Penguin Sea Kayak Trip

Duration: 2 Hours
Start: Simon's Town, South Africa
End: Simon's Town, South Africa
Languages: English
Kayak trip to the Penguins at Boulders Beach

Join a 2 hour guided tour on very stable double kayaks and paddle the warm waters of False Bay and you will experience wonderful things on the visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach. No experience is required and reasonably fit, able-bodied people can do it. Trips take place every day of the year, weather permitting - summer and winter.

Boulders Beach is of the most unique places in the world and the best way to see it is from the water. You will meet the crew at the town jetty in Simon's Town for an introduction to paddling and a safety briefing. You will then paddle out past the civilian and Naval Harbours, where you get a bonus close up view of naval vessels before the trip continues  to the penguins. On the way there you will normally encounter a number of seals. If the time and tide is right you may stop on a beach for a swimming break, or else swim from the kayaks and get a close up look at penguins nearby.

The double kayaks are very stable and perfect for those with no paddling experience. Children 8 years and older are welcome provided they are able to paddle. This is a trip every able bodied individual can and should do. The daily scheduled trip leaves at 8.30am in the summer season (9.00am winter season) when it is usually less windy and penguin sightings are improved. On weekends there is also an 11am trip and special arrangements can be made for afternoon trips for groups of four or more people.

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+264-61-375 650
Important information
Price includes
Safety equipment, kayak and an expert guide
Price excludes
Tips and gratuities and transport to/from Simon's Town.
Cancellation policy
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the full value of the booking is payable upon confirmation of any reservation. The balance of the full amount is due no later than 8 weeks prior to arrival. Where reservations are made within 31 days of date of arrival, payment is due within 72 hours. All bookings are on request only and you will receive a separate booking confirmation from Natural Destinations together with payment infos. Any booking is only 100% confirmed once payment has been received.

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+264-61-375 650 (Windhoek Office)
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