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About Ocean Odyssey
Discover Knysna , Knysna's only permitted close encounter whale watching operation, skilfully showcases whales & dolphins during their tours. Their highly competent skippers possess in-depth knowledge of this dynamic marine environment, ensuring an enlightening experience. Ocean Odyssey's Marine Eco Tour serves to highlight both the geological characteristics and the biodiversity of Knysna's estuarine and marine environment. Tours include various historical and cultural anecdotal tales of the area as well as information about the wonderful web of life that exists above and beneath the surface of this watery world. The tour is designed for both holiday revellers and nature enthusiasts alike and memorable experience for all!
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Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on Christmas Day but we missed the last tour boat since our taxi never showed up and we hitched a ride w some people we met from our hometown (how weird is that??)....anyway we missed the boat! Not wanting to disappoint me on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kate D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our trip on the boat. We were prevailed to spot lots and lots of dolphins up close making their way from th ocean to the coat line. Excellent skipper (Johannes), we always felt safe. Channel, our guide was very helpful and shared...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MichaelR11305
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We had a very good experience travelling with Giovanni, Johannes and Chantelle. They took good card of us and prepared us for our trip beyond 'The Head's '. We weren't sure that we would see whales but the experienced crew watched and found a mother...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Johnston s
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We took the tour in rather windy conditions. Really rough waves but we felt safe all the time. Great guides Giovanni and Johannes took good care of us, mixing jokes with info about what we saw. Saw many dolphins, humpback whales, seals and albatross

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bernardshaken
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

What an awesome experience, the crew are all really professional but fun and incredibly knowledgeable. We were lucky my enough to see dolphins , seals and a humpback whale with her calf just amazing. If you get seasick you will struggle but be catered for...More

Thank janek887
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

A great trip through the Knysna Heads out into the Indian Ocean to watch hump back whales passing by. Very safety orientated with a good briefing and felt very safe. Great viewing of a family of whales who were not troubled by our presence.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulahowlett365
Reviewed 4 October 2018

...after 4 days with some stormy weather we finally could get our whale trip. Still a bit bumby out of the sea but we saw quite a lot whales really near the boat. Friendla Staff on ground and on the boat. Really worth a visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

After 4 Days with some stormy weather conditions we finally could get a trip to the whales. It was still a bit bumpy but we were well entertaint with a lot of whales just around the boat. The Trip was worth it. Guides were helpful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wolfdssd
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a weather/tide conditions window this afternoon to join the Ocean Odyssey whale watching close encounter 4pm trip. Our skipper Johonnas and ‘spotter’ colleague were amazing, skilfully navigating the very difficult Heights and made us feel remarkably at ease in...More

Thank ClaudS716
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Well you start your trip in the calm lagoon do not be tricked, it soon turns in to an epic adventure not to be missed! We headed through the Heads of Knysna and was glad of the experienced skipper. We had the honour of seeing...More

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13 August 2017|
Response from mawcam | Reviewed this property |
The craft is effectively an elongated speed boat. Don't expect a calm journey because you are going out into the waves. Take sea sickness precautions.
27 November 2015|
Response from EvelynP514 | Property representative |
Good day our prices for January 2016 as follows Eco tour - 650.00pp - 1.5hr tour Heads adventure 45 minute estuary trip R380.00pp (minimum of 6 persons required) Whale watching tours from June 2016 onwards only R800 per... More