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Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters

TH 34 Long Street | Thesen Island, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 2802
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I would definitely go back

We only stayed one night due to tight schedule, but the experience was really fantastic. The staff... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gl0betr00per
Im the Captain now

Its an amazing and unique experience, one you can not find in a hotel. Being able to Captain your... read more

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Reviewed 8 October 2017
Matthew W
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Johannesburg, 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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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“house boat” (9 reviews)
“gas braai” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
TH 34 Long Street | Thesen Island, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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+27 44 382 2802

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed one night due to tight schedule, but the experience was really fantastic. The staff was very friendly and helpful in ensuring our safety and comfort. Due to the weather conditions, we didn't get to explore the lagoon as we wanted to, but...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Its an amazing and unique experience, one you can not find in a hotel. Being able to Captain your own boat is incredible and should be respected. We experienced amazing bird life and daily seal visits right next to the boat. Its special!

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Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Slick check-in process. Great, novel holiday for young family. Although weather wasn't good there were bays to shelter from the wind.

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Thank GavinWilson621
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The most amazing 2 days spent on board our own private house boat. Awesome team ensuring our safety and in depth briefing before setting sail. Spending 2 nights and captaining our own route and stay over points was amazing, and we are certain to return....More

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Thank robertduncombe
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Nice experience for my American friends. He enjoyed being skipper of the boat. Although we had overcast and rain during our boat day, we still had fun

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Thank kennethmasonc
Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you've never sailed your own boat, this is a must. Totally relaxing, peaceful. We are huge braaiers and found we could braai on the boat - what a pleasure! Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We were surprised to find free undercover parking and shower facilities...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was a once off bucket list experience. All 4 are pensioners and cannot afford this type of expenditure willy nilly. The see was calm the weather unfotgetable the moon rising over the heads was just all a perfect all round experience. Thank you Thozi...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

As a tour operator who organise trips for American clients it is part of my job to travel through Southern Africa and sample things to do, see and experience, as well as accommodation. The Knysna Houseboats experience roll all of these elements into one. 'Do'...More

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Thank MikeSmuts
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I am prone to motion sickness but didn't have any problems on the boat; there was even a storm one night but the boat did little more than a gentle rocking. The houseboat is clean and fully kitted with soap, toilet paper, matches/lighter, gas canister...More

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Thank pws15
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We spent a relaxing weekend on the lagoon. The boat was in great condition and staff were very helpful

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