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Garden Route Fishing Adventures

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December Holiday

I would recommend this fishing trip for anybody. I had a wonderful trip!!! See you in December... read more

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Reviewed 30 April 2016
abie_dk
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Gauteng, South Africa
Well worth it, recommended

Well worth it. My husband went during our December holiday. They caught quite a bit of fish and he... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
mom072
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Springbok, South Africa
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8 Jan 2017
“Lots of fish caught but....”
30 Apr 2016
“December Holiday”
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Garden Route Fishing Adventures offers deep sea fishing adventures from Knysna, South Africa. For the past 30 years, these activities remain highly recommended as fun family outings or for angling enthusiasts visiting the Garden Route in South...more
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Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

- Caught tons of Bonito fish! - Life vests was from the 70s and smelled like fish - Very small boat, I'd say be max 4-6 persons - Guide not particularly nice, didn't teach us anything about the sea, only safety stuff and was mostly...More

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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thanks Felix for the interesting feedback on the fishing charter trip; we were not aware you wanted a free whale and dolphin watching trip included in the rate. Safety is and should be our primary concern and it figures that everything on a fishing boat...More

Reviewed 30 April 2016

I would recommend this fishing trip for anybody. I had a wonderful trip!!! See you in December 2016!!! I found the trip was handled by professionals. The red tide was here when I did my trip, and we got fish. Garden Route fishing adventures id...More

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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

Thanks for the kind review and for commenting on our professional approach. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Reviewed 29 April 2016

boat is unsuitable for family with kids. the sea was rough. No other boats were on the sea, our guys were oblivious, unapologetic for bringing us out to a seriously rough sea. we got calls the following day from our shark dive operators that they...More

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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

We have operated in the area for over 30 years and understand the local conditions very well. Safety is pour primary concern and we can confirm that the conditions on the day were safe and suitable for the deep sea fishing charter. I personally advised...More

Reviewed 27 March 2016

Well worth it. My husband went during our December holiday. They caught quite a bit of fish and he really enjoyed the experience. We would definitely recommend them. Professional, friendly and very safety conscious. If I may just mention: 1. The skipper should think about...More

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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2016

Thank you so much for the kind review and feedback; most appreciated.

Reviewed 18 February 2015

Eating oysters for the first time! The Skipper made the experience to be a memorable one.... and the narration about the island. I really felt like a regular traveler...

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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Thanks Nangamso for the kind review. We are delighted you had such a good time and hope you will visit us again when next in Knysna.

Reviewed 10 October 2014

One of the highlights of our Knysna visit. The skipper of the boat makes any wave jump or turn perfectly safe with his noticeable experience of the sea. Fantastic experience

Thank Chrisvan K
Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2015

Thank you for your kind review

Reviewed 30 April 2014

Good fun, with a great focus on safety. Despite a nasty bout of sea sickness (it happens), we were still able bring in a great catch. Will I do it again? Yup, most definitely. Thanks to Nikki and the folks at Garden Route Boating Adventures.

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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2015

Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 April 2014

I booked a scuba diving course for my husband for his birthday, they we quick to respond and send their banking details and I was impressed that the deal was done in such short time. Then we organized a weekend away so my husband could...More

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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Having investigated this situation the facts are somewhat misrepresented and unfortunately distorted. Despite time changes made by yourself and unsuitable sea conditions at that time, your refund was processed. We do hope you will give diving in Knysna another chance as the beauty of this...More

Reviewed 29 March 2014

This was an exhilirating and awesome ecperience! Will do it again!! Fun family outing for the adventurous, my son who is 8, loved every second. Spectacular views and awesome wave riding. A must when in Knysna!!

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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thanks Brenda for confirming this as a great family activity and for your kind rave review!

Reviewed 22 March 2014

Been on a few boat tours around the world and this was right up there with the best! Skipper was very informative and skilled. Will definately do this tour again!

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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thank you Pieter for finding us and ranking this one of the best activities in the world; we appreciate your review.

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Carol1217
7 April 2016|
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Response from Mark O | Property representative |
Hi Carol, we catch different fish at different times of year. These range from Red Roman, Soldier fish (Sunta), Steenbras, Musselcracker and other reef fish to Cob (Kabeljou) and Cape Salmon (Geelbek) and even Hake at... More
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hkay000
12 June 2015|
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Response from Mark O | Property representative |
Hi Hannelie, the Angling & Boating Club on the Keurbooms river in Plettenberg Bay hire out small boats for this purpose. All the best with your holiday on the Garden Route.
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NWtraveler69
12 March 2015|
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Our Deep Sea Fishing Trips take 6-8 hrs, and our Start Sailing Adventures (an active crewing ocean sailing training course) run over 5hrs. Alternatively we hire double canoes/kayaks for paddling around the Knysna Lagoon for... More
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