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Kayak Cape Town

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Town Jetty, Wharf Street, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Kayak Trip to the Boulders Penguins from Simon's Town
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Paddle the warm waters of False Bay and we'll show you some rather amazing things on our kayak trip to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach. No experience is necessary and it's no more taxing than hiking up a hill. Professionally guided Sea Kayak Paddles every day at 9.30Am throughout the year, weather permitting. Our kayaks are designed for maximum stability in all conditions. Age is no barrier - anyone with full mobility from 10 upwards can do it. All trips are led by knowledgable and experienced professional guides.
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“false bay” (8 reviews)
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Town Jetty, Wharf Street, Simon's Town, South Africa

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Derek was absolutely phenomenal. We ended up going alone with him after two days of trying to convince my sister to go. He was always understanding and always reassured my sister. He was always at a pace that we all felt comfortable and was very...More

Thank Martin-GoEs
KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Martin, I hope I have some new laughs for you when you come again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were not lucky with the weather (grey, rainy and windy) but they took us on a sportive trip to a 1910 shipwreck (since it was going to be too dangerous to get to the penguins). Despite the grim weather we had a great time,...More

Thank Julie B
KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Julie, we are glad you still enjoyed the kayak trip despite the weather. It's always fun whatever the conditions - within reason :)

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We weren't blessed with the best weather for our trip. It was rather grey and windy so conditions were pretty tough for kayaking. Most of the focus on the trip was on paddling either to make progress or hold position when looking at the Penguins....More

Thank Stephen Y
KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thanks Stephen. Windy conditions do make it harder to get close to the penguins - but it does make it more adventurous!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Thank Suzanbr
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We kayaked out to see the penguins. It was a bit windy and weren't sure if we'd go the whole way, but the guides were encouraging and careful. They assured us that we could make it and they were right! It was a wonderful fun...More

Thank DenverTRAVELS2017
Reviewed 23 September 2017

having seen the penguins from the beech the day before this was a novel way to seem them as well. Our initial trip was cancelled due to weather conditions and although it went ahead the next day the sea was still a little challenging -...More

Thank Scarybird
KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you Scarybird - and we like your name, which is the opposite of our penguins, cutebird.

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Smooth waters and friendly staff ensured a very good kayaking experience. We were sternly "recommended" not to bring our phones/cameras as all photos were being taken by the kayak team. This was a blessing in disguise since we could enjoy the sights without getting diverted....More

Thank Yash G
KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Regards, Derek

Reviewed 17 July 2017

This was a really unique experience. I love kayaking, and this was one of the best excursions we had whilst in Cape Town. It's a really great way to experience the seals and the penguins up-close since you have to keep a certain distance whilst...More

Thank Mari B
KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you Mari.

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Had a great trip, was pleasant with a calm sea and clear waters. Our guide was instant with information and very knowledgeable about the surrounding sea life and Simonstown and surrounds. I am keen to go again soon, and would recommend the trip wholeheartedly. This...More

Thank Jared S
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Hi, We do not I'm afraid. This page will not allow links so the directions page on our web site for details. Train Taxis Simon’s Town Shuttles 079 486 4228 Unicab 021 486 1600 Excite... More
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Some people do ask whether they should be concerned about sharks on our trip. A fair question and something that concerns some customers. There is of course a risk to anything one does but if there was a reasonable danger... More
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