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    • Reconnect with Nature

      Explore Knysna's Natural Assets

      “In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” (Baba Dioum)   We are all nature-obsessed nutjobs at Ocean Odyssey and most days you will find us bragging about Knysna’s wealth of natural assets, particularly its show-stopping marine […]

    • How Whale Poo Can Help Fight Climate Change.

      Our great whales are ecosystem engineers

        Since the International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling back in 1986, whale populations have increased significantly across our world’s oceans and certain species that once teetered on the brink of extinction have made a remarkable comeback. It is considered by some as one of the most remarkable conservation success stories of our time. […]

    • A Dream Wild Encounter with Humpback Whales

      An Extraordinary Wild Encounter

      We were at the tail end of our migratory whale season, with the bulk of our leviathan visitors having already skirted our section of coastline on their way back to their plankton-rich feeding grounds near Antarctica (or, some believe, up the West Coast of Africa which also has a food source.) Unlike mid whale watching […]

    • Our First Season on Odysseus

      Our Flagship Vessel

      After a several months on the water, under a host of diverse sea conditions, we are stoked that the latest addition to our fleet and now our flagship vessel, Odysseus, has outperformed our expectations of safety and manoeuvrability and we have been privileged to take hundreds of clients out into our rich marine environment – […]

    • Flying the Blue Flag High Once again.

      Trusted Eco-Label

      Across South Africa, 66 Blue Flags will be proudly flown at 46 beaches, 8 marinas and by 12 sustainable tourism boats around South Africa over the forthcoming 2018/19 South African Blue Flag season, which opens officially on the 1st of November 2018. This was announced at the National WESSA Blue Flag launch hosted by the […]

    • Whale Strandings

      Swartvlei Beach the final resting ground for two whale species

      Our southern oceans boast a prolific number of whales during the annual migration period. We are privileged to be able to observe them in brief glimpses as they navigate the length of our Southern African coastline. Sadly, from time to time, whales get stranded alive or wash up dead upon our shores. Such is the […]

    • Inspiring Local Eco Warriors

      Women Making Positive Impacts on our Environment

      This last August was yet another inspiring Women’s Month. Women from all walks of life came together in a spirit of solidarity at a host of events that took place around the country. What was once one dedicated public holiday (August 9th), is now a month-long campaign to champion the rights of South African women […]

    • Mandela Day with Ocean Odyssey

      Keeping Mandela's Legacy Alive

      Mandela Day is a day when citizens around the country reflect on Nelson Mandela’s unforgettable legacy. We take the time to celebrate his life, his leadership and his devotion to humanity. Positive change was the gift left to all of us by Nelson Mandela, but in order to make his a living legacy, we all […]

    • Whale Watching for Dummies

      Tips on how to find and track a whale.

      We are smack bang in the middle of whale season and hundreds of whales are currently cruising the length of our Southern African coastline towards warmer waters further up north. These awe-inspiring creatures have undertaken one helluva journey to get here, travelling all the way from their feeding grounds way down south off the coast […]

    • Ocean Odyssey’s Active Wear

      Perfect for Festival Competitors

      The Knysna Oyster Festival is in full swing and all around town there are events on the go, parties happening and “lovers of the good life” are spoilt for choice during the entire week here in Knysna. South Africa’s leading sport and lifestyle festival has a programme packed full and tailor made for sporting fanatics […]