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John Benn Cruise

Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 1693
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Comfortable cruise around the lagoon

Done this trip twice, once with dinner and once without. Remains an interesting trip with lots of... read more

Reviewed today
kdgarlipp
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Pretoria, South Africa
Beautiful Cruise

It's sold as a sunset cruise....Although one doesn't see sunset perse but it's a nice and relaxing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
gauravbagga
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New Delhi, India
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Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed today

Done this trip twice, once with dinner and once without. Remains an interesting trip with lots of info given on the lagoon, the history of Knysna and the Thysens, the featherbed nature reserve, the sea horses, and the Captain has photos of the devastating fire...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's sold as a sunset cruise....Although one doesn't see sunset perse but it's a nice and relaxing 90 mins cruise.The boat sails out to the mouth of lagoon and one can see the Indian Ocean....Commentary is OK and they do sell refreshments onboard.Pleasant experience

Thank gauravbagga
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a leisurely cruise, with friendly bar staff. Unfortunately, as soon as we got near the Knysna Heads, the captain swiftly turned the boat around without any announcement and everyone missed the “main attraction”. He made a hasty return, with no time to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most boring boat excursions I can remember being on. Brought two kids and they were entertained with new Pokémon cards as there wasn’t much happening on the lagoon to keep anyone’s attention. Bar and service was great and prices affordable. The service...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We went on the sunset cruise on this double-decker ferry. While there's nothing much to see that's unique, it was overall a fun experience. Sightseeing was supported by some very witty commentary, and the fact that this is practically a floating restaurant added to the...More

Thank nikpur
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for your comments!

Reviewed 14 October 2017

An amazing journey on an old school legendary ferry - the John Benn is so rich and steeped in Knysna's history that it is a MUST DO when you come to visit - and try the fish and chips - some of the best in...More

Thank Chris B
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Wow thanks for your comments!!

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We've been on this cruise a few times, especially enjoyed the latest one as the weather permitted a turn in the heads. Spectacular!

Thank MeMyselfAndTiffany
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you so much for you review. We are so pleased the weather played along!!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had a great lunchtime cruise and really enjoyed our day in the town. The drinks were good and the boat was not over crowded. Will always do this trip to the heads. Marvellous.

Thank Grant M
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A smooth leisurely cruise in the lagoon for 90 mins. We had the set menu which was basic but better than anticipated. Staff very helpful and keen to make you comfortable. Some commentary about the local area and history although sometimes difficult to make out...More

Thank Phillip A
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 30 June 2017

We took this cruise in the evening. It has a restaurant attached to it but we did not use it. We went on the upper deck and enjoyed the view and weather. The boat is pretty steady.

Thank vidyapm
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at John Benn Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your review.

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Ria A
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Response from Yvette W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ria. We paid R190 per person for the cruise, and then we paid another R300 or so for our meals and drinks.
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