We run a dedicated sea kayaking outfit that offers the best guided sea kayaking trips along the coast of the Cape Peninsula. We started the first sea kayaking operation in South Africa in 1995 and have maintained our position as leaders in this field. Sea kayaking is about exploring the coast and experiencing marine life from a small yet safe and stable craft.
Seeing the playful face and inquisitive whiskers of a seal; hearing the friendly sound of frolicking dolphins; feeling your heartbeat when a whale breaches close by – that’s what sea kayaking is all about.
Cape Town Penguin Colony
Our most popular trips leave from Simon’s Town and offer relaxing paddling with spectacular views of the coastline and the Boulders beach Penguin colony. There is always a chance that seals, penguins, dolphins – and even the odd whale – will visit you en route. We offer 1 hour, half day, and sunset Sea Kayaking trips.
Interested in gliding across sparkling water while marvelling at the majestic sea cliffs and sea life? Then explore the magic of this unique coastline, including Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary, in the company of an experienced guide. From June to December the area becomes a Whale sanctuary but we hold an exclusive permit which allows us to paddle within it. Besides the Southern Right Whales (June to December) we have sightings of Bryde’s whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and the occasional illusive otter. Whatever time of year, this is an experience not to be missed.
Not very. 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 is for the fit and adventurous.
Generally from 10 years up kids are fine, especially if they are with an adult in the boat. Younger than that they need a strong adult with them because the adult does pretty much all the work.
We use very stable two person sit-on-top type of kayaks. We find people who have never paddled before become immediately comfortable because they don't feel constricted as they would in a sit-inside type of kayak and also feel that should they fall off it would be easy to get back on. They also like the fact that they are sharing the paddling with another person - usually their partner of course.
Wear shorts and a T shirt. A hat and sunscreen too. You can go barefoot but sandals are a good idea (not flip flops as they tend to come off when you walk in water). You will get wet so bring a towel and a change of clothes for afterwards. In winter longs like tracksuit bottoms and a sweater or windbreaker will be better.
Penguins of course - cormorants, terns, gulls and the marvelous oystercatcher. Fish swimming under your kayak. Seals will often gambol around the kayaks and no, you won't see any sharks. But most important you will see the ocean (and the land!) from a perspective you never have before.