Sailing and cruises

For fresh-water sailing in Nature’s Valley lagoon vessels can be chartered and tuition is available from De Vasselot Nature Reserve. Just 20 km from Nature’s Valley is Keurbooms estuary for an eco-experience with unsurpassed views, lyrical birdcalls and rocky outcrops. A ferry trip allows for swimming, walking, and picnicking opportunities.

Salt-water vessels can be rented 30 kilometres from Nectar cottage in Plettenberg Bay or in picturesque Knysna.

Water type Further information Contact info
Fresh Nature’s Valley Lagoon Tel: +27 44 531 6835
Fresh Keurbooms Lagoon (Plettenberg Bay) Tel: +27 44-533 2125
Fresh Keurbooms River Ferries offer trips through forest and gorge, sundowners, and even wedding trips. 7 days a week.
Keurbooms River Estuary 
Tel: +27 (0)83 254 3551

Tel: +27 82 303 1620


Fresh Knysna Charters for Boat Cruises , Lagoon Cruises, Oyster Tours, Oyster Experience and Sunset Cruises (Knysna) Tel: +27 82 892 0469
Fresh The Paddle Cruiser.  South Africa’s only paddle-driven vessel. Trips to the Knysna waterfront Heads and the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Bars and restaurants on board.  Tel: +27 44 382 1693

Fax: +27 44 382 2373


Salt Ocean Blue Adventures (Plettenberg Bay) for guided sea kayak trips and private kayak charters Tel: +27 44 533 5083

Mobile: + 27 83 701 3583


Salt Ocean Safari’s and The Centre for Dolphin Studies (Plettenberg Bay) Tel: +27 44 533 4963

Tel: +27 82 784 5729

Fresh and Salt Canoeing and Sea Kayaking Eco-Adventure Cell: +27 79 753 8968



Salt Ocean Sailing Charters offer Plett lagoon cruises on a luxury 44 foot sailing catamaran. Includes fishing, snorkelling, and swimming or simply relaxing while learning sailing techniques. Can accommodate 12 guests on a cruise, 8 guests overnight or 30 for an event while anchored. (Plettenberg Bay) Cell: +27 82 881 2937

Ocean Sailing Charters

Salt Springtide Charters offer cruises from 1,5 hours to longer, sunset cruises and private charters aboard the yacht Outeniqua (Knysna)  Cell: +27 82 470 6022

Tel: +27 44 382 0321
Springtide charters

Salt Ferry / Catamaran.
Knysna Waterfront Ferries
Tel: +27 44 382 5520

Fax: +27 44 3826073

Salt The Knysna Yacht Club offers two dingy sail training schools, a keelboat club, canoe club, restaurant,2 bars, a small play area for children and yacht berths.  Tel: +27 44 382 5724

Knysna Yacht Club

For information on crewed yacht delivery, yacht staff, and cargo yacht delivery see international Indigo Yacht Management see

keurbooms river

Keurbooms river ferry cruise