• Visit Knysna

      A Top Whale Watching Destination

      Over the past few weeks the Ocean Odyssey team has been balls to the wall busy with an extensive marketing campaign for Knysna, alongside various other local tourism operators and establishments. Together we have worked hard to showcase the diverse and unique attributes that make Knysna so special. Our primary mission, of course, is to […]

    • 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 – […]

    • 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 […]

    • Southern Right Whales

      Gentle Giants of the Deep

      May has been a stellar month along the Garden Route this year. We have enjoyed gloriously balmy days – often ending off with seriously feel-good sunsets. Adding to our current sense of ‘joie de vivre’ is the fact that any day now the indigo depths adjacent to Knysna will be teeming with whales. In sync […]

    • Blue Flag Proud

      Our Commitment to the Environment

      The team at Ocean Odyssey is beyond delighted and proud of the positive results of our recent Blue Flag inspection carried out by the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for the 2017/2018 season. It stands as testimony to our hard work, dedication and unwavering commitment to our local natural environment. Blue Flag is an […]

    • Common Dolphins

      Spotlight on a Species

      Seeing a large pod of long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) moving swiftly through their wild ocean home is an experience that you are unlikely to forget. It is one of the most thrilling marine spectacles we are fortunate enough to observe off our Garden Route coastline and each time – we are left humbled and […]

    • An extraordinary sighting

      Miracle of Nature

      It was late in the afternoon on Wednesday and Grant was sent to go and spot for one of our whale watching trips. Peering through his very powerful binoculars, he quickly noticed a pod of dolphins close to the shoreline of Brenton on Sea.