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John Benn Cruise

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Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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WWW- The Worst Waste experience on Water

It is advertised as a relaxing cruise with an onboard restaurant however in my personal opinion it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haseena R
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Beautiful but nothing spectacular...

Its a leisurely cruise with food and drink options on board. If you have time to kill may not be a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SubhrajitRoy123
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Mumbai, India
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Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Thank you so much for your lovely review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Shaun S
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

A very slow relaxing cruise towards the heads. The liquid refreshments are cold and refreshing, however the confusion came when the waiters struggled to get our bill sorted after adding random drinks to it.

Thank Mike4462
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Mike for your review, apologies for the inconvenience caused.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Old boat that took an hour to get across the lake. You have a better view from the lookout post. But if you want to take a break, sit on a boat and drink/eat something I guess this is something for you.....it wasn't my cup...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Took a boat trip as part of our tour. The guide we had on the John Benn cruiser was very knowledgeable and more than willing to explain anything that was asked although his tone was rather expressionless. The featherbed nature reserve had a lot of...More

1  Thank Sprout1Cheshire
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Much needed night away. Took the John Benn morning Cruise. It was so relaxing and loved the scenery. Full on bar and nice menu. A glass of wine and chilli poppers was an awesome breakfast! Will definitely do it again.

Thank Teri59k17
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Wow so pleased to read your review.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The John Benn sunset cruise is a pleasant 90 minute cruise around Knysna lagoon. The commentary was very interesting and informative. The bar was well stocked and the oysters very good.

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Ria A
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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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