There are three things you simply must do when in Knysna – traverse the estuary, pass through the rugged Knysna Heads and explore the incredible coastline with Ocean Odyssey Close Encounter Whale and Dolphin Watching Charters.

As the only permitted boat-based whale watching operator in Knysna, we are passionate about showcasing our picturesque coastline that boasts a year-round abundance of marine life such as dolphins, seals, penguins and birdlife. June marks the arrival of our migratory giants, Humpback and Southern Right whales, who celebrate their journey and perform incredible acrobatics before your eyes. There is no better way or place to see them, onboard our comfortable Blue flag accredited motor vessels which depart from Thesen Island daily offering options of Whale Watching, Marine Eco Tours or Heads Adventures.

For the romantics and sailing enthusiasts, join Springtide Charters for a cruise along the most diverse estuary in South Africa on our 50ft mono hull yacht, the Outeniqua. Seize the day with a lunch cruise or short sail or witness one of the most magnificent sunset scenes, paired with a glass of chilled bubbly, a spread of Mediterranean snacks and great company as the yacht sails along the Garden Routes most picturesque coastline.

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Thesen Island waterways whilst keeping fit and having fun! Stand up paddling is a fantastic way to explore the calm waters of Thesen Island and the many inlets and coves, perfect for the more adventurous or experienced paddlers.

There is no doubt that Knysna is the perfect place for loading up on vitamin SEA!

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