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Garden Route Fishing Adventures
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Owner description: Garden Route Fishing Adventures offers deep sea fishing adventures from Knysna, South Africa. For the past 30 years, these activities remain highly recommended as fun family outings or for angling enthusiasts visiting the Garden Route in South Africa.
Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Don't leave Knysna without a taking a trip on the RIB across the lagoon and out between the Heads. Fantastic ride expertly handled by very professional skipper (David).
Thank you to everyone including Tracey.

John & Nicola

Thank John C
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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2014

Thanks for the review and enjoying this authentic Knysna experience with us!

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Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely time! Loads of fun
Beautiful scenery
a must when you visit Knysna
Learn alot on the trip as well
Friendly tour guides

Thank binterashid
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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2014

Thank you for the kind review. We just love this place too!

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

My family & friends were very lucy looking forward to this deep sea fishing trip. Having queued for an hour in the local post office to acquire fishing licences for everybody (R52 each & you need to take ID for each person), we headed down to the quay. The boat is actually very small with little or no shade so be prepared for that. Nowhere really to sit if there are a lot of you - the maximum they take is 8 which in our opinion was overloaded.
We arrived at 2pm, our allocated slot, & I called the main number to check we were in the right place. Claire in the office is very professional & I have no complaints on the administration side. It was when we met the man who was taking us out - a chap called Nicky. He arrived 25 minutes late (we were on the jetty in full sunshine) with no apology. He offloaded 3 cans of petrol - which we helped him with to hurry him along - and then said he needed to go somewhere & would be back soon. We waited for another 15 minutes - it was now 2:40pm & we then saw him drinking, eating & chatting to some people at the Angling Club.

My husband went to get him & he was rude & insulting to us. More worryingly, his eyes were bright red. I asked if he had been drinking & he said no. Whether he was high, tired or drunk there was NO WAY he was in a fit state to take 7 people out on a boat to go Deep Sea Fishing for 5-6 hours.

I called the company immediately - there were disappointed in the situation & initially told me that he was tired. I questioned this & said that we were not prepared to go. The company have since refunded the money for the trip - but would not honour the fishing licences. I strongly suggested that they no longer work with Nicky.
A real shame.

1  Thank Bellybops
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Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

This is surely the best experience we have had our entire holiday. We were treated to high speed boat maneuvers, a spectacular never to be forgotten trip through the Heads, spending close on an half an hour with probably a 1000 dolphins a visit to a cave and to top it all of a pitstop at the beach bar. We will surely return next holiday! Brett, the skipper's, knowledge of Knysna, boats and people is second to none and we felt save in his hands at 90 km/h! If you are in the Garden Route, this is something not to be missed!

Thank Werner R
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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

The dolphins and brides whales en route were certainly very special on this perfect summers day in Knysna and passing the famous classic 42ft racing yacht SV Mercury with Garden Route Sailing Adventures. Thanks for the review and we hope to see you back next year.

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Anyone visiting the Garden Route should put this on their to-do-list! Exhilarating at times yet still giving you the opportunity to appreciate the spectacular coast line!

Thank Lucille M
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Mark O, Owner at Garden Route Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

Thanks so much for the review Lucille, always great to have adventure seekers like you join our adventure boat trips in Knysna; we hope to see you again soon!

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