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Itinerary
You leave from Simon's Town Waterfront jetty on Wharf Street at 8.30am, returning 2 hours later and paddle out past the Naval Harbour where you get a view of some of the biggest vessels and out to Boulder's Beach to see the penguins - and how better to see the famous penguins than in their own element. Expect to see Cape Fur seals on the way as well. If the time and tide is right you will stop on a local beach for a swimming break or even jump off the kayaks for a dip. You then paddle back to your launch site at the jetty enjoying the magnificent views of the Table Mountain range towards the fabled Cape Point.
Locations visited
Table Mountain
Boulders Beach
Kayak Cape Town
Overview
See the penguins of Boulders Beach from a different vantage point—a kayak in False Bay—on this tour from Simon's Town. With a guide in the lead to provide paddling instruction and navigation, you'll enjoy the scenery on the way to the best possible views of the waddling penguins. Learn about the birds' biology and behavior, as well as the surrounding marine environment, through your guide's engaging commentary as you paddle.
Highlights
  • Kayaking tour allows you to see the penguins of Boulders Beach in their natural habitat
  • All equipment and instruction included
  • Stop for a swim in False Bay if the conditions are right
  • Learn about the marine environment through guided commentary
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Reviewed 19 August 2018
Lovely, different way to see the penquins

We kayaked at 9am from Simon’s Town. We had a quick introduction to how the ruddered 2 man kayaks steered and then we were off. The waters were calm and we paddled easily to a big rock which had seals on, stopped in the water...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018
Excellent guides and kayaking experience with penguins and whales

My wife and two children went on the Simon's Town trip to Boulders, and really enjoyed it (they have river kayaking experience, but had never kayaked in the sea, but had no problems). They said that the guides Derek and Brian were very friendly, helpful...More

1  Thank Robert O
Reviewed 11 June 2018
Great kayak tour

No words can describe the emotions of paddling surrounded by seals and penguins in a warm and sunny winter day; wordeful landscapes. Thank you!

Thank Giac0mino
Reviewed 15 May 2018
Great Fun!

We had a great morning kayaking in Simon's Town. The kayaks are great - we had never used ones that steer with their feet but it is much easier. It was quite a windy day but we managed just fine with one teen in each...More

Thank ketchuprequired
Reviewed 30 April 2018
Brave paddle with the penguins

Great little trip with Derek and Brian. Good equipment, kayaks are stable even in choppy seas. Great trip for the family.

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I think it was supposed to be 2 hours, but they had a pod of humpback's at the entrance to the harbour, so took an extra 30 minutes to enjoy that as well. In that time I managed to drive to Boulders Beach, take photos of... More
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