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Address: Town Jetty, Wharf Street, Simon's Town, South Africa
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+27 82 501 8930

Paddle the warm waters of False Bay and we'll show you some rather amazing...

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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Kayak Trip to the Boulders Penguins from Simon's Town
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awesome but not a pinic

My agent booked this for me. I figured I would sit in the front and my guide would do all the work. NO, NO NO. You and your fellow amateur are given a kayak told how it works... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
William J
Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

My agent booked this for me. I figured I would sit in the front and my guide would do all the work. NO, NO NO. You and your fellow amateur are given a kayak told how it works then off we go. You start out around south african navy vessels to the breakwater. This day was windy, waves, large waves,... More 

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KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this review

Thanks for the review William. It was indeed a pretty tough but exciting day out there and you did great. Hope your muscles have recovered by now :) Please tell your agent to amend their information! More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My ten year old daughter and I had a great trip on a Saturday morning in late July. There was a bit of wind that resulted in moderate waves but that just made it exciting for us. The kayaks are very stable and the guides were very safety conscious and kept us all together and on the most sheltered route.... More 

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KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this review

Thanks Cedric, hope to see you again soon. I'll be watching out for your daughter in the Olympics in 10 years time, she is a great little paddler. More 

Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

we had a great time kayaking and enjoying boulders beach. it is the perfect way to get up close and personal with the Penguins, and to enjoy the water on a calm day. highly recommended!

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

My friends and I went kayaking on a Saturday morning and we all enjoyed our time. We got to swim to the penguins and even saw seals along the way. It wasn't the best weather out; it started raining and getting super windy, but that only made it feel like an adventure! Just remember to bring extra pair of clothes... More 

Thank Melissa C
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Everything is beautiful in Simon's Town, being in the water paddling around just gives a new and fantastic perspective on the Town. Seeing penguins and seals so close to you is an experience everyone should have and getting out and breathing in the fresh air can never hurt. 10/10 would do it again!

Thank alyssaholloway22
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

The timing, the guide, the weather, everything was just awesome. We had a wonderful experience and we had a very funny guide. It may look a bit messy at the beginning but once you get it and you find your rhythm , it will just be a pleasant ride. It was also a very nice way to meet new friends,... More 

Thank 4thislife
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2016

It was and awesome experience that everyone needs to do at least once. My wife cant swim and wont go for a cruise yet she got into the kayak and rowed feeling safe and relaxed. The guides were patient,helpful and humorous. weather was good which accounted to the awesome trip. seals were swimming a meter away from our kayak which... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

We had a great time kayaking with this group. We enjoyed seeing the seals and the penguins. Shout out to our guide Sandy- you were great, patient and knowledgeable! We would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Thank BGKA
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2016

What an incredible experience! We had such a wonderful time, and Derek was a great guide with a good sense of humour. A must-do when visiting Cape Town. Will definitely be doing this again!

Thank SMills40
Bloemfontein, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I really enjoyed the kayak around Simonstad. It is a rare opportunity to get so close to animals like seals and penguins in the ocean. The guides were great, and had a wonderful sense of humor.

Thank Theuns D

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