Kayaking the Cape peninsula
We take people kayaking to visit the magical Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach in Simon's Town near Cape Town South Africa
Do Something Different in Cape Town
No experience necessary. Paddle the warm waters of False Bay with us and we’ll show you some amazing things. We offer trips from the sedate to the adventurous but our most popular trip is to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach.
We paddle every day of the year, weather permitting – not just the summer. The winter months are also wonderful for paddling because winter has more calm windless days than summer and on those days it is absolutely beautiful. Plus there is always a chance of seeing whales.
- Duration: 2 hrs
- Max # of participants: Participants must be at least 10 years old.
- What should I wear? Beach clothing
- No. participants: Participants must be at least 10 years old.
- Spectators: There is good viewing for spectators at the launch site
- Availability: 365 days a year but depends on weather
- Value for Money: Great Deal
- Disabled Friendly: No
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Team Building Facilities: Yes
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Penguin Sea Kayak
One of the most unique places in the world – a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town! And the best way to see it is from the water. The trip leaves from Simon’s Town Waterfront and we paddle past the Naval Harbour and out to Boulder’s Beach to see the penguins. If the time and tide is right, we may stop on a beach for a swimming break and will generally be able to get a close up look at penguins on the rocks nearby.
The daily scheduled trip leaves at 8.30am summer season (9.00am winter season). High season generally also has an 11am trip and often an afternoon trip as well. Click the booking button and then your chosen date to check.
When booking online you may see a later trip already scheduled for the day so if you absolutely cannot do 8.30 then book onto the later trip. If you don’t see another time on the schedule then text, whatsapp or email and if possible, we will set up a trip for you.
We also sell trip Vouchers for Gifts, Please Email for Details.
Duration: 2 Hours Cost: R300 pp
Full Moon Rising Paddle trip
Once a month at Full Moon and only in April until October, when the weather is good, we can paddle out to sea and watch the splendor of full moon rising over the bay from behind the Hottentots Holland mountains. This is truly a unique experience and books up very quickly.
Click here to book online for this trip.
These trips begin again April 2018
Duration: 2 Hours Cost: R400 pp
Like any skill, a kayaker will benefit from taking a training course before they get onto the water for the first time. The worst thing about not taking training is you will never know what you are doing wrong, plus you will ingrain bad habits and find it difficult to adapt later. We highly recommend that sit-inside kayakers wishing to paddle on the ocean take a training course.
This course is designed as a practical introduction to Sea Kayaking for complete novices. By the end of the three-hour course the individual will have:
an understanding of the Health and Safety issues
knowledge of the effects of winds and other weather conditions
knowledge of the basic paddling strokes
launching and landing of your kayak
knowledge and experience of recovery techniques
knowledge of partner as well as self-rescue techniques
Paddlers should then safely be able to continue to develop their skills as recreational paddlers under their own volition.
Courses in summer are held on a weekly basis on alternate Fridays and Saturdays, if minimum numbers are met.
Call 021 786 2626 to inquire about or book a course.
In other seasons they are held less frequently and if there are no dates published below then please email or telephone for details.
The course cost is R600 per person, or R1000 for 2 people in a double kayak.
Price includes the kayak and all equipment.
We also sell training in the form of vouchers to use as a gift.
Wharf Street Simonstown 7975
Take the M3 motorway to its end and turn right. About 2km further on at the second traffic light turn left up the mountain on Ou Kaapse Weg. Keep straight at the traffic lights and over another hill until you reach a set of traffic lights at a T-junction by the sea in Glencairn. Turn right and Simon's Town is 5kms away. It's a 60 to 70 minute drive from the centre of town.
You can also reach Simonstown by train from Cape Town -
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