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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. The 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.
The newly refurbished Houseboats, previously operated by Lightleys Holiday Houseboats, exceed all South African Maritime Safety Authority operational and safety requirements. They are your floating home away from home. It has been outfitted to a high specification, so it is truly a comfortable experience.
“Captain of your own holiday” means:
Fully equipped self-drive houseboat rentals on the Knysna Lagoon Up to 4 adults or a family of 5 per boat Short navigational course, which allows you to self-drive – with no skipper’s license or any experience required! Unique conference facilities, team builds and corporate getaways Room service for the true on-board holiday experience Safe undercover parking for your car.
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The inside of the boats is fully equipped with:
•Fore-cabin with a double bed, storage space and bench seat that doubles as a child’s bed
•Fully fitted galley (kitchen) with stove, oven, electric fridge, sink and all kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery
•Compact heads (bathroom) with a hot shower, chemical toilet and basin
•Comfortable inside dining area that simply converts into a double bed
•All necessary bedding
•Safety equipment, including life jackets, first aid kit and fire extinguisher Exterior of Our Boats
The outside exists of:
•Open lounge deck with a bimini
•Barbeque for the one that didn’t get away
•Roof top sundeck with plenty of space for all passengers to sun bath and enjoy the panoramic views
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Temporary skipper’s course & license by SAMSA
Fore-cabin with a double bed and percale linen, storage space and bench seat that doubles as a child's bed
Comfortable inside dining area which simply converts into a second double bed
Fully fitted kitchen with stove, oven, electric fridge, sink and all kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery
Weber gas braai for the one that didn’t get away
Compact bathroom with a hot shower, chemical toilet and basin
27/4 bathroom availability @ our charter base
Safety equipment, including life jackets, first aid kit and fire extinguisher
Valet parking for your boat
Undercover parking for your car.
The charter fee excludes a R1200 refundable security and fuel deposit and the two-stroke fuel is currently billed at R18 per litre.
Please note that the rates below are subject to change without prior notice and exclude the costs of fuel consumed.
Also please be advised that the following items are excluded and can be brought by guests or hired:
Bathroom and beach towels @ R20 per towel
Fishing rods @ R25 per day
Towable tube @ R75 per day
Kayak – 1 person @ R175 per day
The 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.
They offer all captains a short navigational course. Once you are fully informed and have a good understanding, they 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 the charter base, they 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
Re-supply LP Gas (if required)