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Enjoy this spectacular 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, that takes you across the Knysna Lagoon and out to sea through the Knysna Heads to explore the coves, caves and bays of our rugged and beautiful coastline. With your local, professional guide, experience the highlights from the geological characteristics and the biodiversity of Knysna’s estuarine and marine environment. Get a chance to often see marine life in your shared group, with no more than 25 people. Choose from one of three departure times when you book.


Depart from the Thesen Island harbor town, right in the center of Knysna, at your selected time. Check in at reception to meet your guide, and get prepared for the trip. The vessels are boarded by means of a walk-on Jetty, and boats depart and make their way across the Knysna estuary in the direction of the Knysna Heads, which is the opening out to sea. Once out at sea the skipper heads along the coastline towards Brenton, on sea and Buffalo Bay, highlighting the incredible coastline, needle caves and shoreline. 
Depending on the conditions the trip heads along the stretch of coastline or will head out to sea, various indicators such as diving birds and other disturbances on the ocean are signs of possible marine life such as, pods of dolphins, or whales. This means that there is no set course or direction that the trip takes and is determined by the skipper and the conditions on the day. 
Return back to Thesen Island approximately 1.5-hours after your selected time. 

What will you see on your trip?

Apart from the incredibly beautiful coastline you may see the following:

The Knysna coastline’s year-round resident whales are the Bryde’s and Minke whales, which are spotted throughout the year, and then of course the "Rock star’s" migrating Southern Right and Humpback whales, which season spans from April through till December. The shy and endangered Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphin, Bottle-nose and Common dolphins, Cape Fur seals, sharks, a variety of beautiful pelagic bird species and much more!

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day

Location: Garden Route, South Africa

Duration: 90 minutes

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

Calculate Your Price:

Step 1. Please Choose Date of Use

«May, 2018»
Month of Departure

Step 2. Please Choose Number of Travelers

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Additional Information

    Operates: Daily

    Departure Point:
    Ocean Odyssey
    Thesen Harbour town, Thesen Island

    Departure Time: 9:30am, 12pm, and 3pm
    Please specify which time you request in the special requirements upon booking.

    Return Details:
    Returns to original departure point

  • Inclusions:
    • Bottled water
    • Local guide
    • National Park fees

  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Not recommended for participants with back problems
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Travel Voucher
You will receive a link to your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.

Local Operator Information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

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