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Kayak Cape Town
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Kayak Trip to the Boulders Penguins from Simon's...
Ranked #2 of 25 Tours in Simon's Town
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Owner description: 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 morning 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.
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Had a fantastic time on sea with these guys. Saw penguins from afar and quite a few seals gambolling in water right next to us! The landscape looks all the more stunning from the sea. The guides were knowledgeable, super supportive and helped in speeding us along when we were lagging behind the rest of the group. The choppy waters we encountered while returning were fun to navigate through, thanks to the wind that had our back and reduced our efforts ;-) The kayaking does require some work, especially when the wind isn't blowing the right way, but anyone can do it as long as you keep going at the paddles :)

Thank o--Ami--o
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Had a fantastic time on this trip. The wind was a bit blowy which made it hard work getting out of the harbour but the guides were very supportive and did their jobs well, if not a little too effortlessly. Thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife and time spent. Make sure you use plenty of sunscreen!!!

Thank Peterv99
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Fun tour- great instructors who were knowledgeable about area.
Didn't get as close to boulder's beach as i thought we would - maybe because of weather??
Saw lots of seals
Great fish and chippy just there for lunch :)

Thank jolly r
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KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Hi Jolly,

Yes that's why. We normally get much closer and spend more time with the penguins but because it was so choppy and windy we could not. Thanks for reviewing.

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The 2.5 hour kayak tour is a perfect way to start the day. They actually do not have a physical shop - you book ahead on-line and meet them at the dock where their kayaks are stored. They also advise that you call in the morning as they might cancel the outings in bad/windy weather. They provide instruction, life jackets, a light jacket to keep your upper body dry, some drinking water, and of course the kayak and paddle. The guides were great - they didn't rush the slower ones and gave great narration along the way. Of course you can walk to the same spots to see the penguins, but seeing them from the water side was a neat treat.

Thank loveDCA
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

It was a well organized tour with fun guides who love what they are doing. And who wouldn't! Being out there among the seals, penguins and kelp gives you a different perspective of Simonstown.

Thank Thomas B
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