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Ocean Odyssey

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TH 44 Long Street | Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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TH 44 Long Street | Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We went for the trip through the Knysna Heads. Johannes, our skipper, was friendly, capable and knowledgeable. We saw a small pod of humpback dolphins, but unfortunately it was too early in the year for whale sightings. A fun trip, with beautiful views of the...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 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

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 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!!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 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

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Reviewed 3 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

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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

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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

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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!

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Rperi
13 August 2017|
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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.
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Anita4428
27 November 2015|
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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
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