Paddle with the Penguins

Cape Town, South AfricaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Terry

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

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.
Other things to note
Very Important!
As an AirBnB experience and required by SA Government regulations, we require all our guests to follow our CoVid 19 Protocol which requires mask wearing, hand sanitizing, temperature check and social distancing.
Please Bring your swim suit, towel, phone, hat, sun cream
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…
Guidelines created with World Animal ProtectionLearn more

What's included

  • Equipment
    Double paddles
    Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
    Rash vest
    Wet...

Meet your host, Terry

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 421 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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From £18
/ person
Mon, 2 Aug
£18 per person
£18 per person
Mon, 2 Aug
£18 per person
11:00 - 13:00
Join 2 other guests
£18 per person
Tue, 3 Aug
£18 per person
£18 per person

About the organisation: 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 4.90 out of 5 from 421 reviews.

Kim
June 2021
What a fabulous experience the 3 of us had!! Being out on the bay with a perfect A+ for the best day possible made it even better. Terry was super chill, authentic, knowledgeable and passionate about penguins, their habitat and what we can do and hope for - so our children can get to experience this with their children. Thank you Terry. Amazing - Great way to experience world conservation day!!
What a fabulous experience the 3 of us had!! Being out on the bay with a perfect A+ for the best day possible made it even better. Terry was super chill, authentic, knowledgeable…
Konstantin
May 2021
would highly recommend! had a private tour with Terry. Terry did show a lot, shared his knowledge about nature and you can feel his love for the penguins. he can answer any question you have.
Kristen
May 2021
We’ve taken a lot of kayak tours, and this by far is our favorite. We were paired with John and he was so knowledgeable about penguins, sharks, you name it. If you are anywhere near Cape Town, you cannot miss this opportunity!
John
May 2021
If you're traveling anywhere near Cape Town I cannot recommend this enough. Not only do you get to see African Penguins in their natural, beautiful environment teeming with other wildlife and plantlife, but you will walk away with incredible knowledge on these creatures and the area. I would go again in a heartbeat, extremely well done.
If you're traveling anywhere near Cape Town I cannot recommend this enough. Not only do you get to see African Penguins in their natural, beautiful environment teeming with other w…
George
April 2021
This was a bucket list experience! Terry is a very knowledgeable host and we learnt a lot about penguins, the kelp forest and conservation during our kayak tour. This experience is highly recommended!
Tania
April 2021
An unforgettable and informative excursion in the kayak which gave us a perspective of the shoreline that we know so well from the land, but rarely see from the the sea. Terry imparted lots of interesting information about the penguins, the seals, how to manoeuvre a kayak in a swell. We did this excursion with 2 children under the age of 13 and felt stable and safe all the time. They loved it. The safety briefing was thorough and was also directed at the children. Terry is patient and warm and made our outing in a kayak really special. Highly recommended when the weather is good.
An unforgettable and informative excursion in the kayak which gave us a perspective of the shoreline that we know so well from the land, but rarely see from the the sea. Terry imp…

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Know your comfort level
Please note that 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 cancelled 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 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hat

Swim suit