Kayaking with seals

Reviews of Kayaking with seals

Excellent(98%) From 150 travellers
Excellent
138
Good
10
Average
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Below are independent comments from 150 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.
Mr K. from Egham
Date: 29-Oct-2019 Based at: Lagoon Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

A memorable morning!

This is an unforgettable experience.

To kayak amongst curious seals which you can virtually touch is an incredible wildlife experience. The trip to Pelican Point is also very good, with lots of wildlife to see along the way. Really really good outing and much enjoyed by all the family. The guides were great.

The only - small - thing they could have done is explain a bit more clearly what the plan for the kayaking actually was - we were launched without any clear indication of where we were going, how far, what the guides themselves would be doing.

No worries - we soon figured it out! Don't miss this trip.

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Mr LeenP from Lewes
Date: 19-Oct-2019 Based at: Beach Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Great excursion

Kayaking with hundreds of seals was great. However, for some still unclear reason, we ended up with a different kayaking company than mentioned in the itinery.

It was sorted out eventually. the Guide from Pelican Point who we ended up with KJ? spent far too much time talking about himself rather than the seals which detracted from what was a great experience.

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Mike from Oxford
Date: 28-Aug-2019 Based at: The Delight
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Great fun with the seal pups

Having young seals nibbling your paddle is an amazing experience!!

SJ was a jovial leader and encouraged us to drift around while seals dived under us, rolled contentedly onto their backs and even tried to get on the kayaks.

Well worth doing.

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Eve& Reuben from Bozeman
Date: 28-Aug-2019 Based at: Beach Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Kayaking with seals review

Kevin was terrific. Explained the salt flats, its functioning, history, environmental effects and identified the birds there. And a little of the political situation, as only a native could.

And being with the juvenile sea lions was a real treat. Could have hoped to spend more time on the water, but Kevin very reasonably brought up the issue of not spending a lot of time with animals.
The kayaks and other equipment was very good.

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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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