Water activity

Knysna Heads and Estuary Adventure

Activity provider: Ocean Odyssey
Water activity

Knysna Heads and Estuary Adventure

Activity provider: Ocean Odyssey

From US$ 36.09 per person

Explore the Knysna Heads and diverse estuary on this 45-minute adventure. Learn more about Knysna and its interesting history of shipwrecks, settlers, and founders. Encounter the vast array of birdlife and odd seal that inhabits the estuary.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans


  • See the captivating and biologically diverse Knysna estuary
  • View the rugged and iconic Knysna Heads
  • Learn all about the region and the history of this estuary
  • Admire the ample vegetation and varied birdlife
  • Enjoy spectacular views and the fresh ocean air
Full description
This 45-minute adventure shows you the Knysna region's legendary and diverse estuary and all that it has to offer the coastal town of Knysna. The estuary has a compelling history, fascinating birdlife and is inhabited by 43% of South Africa's plant and animal life. View the rugged and iconic Knysna Heads, a unique sandstone formation, and the magnificent ancient caves nestled amongst the coves of this beautiful coastline. Depending on the tide, you may be able to see the famous Pacquita shipwreck found at the mouth of the Knysna Heads. An experienced skipper will also share with you information and stories about the area and how these natural formations came to be.  This trip is ideal for families and large groups. The tour does not venture out into the ocean, but rather shows you all that the Knysna Estuary has to offer - this is certainly the best place to witness the beauty of the flora and fauna of the region!   
  • Life jackets
  • Mineral water

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    Meeting point

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

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Food
    • Drinks

    Know before you go

    • Warm jackets are recommended
    • Please be advised that no food is allowed on board
    • This tour is ideal for big groups and families as the boat accommodates up to 37 people
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    It was an amazing experience. It was rather exhilarating. We saw the most amazing caves, something you would never see otherwise. Well worth the while.

    January 8, 2022

    January 18, 2019

    My birthday was crowned with wonderful dolphins. Thanks to skipper.

    December 27, 2018

    Product ID: 162924