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Ocean Sailing Charters

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Ocean Sailing Charters – Knysna’s Best Adventure

Ocean Sailing Charters is a family-owned and operated business offering fun sailing trips on the Knysna Lagoon. Explore the Indian Ocean and Knysna Heads all while enjoying delicious nibbles and sipping a cool drink. Once out on the water you may be able to enjoy sipping, fishing, swimming or snorkelling and when the weather doesn’t permit, you can at least sit back, enjoy the scenery and keep an eye out for the playful seals and dolphins.  

Q&A with Elle Redman 

How did the idea for your business come about?  

From a sailing adventure. 

How did you come up with the name for your company/experience? 

When the family sat down together and brainstormed a few ideas, this one stuck! 

Who is your ideal customer and why? 

Anyone that arrives as a stranger and leaves as a friend! 

Why do you offer the very best experience/product for your customers? 

This is a five-star catamaran experience in every sense. 

What is your greatest hope for your business? 

For our business to grow and employ more staff. 

What has been the most satisfying achievement in your business? 

Relationships! 

Meeting people from all over the world and working with other operators in and around Knysna. 

What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs who want to get into tourism? 

Network as much as you can. 

If you could have a do-over, what would you do differently? 

I would advertise the product more. 

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