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Our new charter base is located in sophisticated Thesen Islands Harbour Town, where our staff is available for you between 8:30 am and 5 pm.

We offer all captains a short navigational course. Once you are fully informed and have a good understanding, we will provide you with a temporary skippers license. So don’t worry if you have never piloted a boat before, most of our customers haven’t either!

From our charter base, we offer the following additional services and facilities:

  • Pilots that help you feel at ease and park your boat;
  • Bathrooms with shower cabins and vanity (Hair dryers are also provided in the showers for women);
  • Covered terrace overlooking the estuary where you can relax and have a drink;
  • Renting of fishing rods and towable tubes;
  • Houseboat services that are carried out at a designated jetty and include the following:
    • Fill up with fresh water
    • Re-fuelling (if required)
    • Cleaning and pumping of toilets
    • Check motor cooling system and oil level
    • Rubbish removal
    • Re-supply LP Gas (if required)

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In order for you to effortlessly enjoy going onshore, our staff will be available between sunrise and sunset to park your boat at one of our moorings. You just approach the jetty and we’ll take it from there!

 


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Thesen Islands is a multi-award winning marina development located in the scenic Knysna estuary. It is within walking distance of the Waterfront, yacht harbour and town centre of Knysna, one of South Africa’s most picturesque and popular coastal towns.
We are located, just off the main street of Thesen Harbour Town,  which is a popular meeting place for relaxed shopping or enjoying a meal in any of the several restaurants.

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For the true on-board holiday experience we provide our customers with an assorted catering menu, containing old time favourites such as delicious fresh oysters and champagne, beverages, cold platters and sushi. We even offer room service on the lagoon, so there is no need for you to leave your boat!

Being amidst some of the best restaurants the Garden Route has to offer, you can of course also cruise towards Thesen Harbour Town and go for breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of the area’s vibey eateries. Please enquire with our staff for more information and special offers.


 

Be Captain for a day or let our pilot drive and moor you anywhere on the Knysna Lagoon and enjoy the experience of (self-)driving a fully equipped Knysna Houseboat from 10h00 till 16h30. Click here for the rates.