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Knysna Close Encounter Whale Watching Tour

Product ID: 162900
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Come join a 1.5 to 2-hour close encounter whale watching experience through the Knysna Heads and out to sea in search of the migratory giants, humpback and southern right whales.
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Duration: 2 hours
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  • See the the captivating and diverse natural landscape of the Knysna estuary
  • Sail past the rugged and iconic Knysna Heads, a unique pair of sandstone cliffs
  • Catch sightings of humpback and southern right whales
  • See the abundance of marine life on the Indian Ocean - dolphins, seals, penguins, and more
Full description
Come get up close and personal with the gentle giants of the ocean on this 2-hour whale watching tour! Your trip begins as your captain navigates you through the Knysna Estuary and then you'll head out towards the vast and beautiful Indian Ocean.

Every year, both the southern right and humpback whales leave their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica and migrate to mate and calve in the warmer waters of the Southern African coastline - this makes Knysna one of the best whale-watching destinations in the country.

The tour will be narrated by an experienced skipper and guide who will share with you fascinating information about the lives of these whales. Your adventure will also be assisted by an experienced whale spotter who is in radio contact with all skippers, so you can be directed to any sightings. Keep your eyes peeled for other marine life as well - you may even spot a dolphin or a penguin or two!
  • Life jacket
  • Mineral water
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

TH44 Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Jacket
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
  • Touching marine life
Know before you go
Warm jackets are advised as it tends to get cold out on the water.

No food is allowed on this trip.

From US$ 72.48 per person

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Ocean Odyssey

Product ID: 162900