A kayak trip around Simon’s Town is a perfect way to experience the picturesque False Bay coastline – wind or shine!
Cape Town’s penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach is justifiably one of our city’s most unique drawcards, but finding a patch of sand among the throngs of tourists is not so much fun. Which is where these tours come in: penguin-spot from the comfort of your own kayak and view other species of marine life while you’re at it.
The sturdy double kayaks are easy to control, and no previous experience is necessary. All you really need is a sense of adventure (though physical stamina is good, too) as you kayak through the beautiful False Bay waters.
And, if you thought kayaking was a fair-weather affair, guess again! While summer certainly means hot days and warm water, it can get quite windy. Winter’s windless days, while cold, provide the perfect conditions for kayaking, plus there’s a chance of whale-spotting!
Enjoy the following kayaking trips in Simon’s Town
The Penguin Trip
This tour starts at the Simon’s Town Waterfront, goes past the Naval Harbour and out to Boulder’s Beach, where you are able to visit the resident penguin colony. If the timing and tide is right, you can stop for a snack (not included), swim at the beach, and get a closer look at the penguins.
When Daily (weather permitting)
Departure times Monday – Sunday, 8.30am – 10.30am (summer, October – March)
Monday – Sunday, 9am – 11am (winter, April – September)
Please note For groups of more than four people, you may organise an afternoon paddle.
Duration 2 hours
Where to find it Simon’s Town Waterfront, Wharf Street, Simon’s Town, Western Cape
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