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Activity Description

Explore the waterways of Thesen Island and the Knysna Estuary with the world’s fastest growing watersport, Stand-Up Paddling. Stand-Up Paddling, or SUP for short, is easy, fun and guaranteed to keep you fit whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery of our waterways & lagoon. The calm waters of Thesen Island are ideal for beginners and the many inlets and coves are perfect for the more adventurous or experience paddlers. Eight top quality boards and paddles are available for rent by the hour.


ProviderOcean Odyssey & Springtide Charters
DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round
WhereCompany: Ocean Odyssey Charters & retail store TH 44, Long street Thesen Harbour Town Thesen Island Knysna GPS Directions to our offices for check-in on Thesen Island, Knysna. From George direction: drive into Knysna on N2. Turn right at the traffic lights onto Waterfront drive. Follow the road until the second set of traffic lights, turn right into Long Street, head all the way down the road until the roundabout, follow the roundabout to the right and find us on the right, opposite “Blue” the whale sculpture”. From Plettenberg Bay direction: Drive into Knysna on N2, At the third set of traffic lights, go Left into Waterfront Drive, at the next set of traffic lights, turn left into Long Street, head all the way down the road until the roundabout, follow the roundabout to the right, and find us on the right, opposite “Blue” the whale sculpture”.
WeatherWeather permitting
What to WearSwimming costume Wet suit (for colder months)
Things to BringSunscreen and Sunglasses Towel Waterproof bag to protect your belongings
Guests or SpectatorsSpectators can watch from the side


Minimum Age12 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelBeginner

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsRigid SUP board & paddle and life jacket supplied
ExclusionsSouvenirs and items of a personal nature


Beginner tips
If this is your first Stand-Up Paddle experience, stay in the protected waters of Thesen Island. The water is calmer and boats travel at wake speed.

Keep hydrated
Don’t get dehydrated! When on the water it is recommended that you keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

What to wear!
Dress comfortably in a costume or shorts & a t-shirt. During the cooler winter months, you may want to bring a wet suite.

Don’t forget the sunblock and sunglasses!
Water reflects and magnifies the sun rays. Without protection you can get severely sunburned during your trip. Be sure to bring your sunglasses to protect your eyes from glare on the water.

Customer Reviews

Very friendly and efficient service. The kids enjoyed the SUP'ing tremendously. - Anlia Kok

Excellent value. - Jeremy Bromfield

It was so fun and beautiful. The staff where so helpful and friendly, I will definitely be spoiling more people to this activity. - Achsa Staples

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