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Sea Kayaking Cape Town


Paddle the warm waters of False Bay with us and we’ll show you some amazing things. We offer trips from the sedate to the adventurous but our most popular trip is to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach.



Sea Kayaking Cape Town – False Bay

We paddle every day of the year, weather permitting – not just the summer. The winter months are also wonderful for paddling because winter has more calm windless days than summer and on those days it is absolutely beautiful. Plus there is always a chance of seeing whales.

Penguins at Boulders

One of the most unique places in the world – a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town! And the best way to see it is from the water. We meet at the town jetty in Simon’s Town at 9.15am for a short introduction to paddling technique and a safety briefing. We then paddle out past the civilian and Naval Harbour where you get a bonus close up view of our biggest naval vessels and out to Boulder’s Beach to see the penguins. On the way we will normally encounter a number of Cape Fur seals resting in kelp beds or next to the harbour wall.
If the time and tide is right we may stop on a beach for a swimming break, or else we swim from the kayaks. In summer snorkeling masks are provided free of charge.

Double Kayaks

Our double kayaks are very stable and perfect for those with no paddling experience and children 10 and up. This is a trip every able bodied individual can and should do.
Trips leave every day (365 days a year) at 9.30am weather permitting.

Booking Details:

  • Duration 2 hours.
  • Advance booking is required.

If you are a group of 4 or more you can book a trip at a later time of day. (Penguin sightings are better in the morning as is often the weather, so if you can do the 9.30 it’s preferable.)

Full Moon Night paddle also available for the adventurous. Inquire for dates.


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