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John Benn Cruise

Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 1693
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Lunch done right

An amazing journey on an old school legendary ferry - the John Benn is so rich and steeped in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chris B
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Cape Town
Knysna Heads

We've been on this cruise a few times, especially enjoyed the latest one as the weather permitted a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MeMyselfAndTiffany
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good50%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“knysna heads” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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+27 44 382 1693

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Reviewed 6 days ago

An amazing journey on an old school legendary ferry - the John Benn is so rich and steeped in Knysna's history that it is a MUST DO when you come to visit - and try the fish and chips - some of the best in...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been on this cruise a few times, especially enjoyed the latest one as the weather permitted a turn in the heads. Spectacular!

Thank MeMyselfAndTiffany
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for you review. We are so pleased the weather played along!!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had a great lunchtime cruise and really enjoyed our day in the town. The drinks were good and the boat was not over crowded. Will always do this trip to the heads. Marvellous.

Thank Grant M
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A smooth leisurely cruise in the lagoon for 90 mins. We had the set menu which was basic but better than anticipated. Staff very helpful and keen to make you comfortable. Some commentary about the local area and history although sometimes difficult to make out...More

Thank Phillip A
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 30 June 2017

We took this cruise in the evening. It has a restaurant attached to it but we did not use it. We went on the upper deck and enjoyed the view and weather. The boat is pretty steady.

Thank vidyapm
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 25 June 2017

The woman and man upstairs who are attendants upstairs are so not well-educated. They talk to us with snobbish attitude and threw the menu on the table. Everything they are talking privately are involved with racial discrimination to Asian people. That is definitely the worst...More

2  Thank yehfeng
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Being on time is the key. Sit on the upper deck. As it grows dark, find a place inside. Food is not great, drinks are ok. Service takes a bit. But if one clubs this with a dinner at the waterfront, worth the time.

Thank Jibu2010
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Really underwhelming. The good thing is that the boat is very steady so if you have motion sickness from the rocking of the boat, you probably won't experience it on this one. There is an upstairs and a downstairs. The food is located downstairs. Our...More

Thank twirlhrr
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I loved the John Benn cruise. It was relaxing and the food was great. The staff were friendly and the sights were lovely. It's not a fast adventure boat but a relaxing floating restaurant. I will definitely go on the cruise again.

Thank J3650VRkates
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Me my wife and my in-laws made use of the John Benn Cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. Very relaxing with great and friendly service. The drinks we ordered was tasteful and served wit a smile. The choice of music on the cruise was not necessarily...More

Thank JohannRossouw
The Featherbed C, Guest Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for your comments and we have taken note of your suggestions.

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Ria A
27 December 2016|
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Response from Yvette W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ria. We paid R190 per person for the cruise, and then we paid another R300 or so for our meals and drinks.
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