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Full Moon Kayak Trip

Cape Town And Simon's Town

Activity Description

2018 dates: 31 Mar, 30 April, 29 May, 28 June, 27 July, 26 Aug, 25 Sep, 24 Oct.

Once a month and only in March until October, when the weather is good, we can paddle out to sea from Simon’s Town harbour and watch the splendour of full moon rising over the bay from behind the Hottentots Holland mountains. This is the one day that the the full moon rises and sun sets at roughly the time.

A truly unique experience.


Duration2 hours
WhenOnce a month at full moon on these dates: 31 Mar. 30 April. 29 May. 28 June. 27 July. 26 Aug. 25 Sep. 24 Oct.
WhereThe trip leaves from Simon's Town Waterfront and there is a car park right there. A local landmark is Berthas Restaurant (see our website directions page). Please plan to arrive around 15 minutes prior to your scheduled trip time. You should also always text or WhatsApp 082 501 8930 an hour before trip time to check weather because if the conditions are adverse the trip may be postponed.
WeatherWe will refund in full all payments made if the trip is cancelled by us due to bad weather or any other reason. (Or you can move to the next month's trip if there is space available) No refunds will be given if cancellation is made less than 48 hours before departure or you do not show up.
What to WearWear something that you don't mind getting wet like your swimming clothes and a T-shirt and a warm top you don't mind getting wet. Barefoot is fine but you can wear shoes or sandals, although flip flops are not recommended.
Things to BringYou should bring a towel and a change of clothes in case you got wet and want to change. A camera in a waterproof container is optional. Our guides will take pictures to be posted on our FaceBook page.
Guests or SpectatorsNon paying guests can wait at a variety of local coffee shops for the trip to return.


Minimum Age16 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuided kayak tour with all equipment included.
ExclusionsFood and drinks.


We paddle every day of the year, weather permitting – not just the summer. The winter months are also wonderful for paddling because winter has more calm windless days than summer and on those days it is absolutely beautiful. Plus there is always a chance of seeing whales.

Kids under 10 are usually too small to paddle but if the the parent is strong and there is no wind then younger children may be accommodated at our discretion.

Customer Reviews

it was amazing! Kayaking is always great but with the sunset, the penguins, the full moon and as a great surprise, the bioluminescent algi in the end, it was just perfect - Julie

This was a wonderful experience! Would highly recommend it. Fun! Relaxing! Great way to explore and see Boulders and the famous penguins from another perspective. The guides are knowledgeable, I never felt unsave. - Renee van Zyl

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