Sea Kayaking Penguins Trip

Please note/be advised:

  • The daily scheduled trip leaves at 8: 30 am in the 'summer' season (Sept till Apr) and 9:00 am winter season (May till Aug).
    In peak summer season/weekends we also at times have an 11:00 am trip (Sept till Apr).
    Groups of 4 or more can arrange an afternoon starting time upon request (subject to availability).
  • Date & Time slot selected might not be guaranteed / available. Should it happen that the date / time slot you have selected is not available we will let you know immediately and advise alternative time(s) available.
  • Meeting time is 30 min prior to your booked time.
    Eg. If you are booked for 8:30 am , you need to be there by 8 am.

A unique, amazing and beautiful way to experience the cape coastline - with our guided Kayak Tour - let us take you on a scenic excursion that you won't forget!

Essential info


Approx 2 hours

Start & End Point

Simons Town Waterfront


R 620.00 per person


Everyday (weather dependant)


Areas visited

Cape Town, Simons Town

What’s included

Stable kayaks

What’s excluded

All items of a personal nature, tips, transport

What to bring

Sunscreen, a hat and water

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 leave from Simon's Town Waterfront and paddle past the civilian and Naval Harbor and out to Boulder's Beach. On the way you will normally encounter a number of seals. If the time and tide is right you may stop on a beach for a swimming break, or else you can swim from the kayaks and get a close up look at penguins nearby.
Our double kayaks are very stable and perfect for those with no paddling experience. By far our most popular trip.

Duration: Approx 2 hours
When: 7 Days a week. Weather permitting.
The daily scheduled trip leaves at 8:30 am in the summer season (Sept till Apr) and 9:00 am winter season (May till Aug) when it is usually less windy and penguin sightings are improved. In peak summer season/weekends (Sept till Apr) we also at times have an 11:00 am trip. Groups of 4 or more can arrange an afternoon starting time upon request (subject to availability).
Where: Simons Town Waterfront
What to Wear: Wear swimming trunks and t-shirts. If it's chilly, bring a windbreaker as well. You can wear whatever you like and feel comfortable in but assume it will all get wet. Barefoot is fine but you can wear shoes or sandals although flip flops are not recommended. Bring a towel and change of clothing for afterward.
Things to Bring: Water, and a snack if you prefer. You should bring a towel and a change of clothes in case you get wet and want to change. Don't forget your hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. The guide will usually have a camera with him/her to take pictures of you which are posted on Facebook but you are welcome to bring your own. Ask for a tupperware box to protect it.

Minimum Age: Children 8 years old and up are welcome provided they are able to paddle.
Minimum Height: 0.0 m
Maximum Height: 0.0 m
Minimum Weight: 0 kg
Maximum Weight: 120 kg (max 200 kg in total for both paddlers)
Fitness Level: Average. If you can do a one hour walk then you can do this. It's only when it's very windy that the trip becomes quite strenuous. And if it's very windy we don't go out - unless you want to do some wind wave surfing which IS for the fit and adventurous.
Certification: None Required
Qualifications: Not Applicable
Experience Level: No Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions
Inclusions: Stable kayaks.
Exclusions: All items of a personal nature, tips, transport

Booking conditions
General/Standard cancellation policy

  • Cancellation outside 14 days prior to tour date:
    100% credit as Travel Credit / 95% refund
  • Cancellation 14-7 days prior to tour date:
    100% credit as Travel Credit / 80% refund
  • Cancellation 3-6 days prior to tour date:
    50% refund
  • Cancellation 2 days prior to tour date, late arrivals or “no show”:
    No refund / Full fee charged

* The general / standard cancellation policy applies to all products excluding specific Packages, Kruger Tours and Private/Custom made tours.

* All transaction / transfer fees and/or forex conversion costs charged by the banks during the refund process will be billed to you (client).

* Refunds and Travel Credit values are calculated in our local ZAR (South African Rand) currency. Transaction values in your own currency could be affected due to bank fees and currency exchange fluctuations. Refunds are usually made back to the original source of payment method.

* The Travel Credit option may be selected up till 7 days prior to your start / departure date. The travel credit should be used within a 24 month period from the issue date unless stated otherwise. Where a travel credit option is selected, payment in FULL must be made to Cape Xtreme if the booking was made through a Travel Agent. Please be advised that a travel credit is selected instead of a cancellation charge and will result in no refunds being issued. After the travel credit has been selected no further alterations can be made / no refunds will be issued should you make any changes again.

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