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Close Encounter Whale Watching With Ocean Odyssey

July 9, 2014 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Across vast ranges, whales are navigating their way around the world’s oceans, many taking part in epic annual migrations.

Amazing breach Knysna Heads

Each winter, the southern right and humpback whales participate in an ancient migratory ritual, leaving their frosty feeding grounds off Antarctica to mate and calve in the warmer waters off our Southern African coastline.

Throughout the world, whale watching is an extremely popular pursuit and it easy to understand why. Whale watching can be best described as a thrilling game of anticipation. One can only guess as to what is happening beneath those deep indigo depths. There is evidence that they are out there, because when a large whale dives, its enormous weight and size creates a lingering pool of smooth glossy water on the ocean’s surface. This is known as a whale’s footprint. However, we never quite know when or where they are going to reappear.

Beautiful Southern Right Breaching

And so you wait… eyes scanning the extraordinarily immense body of water around you. Then, suddenly, you catch a distant glimpse of fine spray rising up from the surface of the water and perhaps a back or dorsal fin. And as quickly as they emerge from their liquid realm, they are gone. How long will it take for them to resurface in order to draw a breath, just a few minutes, or perhaps many more?

Ocean Odyssey’s vessel is fitted with a high tech hydrophone, so passengers can experience the remarkable humpback whale song on-board, which will serve to heighten the thrill of a whale watching excursion.

The whales have arrived, and during the famous annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, Ocean Odyssey is running a fantastic special for the participating athletes. One race entry gets two people the rate of R600 per person (children under 10 pay R400).

So book now for an unforgettable marine encounter!!

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