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  1. South Africa
  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town
  4. Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony: Kayak Trip

Product ID: 166974
See one of the most unique places in the world - a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town from the water. The kayaks are designed for maximum stability and there is no experience is necessary.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Kayak to a penguin colony
  • Pass seals, cormorants and other sea life along the way
  • Take a swim in the crystal clear waters
Full description
Paddle the warm waters of False Bay and see some amazing things on your trip to  Boulders Beach penguin colony. Kayaking is great exercise and a lot of fun and is a great way to see the Penguins of Boulders beach from a unique angle.

Be guided by an expert as you see the penguins in their natural habitat. No experiance is neccesary for this adventure and anyone over the age of 10 can participate. 
  • Double kayak and paddles
  • Life jacket
  • Windbreaker
What’s Not Included
  • Transport
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Kayak Cape Town (Simon's Town), Simons Town Jetty, Wharf Street, Simons Town, Cape Town, 7995, South Africa

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Important information
What to bring
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
Know before you go
Please wear swimming trunks and a tee shirt. If it's chilly bring warmer clothes and a windbreaker as well. The clothing you wear while kayaking will get wet. Bring a towel and change of clothing for afterwards.

Barefoot is fine but you can wear shoes or sandals.

Flip flops are not recommended.

Wetsuits are not necessary, even in winter.

This tour operates every day, weather permitting.

The kayaks are designed for maximum stability in all conditions.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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The kayak outing from Simonstown harbour to boulders beach was a wonderful experience. The weather was as calm as Cape Town can offer and the sea glassy. The guides gave interesting insights into the fauna that we saw along the way. A very enjoyable way to see the penguins. We could have paddled further to windmill beach, which would have allowed us to disembark and swim from shore, but I suppose time did not permit.

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March 9, 2020

It was really fun, you would not have to buy photos or anything, but the guide will put them on fb on your page the next day, so it is not an overpriced story, really great, we have made a kayak before but this one Kayak tour was cool by the kayaks alone because there you could lick the foot like 2 pedals and it doesn't have to matter with the paddles that was really great and easier to use, I've already read something negative but I can't understand it, that is in the great outdoors and we hadn't seen penguins en masse, but if you listen to the guide you know that there are unfortunately fewer, and it may be that in 10 years there will be no more shuffling around, but it is definitely worth your money already worth it, we were really thrilled and would definitely do it again if we fly back to Africa

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February 7, 2020

Great experience!

February 4, 2020

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Kayak Cape Town

Product ID: 166974