Water activity

Kayaking at Bird Rock

Activity provider: Charly's Desert Tours

Kayaking at Bird Rock

Activity provider: Charly's Desert Tours

From US$ 47.10 per person

Paddle for about an hour in the calm water of the bays. Enjoy wonderful bird life, seals and the occasional dolphin.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Guests should be ready in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before the scheduled pick up time.


  • Learn about the interesting history of Bird Rock
  • Enjoy the bird life while paddling on calm waters
  • Search for seals and dolphins
  • Enjoy active fun for the entire family
Full description
Launch near the historic landmark known as Bird Rock and paddle for about an hour in calm waters sheltered by the bay. Enjoy the wonderful bird life, see seals playing and dolphins swimming. See pelicans, cormorants and flamingos. Paddle for about 1 hour before enjoying some hot beverages on the beach. The brand new Fluid Synergy kayaks can be paddled solo or as a double and can accommodate a small child together with parents for fun for the whole family. Bird Rock is also known as Guano Island. Learn about one man's entrepreneurial drive to build a man-made island to harvest its “white gold.” By about 12:30 PM you’ll be back in Swakopmund to get ready for your afternoon activity.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Life jackets
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Double-seater kayaks
  • Water, coffee, tea and hot chocolate
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Change of clothes
    • Sunscreen
    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    • The operator has the right to cancel the tour if there are any safety concerns, the guide may even take this decision once the group is on the beach
    •  Local provider can offer life jackets in various sizes, water-proof pants and jackets
    • It is recommended to bring along a set of dry clothes, there's a changing room for your convenience
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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    A very interesting and not too strenuous excursion by kayak. The guide was great and was able to share very interesting facts about Bird Rock and Namibia's west coast. If you are lucky you can see dolphins and sometimes even whales further out. My tip, if possible, everyone has their own kayak. Then there will be no quarrels. All in all a successful day.

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    July 31, 2022

    A great experience, weather wasn't the best, however we still got to see some of the ocean life. We also had an amazing guide, who did a wonderful job explaining everything.

    March 19, 2022

    It was very beautiful. When we all capsized, our guide kept calm and brought us safely back on land!

    July 19, 2021

    Product ID: 372960