Ocean Odyssey & Springtide Charters

Whale Watching, Knysna

Exploring the Knysna Lagoon is synonymous with any visit to the Garden Route and there is no better way of doing just that than with a trip with Ocean Odyssey or Springtide Sailing Charters. Ocean Odyssey has daily departures from Thesen Island with Springtide Charters departing from Knysna Quays.


Ocean Odyssey’s three power boats and the 50 ft mono hull yacht of Springtide Charters are ideal vessels for exploring not only Knysna Lagoon, but the Indian Ocean beyond the heads. During whale season, the vessel Sousa takes tourists out to the ocean for a chance to view the visiting Southern Right and Humpback whales up close.


Ocean Odyssey is the only company with a close encounter whale watching permit allowing visitors a once in a lifetime opportunity to come within 50 m of these magnificent mammals.When we are not whale watching we are exploring the vast Indian Ocean aboard our Blue Flag accredited vessels, in search of dolphins, seals, brydes whales and birdlife on our Marine Eco Tours.


Springtide offers exclusive sailing charters aboard the beautiful Outeniqua and takes you on an adventure showcasing the natural beauty of Knysna, the diverse Estuary and our unique coastline. The Sunset cruise is their most popular cruise offering an enchanting Knysna sunset paired with a chilled glass of South African bubbly, a spread of Mediterranean snacks and great company. Private charters are available with Springtide for parties, functions and other events

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