White Shark Breaching trips – Cape Town
Join African Shark Eco Charters in an exciting trip to Seal Island in False Bay. Witness Great White Sharks launching out of the water when hunting the many Cape Fur Seals that travel too and from Seal Island into the deep fishing waters off Cape Point.
The Great White Shark expeditions at sea start just before sunrise and the boat reaches the island just as the sun is rising. It is at this time when the sharks are most active in the day predating on seals. We will look for activity on the surface with seals frantically avoiding something underwater and seaguls above making a noise.
If we are lucky we will be able to witness a Great White Shark launch out of the water trying to surprise a seal.
|| Meet at Simonstown Pier where you will board the boat. You will receive your safety briefing detailling the overview of what the trip entails and what is to be expected.
|| The boat will head out to Seal Island. (About 20-30 minutes away).
| 7:30 to 12:30
|| The first 2 hours of the trip is spent patrolling the waters around the Island looking for shark predation activity. After a couple of hours and the sun rises the fake seal will be deployed behind the boat. We will then sit and watch in anticipation to see if a Great White launches out of the water on the fake seal. If we are lucky then we will have a few attempts on the trip and once you see it you will never forget the amazing spectacle of seeing this massive animal bursting through the surface of the water and becoming airborne only meters behind.Following the breaching and predations the boat will anchor at the Island and then start chumming for the sharks for the cage diving. This is not the promary focus of the trip and 30 minutes per dive is spent cage diving to finish off an all-round excellent trip. For those who do not want to cage dive then the upper deck offers stunning views of the sharks from the boat.
|| The crew pick up anchor and head back to Simon’s Town harbour. This may be earlier depending on shark and weather conditions.
| 12:30 Onwards
|| Payment is made after the shark trip at the bookings office. A complimentary coffee is offered as well as a discount at Harbour view restaurant should you wish to have some lunch.
Transfers from Cape Town
R900 for 1 Person
- Light lunch consisting of sandwich rolls, fruit juice, bottled water, fruit, coke, crisps, sweets and chocolate.
- All Gear Inclusive
- Transfers from Cape Town – Additional R450 per person
What to bring
- Rain/wind jacket
- Sun block and Hat
- Take sea sick tablets
We have a very high success rate, however with all wild animals, shark sightings, activity, predation activity and breaching can vary from day to day, and even during the height of the peak season there may be days when we do not see any breaching or predatory events. Please be aware of this, so you do not arrive with unrealistic expectations. Rather come hoping to see these natural events, than expecting.
Afternoon White Shark Cage Diving Trips
During our afternoon trip you will be able to see the Great White Sharks up close and personal from the boat and diving in the cage.
The afternoon trip is run just like the Gansbaai shark diving. The boat goes straight to the Island, anchors up and then the cage is dropped in to the water. The afternoon focusses on cage diving and viewing sharks close to the boat.
for return shuttle
- Transfers from Cape Town – Can be arranged