Ocean Odyssey is affiliated with a number of key associations in tourism & boat-based whale watching.
The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) is a member-driven association that offers inbound tourism services companies the highest level of quality in the tourism industry.
Eco Atlas empowers you to make better lifestyle and travel choices for the planet, your family, your business and yourself.
Knysna Basin Project
The Knysna Basin Project is fundamentally scientifically focused and we pride ourselves in the standard and quality of our research.
South African Boat Based Whale Watching Association
SABBWWA is the self-regulatory body representing our industry. We are active members: our company owner, Evelyn, is the current chairperson.
Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa
A dynamic South African environmental NGO with a mission to implement high impact environmental and conservation projects that promotes public participation in caring for the Earth.
South African Youth Travel Confederation
Youth and adventure tourism are an important part of our business and we have been proud members of SAYTC for 2 years.
SANParks – South African National Park
SANParks manages the Knysna Estuary and surrounds (Knysna Lakes Section) which forms part of the Garden Route National Park.
Blue Flag (Managed by WESSA)
For two consecutive years, Ocean Odyssey is the proud recipient of the internationally recognised Blue Flag for all three of our vessels.
Knysna Tourism is integral to creating awareness of Knysna as a tourism destination. We have been members since the company started in the 1980’s.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
DAFF is responsible for the sustainable management and efficient use of SA’s natural resources.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
We support and the NMMU’s Department of Zoology with essential research projects into certain marine species.
Knysna Accommodation Association
KAA’s aim is to collectively and actively market, advertise and promote Knysna as a destination.
Department of Environmental Affairs
The DEA is the governmental department responsible for the management & issuance of Close Encounter Whale Watching permits in South Africa.
We collaborate with ConserBio which is an initiative that supports nature conservation and environmental awareness through scientific research and outreach education.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority
SAMSA’s mission is to promote and develop South Africa’s maritime interests and position the country as an international Maritime Centre while ensuring maritime safety, health and environmental protection.
We Do Tourism
The Department of Tourism’s initiative aims to get every South African to contribute to the tourism industry and ultimately grow it.