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Kayak Trip to the Boulders Penguins from Simon's Town

  • Kayaking tour allows you to see the penguins of Boulders Beach in their natural habitat
  • All equipment and instruction included
  • Stop for a swim in False Bay if the conditions are right
Kayak Trip to the Boulders Penguins from Simon's Town
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Summer 1Most Popular
Summer time slot of 8:30
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Winter 1
Winter time slots starts at 9:00
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Summer 2 - 11am trip
Summer time slot of 11:00
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See the penguins of Boulders Beach from a different vantage point—a kayak in False Bay—on this tour from Simon's Town. With a guide in the lead to provide paddling instruction and navigation, you'll enjoy the scenery on the way to the best possible views of the waddling penguins. Learn about the birds' biology and behavior, as well as the surrounding marine environment, through your guide's engaging commentary as you paddle.
What to Expect
You leave from Simon's Town Waterfront jetty on Wharf Street at 8.30am, returning 2 hours later and paddle out past the Naval Harbour where you get a view of some of the biggest vessels and out to Boulder's Beach to see the penguins - and how better to see the famous penguins than in their own element. Expect to see Cape Fur seals on the way as well. If the time and tide is right you will stop on a local beach for a swimming break or even jump off the kayaks for a dip. You then paddle back to your launch site at the jetty enjoying the magnificent views of the Table Mountain range towards the fabled Cape Point.
Reviews (76)
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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 2 weeks 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 October 18, 2018
Beautiful morning on the sea.

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
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KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Robert!

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Great experience kayaking with Seals and Penguins

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
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Reviewed October 14, 2018
Paddling with penguins

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 August 19, 2018
Lovely, different way to see the penquins

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
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September 20, 2018|
Response from Robert O | Reviewed this property |
I think it was supposed to be 2 hours, but they had a pod of humpback's at the entrance to the harbour, so took an extra 30 minutes to enjoy that as well. In that time I managed to drive to Boulders Beach, take photos of... More
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Mamamoo14 | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of different time options