Paddle Experience is the only Kayak Tour company to offer a Full range of paddling experiences:
EXPLORE (no experience required) : Head out of the city to scenic paddling spots on their overnight explore packages. Destinations include Stanford, Velddrift and Langebaan!
ADVENTURE (no experience required): Take one of their amazing tours:
* SIMON’S Town Kayak Tour: Setting out from Long Beach, Simon’s Town this kayak trip takes you past the harbour, looking at the history, which dates back to 1600’s, and feel of this unique space. From there Paddle Experience will take you around past the harbour wall, and along the coast to the Boulders Penguin Colony where you will see these curious creatures in their natural habitat, often swimming past you to hunt and play in this pristine environment. You will enjoy a little snack on the water while you enjoy the beauty and wildness of this space, before heading past Ark Rock and heading back to the beach. You will see penguins and seals along the way, and in the right season whales and dolphins also make an appearance. You will also have the privilege of spotting a sunfish just off the harbour wall, what a treat it is if you see these unusual creatures.
* ZANDVLEI Estuary Nature Reserve Kayak Tour takes you out from the False Bay Rendezvous heading north up the Vlei and into the residential area of Marina da Gama. Paddling around Park Island you will see abundant birdlife, often including flamingos, pied kingfishers and spoon bills. This is a gentle contemplative paddle around the Island. On the return trip you will stop on the West side for a little snack on the Island before heading back down to the Rendezvous. If you are truly lucky you may see a seal down towards the mouth or the local cape clawless otter, but these sightings are quite rare.
For those seeking a bit more of a challenge/adrenalin rush they have the following options:
** an extended Simons Town Tour that includes the Roman Rock lighthouse – this is recommended for those comfortable on the water, and depending on conditions some paddling experience would be recommended.
** For the adrenalin junkie: Paddling from Buffels inside Cape Point Nature Reserve to the lighthouses and back – only experienced paddlers please.
*** If you have experience in a canoe or surf ski they now also able to offer the bungee jumping of the surf ski world: a true Cape Town style Downwind paddle known locally as a Miller’s Run. This is sold as a package as you have to go through our introductory training before they unleash your inner adventurer and let you ride the waves into Fish Hoek beach with the wind pumping behind you to push you on your way!
They offer amazing adventures that will stay in your memory for a lifetime!