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Address: Quay Four Restaurant | Thesen Island, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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+27 82 892 0469
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Knysna Charters offers hourly lagoon cruises to the famous Knysna Heads, as...

Knysna Charters offers hourly lagoon cruises to the famous Knysna Heads, as well as a spectacular Sunset Cruise and Oyster Tour. Indoor Oyster demonstrations are also available. We also have kayaks available for hourly rental.

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A small boat, nice captain and good oysters !

The boat tour is a pleasant way to watch the coast from the water, come closer to the Knysna Heads and enjoy some reallly fresh oysters on board. The captain was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boat tour is a pleasant way to watch the coast from the water, come closer to the Knysna Heads and enjoy some reallly fresh oysters on board. The captain was very enthusiastic, had good humour and good stories. We can recommend this trip : good value for money !

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

the best experience for local tours of the lagoon by boat. this is value for money guided tours, in which you get to experience the first hand care by tour operators from knysna

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Naas, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Great little excursion when in Knysna, excellent captain, very knowledgeable and eager to share with you. Oysters & wine supplied on the cruise. Very safe. Really comfortable, pleasent & enjoyable.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The skipper, Alex, was a treat, he made the trip! He is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. As this was our first time having oysters, we were quite skeptical...turns out it's not that bad! No further words needed, just have a look at the photo's!

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We arrived expecting a crowd, low and behold we three were the only people on the trip. Who was going to keep us entertained, well, ALEX who the hell is ALEX, a superb guide who kept us enthralled with the trip and his excellent knowledge of the area, nature and history of the Knysna Estuary. We thoroughly enjoyed the shucking... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We enjoyed a pleasant afternoon cruise touring the harbour area and learning to shuck oysters. The tour includes wine and 6 oysters per person. There were only 2 couples on board so we had really personalized service. it's a casual experience and was a nice alternative to more typical cruises..

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

A great way to learn more about oysters and enjoy the freshest oysters you will ever taste with a beverage of your choice purchased from their bar.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

We had booked on an eco tour of the lagoon but turned up only to be told that as not enough people had booked the tour was cancelled. So we walked around the corner to find the "Oyster Tour" just departing. What fun! The tour guide Alex had a great sense of humour and we had a trip around the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Disappointing if you wanted to know about or see oyster farming. Great if you want a glass of cheap wine, a few oysters from a bag and a trip round the bay.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

It was billed as a sunset champagne and oysters tour on the leaflet but there was only wine served. Also the leaflet said the tour would go out to the Knysna Heads but we didn't even get close, with no explanation offered. Overall duration was also shorter than advertised. The guide Carl was friendly and well-informed.

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