Our Activities

We Provide Best Adventure

Discover an array of thrilling adventures at The Water Club, where we offer a diverse range of experiences that will immerse you in the natural beauty of Knysna.


Prepare to be captivated by the rich tapestry of marine and bird life that graces our bay throughout the year.

As you venture to the mouth of the Keurbooms River, you'll discover one of South Africa's largest seagull breeding colonies—an awe-inspiring spectacle that adds to the area's natural charm.

But the wonders don't end there. Our bay is home to a diverse array of pelagic birds, including the endangered African oystercatcher, which gracefully inhabits the pristine shores.

While we may not be a permitted whale-watching vessel, our bay harbours an abundance of surprises. From the majestic presence of whales to the playful antics of dolphins, the power and grace of marlin, the curious sunfish, the enigmatic sharks, and even the elusive cape clawless otter, our waters teem with life and excitement.

Below, you'll find a curated list of marine and land animals that could grace us with their presence during our voyages around the bay and the peninsula. It's a testament to the natural wonders that await you on every journey with us.


Why Catch and Release

Catch and release is an essential practice in fishing and conservation for several important reasons:

Sustainable Fisheries

Over fishing can deplete fish populations, disrupt ecosystems, and harm the overall health of aquatic environments. Catch and release helps maintain sustainable fish populations by allowing individuals to reproduce and contribute to the gene pool.

Preserving Ecosystems

Many fish species play crucial roles in maintaining the balance of aquatic ecosystems. Removing too many individuals can have cascading effects on other species and disrupt the delicate balance of the food web.

Protecting Rare and Vulnerable Species

 Some fish species are endangered or vulnerable to extinction. Catch and release helps protect these rare species, ensuring their survival and contributing to biodiversity conservation.

Promoting Responsible Fishing

Catch and release encourages responsible fishing practices, such as using barbless hooks, handling fish with care, and following catch limits and regulations. It fosters an ethos of conservation and respect for natural resources.

Economic Benefits

Sustainable fisheries support local economies through recreational fishing and tourism. Catch and release allows for continued enjoyment of fishing activities and the associated economic benefits without depleting fish stocks.

Scientific Research

Researchers often rely on catch and release to gather data on fish populations, migration patterns, and behaviour. This information is vital for making informed conservation and management decisions.

Ethical Considerations

Many anglers practice catches and release as a matter of ethical responsibility. It allows them to enjoy the sport of fishing while minimizing harm to fish and their habitats.

To maximize the effectiveness of catch and release, it's essential to handle fish with care, use proper gear (such as barbless hooks), minimize handling time, and release fish gently back into the water to ensure their survival. By adopting catch and release practices, anglers can play a significant role in preserving aquatic ecosystems for future generations.

Land Sightings

  • Genet
  • Bushbuck
  • Dassie
  • Vervet Monkey
  • Grysbok
  • Mongoose
  • Blue Duiker

Ocean Sightings

  • Orca and Killer Whale
  • Minke Whales
  • Maco Sharks
  • Humpback Dolphin
  • Humpback Whales
  • Hammerheads
  • Great White Shark
  • Elephant Seal
  • Dolphin
  • Cape Gull
  • Cape Fur Seal
  • Cape Cormorant
  • Brydes Whale
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Oyster Catcher
  • African Penquin
  • Ragged Tooth

Other Sightings

  • Marlin
  • Turtle
  • Sunfish
  • Cape Clawless Otter
  • Knysna Seahorse
  • Pansy Shell
  • Knysna Loerie
  • Orange Breasted Sunbird

Cruiser Pontoon Boat (Tom Cruiser)

Join us on captivating cruises, whether you opt for daytime explorations or the enchantment of a sunset cruise, where you can savour the beauty of Knysna with a glass of sparkling bubbles in hand.

Fishing Pontoon Boat (Marlin Monroe)

Embark on an exhilarating fishing adventure aboard the Marlin Monroe pontoon boat, where you'll have the opportunity to reel in some extraordinary catches, including the coveted Steenbras, Grunters, Musselcrackers, and many more.


Paddle your way through the serene Knysna Lagoon, feeling the tranquillity of the water beneath you. Embark on a journey of serenity and exploration as you paddle your way through the tranquil Knysna Lagoon.

Bicycle Tours

Embark on an exhilarating journey with our thrilling bicycle tours at The Water Club. We invite you to pedal your way through the captivating beauty of Knysna's landscapes, where every turn of the wheel unveils a new adventure.

Rock and Surf

Our newest adventure beckons you to hike through lush forests and find your perfect spot for casting your fishing rod, all while immersing yourself in the unparalleled beauty of Knysna.

Feel The Adventure Experience With Us, Don't Hesitate To Contact Us !


Frequently Asked Questions

The Water Club is an outdoor adventure club that offers a range of activities, including sunset cruises, fishing cruises, kayaking, and bicycle tours.

Join Our Newsletter

Welcome to our world of insights, updates, and inspiration. Are you ready to embark on a journey of discovery and stay connected with all things The Water Club. Our monthly newsletter is your golden tickets to a treasure trove of valuable content delivered right to your inbox.

In our commitment to delivering the ultimate Knysna adventure, The Water Club is committed to providing you with an unrivalled selection of adventure activities and water sports, all at competitive prices.

Quick Links

Work Hours

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with The Water Club as we invite you to discover the breathtaking wonders of the Garden Route, Knysna Lagoon, and Knysna Heads.

The Water Club by Artcore Web Design

Copyright © 2023. All rights reserved.