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LaraBella Sailing Catamaran

Schionning

  • Guests

    12

  • Cabins

    4

  • Crew

    2

Introducing LaraBella, the magnificent Schionning Wilderness 1650X catamaran, expertly designed to offer a perfect blend of luxury and performance. With a length of 16.5m, it comfortably accommodates large families or groups of up to 12 guests, providing the opportunity to explore a variety of unique destinations.

Its impressive beam to length ratio and high bridge deck clearance ensures a seaworthy and high-performance cruising experience. Step inside, and you'll find spacious and private accommodations, along with ample payload capacity for all the comforts needed for long-term cruising.

Onboard, you'll find spacious trampolines, an outdoor shower, a braai (barbecue), a wine cooler, a coffee machine, a fully stocked bar, a large lounge saloon area, and 4 beautiful en suite cabins. With a cash bar and several fridges, you'll have everything you need for a delightful cruise.

Explore the breathtaking beauty of Knysna Lagoon and sail through the iconic Knysna Heads into the vastness of the Indian Ocean. You can leisurely lounge on the trampolines, basking in the warm sun, while savoring an ice-cold bubbly, creating cherished memories on this enchanting journey. Keep an eye out for playful dolphins and seals while relaxing and taking in the stunning sights. During longer scenic day cruises, indulge in swimming at Featherbed or enjoy snorkeling and Stand Up Paddleboarding activities.

Includes:

  • Highly qualified and professional crew

  • Fuel

  • Life jackets

  • Exclusive use of the yacht

Excluded:

  • Beverages, catering, entertainment & add-on activities

 

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by professional crew. Additionally, LaraBella offers the following:

 

Beverages:

There is a full stocked cash bar onboard, offering a variety of drinks and soft drinks. Read more...

There is a full stocked cash bar onboard, offering a variety of drinks and soft drinks.

Catering:

Enjoy unique catering packages with optional snacks available at an additional cost when booking. Delight in a traditional South African braai (meat feast) with the onboard br Read more...

Enjoy unique catering packages with optional snacks available at an additional cost when booking.

Delight in a traditional South African braai (meat feast) with the onboard braai (BBQ) facilitity. You can even have the crew grill your catch of the day or have the talented chef cater to your culinary preferences.

DJ / Entertainer:

Onboard, you'll find a versatile sound system equipped with Radio, CD, Mp3, USB, aux, Bluetooth, and speakers both inside and outside. Additionally, there's a Samsung fla Read more...

Onboard, you'll find a versatile sound system equipped with Radio, CD, Mp3, USB, aux, Bluetooth, and speakers both inside and outside. Additionally, there's a Samsung flat-screen TV for your entertainment needs.

You're welcome to bring your own music.

Features:

Onboard facilities include a guest toilet, large lounge saloon, four beautiful en suite cabins, a kitchen with coffee machine and wine cooler. There are also spacious trampolines Read more...

Onboard facilities include a guest toilet, large lounge saloon, four beautiful en suite cabins, a kitchen with coffee machine and wine cooler. There are also spacious trampolines, an outdoor shower, and a braai (barbecue). There's a fully equipped bar, and several fridges for your convenience. Additionally, LaraBella boasts a full sailing rig with 2 x 29 HP Nanni engines and a Falcon 450 tender powered by a 40HP Yamaha motor.

NB! The cabins are not for use on day charters!  Overnight accommodation is currently not available.

Route:

Depart from Sirocco jetty in Knysna, where a warm welcome awaits from the captain and crew. Experience the magic of sailing on Knysna Lagoon, navigate the famous Knysna Heads, an Read more...

Depart from Sirocco jetty in Knysna, where a warm welcome awaits from the captain and crew. Experience the magic of sailing on Knysna Lagoon, navigate the famous Knysna Heads, and explore the breathtaking marine and bird life of the Indian Ocean. Upon return, indulge in delicious snacks and refreshing sundowners.

Please note that the Knysna Heads excursion is subject to weather and tide conditions. However, rest assured that your experience will be exquisite, regardless of the direction we sail. Snacks can be arranged at an additional cost when booking, and a cash bar is available onboard.

