Kayak to the penguins in Simons Town

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This trip gives you a different view of Cape Town from the water. There's a good chance of viewing marine life such as penguins, dolphins and whales (in season). In summer, the water is warm enough to swim.


Your guide will meet you and equip you with PFDs (personal flotation devices), He or she will also chat to you about your experience and fitness levels and will give you a safety briefing and some paddling instruction. From there, you'll head out through the small waves and into the bay. Depending on the weather and ocean conditions, your route will include the Simon's Town Harbour, Boulders Beach and its famous penguins and a stop at Windmill Beach. You'll do a loop, finoshing back at Long Beach about 2 - 2.5 hours later.

Stop At:

• Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon's Town 7995 South Africa

  • Kayak, paddle, PFD
  • Professional guide & safety gear

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers weighing over 110kg
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • This activity takes place outdoors, usually in breezy conditions and in the sunshine. Group size is small (maximum 15) and physical distancing is easy to achieve and manage. As such, we believe this activity to be extremely low risk of transmission.
Departure Point

Long Beach Public Beach, Driegebroeders Road, Simon's Town, Cape Town, 7995, South Africa

Departure Time

09:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


05 Dec, 2019

Another trip with Gravity and as always an abaolute pleaaure, loved it all from start to finish. Amazing!


11 Sep, 2021

Josh was a great guide. He pointed out sights and gave the history or explanation of. He also pointed out the wildlife, ocean and land. He made sure we saw an abundance of penguins.


29 Dec, 2020

Awesome trip and such a friendly guides! Loved seeing the penguins and saw baby seals too, which was such a treat.


29 Dec, 2020

Absolutely awesome trip! Very friendly guides and loved seeing the penguins. Saw baby seals which was such a treat!


04 Feb, 2020

Great short tour of the harbour, with a great alternative view of the penguins from the kayak. Our tour guide was very good and very knowledgable!

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