Water activity

Knysna: Dolphin Watching and Garden Route Coastline Cruise

4.8 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Ocean Odyssey
Water activity

Knysna: Dolphin Watching and Garden Route Coastline Cruise

Activity provider: Ocean Odyssey

From US$ 59.53 per person

Venture through the Knysna Heads and beyond for a marine experience of a lifetime. Marvel at the magnificent caves, cliffs, beaches, and vast array of marine life on a Garden Route Coastline cruise.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans


  • Let your worries slip away as you experience the Garden Route in all its glory
  • Cruise through the iconic Knysna Heads, snapping some amazing photos on the way
  • Discover the diverse Knysna estuary and coastline from a unique vantage point
  • Glide across the Indian Ocean, taking in its unparalleled grandeur and beauty
  • Experience the abundant marine life off the coast of Knysna and spot dolphins
Full description

Experience the three most iconic sites of Knysna on a 1.5-hour eco cruise of the Knysna estuary. Cruise along the rugged headlands and encounter the abundant marine life of the coastal waters.  Navigate the amazing estuary and pass the picturesque Knysna Heads. Venture further out into the expansive Indian Ocean to look for dolphins, seals, penguins, and Bryde's whales in their natural environment. Learn more about the geological features and wildlife you encounter for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

  • Life Jackets
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    Not suitable for
    • People with back problems

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Ocean Odyssey Whale Watching office at TH22 Long Street, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Baby strollers
    • Smoking
    • Food and drinks
    • Baby carriages

    Know before you go

    • This activity is sea and weather conditions permitting; passengers will be contacted on the day of the activity if conditions are not ideal
    • Sightings are not guaranteed
    • A minimum of 4 passengers is required to proceed with the activity; if the minimum is not reached, you will be notified before the activity
    • Life jackets are compulsory and will be supplied
    • Those prone to motion sickness are at risk for seasickness on board; those individuals are recommended to take motion sickness medicine (available at any pharmacy)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 26 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Service
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    The tour was really nice, we got to see the lagoon, went along the coast and on the open ocean. Unfortunately we didn’t see any dolphins but our guide tried his best to find some. But that’s just how nature works sometimes. We did see a lot of seals though. All in all a great tour and a great guide. Thanks for having us.

    March 26, 2023

    It was an amazing experience, the guide was absolutely fantastic and went out of his way to make sure we saw whales and dolphins. The ride was epic with absolutely breathtaking experiences and landscapes. It's the first time we've had a skipper that was exceptional and did not feel pressured by the time frame as our skipper. Definitely will come back next year to do it again!

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    March 26, 2023

    Sehr freundliches Personal. Wir hatten ein sehr nettes Gespräch. Die Bootstour war super... wir haben es sehr genossen. Unser Skipper hat sich sehr viel Mühe gegeben um nach Delfinen Ausschau zu halten und hatten doch glücklicherweise welche gesehen.

    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 162906