Knysna Lagoon -
Black Pearl Pirate Ship
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime aboard the
Knysna Pirate Ship ZAMANI! Join us in search of
undiscovered treasure on the Knysna Lagoon. A ship
was the most important thing a pirate could own, not
only providing transport but also offering freedom.
The Knysna Pirate Ship offers exactly that - the
freedom to discover. Join our captain and mates as
we take you on a fun journey back in time where you
can almost imagine Blackbeard by your side.
Sail on the
Knysna lagoon and experience the natural beauty of Knysna and it's marine life.
Book a 90 min excursion on the Knysna Pirate Ship. We sail from the Knysna
Waterfront out to the Knysna Heads. There will be ample time to laze in the sun
and to take in the breathtaking scenery and surrounds. Zamani, the Black Pearl
was built at Praslin Island (Seychelles).
Knysna Yacht Cruises
Heads is one of the most scenic natural locations in South Africa. Yacht
charters around the Knysna Lagoon and through the Knysna Heads into the Indian
Ocean offer visitors an opportunity to experience this in sheer style.
picturesque surroundings have been the subject of countless photographs, and the
memories of the experience the subject of many discussions. Some of the world’s
most beautiful sunsets can be experienced while sailing on Knysna Lagoon, as the
rays of light pierce the Heads and shimmer brilliantly on the surface of the
Charters is an option to consider for yacht charters through the Knysna Heads.
Their 50ft yacht, The Outeniqua, offer various packages, depending on whether
you would prefer a dinner, breakfast or overnight cruise. Ocean Sailing
Charters, another option in Knysna, offers sunset cruises, as well as packages for
corporate functions, private parties and team-building expeditions.
Knysna Rib Adventures
The 1 hour
trip will go past Featherbed Bay and then exit the infamous Heads. From there
you go past Noetzie, Cony Glen and back across to Brenton and many other areas.
With the RIB we get up close and personal with the myriad of sea caves and
grottos. Keep your eyes peeled for the tell-tale blow of the whales as they
breathe, or the large schools of dolphins that regularly comes past.
the pristine estuary, an adventure through the infamous Knysna Heads will be the
ultimate boating experience. Once out to sea the world is our oyster, where one
can experience a vast array of bird and marine life as well as breath-taking
scenery. When the conditions of the Knysna Heads are unsafe the adventure will
continue down the Knysna estuary which has its own variety of scenery and
birdlife. Be sure that this is no ordinary lagoon cruise!
Mossel Bay - Seal Island Cruise
Romonza Boat Trips are based in
Mossel bay. We offer Seal Island trips (all year round). Sunset cruises
(November to April) and boat-based whale watching (July to October).
Seal Island Trips depart every hour
from 10:00 to 16:00 all year round. We offer Running commentary on sights
en-route. Departure is from the Mossel Bay Harbour. We stop at Seal Island for a
fascinating closer look at some 4 000 seals – don’t forget your camera!
Sunset Cruises: Relaxed and
romantic 1½ – 2 hr cruises around Seal Island and the Bay, the Point, Hartenbos,
Seal Island, Diaz Beach, De Bakke and Santo’s beaches. Cash bar available. Wash
and flush toilet facilities on board. Picnic baskets are welcome.
Boat Based Whale Watching: Romanza
is a Permitted Whale Watching Boat. Observe the largest mammals on earth close
up. A special qualified whale guide will be on board during every trip. Included
is a trip around Seal Island.
Plettenberg Bay - Keurbooms River Cruise
Keurbooms River Ferries is an unforgettable
experience and a perfect excursion for the whole family. The Keurbooms River
Gorge is thousands of years old, and lined with ancient indigenous forest where
you can admire the sights that lie between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma
Your guide will take you on an exciting
adventure where you will learn all about this fascinating ecosystem. Our
qualified skippers and guides will point out and identify the rich diversity of
bird life occurring along the river, the ‘nursery’ areas for many fish species,
the specific habitats of the land mammals, and the intricate workings of the
Once our 5km destination has been reached,
we stop on a natural formed river bank where you are able to explore the forest
up close by strolling through pristine canopies of towering Yellowwoods and
other indigenous trees. Enjoy a picnic and take a stroll in the pristine
Marine Eco-Tour in Knysna
ENCOUNTER WHALE WATCHING:
Let’s get up close and personal with these majestic giants that inhabit our
vast and pristine Indian ocean. These migratory mammals, Southern Right and
Humpback whales, grace us with their presence from June to November annually
showing off their acrobatic skills while nurturing their young. Approaching a
whale requires incredible skill and understanding of the behaviour of these
gentle giants. Our skippers are well aware of the strict guidelines set in place
by the permit and respect that they are in the whale’s domain.
Our Rugged and beautiful coastline has so much to offer. When we venture through
the sheer Knysna Heads it draws us into a fascinating setting of panoramic
coves, caves and bays. Amongst this natural beauty the dolphins, seals, penguins
and birdlife reside in harmony in their natural habitat. Let us take you on a
marine safari to showcase Knysna’s natural assets.
Marine Eco - Tour in Plettenberg Bay
marine excursions offer guests the opportunity to have an unforgettable close
encounter with various whale species (seasonal), dolphins, seals and a myriad of
birds, sharks and pelagic fish. The trip commences with an exciting beach launch
through the surf. While the routes may vary, depending on weather, animal
distribution and sea conditions, a typical trip runs as follows:
success rate is to head offshore to what we refer to as the "humpback highway".
This is a passage of water from the Robberg Point across to Nature's Valley and
the Tsitsikamma Marine Reserve, where migrating humpback whales are often
encountered en route to their breeding or feeding grounds.
we also head along the Keurbooms Beach in search of breeding groups of southern
right whales. This area is also a popular hang-out for bottlenose and
Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins. Depending on time constraints and location of
whales, we also try to visit the Cape fur seal colony at Robberg Peninsula, with
a chance of spotting endangered great white sharks.
The Black Pearl
Knysna Yacht Cruises
Knysna Rib Adventures
Romanza Cruises - Mossel Bay
Keurbooms River Ferry