John Benn Experience

The John Benn is a double-decker floating restaurant offering daily Lagoon cruises to the Knysna Heads. A memorable family activity on Knysna Lagoon. One of the best floating restaurants in Knysna.

  • Cruise to the Knysna Heads, on a boat steeped in history, named after a legendary pilot of a bygone era.
  • Comfortable and cosy with a classic wooden finish.
  • Friendly and hospitable service.
  • Optional a la carte and tapas menu available on board with fresh Knysna oysters, local beer & sparkling wine
  • Special group menus, wine and dine whilst cruising.
  • Two full bars on upper and lower deck.
  • Fully enclosed - not dependent on the weather.
  • A wonderful function and wedding venue.


Duration: 1½ Hour


Daily Departure:

- 12h30 for lunch time cruise

- 17h00 for sunset cruise in winter

- 18h00 for sunset cruise in summer


Additional times on request for group bookings

Other times available on request for 10 or more

- All departures are subject to the minimum pax requirements achieved

- All our departures are subject to weather conditions


Departure Point:

Featherbed Ferry Terminus at Cruise Café Restaurant, Remembrance Drive.



Valid from 1st February 2023 – 31st January 2024

Click here to view our Cancellation & No-Show Policy


Featherbed Co.

Remembrance Drive
off Waterfront Drive

Main Phone: +27 (0)44 382-1693
Alt Phone: +27 (0)44 382-6261

Mobile: +27 (0)72 662-5798