We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ocean Odyssey

Features Animals
Closed Now: 08:00 - 18:00
Open today: 08:00 - 18:00
Book In Advance
Tours from Ocean Odyssey tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
All photos (117)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“humpback whales”(11 reviews)
“whale watching”(11 reviews)
“warm towels”(2 reviews)
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
TH 44 Long Street | Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 82 852 9402
Ways to Experience Ocean Odyssey
from US$78,20
More Info
from US$55,40
More Info
from US$99,50
More Info
Reviews (119)
Filter reviews
83 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews humpback whales whale watching warm towels professional outfit knysna heads wonderful trip rough seas taking photos small boat weather conditions boat ride sea sickness garden route spotter sightings skipper johannes
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 83 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

...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

Thank wolfdssd
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank wolfdssd
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 Claud S
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Michaelyorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed with the way this is run. We had a whale watching trip scheduled for a Sunday, but they contacted us Friday to ask if we could accommodate another time as the weather for Sunday looked like the tour might be cancelled and the...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We were lucky to go out that morning as the ocean conditions were due to deteriorate with a serious swell. Our skipper explained that we would go out to the ocean first and determined if we could continue. The swell was manageable as there was...More

Thank vcalando
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing day going out on the Knysna waters on the boards and ending it off with the E-Bikes ; although the one bike was much slower than the rest which was a bit of a let down.

Thank 22sophie1
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

Thank NicoM2221
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The team at GONOW/ Ocean Odyssey Charters were super friendly and we had the best best time on their electric bikes - super safe - minimal effort and a quick and easy way to get around town!

Thank alisha_schenck
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We booked a whale watching trip for 21 October during our stay in Knysna. Well - what can we say, except that it was an amazing experience! Johannes, our guide, was fantastic. He obviously has a very good knowledge of whales and was keen to...More

Thank JChineaRodriguez
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 30 nearby hotels
The Lofts Boutique Hotel
407 reviews
.11 km away
The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa
718 reviews
.16 km away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays
963 reviews
.89 km away
aha The Rex Hotel
567 reviews
1.06 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 188 nearby restaurants
Freshline Fisheries
1 142 reviews
.82 km away
ile de pain
856 reviews
.08 km away
Rib & Rump
171 reviews
.79 km away
Thai Eatery
146 reviews
.97 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 137 nearby attractions
Featherbed Nature Reserve
947 reviews
1.22 km away
Jandreart Studio
50 reviews
.22 km away
Mitchell's Brewery
112 reviews
.95 km away
The Motorcycle Room
16 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
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