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We took a group of 20 teenagers on the cruise. The kids had fun talking and seeing the area and... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Barbie48025
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
It was OK, not so great as told by my tour operator

We landed in George and rushed to get this cruise as the last call was around 5 or 5:30, was... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Sasidar R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very relaxing and enjoyable cruise with good food and awesome views. Fast service and friendly staff.

Thank Vanessa H
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

We took a group of 20 teenagers on the cruise. The kids had fun talking and seeing the area and just relaxing. It was a beautiful cruise with cool information about the area. I love being on the water and seeing the scenery. This was...More

Thank Barbie48025
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for you review Barbie.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

The lagoon is nice but 1h30 in a boat to just go near the Knysna heads and return it is too much (the boat goes really slow) and it is very expensive for what it proposes (212 Rands p.p.).More

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Dalciana we regret to read your comments, however we would like to clarify that the John Benn is a floating a-la-carte restaurant and an icon in Knysna. She has been cruising our waters for 30 years and as she is constructed out of solid yellowwood...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

we did a sun downer on the John Ben and we had a bite while we cruse to the heads and back. it was very nice and good information was given. staff was friendly and very helpful. the food was good

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you Cobus.

Reviewed 1 July 2018

We landed in George and rushed to get this cruise as the last call was around 5 or 5:30, was thinking big on this cruise, but my experience is its very ordinary something like what you see in places like Goa. If you have some...More

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 17 May 2018

It is advertised as a relaxing cruise with an onboard restaurant however in my personal opinion it was HELL for 90 Mins. The onboard staff do not take charge of matters- when i went there was a group of South Africans that were having a...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Its a leisurely cruise with food and drink options on board. If you have time to kill may not be a bad option. The cruise takes a leisurely trip round the lagoon and goes up to the Heads. Around sunset the sights are pretty but...More

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for your support

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The cruise on the John Benn was a wonderful 90 min for the entire family. The guide was informative about the area and history of Knysna, Thesen island etc. I also appreciated that the boarding, departure and return were all on time. The food was...More

Thank ADBarr
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review.

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The cruise is very expensive for local travelers and travels to the Knysna Heads at an extremely slow pace. The view of the lagoon is spectacular and the sunset very relaxing. My children brought popcorn on board and were asked not to eat anything, and...More

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for your review Shaun, however the John Benn is a floating restaurant with a liquor license. We apply the same rules as any other restaurant and their are strict health regulations set out by the Health Department which we as a restaurant have...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great way to spend a relaxing evening. The cruise leaves from the harbour area and goes out to The Heads which is the entrance to the lagoon. Our meal was served buffet style and was very nice no worries about feeling queasy...More

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review!

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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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