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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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great way to see the coast at Simon's Town

I was scheduled to do a river kayak in the Botriver estuary, but had to change schedule last minute. What an incredible pleasant surprise to meet Derek and sea kayak along the... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2013
Teresa W
Bossier City, Louisiana

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

I was scheduled to do a river kayak in the Botriver estuary, but had to change schedule last minute. What an incredible pleasant surprise to meet Derek and sea kayak along the coastline at Simon's Town. Derek is professional, safe, environmentally alert and great company. The kayaks are well maintained and I appreciated the water pouches he provided. Take a... More 

Thank Teresa W
New York City, New York
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2013

My review is very late - my sister and I were in Cape Town in April 2013. We made arrangements for the penguin kayak trip and, though we were supposed to call the morning of the trip to confirm, someone we were staying with scared us out of taking our phones on the ride from Cape Town to Simonstown and... More 

Thank EMcBeee1
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Derek was a hilarious guide. His sarcasm brought many laughs to our group of 3 as we kayaked around Boulder Beach at sunset. The kayaks were safe and well-maintained, and the provided life preservers included some water for sipping. This was the perfect way for us to knock out sea kayaking and jackass penguins in one trip.

Thank Tom C
Cape Town
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

I have just moved to Cape Town and am "busy" exploring this fantastic city. This has definitely been a great experience and one I'll recommend - and hopefully even do again. Seeing False Bay from the water is such a unique perspective. We were lucky to see penguins just about to start their hunt. The day was perfect, water was... More 

1 Thank Soraiya V
south africa
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2013

Had a great time! great adventure, we definitely would do this again. we went out for about 2 hours and loved every minute of it. we love south africa and the people

Thank superJo12
Kiel, Germany
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

We were paddling in False Bay with Derek starting at 9 in the morning. The wind were 7 to 8 m/s from the northwest. I was paddling the first time in the open sea under quite rough conditions, but had an experineced kayaker wit me in the kayak. We paddled for about 2 hours first against the wind than back... More 

1 Thank Peter B
West Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2012

My husband and I booked this adventure online and it was flawless. Derek showed up right when he said he would, was fun to be around, got us situated in our kayak, and safely guided us to the special South African penguins and back again. Thankfully we had a fairly calm day as, at age 65, the paddling was a... More 

Thank Marcia78681
Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Ed and I met Derek, Kayak Cape Town, in Simonstown at 9:00 a.m., and drove to the launch site. We kayaked down the eastern side of the Cape around Cape Point. The trip took about 4+ hours; the weather was perfect; the swells were 4-5 meters; and we saw whales, seals, penguins, a flock of Cape Gannets, and other sea... More 

2 Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We had long decided to see the penguins and thought what better way to do it that from the water. We got the train from Cape Town to Simon' Town and that in itself is a recommended activity, great views along the coast and only 28 Rand return. Upon arriving at Simon's Town, we walked 10min to the jetty to... More 

1 Thank Jonathon B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We loved this experience. Derek was great and we had a lot of fun although it was windy. We got very close to the penguins. It was a beautiful setting and we got a great workout coming back against the wind. I definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys activities and the cutest little penguins!

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