Weather:

The cruising time and course are subject to weather conditions and the captain's discretion. Our top priority is the safety of you and your guests. Read more...

The cruising time and course are subject to weather conditions and the captain's discretion. Our top priority is the safety of you and your guests.

What to Bring:

Bring your camera, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and something warm for cooler afternoons on the water. Don't forget your beach towel if you plan to swim. Ple Read more...

Bring your camera, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and something warm for cooler afternoons on the water.

Don't forget your beach towel if you plan to swim.

Please avoid wearing shoes onboard, and consider cozy socks for winter.

There is a toilet onboard, but kindly use the bathrooms on Thesen Island before boarding.

Smoking is prohibited on board.

Activies:

Snorkeling & Swimming - Weather permitting, anchor near Robberg Peninsula or Knysna Heads for a quick swim or snorkeling adventure, exploring fascinating old shipwrecks. F Read more...

Snorkeling & Swimming - Weather permitting, anchor near Robberg Peninsula or Knysna Heads for a quick swim or snorkeling adventure, exploring fascinating old shipwrecks.

Fishing – The fully equipped tender allows access to shallow lagoon areas, giving fishing enthusiasts a chance to catch famous kabeljou, grunter, and more (Two fishing rods available).

Supping – Experience the excitement of gliding on top of the water by stand-up paddleboarding (SUPing), with two SUPs available.

Fun - Beyond luxury sailing, our charters offer family-friendly fun, from jumping off the yacht's couch top to trying your hand at the helm or winches. Relax with bubbly on the trampolines for a perfect day out.

Learn to Sail - Discover sailing with us at our sailing school in Knysna. We stand out as the sole provider of sail training on a catamaran. From refresher courses, mile building to advanced levels like day skippers, coastal skippers, and yacht masters. Discover the joys of sailing in this captivating setting.

Options Extras:

The following can be arranged for an additional fee: Private chef, Snacks, Pre-book medium Oysters, Photographer, Live music (violinist), Braai menu option. Read more...

The following can be arranged for an additional fee: Private chef, Snacks, Pre-book medium Oysters, Photographer, Live music (violinist), Braai menu option.

Custom-design your experience:

LaraBella is ideal for various events like family outings, corporate gatherings, birthdays, photo shoots, marriage proposals, and more. Private cruises can be customized to your Read more...

LaraBella is ideal for various events like family outings, corporate gatherings, birthdays, photo shoots, marriage proposals, and more. Private cruises can be customized to your preferences, offering the perfect platform for special occasions. Consider adding a private chef, photographer, or live music (DJ, Violinist, Cellist) to enhance your experience.

LaraBella provides a perfect setting for a range of occasions, including wine tastings, birthday parties, anniversaries, proposals, engagement parties, bachelors & hen parties, baby showers, reunions, graduation celebrations, sail training / mile builders, team building, year-end functions, product launches, business meetings, corporate events, award incentives, and small conferences.

Basic Terms and Conditions:

All charters are weather dependent and at the discretion of boat management. Rates are in South African rands. All charters are subject to our general terms and condit Read more...
  • All charters are weather dependent and at the discretion of boat management.
  • Rates are in South African rands.
  • All charters are subject to our general terms and conditions and signed indemnity forms
  • You will be required to acknowledge T&C's specific for LaraBella.
  • In case of the unlikely event that LaraBella is unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, Ocean Sailing Charters reserves the right to utilize an alternative Catamaran for this experience.

How to Book:

Contact us to inquire about a specific vessel. We will send you full details about the vessel and your charter. Once the date and time is agreed, fill, sign, and acknowl Read more...
  • Contact us to inquire about a specific vessel. We will send you full details about the vessel and your charter.
  • Once the date and time is agreed, fill, sign, and acknowledge our Booking Terms.
  • Once the Booking Terms has been received, we will send you a quote, invoice, and payment link.
  • To reserve the charter, make a full payment or a 50% deposit payment.
  • The balance is required within 6 weeks of the charter date.
  • Should you wish to book, and it is less than 6 weeks before the charter date, full payment is required.
  • For local payments, use EFT or a secure payment link via Peach Payments. For international payments, we'll provide a secure payment link.
  • Reserve your charter early to avoid disappointment, especially during peak season.
  • Avoid booking on the final day of your holiday due to unpredictable weather conditions in Knysna.
  • Keep a few days available to account for potential rescheduling.
  • Once we receive your payment, a charter confirmation email will be sent with all relevant details.

