Experience African penguins in their natural habitat when you paddle between these playful birds at Boulders Beach. Kayak Cape Town’s daily trips depart from the Simon’s Town Waterfront and head past the Naval Harbour to Boulders Beach to see the penguins. You’re also likely to see cormorants, terns, gulls and oystercatchers as well as fish swimming under your kayak and seals swimming nearby. In winter, you may see southern right whales from your kayak.
If your timing is right, try a Full Moon Rising Paddle Trip. Only held from April to October, these trips take you out to sea to watch the full moon rising over False Bay from behind the Hottentots Holland mountains.
You do not need any prior paddling experience to enjoy these two-hour long trips. Children are welcome with those aged 10 and up being the most suited to enjoying this activity.
Stable sit-on-top sea kayaks, PFDs (‘lifejackets’) and paddles are provided. Wear suitable clothing for the activity and the conditions, remembering a hat, shades and sunblock. A towel and a change of clothing for afterwards is essential.
Kayak Cape Town also offers a Kayak Training Course, which is a must-do if you are thinking about buying your own kayak, or if you are interested in learning new skills.