Kayaking on the Walvis Bay Lagoon
The Sea Kayak Scenic Tour is a half-day trip in and around the surrounding waters of the beautiful Walvis Bay Lagoon. Paddlers will be required to rendezvous with their guide at Walvis Bay at 07h45. This early morning start maximises kayaking time as the notorious Walvis Bay winds increase during the late morning/early afternoon. Although kayaking is an exciting sea adventure, this well-run activity caters for both the novice and experienced canoeist.
From your meeting point you will be driven by a 4x4 vehicle to Pelican Point, an opportunity in itself to observe the abundant bird species along the way. Expect to view flocks of flamingos, cormorants and pelicans. Waders and a large variety of other seabirds can be observed as well. A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants are allowed and no previous kayaking experience is required.
While kayaking you can expect to experience close-up interaction with playful cape fur seals while heavyside dolphins often escort you on your paddles, these are the only endemic cetacean to the west coast of southern Africa. There are numerous photographic opportunities and the fabulous bird life of the Walvis Lagoon is never very far away.
The Kayak portion of the trip ends with a picnic lunch on the beach at Pelican Point (Tea, coffee & sandwiches), from where you are driven back to town.
The tour includes:
- A qualified and personal guide with each tour.
- Single or double kayaks.
- Associated equipment (Paddles, life-jackets, spray skirts, warm waterproof clothing and shoes).
- Safety gear (VHF radio, compasses, flares)
- Duration : 5 hours - kayaking 2 - 2.5 hours
Departure time : 06.45 am. This early start is to allow for the fact that the wind in Walvis Bay tends to start to increase during the late morning early afternoon and an early start allows for maximum kayaking time.
Kayaks : singles and doubles
Departure Point : Mola Mola Safaris - coffee shop (Dolphin Cafe, corner of Esplanade and Atlantic Street, Walvis Bay)
Minimum number 2 - Maximum number 12
No prior kayaking experience is necessary
Refreshments provided : Tea, coffee & brötchens (sandwiches)
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