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Ocean Odyssey

#4 of 19 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Knysna Features Animals
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

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skipper (Stefan) is extremely knowledgeable & experienced. We were able to enjoy seeing Humpback Whales, dolphins & a couple of seals along with numerous bird life. A great way to end our 2 week holiday in South Africa.

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed the boat ride out through the treacherous heads and around to see dolphins surfing and penguins floating by. The guide/captain was great and knowledgeable.

Thank KabulPastryChef
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on a trip with this company in the hope of seeing some whales, we were so lucky we seen 6 whales and lots of breaching, very knowledgeable staff knowing where the whales where going to breech and moving out of the way...More

Thank suzieq0310
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Went on the trip today on a small boat which took us out to the ocean, the ride out was choppy but fun and the captain was highly skilled in taking us close to shore but keeping complete control of the boat. The weather was...More

Thank Mufajel75
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

My fiance and I stopped over in Knysna for the day and he absolutely loves boat rides but I absolutely hate them because I get really bad motion sickness. He insisted on going on a boat ride with Ocean Odyssey which I was going to...More

Thank Mary-Anne K
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Really thrilling to see the dolphins at play. Seals, hammerhead shark, turtles and even a lone penguin, all seen on our tour. A bit choppy at times but that just added to the fun and excitement. A fun guide who added to the trip. Really...More

Thank angevins
Reviewed 3 March 2017

For a couple in our sixties, this tour was our big adventure experience in South Africa. It was a small boat on a windy day, and we bounced around quite a bit, but survived nicely. This tour is more expensive than the bigger boats, but...More

Thank Samuel C
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

An excellent tour,we saw dolphins,moonfish,hammerhead shark,and seals. The rocks and views off ths Knysna head were very spectacular.Great guide and great service.

Thank Maureen B
EvelynP514, Owner at Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Wonderful! thank you for your review and it is great to give our staff feedback! We do this because we enjoy it, and it makes our day to read that our guests appreciate it! Regards from Knysna!

Reviewed 29 November 2016

Firstly I must say to anyone reading this is that this activity is very weather dependent and secondly, like any safari on land, sightings of animals (in this case whales) cannot be guaranteed. We were advised that the sea was choppy and that the skipper...More

Thank LinSouthAfrica
EvelynP514, Owner at Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thank you so much for your reveiw, the tourism industry is challenging indeed, people have high expectations and often miss the entire point of the experience. I am glad that you did get to see the brydes whales, we had very challenging weather most of...More

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What is the prices for the Ocean odyssey tour for January 2016?
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