Our Close Encounter Whale Watching tour takes you from the diverse Knysna estuary, through the iconic Knysna Heads and out into the vast Indian Ocean in search of the migratory whales, Humpback and Southern Right Whales, who grace us with their presence from June to November annually showing off their acrobatic skills while nurturing their young. As the only permitted whale watching operators in Knysna, we can approach these creatures as close as 50 meters! Approaching a whale requires incredible skill and understanding of the behavior of these wild creatures. Our skippers are well aware of the strict guidelines set in place by the permit and respect that they are in the whale's domain. The duration of the tour is 1.5 hour to 2 hours and is led and narrated by our experienced skipper guides with the assistance of our whale spotter who is positioned at a view point and communicates with our skipper via radio of any possible marine activity along the coastline.