Amenities, Entertainment & Recreation

For your relaxation and entertainment LaraBella Sailing Catamaran has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.

  • Dive Platform
  • Flat screen TV
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • DVD Player
  • Sound System
  • Shower
  • Tender
  • Sailing Rig
  • Swim Ladders
  • Teak Decking
  • Single Deck
  • Entertainer
  • Saloon / Lounge
  • Cabins / Rooms
  • Galley / Kitchen
  • SUP Board
  • Padded Seating
  • Roof Covering
  • Trampoline
  • Head / Toilet
  • BBQ / Braai
  • Onboard Bar
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Fishing Equipment
  • USB / Bluetooth

'LaraBella Sailing Catamaran' Charter Rates & Destinations

Sept 2022 – Aug 2023 Rates

Summer & Winter season

Day Rates

R10,000 p/hour (min 2 hours)
Approx R20,000

Sunset Rates

R12,000 p/hour (min 2 hours)
Approx R24,000

Charter LaraBella Sailing Catamaran

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'LaraBella Sailing Catamaran' Charter Rates & Destinations

Sept 2022 – Aug 2023 Rates

Summer & Winter season

Day Rates

R10,000 p/hour (min 2 hours)
Approx R20,000

Sunset Rates

R12,000 p/hour (min 2 hours)
Approx R24,000

Charter LaraBella Sailing Catamaran

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TESTIMONIALS

Everything was great on the 3rd thank you. The crew on the boat really looked after us. Thank you for sorting us out even though we changed our requests a few times. If there is somewhere online for me to leave a review, do forward me a link - happy to do so. Most likely back same time next year and will certainly reach out to your for a booking if we do. Regards, Onwell
It was amazing
It went very well thank you! Your staff were very friendly and did a great job of handling everything on our wedding day! We all had a fantastic time and will never forget the awesome memories we made! Our wedding photos are not ready yet but I'll be sure to tag you when we receive them! Thank you for everything you did to help us have the perfect day we really appreciate it!. Kind regards, Robyn & Daniel Huffman
I just wanted to thank you very much for the great organisation and the unique experience you made possible for us! Everything was perfect, the crew was very courteous and the most important thing: she said yes. So, thanks again for that great opportunity and your support! Best regards, Tobias
Good evening many thanks clients were very happy with the service!!
It was absolutely lovely all the staff that were on board were amazing . Enjoyed every minute of it , will definitely be back! - Ithabeleng
Everything was great. The staff was great and my guests really enjoyed themselves. I am planning another trip for September and will use your company again. Thank you for following up. Regards Krystle
Hi Carla The experience was great as well as the service. We had a good time. Thank you!
Hey Carla! I have been meaning to reach out to you. Everything was simply amazing!!! The staff on the vessel was so accommodating. The weather wasn't in our favour but I will cherish the experience. Thank you so much for your understanding, patience, and just overall professionalism with this. My birthday trip was simply amazing!!! Kevin
Thanks for following up, my guests had an amazing time and loved every moment as predicted. You were very kind to have assisted me on last minute which I dearly appreciate. I will definitely have my holiday guests book with you again soon. Happy Wacky Wednesday. Thanks Fondest Regards, Sizwe
  • Guests

    12

  • Cabins

    4

  • Crew

    2

Specification

Length 55 ft (16.5m)
Beam 8,2m
Draft 0.75m
Gross Tonnage 10 tons
Built 2015
Builder Schionning Marine
Model Wilderness 1650

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R12,000p/hour (min 2 hours)

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R10,000 p/hour (min 2 hours)

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