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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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Knysna Lagoon 1.5-hour Sightseeing Boat Cruise
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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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TH44 long street | Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 82 852 9402
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Thank JChineaRodriguez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to do whilst in Knysna, but don't miss this tour if you have never been whale watching. Very good value for Europeans, probably quite pricey for South Africa. However, no price can be put being close to such amazing creatures. We were also lucky...More

Thank MimiK0106
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great and fanny boat driver. We watched whales, seals and dolphins. Superb tour with a fast boat and he also showed around the nice places on the beach. We enjoyed very much the tour.

Thank László R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very easy to book + efficient organisation. Exciting ride out of Knysna on a beautiful day. Exactly as advertised. Very well informed skipper + saw so much in our two hours. Would thoroughly recommend as a must-do on the garden route!!

Thank lucy g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was ok. A little disappointing based on the little we got to see. We were first stuck at the Heads due to the thunderous waves associated with spring tide. Our tour guide was patient and didn’t take any chances before manicuring the boat...More

Thank Trudi V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So this was our second attempt at whale watching with ocean odyssey, the first attempt failed due to the weather being too rough to get out but on this occasion we were lucky and treated to a wonderful trip with plenty of whale sightings which...More

Thank PeteJelley743
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We booked the trip with quite a lot expectations first because it's season of the wales and one of the best places recommended to see them second because we were convinced of the Ocean Odyssee's validations. Unfortunately it wasn't how we expected it to be....More

Thank Luisa R
EvelynP514, Owner at Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your review, it is so good that you are one of those tourists who appreciates nature in its natural settings and that you were able to see not only one but 3 - Three Southern Right Whales, and two of them were...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent trip, thank you qu'Anthony. Excellent Skipper (Stephan) billion thanks man you made our day . Amazing tour 100% recommanded. Absolutly fabulous. We have seen Whales. Spectacular !!!! Wonderful landscape. Just take the Tour you will see by yourself. It's DEFINITELY WORTH IT !! Thank...More

Thank Ahl_oct
EvelynP514, Owner at Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Its wonderful for us when our guests enjoy their trip, we really appreciate that you have shared your experience and we hope you come back and visit soon!

Reviewed 25 September 2017

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
EvelynP514, Owner at Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you, our daily game of hide an seek, some days we are lucky all day, and on some trips there can be disappointing sightings, this is the exception and not the rule, but reminds us that this is nature and we are in their...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

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
EvelynP514, Owner at Ocean Odyssey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your reveiw and trip experience, yes this is tricky, the ocean has many treasures, some it is not willing to share all day all the time, for us it is like a game of hide and seek, one...More

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14 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