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“AWESOME! A must do when in Knysna!”

Knysna RIB Adventures
Ranked #1 of 49 Tours in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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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 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend this adrenaline inducing, fun and informative high speed adventure!!!
From the get-go, this was a thrilling experience! As you leave the pick up point, the growl of the 2 x V6 engines gives you the sense that you are in for an amazing adventure. Cruising along the lagoon towards the heads your adrenaline starts to pump, knowing that exiting the lagoon and heading out to sea is in itself a dangerous exercise, your grip on the seat in front of you tightens and, as if your heart is in control of the throttle, you hear the engines growl a little louder as your hair starts to blow backwards and the speed increases. There were some screams of delight from my girls (6 and 8 years old) and I almost screamed out loud out of sheer joy as we smashed our way through the swell at high speed like a hot knife through butter! I could not believe how smooth this rubber duck felt at sea... I've been at sea on many small boats and had expected to be tossed around a bit but our skipper (Chris) explained how their "duck" has been specially designed and built to make "cutting" through the swell at high speed as smooth as possible and their efforts were certainly evident as even my 6 year old daughter felt safe and secure throughout the trip.
We never got to see any dolphins but enjoyed every minute of or adventure with Knysna RIB and will definitely be back the next time we're on the garden route. Thank you Chris and your team for a wonderful experience and for putting our safety first.

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Chris B, Owner at Knysna RIB Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review - it was a pleasure to take you and your family out !!!

Chris

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I booked this experience prior to our trip but it was far from easy. Using the company's web-site enquiry page failed to elicit any response, my first direct e-mail also failed to produce a reply but my second, somewhat pointed e-mail did the job. In the end the effort was worth it with an exhilarating high speed dash across the millpond of Knysna lagoon and then out through breakers at Knysna Heads into the much more lumpy open ocean. Regrettably at this point one of the other passengers showed a lamentable lack of moral fibre and asked for the skipper to slow it down. Regardless of this we enjoyed the trip immensely but you have to accept that sometimes people will book on to something that is not their thing and everyone else ends up losing out. Definitely not the company's fault but they tried their best to provide the experience advertised.

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Chris B, Owner at Knysna RIB Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tony,

Thank you for the great review and pointing out where we can improve on our service to our customers - we are listening and have already made changes to our booking system to correct the above issues

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing experience, high speeds (so thrilling), we also got to see dolphins swim around the boat which was so lovely and the whole experience was just incredible.. Definitely a must if you in knysna!!

Thank Devon P
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Great few hours out on the ocean at speed. Grear banter during the trip, lots of interesting information about the town and surrounding coast line. We were lucky enough to see a pool of 20-25 dolphins during the trip.

Thank joelgilbert
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We wanted to see the lagoon and the heads. This trip was a fantastic fun way to do this. Though not cheap, it was excellent value for money. The knowledgeable and thoughtful driver/ guide provided a much better experience than I would have anticipated
I totally recommend this company

Thank UkLloydy
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