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Paddle with the Penguins

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 386 reviews.Cape Town, South AfricaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Terry

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

An awesome experience paddling our sea kayaks with Penguins

Meet Terry Corr or Jon Monsoon, Your qualified Marine Conservationists and Sea Kayak guides at our Shark Warrior Adventure Centre at Seaforth beach, receiving an interactive presentation. You will receive a safety briefing before jumping into our comfortable sea kayaks, and head out into the big blue. Rounding the corner, you will be faced by incredible African Penguins at Boulders Beach. Paddling is easy, at your own pace and we reach the remote Windmill beach, where we spend time in the sun swimming. On our return journey, we head out to Ark rock to visit playful cape fur seals. We paddle back to our centre to complete our experience. An awesome adventure that is responsible, the best way to meet the Penguins, learn more about sharks, and the wonderful creatures that inhabit the unique kelp forests.
An awesome experience paddling our sea kayaks with Penguins

Meet Terry Corr or Jon Monsoon, Your qualified Marine Conservationists and Sea Kayak guides at our Shark Warrior Adventure Centre at Seaforth beach, receiving an interactive presentation. You will receive a safety briefing before jumping into our comfortable sea kayaks, and head out into the big blue. Rounding the corner, you will be faced by incredible African Penguins at Boulders Beach. Paddling is easy, at your own pace and we reach the remote Windmill beach, where we spend time in the sun swimming. On our return journey, we head out to Ark rock to v…

Terry's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
Guidelines created with World Animal ProtectionLearn more

What's included

  • Equipment
    Double paddles
    Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
    Rash vest
    Wet...
From $37
/ person
Fri, Aug 14
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$37 per person
$37 per person
Fri, Aug 14
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$37 per person
$37 per person
Sat, Aug 15
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$37 per person
$37 per person

Meet your host, Terry

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 386 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Your guides on this Experience will be either noted marine conservationists Terry Corr or Jon Monsoon.
Terry Corr is the Head of Education of AfriOceans Conservation Alliance. Terry is a qualified marine conservationist, passionate lifetime wildlife conservationist, a qualified scuba diver, qualified sea kayak guide and trained Nature Guide.
Jon Monsoon is a qualified nature conservationist, scuba diver, author, sea kayak guide, surfer and UAV pilot.
Both Jon and Terry bring a lifetime of wildlife experience both on land and sea to the fore.
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About the organization: AfriOceans Conservation Alliance



AfriOceans Conservation Alliance is one of South Africa's leading Non Profit Organisations, founded in 2003 by Lesley Rochat, aka The Shark Warrior. AfriOceans conducts REAL Marine Environmental Education and Awareness programmes that make a difference in our communities, on our beaches and in the Ocean. We promote Responsible Tourism through Transformative Educational Experiences.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to AfriOceans Conservation Alliance.
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Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Where you'll be

You will start and finish at Seaforth beach, Simonstown, which is situated in the Table Mountain National Park Boulders Marine Protected Area (MPA)

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 386 reviews.

Brielle
March 2020
Highly recommend this tour! Terry’s kayak tour with the penguins was the highlight of my trip to South Africa. It was a magical and memorable experience. The area is just stunningly beautiful and we saw tons of wild life, including the famed penguins. Terry takes extra care to make sure everyone feels comfortable and safe in the water. We did a short safety overview before getting into the water. He’s a true conservationist, and he shared many stories about the wildlife and history of the surrounding area. The tour is great value and it goes to a good cause helping out this conservation center. I enjoyed the tour so much that I actually went back the next day for a scuba dive tour of the kelp forests. The center has many different and unique tours to offer. I encourage you to check them out!
Highly recommend this tour! Terry’s kayak tour with the penguins was the highlight of my trip to South Africa. It was a magical and memorable experience. The area is just stunning…
Stefanie
March 2020
We had a wonderful experience at this Paddle with the penguin excursion. we go so close to the penguins at multiple locations and learned so much about the animals and the location. Also, this is a non-profit and goes to a good cause. When we did the excursion it was only my husband and I on a private tour with Terry which was fantastic. We highly recommend this experience.
We had a wonderful experience at this Paddle with the penguin excursion. we go so close to the penguins at multiple locations and learned so much about the animals and the location…
Tiffany
February 2020
Amazing experience as far as the weather is good. Unfortunately the weather forecast showed rain so I asked if we can participate at the other group of the day, was not possible so we paddled in the rain..
Frank
February 2020
On my 3rd visit to Boulder beach, I decided to visit the penguins from out sea instead from In land. Our guide was passionate and well knowledgeable about sea life. It was a rainy day therefore we didn't get the full experience because of the sea condition. I personally think the tour is overpriced for what you get. If your goal is to see penguins, I strongly suggest you visit them in land where you will get better sightings and close encounters.
On my 3rd visit to Boulder beach, I decided to visit the penguins from out sea instead from In land. Our guide was passionate and well knowledgeable about sea life. It was a rainy…
Rebecca
February 2020
The whole experience of kayaking with the penguins was excellent! Our bags were stored safely and there were private areas to change. Terry was a really nice guy and obviously cares a great deal about the animals. For novices, we found the kayaking not too strenuous and Terry kept a good pace, with frequent breaks. Got great views of the penguins, as well as a fur seal pup!
The whole experience of kayaking with the penguins was excellent! Our bags were stored safely and there were private areas to change. Terry was a really nice guy and obviously care…
Adam
February 2020
Great experience. They really took care of us even though letting us go out in higher than normal winds. Was a rough and hard ride but I so enjoyed the rush and amazing views. I love how much they cared about the animals and environment.

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

More tips

Very Important! Please check wind site www.windguru.com/ BouldersBeach to check what weather conditions are doing before booking. Bring your swim suit, towel, camera, hat, sun cream and water bottle.

What to bring

Hat

Swim suit