Kayaking with seals

Reviews of Kayaking with seals

Excellent(98%) From 146 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 146 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs L. from Leatherhead
Date: 19-Aug-2019 Based at: Cornerstone Guesthouse
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Kayaking with seals review

Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to see the seals.

Very professional company running the trip, friendly and informative.

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Ms M from Colorado
Date: 7-Aug-2019 Based at: Organic Square
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Kayaking with seals review

So much fun! Our guide SJ also works with a seal rescue group. The kayaks trip is fun for us and low impact on the seal colony. He also pointed out the salt flats and a flock of flamingos. That trip was a highlight of our visit.

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Dr L & Family from Denmark
Date: 31-Jul-2019 Based at: Desert Breeze Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Drifting around with seals

On this tour, you are drifting around with seals in a kayak just off the beach.You can stay on low water if you wish. It is very easy and requires no prerequisites unless you are extremely clumsy. One does not sail much, but mainly drift around among the seals near the shore. We could easily bring our own camera, the tourist kayak was very stable. Bring very warm clothing, sun hat and sunscreen. You are pushed dry-shoed out into the water. Exciting drive to the starting point. Especially good if you like animals. The only bad thing was that was were not booked with Jeanne Meintjies, as indicated in our itinerary. When we called her the day before to confirm our trip it took a while to find out, we were booked with another firm "Pelican Point Cayaking".

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Expert Africa comments

Expert Africa are very sorry that these travellers were not informed of the change of operator for this excursion. Their kayaking trip was on the 31st July, and only on the 5th August were we informed that Jeanne had made the decision to retire and sell her business. As she already worked in close conjunction with Pelican Point Kayaking, unfortunately I don't think they felt the need to inform us earlier of this change of ownership and thus the impact on these travellers’ itinerary. We apologise for this and ask that future travellers note that this kayaking trip is no longer guided by Jeanne, but instead by other very experienced kayaking guides who have also been running these trips for a number of years.

Mr D. from Southampton
Date: 27-May-2019 Based at: Namib Guesthouse
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Kayaking with seals review

Well organised. Plenty of time for the activity.

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Mr J. from Ireland
Date: 21-Apr-2019 Based at: Cornerstone Guesthouse
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Kayaking with seals review

Lovely experience. Would highly recommend. Great guide.

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Mrs G.& Mr H. from Moelln
Date: 8-Apr-2019 Based at: Cornerstone Guesthouse
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Kayaking with the seals-don`t miss!

If you have the opportunity to do that activity: It's great!
Never thought, that there are so many seals playing and swimming around us!

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Mr & Mrs S from CT USA
Date: 27-Mar-2019 Based at: Cornerstone Guesthouse
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Fabulous and relaxing kayak

Kayaking with the seals was the PERFECT way to start our Namibian vacation. (We started our trip in recovery mode from the Cape Epic bike race in South Africa -- my husband as a racer and me as a volunteer). Jeanne's instructions on how to find her were perfect. (As a side note -- the Dolphin Coffee Shop was adorable and would be a good place to have a pre- or post-kayak meal). The drive out to Pelican Point was interesting in and of itself -- and Jeanne was very accommodating in terms of explaining the wildlife and stopping so I could take photos of the flamingos and pelicans, jackals and more. Kayaking with the seals was magical -- once you got used to the smell! It was a very relaxing exercise -- cruising slowly along with hundreds of seal pups (born in November) yapping and jumping around us, listening to their choruses of squeals and seeing their inquisitive eyes as they bopped up and down. It was just very special! After kayaking, Jeanne set up a table and chairs and pulled out a tub of delicious sandwiches and pastries. It was also handy that she provided all the outerwear needed -- warm jackets, rain pants and booties -- as well as dry bags for our camera. And she was lovely to email us photos and videos that she took which were a great accompaniment to our own.

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Mrs A & Mr M from London
Date: 9-Nov-2018 Based at: Villa Margherita
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Great excursion!

Jeanne could not have been more friendly, informative or helpful.

We loved every moment of this excursion especially as it also included seeing the jackal dens with the jackal pups and all the flamingos and other birds in the lagoon. You don't have to have had any kayaking experience to be able to get among the seals and have a wonderful morning.

Note to Expert Africa, the excursions now start at 08.00 not 08.15

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Mr R. from Malmesbury
Date: 22-Oct-2018 Based at: Cornerstone Guesthouse
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Kayaking with seals review

We all agreed that this was the best thing we did on our holiday and one of the closest experiences we have ever had with wildlife.

It is a unique experience to kayak with hundreds and thousands of seals - some of whom climb onto your kayak. The drive out is beautiful and gives an insight into this unique ecosystem of salt, wading birds (think 80,000 flamingoes and pelicans) and jackals. Jeanne was fantastic, informative and obviously loves her job which she has been doing for decades yet made it feel brand new.

We were lucky enough to have wonderful weather. Book well in advance - summer 19 already mostly booked up with Jeanne's company. Even if you don't kayak (although it is very easy to do) the journey there/back is worth it in itself.

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Pat from Robin Hoods Bay
Date: 11-Oct-2018
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Kayakingreat fun!g with seals review

Very enjoyable, to be highly recommended

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