We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Tours from Kayak Cape Town tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (38)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fun trip”(2 reviews)
“rough seas”(2 reviews)
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...more
Town Jetty, Wharf Street, Simon's Town, South Africa
+27 82 501 8930
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Simon's Town
from US$90,00
More Info
from US$92,30
More Info
from US$124,40
More Info
from US$70,30
More Info
Reviews (157)
Filter reviews
151 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews awesome experience fun trip rough seas boulders beach cancelled due cape town paddling seals outing simonstown rescheduled pace information activity sights
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 151 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed this excursion this morning. We enjoyed the quirky humor of the guides who looked after our safety, coached us re technique, and kept us well informed a out the sights and the penguins. It was a relatively easy and simple...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank agewebb
KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review guys, we are very pleased you enjoyed our trip.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a disappointment. The rafts they use are blow up duckies which have a few problems: • They are very hard to maneuver if there is any wind, which there is frequently • They have a simple strap that connects the two tubes on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robbp826
KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Robb, (and any readers of this review) you did not paddle on our kayak trip but obviously with a different company as we don't use the boats you described. We use top quality fibreglass proper sea kayaks as can be seen in the pictures...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is something you must definitely go and do when your around cape town!! The guides were very good, answering all questions and telling as much information as possible. The kayaking was such a great thing to do, we had the best time and reccoment...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mieke d
KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Mieke.

Reviewed 18 October 2018

A friend and I decided to do the Kayak trip. We had such fun. Two excellent guides in Derek and Brian. The equipment was in top class condition. Easy instructions before we set off. Beautiful two man kayaks. My friend and I are both tall...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank muttas
KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Robert!

Reviewed 17 October 2018

We enjoyed a lovely morning kayak trip in Simon's Town where we encountered a number of penguins on Boulder's Beach and another beach as well as in the bay swimming. To our pleasure we also saw a number of Cape Seals sunning themselves on a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Navigator86923
Reviewed 14 October 2018

In the season they take parties out at least twice a day, weather permitting. I went with three of our sons in their 30s, and there must have been a dozen others. Two experienced paddlers accompanied us on the journey from the quayside, through the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank rpalmer778
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome experience, we really had a fun trip with this nice team. I can totally recommend the trip!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Veronika Z
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

After a good booking experience I was a little disappointed to get a message that the 0900 trip was cancelled due to rough seas. However, the trip was rescheduled for 1400 and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Seeing penguins, Oyster catchers, cormorants and other sea...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Glenn H
KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thanks Glenn, we are extremely pleased the group also got to see the whale breach.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Relax803016
Reviewed 16 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Robert O
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel
489 reviews
.05 km away
Calders Hotel & Conference Centre
56 reviews
5.82 km away
Check Inn
40 reviews
9.98 km away
Colona Castle
100 reviews
11.13 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 45 nearby restaurants
The Lighthouse Cafe
793 reviews
.09 km away
The Sweetest Thing
180 reviews
.17 km away
569 reviews
.03 km away
Monocle & Mermaid
119 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 45 nearby attractions
South African Naval Museum
92 reviews
.41 km away
Simon's Town Museum
99 reviews
.50 km away
Just Nuisance
46 reviews
.07 km away
Warrior Toy Museum
60 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
9 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Traveladik | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We did the tour in July which was winter time but we managed. We just doubled up on the layering. Your legs and feet WILL GET WET so please be prepared for that. An extra change of clothes in your car would be a good... More
6 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from KayakCapeTown | Property representative |
This is not the best area to see dolphins, try Kaskazi on the Cape Town side for that. We are the best area for penguins and seals.
Raluca G
23 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from KayakCapeTown | Property representative |
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