It has been thought, an idea and a wish for about two years. Now it is finally happening. Charly's Desert Tours now offers kayaking!
Kayaking at the Namibian coast is already quite well established and there are operators already offering quality kayaking tours, but our trips will be slightly different!
Where others have an hour long drive from Walvis Bay just to get to the launch sites at Pelican Point, we acknowledge that our guests are actually on holiday. Instead of expecting our guests to check in at Walvis Bay early in the morning, we will allow our guests to sleep in a little and have a leisurely breakfast, holiday style. Pick up is only at 9h00 in Swakopmund. Yes, we will actually pickup our kayaking guests. Transfer time is just about 20 minutes to get to the launch site at the historic landmark known as "Bird Rock". Sheltered by the big bay, we paddle in calm waters, enjoy wonderful bird life, see seals playing and dolphins swimming. Pelicans, cormorants and flamingoes are amongst the many birds to be seen on the beach, the water and the air.
Up to 16 guests at a time can join us every morning for a fun and peaceful kayaking trip. We paddle for about 1 hour 15 minutes, before we enjoy some hot beverages on the beach. Our brand new Fluid Synergy kayaks can be paddles solo or double, and they can even accommodate a little child together with mom and dad. Fun for the whole family.
We have got life jackets in various sizes, and offer water proof pants and jackets. But is recommended to bring along a set of dry clothes, we even have a change room for your convenience!
So, come on, let’s have some fun, be a little active, breath in some fresh sea air and just enjoy nature!
Oh, before I forget, "Bird Rock" is also known as "Guano Island", which does not mean that it smells bad. It does sometimes smell a little, when the wind blows in the afternoon, but by then we are already gone again. We will however share the interesting story of one man's entrepreneurial spirit to build a man made island to harvest "white gold". By about 12h30 our guests are back in Swakopmund, getting ready for their afternoon activity, or leisurely stroll through our beautiful little town.
Combine the morning kayaking with any of the following afternoon activities and get 10% discount on the afternoon activity*! Choose from Living Dunes Experience, Welwitschia Tour, Swakopmund City Tour, Bites & Brews Culinary Experience, Sandwich Harbour tour or 2 hours of Quadbiking.
We are also working on a combination for active people, that includes a fat bike beach drive after the kayaking. This however will only be availbale on low tide. Check with us for suitable dates.
So here is the short version:
Pick up in Swakopmund at 9h00, 20 minutes transfer, 1 hour 15 minute kayaking, hot beverages and return to Swakopmund by 12h30. All equipment included. Price will be N$ 700.00 per adult and N$ 400.00 for Children up to 13 years. Pre-booking is essential.
*Terms and conditions apply, no agents.