Penguin paddle

One of the biggest tourist attractions in Cape Town has to be the Penguins at Boulders.  Most people take a tour out to Simons Town and down and around the peninsula and slot the penguins in. It is actually easy and for those who like convenience, a tour that includes the penguins is superb.

However there is a way to see the penguins on a very different type of Cape Town tour that adds fun, adventure and a unique “get up close” element to the world famous penguins. A Penguin Paddle is one the most fun and adventurous tours Cape Town has to offer and allows the amazing penguins to be seen and explored in a way you will never forget.

True the conventional tour that includes a stop at Boulders gets you up close to the penguins. However many tourists would like to get closer to them still. The Penguin Paddle Tour brings makes this wish come true and makes it more fun than many would ever imagine.

The Penguin Paddle uses a sea kayak experience to get you up close to the penguins and the ocean like never before. No experience is needed and the tour is open to anyone. Using single and twin seat kayaks you will be expertly guided out to sea and along the coastline to begin the adventure of a lifetime and get super close to the underwater flyers.

A full safety briefing is given before you embark in your super-stable sea kayak. Paddling is easy and once your confidence is gained anyone can feel like a pro. Your experienced guide will take you on a 2-hour water tour where the home of the famous Cape Town Penguins can be fully explored. Hugging the coastline you will leave near Simons Town and paddle your way towards Boulders.

The epic False Bay will open up to you as you explore some of the most beautiful scenery the world has to offer. The waters are generally warm and you can expect to see much more than just penguins. You will most certainly catch the odd seal and if lucky a dolphin or two may play in your wake. Don’t panic about sharks as the shark nets prevent them from getting too close. Other fish will be seen playing in the water beneath you as you approach the crazy, happy penguins that are the highlight of this tour.

The two-hour tour is a great morning or afternoon out and don’t forget that with TOURlist you can save money and book fast to save time through the App. Go ahead, download TOURlist from your App Store and book your Penguin Paddle today.


Penguin Paddle

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