Knysna
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Knysna: Dolphin Watching and Garden Route Coastline Cruise

1. Knysna: Dolphin Watching and Garden Route Coastline Cruise

Experience the three most iconic sites of Knysna on a 1.5-hour eco cruise of the Knysna estuary. Cruise along the rugged headlands and encounter the abundant marine life of the coastal waters.  Navigate the amazing estuary and pass the picturesque Knysna Heads. Venture further out into the expansive Indian Ocean to look for dolphins, seals, penguins, and Bryde's whales in their natural environment. Learn more about the geological features and wildlife you encounter for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Knysna: Close Encounter Whale Watching Tour by Boat

2. Knysna: Close Encounter Whale Watching Tour by Boat

Come get up close and personal with the gentle giants of the ocean on this 2-hour whale watching tour! Your trip begins as your captain navigates you through the Knysna Estuary and then you'll head out towards the vast and beautiful Indian Ocean. Every year, both the southern right and humpback whales leave their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica and migrate to mate and calve in the warmer waters of the Southern African coastline - this makes Knysna one of the best whale-watching destinations in the country. The tour will be narrated by an experienced skipper and guide who will share with you fascinating information about the lives of these whales. Your adventure will also be assisted by an experienced whale spotter who is in radio contact with all skippers, so you can be directed to any sightings. Keep your eyes peeled for other marine life as well - you may even spot a dolphin or a penguin or two!

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What people are saying about Knysna

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

The tour was really nice, we got to see the lagoon, went along the coast and on the open ocean. Unfortunately we didn’t see any dolphins but our guide tried his best to find some. But that’s just how nature works sometimes. We did see a lot of seals though. All in all a great tour and a great guide. Thanks for having us.

Very friendly staff. We had a very nice chat. The boat tour was awesome ... we enjoyed it very much. Our skipper went to great lengths to keep an eye out for dolphins and luckily we saw some.

Apart from the wonderful scenery, all of the staff of Ocean Odyssey are fantastic!! So friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Will definitely be back!!! Thanks

Brilliant host, very informative, unfortunately we didn’t see any dolphins, but such is the unpredictable way with nature. We did however see seals!

Beautiful way to see the heads and seals and whales!