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Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters

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TH 34 Long Street | Thesen Island, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Wonderful Little Adventure

What a great way to spend our first 2 nights in Knysna! The boat is fully equipped with everything... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Domenique N
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Ballitoville, Kwazulu-natal, South Africa
Boating Bonanza

Wow, what an amazing experience! Wonderful, friendly efficient people and excellent service. Boat... read more

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Janice B
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East London, South Africa
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Our newly refurbished Houseboats, previously operated by Lightleys Holiday Houseboats, exceed all South African Maritime Safety Authority operational and safety requirements. They are your floating home away from home. We have outfitted them to a high specification, so it is truly a comfortable experience.Our luxurious self-drive boats have everything you might need and are suitable for up to 4 adults or a family of 5.In order for you to effortlessly enjoy going onshore, our staff will be available between sunrise and sunset to park your boat at one of our moorings. You just approach the jetty and we’ll take it from there!For the true on-board holiday experience we provide our customers with an assorted catering menu, containing old time favourites such as delicious fresh oysters and champagne, beverages, picnic baskets, cold dishes and braai packs. We even offer room service on the lagoon, so there is no need for you to leave your boat!Being amidst some of the best restaurants the Garden Route has to offer, you can of course also cruise towards Thesen Harbour Town and go for breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of the area’s vibey eateries. Please enquire with our staff for more information and special offers. Our new charter base is located in sophisticated Thesen Islands Harbour Town, where our staff is available for you between 8:30 am and 5 pm.We offer all captains a short navigational course. Once you are fully informed and have a good understanding, we will provide you with a temporary skippers license. So don’t worry if you have never piloted a boat before, most of our customers haven’t either!From our charter base, we offer the following additional services and facilities: Pilots that help you feel at ease and park your boat; Bathrooms with shower cabins and vanity (Hair dryers are also provided in the showers for women); Covered terrace overlooking the estuary where you can relax and have a drink; Renting of fishing rods and towable tubes; Houseboat services that are carried out at a designated jetty and include the following: Fill up with fresh water Re-fuelling (if required) Cleaning and pumping of toilets Check motor cooling system and oil level Rubbish removal Re-supply LP Gas (if required).
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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TH 34 Long Street | Thesen Island, Knysna 6571, South Africa

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend our first 2 nights in Knysna! The boat is fully equipped with everything you need to have a comfortable stay. The staff are very helpful and organized which makes for a super experience. This is a great holiday for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what an amazing experience! Wonderful, friendly efficient people and excellent service. Boat was ready to go, spanking clean and organized. Would recommend Knysna houseboats to anybody looking to get away from it all.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Luckily the weather was kind to us. It was extremely relaxing. Tips: take cards/board games/fishing rods/books. Next time we will take our canoe but if you haven't got...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I would highly recommend Knysna Houseboats to anyone looking for a memorable experience and the perfect way to experience this beautiful part of the garden route. The service levels from the point of making the booking with Thozi who was excellent to the briefing by...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Our family spent a very nice weekend on board of one of the houseboats, discovering the Knysna lagoon and spending quality time with each other. Can absolutely recommend if you wish to do something really special.

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The Featherbed C, Guest Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Brilliant in all ways! Had a lovely weekend on the houseboats. Friendly staff always there to help. Definately a trip to remember! Thanks guys!

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The Featherbed C, Guest Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Awesome review thank you so much!!!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I absolutely loved our two nights on the Knysna Lagoon. Thozi and staff were incredibly professional and ensured that our experience was awesome. The houseboats are well equipped and you pretty much only need to bring your own food. Despite having never been on a...More

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The Featherbed C, Guest Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review Yvonne!!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The houseboat trip was a fun activity for the whole family. The staff at Knysna Houseboats where very professional and friendly and thorough in their explanation before we boarded the vessel. Thank you.

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The Featherbed C, Guest Relations Manager at Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Knysna houseboats are great fun for small families (no more than 4). It's tight so make sure u get on well. Take board games and a good Camera. Try sleep out on the lagoon as much as possible. Belvedere bay gets a special mention. It's...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This was a totally amazing experience that should be enjoyed by everyone.To be on the lagoon for three whole days and nights is so peaceful and relaxing.Even though the minimum booking is for three days it ends up working out pretty expensive but having said...More

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Mariana v
11 April 2018|
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Hi Mariana V You can make a booking by sending us an email. We have a minimum stay of 2 nights. Warm regards Knysna Houseboats
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lennisvs
8 April 2018|
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Hi Lennis We are able to assist with availability for 2 nights from the 13th of April. The rate is R2385 per couple per night. Warm regards Knysna Houseboats
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