bad reviews for this floating restaurant were in a bad mood, or used to touristy commercial boat trips. Our cocktails were delicious, and our starters and mains were flawless. We had blue cheese spring rolls for starters which were amazing. My main was a beef schnitzel that was done to perfection... More 

Thank Yvette W
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I personally & my family did not liked this cruise ride. Full waste of time & boring. Instead of this you can enjoy shopping & eating in this place. This is my personal review. If you want to relax & want to drink with your friends then ok otherwise no use of going for cruise. Once you checked in then... More 

Thank Dilip B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely trip on the John Benn for a sunset cruise. Unfortunately it was overcast and chilly but still an enjoyable experience. Beautiful view of the Heads and Knysna.

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