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Address: Quay Four Restaurant | Thesen Island, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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+27 82 892 0469
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Knysna Charters offers hourly lagoon cruises to the famous Knysna Heads, as...

Knysna Charters offers hourly lagoon cruises to the famous Knysna Heads, as well as a spectacular Sunset Cruise and Oyster Tour. Indoor Oyster demonstrations are also available. We also have kayaks available for hourly rental.

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Nice way to spend an evening in Knysna

We were first time oyster eaters and we thought this would be the ideal way to try them for the first time. Plenty of information about oysters and how to eat them. IIt was a nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Disappointing if you wanted to know about or see oyster farming. Great if you want a glass of cheap wine, a few oysters from a bag and a trip round the bay.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015

It was billed as a sunset champagne and oysters tour on the leaflet but there was only wine served. Also the leaflet said the tour would go out to the Knysna Heads but we didn't even get close, with no explanation offered. Overall duration was also shorter than advertised. The guide Carl was friendly and well-informed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015

We were first time oyster eaters and we thought this would be the ideal way to try them for the first time. Plenty of information about oysters and how to eat them. IIt was a nice little tour and reasonably priced. Buy a bottle in Quay Four and take it with you on the tour. I would defiantly recommend this... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

We booked for just the simple oyster tasting and arrived to a room full of school children (around 90). The amazing organisers then offered us a separate instructional experience on the boat so that we were not disturbed by the children. We felt this was a great service and really appreciated it. The guid was informative and interesting and we... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was billed as a champaign and oyster boat ride around the bay at Knysna. There were indeed two bottles of champaign shared by about 15 of us, and indeed a few oysters were shucked and offered, each of us got about 1, but they were very small, not locally produced and tasteless, and I have eaten thousands of oysters... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

Very interesting tour and tasting of oyster farm. This area is famous for their oysters so why not indulge? The oysters we tasted were pulled right out of the water so were very briny and salty tasting. This is an acquired taste if you are accustomed to oysters that have been flushed with fresh water prior to serving (as customary... More 

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Harpenden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

We all enjoyed going on a relaxing oyster trip around Knysna Lagoon learning how to use a sharp knife and glove in order to extract an oyster from its shell, adding lemon and then eating the oysters with white wine. Very pleasant tour.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

relaxing cruising with a very informative zimbabwean guide. enjoy the beutiful nature with a glas of wine and fresh oysters.nwhat more does somebody want

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Ulladulla, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

Interesting going round the lagoon, seeing the wildlife reserve island and to the heads. We had oysters and refreshments on board. It was ok1

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Henderson, Nv.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

IF you have taken the trip to Featherbed Reserve, this ride on the Knysna Lagoon will be a duplicate as there is nothing new to be seen. Learning how to shuck an oyster may be a talent you would like to learn and you will. The oysters "were purchased at the market" according to the guide. That seemed a disappointment.... More 

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