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Ocean Odyssey

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TH44 long street | Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 82 852 9402
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
TH44 long street | Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 82 852 9402
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Reviewed yesterday

Our first trip was in the morning and we had no luck. We knew that there were no guarantees to spot them, so we just accepted the fact that we hadn't seen any. When we arrived back at the shop the owner saw how deeply...More

Thank Guido-Krystyna W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well organised business with a skipper and a spotter on board as well as a spotter based on the cliffs. We had high expectations given that the skipper said they had seen a family of 5 whales during the morning excursion. Although we...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really professional and we'll run operation. The advantage they have over other similar operators elsewhere is that they put a whale spotter, with a radio link to the boat skipper, up on a high vantage point on shore to locate the whales whilst the...More

Thank KelsieTighnabruaich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the water yesterday, a split-second decission because we were just passing by as a boat was leaving.great tour...nice boatride and of course humpback wales. What a beautifull creatures. Big thanks for this experience!

Thank karels2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After two failed attempts (we had to turn back due to inclement sea condiitons), we were lucky on the third try. The ride was quite bumpy, but we got used to it after a while and saw dolphins and whales. The whales put an amazing...More

Thank MaiLed65
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had the time of my life!!Very friendly and professional staff. I would recommend the Ocean Odyssey tours to every one.

Thank Gerhard G
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I first two trips were put back due to inclement sea conditions. Got out at the third attempt and although a little bumpy was well worth the wait. We encountered and had good views of both Southern Right and Humpback Whales. A couple of dolphins...More

1  Thank mawcam
EvelynP514, Owner at Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thanks for your review, we are having a fabulous whale watching season in 2017 and so glad that our guests have had such great sightings!

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Although we only got a glimpse of the whales as they were a little shy on the day, we saw about a hundred dolphins which was more than satisfying and were given a tour of other parts around the heads. Stefan was incredibly knowledgable about...More

1  Thank McannieF
EvelynP514, Owner at Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, we are glad that you had a great trip!

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We went out today on a boat of 11, from start to finish we were well looked after and had the best trip ever. Our captain Johannes (hope that's spelt right) was both knowledgeable and engaging. He made us feel very safe on the boat...More

1  Thank Kirstie C
EvelynP514, Owner at Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience and the compliments to our staff I will be carrying it over to them for sure! I am glad that you had a wonderful trip with us, we are having a fabulous whale season there have been fabulous sightings....More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

We did the 2 hour whale watching ride one afternoon from 3-5 pm - a family of 5 including 3 kids ages 10-11. We all took seasickness tabs 30 min prior, and I'd strongly recommend that. The sea had a lot of swells, and if...More

Thank SNottIN
EvelynP514, Owner at Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for your review, we are glad that you got to see such a wide variety of marine life on your trip. When dealing with wildlife, we always have to remember that it is more up to them than it is to us as to...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