Knysna Sunset Cruise (Food & Wine Included)

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With its beautiful waterways and amazing scenery, Knysna has no shortage of stunning sights. If you are looking for a tour with a view, a Knysna sunset cruise is the perfect choice.

Experience the Garden Route’s gorgeous coastline as you sail through the Knysna Lagoon, past the Knysna heads, and into the Indian Ocean. Relax with a drink and take in the natural beauty of your surroundings.

Know before you book:

  • Children require a full-price ticket
  • Guests are advised to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sun-glasses
  • Sailing along the coast is dependent on weather and sea conditions


  • Luxurious and relaxing cruise
  • Sail through the Knysna Heads
  • See an abundance of marine and bird life
  • Sail along the stunning Garden Route coastline
  • Enjoy a complimentary snack and alcoholic beverage

Knysna lagoon

Witness the unparalleled beauty of an African sun setting over the ocean with a Knysna sunset boat cruise. Let the wind take you on a journey through Knysna’s famous lagoon! Cruise past the Knysna Estuary and be surrounded by nature. See the amazing bird species of Knysna and incredible marine life.

Make your way to the iconic Knysna Heads as you sail along the Garden Route coast. Keep your camera ready to capture the stunning marine life. Dolphins can be seen throughout the year, and several whale species can be seen between May and December (usually Humpbacks and Southern Rights).

Guests will enjoy a complimentary snack and alcoholic beverage. There is no better way to end the day than on a relaxing boat cruise taking in the magnificence of Knysna’s picturesque coastline.

Knysna Boat Trip Prices

The cost of the tickets start at about USD $40.00 per person and go up to USD $75.00 depending on the length of time and tour inclusions. Pick the tour and time-frame that works best for your schedule.

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Knysna Sunset Cruise Times

All boat tours run daily, departure times depends on the season. Choose between a 1.5-hour boat cruise or a 2.5-hour boat cruise.

September – May

  • Monday – Sunday: Select a departure time of either 3:00pm, 4:00pm or 5:00pm

June – August

  • Monday – Sunday: Select a departure time of either 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm

Best Time to Go

Knysna has enjoyable weather year-round, so there’s never a bad time to take a Knysna sunset boat tour! From May until December the majestic Humpback whales grace the waters around Knysna. Take a boat trip during these months if you’re into whale watching.

Sunset Cruise Knysna Tour Options

Here are a couple of Knysna boat trips to choose from. Both choices will make for a memorable and exciting experience!

Knysna Sunset Sun-downer Yacht Cruise

On this 2.5-hour sunset cruise, guests will enjoy a luxurious and relaxing cruise through the Knysna Estuary. Sail along the picturesque Garden Route coastline and witness the regions abundant marine and bird life species. You’ll pass by the iconic Knysna Heads as you sail through the vast Indian Ocean.

As the sun sets guests will enjoy a delicious Mediterranean platter and toast the day with a glass of champagne. This tour is slow and leisurely; sit-back, relax, and take in the beautiful sights all around you. This Knysna lagoon cruise is the perfect way to end your day in Africa.

What we liked: This boat tour has a full-service bar onboard, so after you’re done with your complimentary glass of champagne you can order more drinks.
  • Boat ride
  • Life jacket
  • 1-glass of South African Cap Classique champagne
  • Mediterranean platter
  • Full service cash bar and credit card facilities
  • Toilet facilities

  • Souvenirs (available for purchase)
  • Additional refreshments

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Knysna: Sunset Cruise

On this 1.5-hour tour, guests will enjoy white wine and oysters on a relaxing Knysna lagoon boat cruise. Take in the magnificence of the Indian Ocean as the African sun starts to set. Sail past the Knysna estuary and witness the stunning bird species and marine life.

You’ll pass the iconic Knysna Heads as you sail into the sunset. This cruise is fully guided, making it easy to sit back, relax, and enjoy your surroundings.

What we liked: On this scenic cruise, guests will enjoy complimentary white wine and oysters as they watch the sun sink into the horizon over the Indain Ocean.
  • Guide
  • 1-glass of white wine
  • 3 fresh oysters per person

  • Additional food or drink (which guests are welcome to bring)

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9.7Expert Score
If you’re into boat trips, Knysna is the perfect place to enjoy this activity. These sunset cruises combine food and drinks with stunning scenery, the perfect equation for a perfect night!
  • A stunning tour of the Knysna Estuary
  • Sailing along the Garden Route coast
  • Refreshments included
  • Sailing along the coast is dependent on weather and sea conditions

Specification: Knysna Sunset Cruise (Food & Wine Included)


Wheelchair accessible


1.5 hours, 2.5 hours


Alcoholic beverage, Boat ride, Life jacket, Snack


Additional refreshments, Souvenirs (available for purchase)

Meals & Drinks


Suitable For

Adults, Couples, Fans of sailing, Nature lovers

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  1. Pieter – South Africa

    Wonderfull experience

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  2. John – United Kingdom

    Great evening on the Indian Ocean Booked sunset outing from Uk before we arrived in Knysna. Boat was skippered by Nick, really great few hours. Beautiful coast line. Very pleasant way to spend a few hours with sparkling wine and very good finger platter on our return to shore. If weather good definitely recommend.

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