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Start Sailing Adventure from Knysna, Western Cape, South AfricaStart Sailing Adventure from Knysna, Western Cape, South AfricaStart Sailing Adventure from Knysna, Western Cape, South AfricaStart Sailing Adventure from Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

Start Sailing Adventure from Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

Enjoy Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa by boat!  Inspired by the love for yachting, local Maritime history and the modernization of its representation.  Experience a Start Sailing Adventure over 5hrs from Knysna along the Garden Route coastline. Our offices are on Thesen Islands and our vessels depart from the Knysna Yacht Club in front of the Knysna Quays waterfront,.  We traverse the Knysna Lagoon and sail through the Knysna Heads to Buffalo Bay, Noetzie or Plettenberg Bay for day sailing adventures and offshore sailing to Mossel Bay, St Francis Bay or Port Elizabeth for logging coastal passages. Coaching by professional skippers we facilitate unforgettable outdoor sailing adventure experiences.  Either just test the waters or become a qualified skipper through our SA Sailing accredited courses in Knysna.  SAMSA accredited for Marine Radio Telephony Courses and Examinations (i.e. Short Range Certificate (SRC) for DSC/VHF Radio Licenses).   Experience Classic Sailing We would love for you to experience real Classic Sailing in South Africa in a temperate climate where the most ideal sailing weather exists... on the Garden Route, South Africa. Enjoy the thrill of beating the wind on the ocean aboard historic classic Cape to Rio racing yachts like `Mercury SA3' and others... Quick Specs: - Boat type - Sloop - Make and Model - VD Stadt 42 ft - Year - 1970 - Capacity - 8 persons - Fuel type - Diesel - Chart plotter What to bring along - Swimming costume and towel - Sunglasses, sunblock and hat - Something warm to wear - Binoculars and camera Note: - All introduction to sailing trips are weather permitting - Seasick tablets may be useful for guests unsure of their `sealegs' - No shoes allowed onboard   If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.

Starting from

  • Per Person
  • $153/person
    1 hour5 person min


Captain Provided in Price
Professional Captain provided and included in the price.
6 guests

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Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Furling Headsail
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Bimini
  • Wheel steering
  • Inboard Engine
  • Head

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

75% refund up to 7 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

RESERVATIONS Full advance payment is required upon making a booking and prior to receiving confirmation. If payment and proof thereof is not received, the reservation will be cancelled. All requests for amendments to a booking are required at least 7 days prior to the first activity date. Amendments may be approved subject to availability in the sole discretion of the Management. INDEMNITY By confirming a booking with us, full acceptance to the indemnity is implied, All passengers are further required to sign the indemnity form for all transfers and activities they participate in prior to departure of the activity. Should a guest refuse to sign the indemnity form, they will not be permitted to participate in the activity and will not receive any refund. The indemnity form must signed by a Parent/Legal guardian for children under 18 years. Any unaccompanied child under 18 requires the indemnity to be signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to the activity. CHILDREN Children (under 18) are classified as a passenger therefore on all activities the full rate will apply to them.   Our activities are not recommended for children under 12yrs, however parents choosing to take young children aboard do  so entirely at thier own risk.   GENERAL Management reserves the right to amend/cancel/add terms & conditions without notice. All terms & conditions are subject to South African Law & Jurisdiction. CANCELLATIONS A 100% cancellation fee will apply in the event of a no show by guest on the activity date and/or time.  75% refund shall apply should the guest cancel the activity more than 7 days prior to the activity date. In the event of an amendment not received 7 days prior to activity booked the guest will still be responsible for the full cost for the total number of passengers originally confirmed. Management reserves the right to cancel any transfer or activity due to unforeseen circumstances including but not limited to, lack passengers, or weather conditions.  Weather conditions are evaluated exclusively by Garden Route Sailing Adventures management & skippers and cancellation of an activity is at their sole discretion.  Guests must report for the scheduled service/activity unless otherwise notified by email or SMS by Southern Yachting Academy.  In the event of a cancellation by our Management, either a refund will be given on the amount paid (to guest or booking agent), less 10% to cover administration costs, or a voucher for the same service/activity shall be issued and must be redeemed within 6 months of issue; thereafter the voucher shall not be valid and no refunds shall be granted.  

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