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Springtide Sailing Charters

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Waterfront Drive | The Waterfront Knysna Quays, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Well done!

As a licensed captain myself, I really appreciated the attention to safety exhibited by the captain... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
BombayLiz
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Houston, Texas
Beautiful cruise

We booked the sunset cruise and were lucky that the weather allowed us to go through the Heads... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Kerstin Z
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Springtide Charters offers exclusive sailing charters aboard a sleek, custom built 50ft mono-hull yacht called 'The Outeniqua'. Cruises depart daily (weather permitting) from the popular Knysna Waterfront find our Yacht moored in the waterfront next to our brightly painted lighthouse kiosk and ticket office. After exiting the quays our yacht sets sail across the expansive Knysna estuary and out to into the ocean through the Knysna Heads. We sail parallel to the beautifully rugged Knysna coastline and depending on the sailing conditions we either head east towards the Noetzie area or west towards the Buffalo Bay area. The thrill of sailing surrounded by such show stopping scenery makes this an adventure of a lifetime.Sunset Cruises, 2,3 & 4 hour Day charters,private hire (maximum of 12 passengers).
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Waterfront Drive | The Waterfront Knysna Quays, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

As a licensed captain myself, I really appreciated the attention to safety exhibited by the captain and crew as we sailed out into the Indian Ocean. The yacht is large and wide, very stable in normally windy conditions. Despite 10 foot seas and 15 knot...More

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EvelynP514, Manager at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review and compliments we are lucky to have such excellent skippers and happy that you enjoyed your trip with us!

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We booked the sunset cruise and were lucky that the weather allowed us to go through the Heads which is not always possible. The cruise itself was very nice and the crew friendly. However, I find it overpriced (R830.00 per person) - it included a...More

1  Thank Kerstin Z
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EvelynP514, Manager at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your review, we do try to offer a great experience to all our guests, the sun sets very late in December/January with the light fading only well after 8pm, we do try to adjust our departure times to the different seasons and...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I booked a sunset sailing trip of 2.5 hours. We were really looking forward to this trip but unfortunately the yacht encountered some technical issues and therefore we were not able to leave the harbour. The skipper Martin and his crew worked...More

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EvelynP514, Manager at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for the review, we are glad that we were able to rectify the problem and that you enjoyed your trip.

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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this sailing charter. It was a 2.5 hour sunset cruise. The crew was friendly and the captain knowledgeable. He gave his best effort to get us out into the Indian Ocean. The ocean is spectacular from a sail boat. We were able...More

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EvelynP514, Manager at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thank you for your review I am glad that you had a lovely sailing trip, we do offer on our sunset cruise only - a complementary glass of bubbly per person/ sparkling wine per person. All other drinks consumed on board is for the clients...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were spoilt to a Sunset cruise by our friends during our Honeymoon! Well all I can say is Wow wow wow. Dave and Eric you were freaking awesome! The yacht is in immaculate condition and it was a breath of fresh air on how...More

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EvelynP514, Owner at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thank you for your kind words, we do appreciate it and will pass on to our crew Regards from a lovely warm summery Knysna!

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a must for every visitor to Knysna! Awesome experience, good food, fine wine, insane views, lovely hosts!!!

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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We did the Sunset Cruise from Knysna waterfront out to the Heads and back on a Sunday evening. We wondered whether we'd have to lend a hand with the sailing at any point, but thankfully we could just sit and relax! It was a relatively...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were joined by another two holiday makers for a sunset cruise through the Heads of Knysna. Not sailed before and the whole experience was an adventure in the safe hands of the Captain and his one-man crew. On returning through the...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

We went out on sunset cruise from Knysna Quays into the Indian ocean. The cruise itself was amazing seeing the sights, the staff and especially our Skipper for the day, David was very friendly, skilled and knowledgeable about the area. Champagne and a beautiful platter...More

1  Thank Landi J
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Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Awesome experience! My wife and enjoyed it. The crew was so friendly and informative. My wife was so scared but the skipper calmed her nerves by telling us his experiences. Will definitely go back.

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