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“WONDERFUL” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters

Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters
TH 34 Long Street | Thesen Island, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 2802
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our newly refurbished Houseboats, previously operated by Lightleys Holiday Houseboats, exceed all South African Maritime Safety Authority operational and safety requirements. They are your floating home away from home. We have outfitted them to a high specification, so it is truly a comfortable experience.Our luxurious self-drive boats have everything you might need and are suitable for up to 4 adults or a family of 5.In order for you to effortlessly enjoy going onshore, our staff will be available between sunrise and sunset to park your boat at one of our moorings. You just approach the jetty and we’ll take it from there!For the true on-board holiday experience we provide our customers with an assorted catering menu, containing old time favourites such as delicious fresh oysters and champagne, beverages, picnic baskets, cold dishes and braai packs. We even offer room service on the lagoon, so there is no need for you to leave your boat!Being amidst some of the best restaurants the Garden Route has to offer, you can of course also cruise towards Thesen Harbour Town and go for breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of the area’s vibey eateries. Please enquire with our staff for more information and special offers. Our new charter base is located in sophisticated Thesen Islands Harbour Town, where our staff is available for you between 8:30 am and 5 pm.We offer all captains a short navigational course. Once you are fully informed and have a good understanding, we will provide you with a temporary skippers license. So don’t worry if you have never piloted a boat before, most of our customers haven’t either!From our charter base, we offer the following additional services and facilities: Pilots that help you feel at ease and park your boat; Bathrooms with shower cabins and vanity (Hair dryers are also provided in the showers for women); Covered terrace overlooking the estuary where you can relax and have a drink; Renting of fishing rods and towable tubes; Houseboat services that are carried out at a designated jetty and include the following: Fill up with fresh water Re-fuelling (if required) Cleaning and pumping of toilets Check motor cooling system and oil level Rubbish removal Re-supply LP Gas (if required).
Phuket, Thailand
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We hired 2 boats for 4 nights 15 April 2014. Wonderful time was had by all.
The boats are clean, bedding you would find in a 5 star hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. You have everything that you need on board. So easy to handle the boats.
Would suggest less clothing and baggage as space is limited and we ended up useing only 2 sets of clothing and 1 warm jacket in the evenings.WE WILL BE BACK. Thank you for a wonderful adventure

Visited August 2014

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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
1 review
“Peace, beauty and fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I had never done anything like this, but I like to try different things. Skippering the boat was a breeze and a great experience. My wife, 2 teen boys and I had a great time. Fishing and just enjoying the peace and beauty of the Knysna Lagoon. My only complaint is that 4 days was too short, I could have stayed for a month...

Visited July 2014

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Cape Town
2 reviews
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“Knysna Houseboats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The weather was brilliant. The boat was perfectly clean. The bedding was of a high standard. The staff was extremely helpful. One of the best holidays I have ever had

Visited July 2014

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Durban
2 reviews
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“Something wonderfully different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wonderful staff, excellent well equipped boat, beautiful scenery, very romantic and private. My only slight challenge would be the staff not being available on weekends after 1pm. I completely understand that staff need to rest, however, with the customer shoes on this is not their problem, and should be accommodated accordingly

Visited July 2014

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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“Rare excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Exceedingly charming in more ways than you can imagine! Our retreat here redefined romance. Anchoring in the middle of the lagoon,just the two of us was exquisite!

Visited July 2014

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