Kayak trip to the Penguins at Boulders Beach

Take our guided tour on our very stable double kayaks and paddle the warm waters of False Bay and we will show you some wonderful things on our visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach. No experience is required and reasonably fit, able-bodied people can do it. Trips take place every day of the year, weather permitting – summer and winter.

Don’t discount winter as April to September season is often even better for paddling because there are generally more calm and windless days than in summer, and on those days it is absolutely beautiful. And in winter there is always a chance of seeing whales.

One of the most unique places in the world and the best way to see it is from the water. We meet at the town jetty in Simon’s Town for an introduction to paddling and a safety briefing. We then paddle out past the civilian and Naval Harbours where you get a bonus close up view of our naval vessels and then to the penguins. On the way we will normally encounter a number of seals. If the time and tide is right we may stop on a beach for a swimming break, or else we swim from the kayaks and get a close up look at penguins nearby.

The double kayaks are very stable and perfect for those with no paddling experience. Children 8 years old and up are welcome provided they are able to paddle. This is a trip every able bodied individual can and should do. The daily scheduled trip leaves at 8.30am in the summer season (9.00am winter season) when it is usually less windy and penguin sightings are improved. In peak summer season we also have an 11am trip.

For groups of four or more people, they can arrange your own afternoon starting time (if necessary).