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“Great experience.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Odyssey

Ocean Odyssey
Thesen Island Harbor Town | Thesen Island, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 82 852 9402
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Ranked #9 of 55 Activities in Knysna
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Ocean Odyssey, Knysna's only permitted close encounter whale watching operation, skilfully showcases whales 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. Their 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!
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Great experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We really enjoyed our 2 hour experience at sea yesterday. Thanks to an excellent and informative guide Marlon. We saw dolphins, a shark, seals and tracked a whale for about 30 minutes. We would highly recommend taking part in this experience. Probably the highlight of our stay in Knysna.

Visited December 2013
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hamburg
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed only one day in Knysna and it was the best activity we could have Chosen.
We don't have the Feeling that we missed something of the beautiful nature! it was pretty awesome to see dolphins and whales, as well.
You get a lot of Information of everything you see, the lagoon, the heads, a bit of the knysna coast, the whales, the dolphins and the seals.
The chance to see whales and dolphins as well is pretty hight because there is a spotter, who is looking for foodprints.
THANKS A LOT FOR THE FANTASTIC TOUR! Rabea & Lisa

Visited October 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We loved our Whale Watching experience, it was a nice sunny day and the trip out of through the heads on it's own was a pretty thrilling experience! Our skipper was very professional and handled the boat really well. He was also very knowledgeable about the whales and gave us a great deal of information. He struggled to find the whales but made use of other boats and spotters from the shore and we came across quite a few at close quarters. They are such gentle giants and even though they did not put on a show for us, it was just fantastic to be out there with them.
The trip back was lovely, it is great seeing Knysna and The Heads from the Ocean. All in all a really great experience!

Visited September 2013
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“Exceptional trip. Great value, comfort and safety”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

The owner comes with a sincere and genuine passion for what he does.Both him and his assistant were steeped in knowledge about the ocean, whales, dolphins and birds. Safety was well attended to. We were taken from whale pod to pod. Directions to whales were provided by spotters on the hill tops. They answered all questions and more. Great value for money. The only disappointment was that it had too end. I would have liked it to continue all day!!!

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“Incredible watch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The guide was experienced, friendly, and willing to show us more! Highly recommended! We saw many whales for more 1-2 hours and was able to follow them without disturbing them. A female whale was inquisitive and came to our boat several times, and she was also happened to be followed by 3-4 male whales. After all, it was unforgettable experience. Good job! Ocean Odyssey!

Visited July 2013
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