Bella Vita 1h-1h30min Sunset Cruise

  • About 2 hours


Explore the Knysna Lagoon at sunset and watch as the bay turns pink. A wonderful way to end off a hot summer’s day in the Garden Route. This exclusive sunset boat cruise and adventure is the perfect escape for families, friends or couples. Sit back and relax aboard our stylish lagoon cruiser Bella Vita and enjoy your surroundings and exquisite views of the lagoon and bays.

Sit back and relax on board our stylish lagoon cruiser Bella Vita and enjoy the sunshine. Delicious snacks, drinks and oysters are available on pre-order. You will be mesmerised by the exquisite views of the lagoon framed by our beautiful town and the Outeniqua mountains as a backdrop. As the sun sets, vistas become breathtaking against the ebb and flow, and at golden hour the wildlife comes out to play. Immerse yourself in all the natural beauty that Knysna has to offer – from the magnificent Knysna estuary to the famous Heads and back.


You are welcomed on board in front of Tapas Restaurant on Thesen Island. We venture out to explore the beauty of the Knysna lagoon and take a peek into the Knysna Heads.

Good to know

  • Please use the bathrooms on Thesen Island before you board. There are no toilets onboard
  • Max 12 guests per boat
  • No shoes on board. Please bring some cozy socks along in the winter.
  • No smoking on board
  • You are welcome to bring your own music along for private cruises


  • 1h-1h30min Sunset Cruise


  • Drinks can be arranged on pre order
  • Light pre-dinner, snacks can be arranged @R80pp
  • Medium Oysters available by pre-booking @ R35 Each
  • Photographer @ R 990 per cruise
  • Live music (violinist) available @ R3500 per cruise


  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Binoculars
  • Something warm, as it can get cooler on the water than on land, especially during the late afternoons
  • Please bring your own beach towel, should you want to swim (Only longer cruises)


  • Comfortable clothes

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Easy Cancellation
Full refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before activity starts.
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We're available 24/7 to make sure your experience is amazing!

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What a great experience.
The crew were warm and so helpful.

October, 2019

A truly amazing experience. I cant wait to go again

September, 2019

Nice yacht and trip was an excellent one

December, 2017

We really enjoyed our sail. Simon and Neil were very friendly and made us feel at home.
We saw dolphins and seals very close up.
The catamaran was great for lounging and enjoying the views.

July, 2018

Safety good. Seen everything there is to sea. Friendly people making bookings and on board.

August, 2022

We have sailed with Ocean Sailing Charters twice, and both times were great. Excellent staff, great service every time.. The most enjoyable part for us is the nature surrounding the lagoon. Lots of gorgeous bird life and dramatic scenery. We would be happy to not have music play and enjoy the sounds of nature, but understand that the usual folks like to have a 'party vibe' and with that, it's better to book a group big enough to exclude having to sail with random people on board, but we have not had the opportunity to do this yet and look forward to sailing with the team again in the near future.

July, 2022

A must do in Knysna!
Extremely friendly staff, a beautiful boat and the perfect setting.
Regardless of our group of 4 being the only booking, Ocean Sailing Charters was willing to take us out on their amazing catamaran for a relaxing afternoon. Super accommodating and professional! 10/10

August, 2022

Our skipper on the Bellavita was very friendly. Thank you for contributing to making our Garden route visit amazing. We will definitely be back again!

July, 2022

We had the most incredible afternoon on board ocean rhythm. The crew were exceptionally professional, friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend booking a sunset cruise. This was a definite highlight of our weekend in Knysna.

August, 2022

It was an awesome experience.

The crew was very informative, professional and accommodating.

Beautiful Catamarans!

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Medium Cancellation Policy

The guest can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 48 hours days before arrival.

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R450 per person
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R450 per person
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