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“Fun boat trip”

Knysna RIB Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Knysna RIB Adventures is an Eco Adventure Company offering a combination of a high speed adventure & an eco adventure/sea safari. Our typical trip includes a high speed manouevers before exiting out to sea via the infamous Knysna Heads then slowing down to a comfortable speed and enjoy the scenary, pelagic & marine life covering 18-20 miles giving our customers the best chance to see our fantastic scenary & wildlife.On re-entering we resume the high speed and have fun! fun! fun!.
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

We wandered over to the Rib Adventure kiosk shortly after arriving in Knysna. After a brief chat with the team, we decided that as they had a boat heading out in the very near future we would give it a go.

It's not exactly a high adrenaline boat ride, but it's not really just meant to be about that.

After a short, low speed exit of the no wake zone around the harbour (with a load of local information commentary, etc), we shot off across Featherbed Bay/Lagoon/ whatever it is. Sped is the word. The boat is fast, very fast! However the water there is so flat it not horribly bumpy, just a great deal of fun (hold onto your hats and glasses though).

Powering down at a couple of points on the way (again with interesting facts) we finally reached the ocean. Dodging some evil looking rocks (I'd not want to navigate through the headland) as we went).

Once in the open sea, we went looking for something interesting. What we quickly found was a group of dolphins. I have seen dolphins before, but not in the wild. It was great

Off we shot again looking for a whale. Unfortunately on our trip, none obliged, however the high speed run and fun turns once though the head were great.

All in all a great experience.

Thank ultrasnail
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"high speed"
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"thrilling ride"
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"fantastic trip"
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"experienced skipper"
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

What an exhilarating ride on such a fast and well maintained boat and a knowledgeable skipper. We saw dolphins, sun fish and wales.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our 1 hour trip. The guide had really useful information and controlled the rib really well.

We were told to signal if at any time we felt unsafe, but we all loved the rush of the speed, bumps and loops and circles!

Got to see a few seals and learn more about the caves and wildlife in Knysna. Would recommend.

Thank SOMLondon
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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

October 16 we enjoyed nice wheather however it was quite windy. Despite there was only one other couple we left for the trip towards the lagune and the ocean. With 90km/h full speed it was great fun! After trying to hit the ocean we faced some inpressive waves and the captain deciced wisely to return rapidly :) In stead of exploring the ocean we did some fast turns which was great. After half an hour of great fun we returned. Because the wheater circumstances did’nt allow us to explore the ocean we did’nt have to pay for the full journey which was fair.

Knysna RIB Adventures thanks a lot for the great fun we had!!

Thank Danneman-1
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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

A fabulous trip in the rib boat around the harbour and out into the ocean. We managed to spot wales in the distance, saw seals playing and a massive sun fish floating not far from the RIB.
Our guide was extremely informative and friendly. He talked to us about the heads and showed us the devastation caused by the fire over the summer.
I would have liked it to have been a bit more daring, I’ve been on two previous RIB boat excursions and found that they were alot more adrenaline provoking. However, there were a few children on the boat so I wonder whether this is why it was slightly more tame.

Thank Nicki H
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