Walker Bay Adventures
Canoeing / Kayaking
in Hermanus Central, Western Cape, South Africa
Exploring the magic of our unique coastline & Walker Bay Whale sanctuary in a stable kayaks in the company of an experienced guide. Glide across sparkling water while marveling at the majestic sea cliffs and sea life.
After a thorough briefing on kayaking techniques & safety we paddle from the historical old harbour and do a round trip, the direction dependant on winds, swells and paddling abilities. A knowledgeable guide shall open the wonders of our ocean to you, as you explore nature up close.
Our Kayaks come from France and are sit on top self-bailing ,plastic sea kayaks. In short this means that anyone, weather you have kayaked before or not, can hop on and stay on.
Our guides are qualified in boat based whale watching, first aid at sea and hold theta qualifications but more importantly they love this job and hold great knowledge of the ocean.
From June to December the area becomes a Whale sanctuary and Walker Bay Adventures holds an exclusive permit to be able to paddle within it.
To our knowledge we are the only operators in the world that encounter large quantities of whales in such a short space of time. Other sea kayaking trips worldwide need to paddle for a day or even more to encounter the gentle giants of the ocean.
Besides the Southern Right Whales (June - December) we have sightings of Brydes Whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and the occasional illusive otter. Whatever time of year this is an experience not to be missed.
Duration 2 hours. No Experience necessary.
Lagoon Canoe trips and hire
Enjoy a real outdoor adventure and explore the untouched lagoon and river system in safe, stable canoes . The Lagoon/ River boasts over 130 bird species including the African Fish eagle and some of the rarest coastal breeding birds in Southern Africa. The lagoon and river offers a safe canoeing experience for all abilities with Majestic River and mountain views.
We offer a half day, full day or over night canoetrips or if you want to explore the lagoon independantly you can hire the canoes at an hourly rate.
Operate every day weather permiting. No experience necessary.
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