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Oyster Tour


Activity Description

Our coastal town of Knysna and Oysters go together like champagne and caviar, sea and sky, summer breezes and cold beers … if you’re more than a little intrigued by oysters, then join us for the ultimate oyster experience on the spectacular Knysna Lagoon. Learn all there is to know about one of the world’s most loved delicacy, taste the difference between wild and cultivated oysters, all whilst cruising the lagoon to the Heads and surrounds. Ask questions, take photo’s, excite your taste buds – all on board our “Oyster Boat” with a small group of guests. The cruise includes complimentary local white wine and oysters for tasting. Extra oysters are available on pre-order to enjoy on the boat.
Cruise includes an oyster educational experience, complimentary white wine, and half a dozen fresh oysters per person.

Cruises depart daily from our Activity Desk at Thesen Island Cafe, Thesen Island Harbour Town, Knysna. Please remember your camera, sunblock, sunhat and wind breaker (just in case!) And remember – our boat is perfect for families and children of all ages are welcome.


ProviderKnysna Charters
Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenSeven days a week 364 days a year, our tours are however weather dependent. We are not open on Christmas Day
WhereWe are based at our Activity Desk at Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island, Long Street, Knysna. Directions: drive down Long Street in the direction of the Knysna Heads. Continue down Long Street, over the bridge and onto Thesen Island. At the traffic circle, keep left and park. Sirocco Restaurant is situated on the waters edge.
WeatherWeather dependent
What to WearSunblock , sun hat and just in case the weather changes, a warm jacket...we do have blankets available on the boat.
Things to BringCamera and binoculars
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed. Spectators are welcome to wait at our offices until the guests return


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsCruise includes an oyster educational experience, complimentary white wine or soft drink, and half a dozen fresh oysters per person.
ExclusionsAdditional drinks, beverages and snacks are not available on board. Guests are welcome to purchase drinks and bring them on board. Additional Snack Platters (Mediterranean Style with a little South African flavour) are available at extra charge on the booking page. Extra wine and oyster options are also available for purchase on the bookings page.


Please note: Guests are required to be at the boat 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. We are based at our Activity Desk at TH24B Thesen Island Cafe and Shop, Thesen Island, Long Street, Knysna.
Please honour your reservation. If you can no longer make the date and time, kindly call us to change your booking or cancel via the links in your confirmation email.

Customer Reviews

Absolutely Brilliant as always - Bhejane Adventures

My Polish visitors thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The skipper was very knowledgeable. For two of the participants it was the first time that they ate oysters. The 12 year old ate 10 and mom and dad ate the rest. Do I need to say more ..... - Karin

It was a very informative tour. The request to exchange an oyster tasting with a platter, was done without hesitation. I was also treated with an activity pack and goodies for my birthday! - Wandie

This was my 1st oyster tour and it exceeded all my expectations. The staff was exceptional. I thoroughly enjoyed, the cruise, listening to oyster stories and learning to open an oyster! Thank you Elke, Brad and team for allowing us to experience your product! - Thozeka & Rose (Kny Tourism Educational)

A definite must when visiting Knysna, not only do you get to see Knysna from a different perspective but the team taught us so much about oysters which made for a relaxing delicious outing and not forgetting that crispy white wine. Thanks for the experience! - Peter Gird

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