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Ocean Odyssey

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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...more
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TH 44 Long Street | Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very good experience travelling with Giovanni, Johannes and Chantelle. They took good card of us and prepared us for our trip beyond 'The Head's '. We weren't sure that we would see whales but the experienced crew watched and found a mother...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Johnston s
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We took the tour in rather windy conditions. Really rough waves but we felt safe all the time. Great guides Giovanni and Johannes took good care of us, mixing jokes with info about what we saw. Saw many dolphins, humpback whales, seals and albatross

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bernardshaken
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

What an awesome experience, the crew are all really professional but fun and incredibly knowledgeable. We were lucky my enough to see dolphins , seals and a humpback whale with her calf just amazing. If you get seasick you will struggle but be catered for...More

Thank Jane K
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

A great trip through the Knysna Heads out into the Indian Ocean to watch hump back whales passing by. Very safety orientated with a good briefing and felt very safe. Great viewing of a family of whales who were not troubled by our presence.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulahowlett365
Reviewed 4 October 2018

...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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wolfdssd
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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 ClaudS716
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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 27 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HRHQE
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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