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“Out at Sea” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Springtide Sailing Charters

Springtide Sailing Charters
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Springtide Charters offers exclusive sailing charters aboard a sleek, custom built 50ft mono-hull yacht called 'The Outeniqua'. Cruises depart daily (weather permitting) from the popular Knysna Waterfront find our Yacht moored in the waterfront next to our brightly painted lighthouse kiosk and ticket office. After exiting the quays our yacht sets sail across the expansive Knysna estuary and out to into the ocean through the Knysna Heads. We sail parallel to the beautifully rugged Knysna coastline and depending on the sailing conditions we either head east towards the Noetzie area or west towards the Buffalo Bay area. The thrill of sailing surrounded by such show stopping scenery makes this an adventure of a lifetime.Sunset Cruises, 2,3 & 4 hour Day charters,private hire (maximum of 12 passengers).
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Parys, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Out at Sea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Was really great experience to go out on the yacht. Unfortunately we couldn't go out on the sea as the sea was too rough that day. But was still great, the skipper and skipper assistant were very entertaining and professional. We had some light snacks and champagne on the quieter waters then headed back to the waterfront.

Visited January 2013
Thank Candice L
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English first
Knysna, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Through the heads”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

We went on the cruise, and going through the heads was an experience. However, when we booked, they told us over the phone we could bring our own drinks, hence we packed the cooler. Once we were on the sailboat, they said we couldnt bring own drinks (?) Please be consistent and just tell us from the start no own drinks allowed. We hit a sandbank and spilled all our drinks (that we had to buy). The view is awesome, but I won't recommend friends to do it - not worth tehe money you pay.

Visited December 2012
Thank Marike W
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Evelyn P, Owner at Springtide Sailing Charters, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you for posting your review,
I cannot understand that you were told that you could bring your own cooler bag onboard as we absolutely never allow this due to our licence and sponsorship agreement with a beer brand.
Our cruises as per any other activity sells all its refreshments onboard, I am sincerely sorry that you spilled your drink, in this instance the crew should have offered you a refill or replacement.
Our going through the heads is never a guarantee, however I must say that during the whole of December there were very few occasions that we could not go out as the sea conditions were particularly good for about two weeks.
Please would you contact me so that we can discuss the possibility of your coming out with us again at your convenience.
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South Africa
1 review
“Wonderful sailing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

A very professional service! the booking process was easy and friendly; the skipper and crew were warm and very hospitable; the sailboat is in excellent condition and the sailing experience was absolutely fabulous! All round a brilliant experience. I highly recommend Spring Tide Charters.

Visited November 2012
Thank GypsySouthAfrica
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Knysna, South Africa
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beyond the Heads”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

If you are in Knysna then you must go out thru the Heads - Interesting trip and a magificent view of the cliffs - great fun

Visited November 2012
Thank Mike M
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Thanks for such a magical evening!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

We had a most wonderful evening hosted by Stephan and would strongly recommend this to anyone wanting an exciting addition to their trip. The thrill of going out through the Heads was expertly navigated by Stephan and the hospitality and warmth made for a magical evening. Thank-you!

Visited October 2012
Thank Brian G
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