Knysna Heads Sunset Cruise. This exclusive sunset boat cruise and dinner adventure is the perfect escape for families, friends or couples. Sit back and relax aboard our stylish lagoon cruiser Bella Vita and enjoy the sunshine and exquisite views of the lagoon and bays.
Bella Vita Sunset Cruise Promotion - Dinner Cruise available until 31 October 22 Starting 1 November - this magnificent cruise itinerary remains the same, it will just exclude the Sirocco Dinner. Children will pay R250 only. Snacks and drinks are still available on pre-order.
You will start your journey from Thesen Harbour Town with all its quaint little shops, interesting art, and fantastic restaurants. We will welcome you at the Tapas Jetty and then head out over the turquoise lagoon. Sit back and relax aboard our stylish lagoon cruiser Bella Vita and enjoy the sunshine. Delicious pre-dinner snacks, drinks and oysters are available on pre-order. You will be mesmerised by the exquisite views of the lagoon, framed by our beautiful town and the Outeniqua mountains as a backdrop. We often see a playful seal or interesting birdlife along the way. You are welcome to bring your own music on private charters, we have a sound system onboard.
We depart daily, every 2 hours from Thesen Island, bookings are essential. You can book per person, or hire the boat exclusively for the ultimate function, or celebration. Our maximum capacity is 12 people per cruise. The cruise will last 1h30 mins. After that we will return to the pick-up point where you will walk over to the Sirocco restaurant which is only 20 meters away from the boat. Here we will treat you to a special 2-course menu, which was designed for our guests exclusively. Should you wish to include your kids in this promotion, you can book the adult price or alternatively they can order from the normal Sirocco kiddies menu at your own cost.
Cruise inclusive menu for adult price R450 Grilled Baby Sole Three grilled baby soles served with savoury rice and lemon butter sauce or Half Baby Chicken Semi deboned half baby chicken flame-grilled in our Portuguese peri peri sauce and served with cumin rice or 2 Topping Pizza Sirocco thin crust Margherita pizza with 2 toppings of your choice or Ceaser Salad Cos lettuce, anchovies, bacon, croutons and parmesan cheese
Dessert Macadamia Nut Chocolate Brownie Served with sensational chocolate sauce, Macadamia nuts and vanilla ice cream. or Gourmet Ice Cream Your choice of 3 scoops of our selection of gourmet ice cream
You are welcomed on board in front of Tapas Restaurant on Thesen Island. We venture out to explore the beauty of the Knysna lagoon and take a peek into the Knysna Heads.
Good to know
- Please use the bathrooms on Thesen Island before you board. There are no toilets onboard
- Max 12 guests per boat
- No shoes on board. Please bring some cozy socks along in the winter.
- No smoking on board
- You are welcome to bring your own music along for private cruises
- 1h-1h30min Sunset Cruise
- Drinks can be arranged on pre order
- Light pre-dinner, snacks can be arranged @R75pp
- Medium Oysters available by pre-booking @ R30 Each
- Photographer @ R 990 per cruise
- Live music (violinist) available @ R3500 per cruise
- Something warm, as it can get cooler on the water than on land, especially during the late afternoons
- Please bring your own beach towel, should you want to swim (Only longer cruises)
- Comfortable clothes
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We really enjoyed our sail. Simon and Neil were very friendly and made us feel at home.
We saw dolphins and seals very close up.
The catamaran was great for lounging and enjoying the views.
Safety good. Seen everything there is to sea. Friendly people making bookings and on board.
We have sailed with Ocean Sailing Charters twice, and both times were great. Excellent staff, great service every time.. The most enjoyable part for us is the nature surrounding the lagoon. Lots of gorgeous bird life and dramatic scenery. We would be happy to not have music play and enjoy the sounds of nature, but understand that the usual folks like to have a 'party vibe' and with that, it's better to book a group big enough to exclude having to sail with random people on board, but we have not had the opportunity to do this yet and look forward to sailing with the team again in the near future.
A must do in Knysna!
Extremely friendly staff, a beautiful boat and the perfect setting.
Regardless of our group of 4 being the only booking, Ocean Sailing Charters was willing to take us out on their amazing catamaran for a relaxing afternoon. Super accommodating and professional! 10/10
Our skipper on the Bellavita was very friendly. Thank you for contributing to making our Garden route visit amazing. We will definitely be back again!
We had the most incredible afternoon on board ocean rhythm. The crew were exceptionally professional, friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend booking a sunset cruise. This was a definite highlight of our weekend in Knysna.
It was an awesome experience.
The crew was very informative, professional and accommodating.
Medium Cancellation Policy
The guest can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 48 hours days before arrival.
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