Great White Shark Hunting & Breaching Trip
The boat leaves before dawn as this is the best time of day to see great white sharks hunt. Watching Great White Sharks Hunting is an amazing experience and attacks could last for minutes with the sharks having a 50% success rate on their attempts, because seals move quicker than great white sharks.
The chase can be very exciting and wild with the shark and seal thrashing around on the surface; the seal tends to pear downwards and this is when the shark launches itself up and attacks. This spectacular sight is a once in a lifetime experience and unforgettable.
After first light the hunting slows down as the sharks are now more visible to the seals. We then use a decoy which is towed behind the boat; this usually also promises some action.
After this exhilarating experience we will visit Seal Island to see the colony of 40, 000 – 60, 000 Cape Fur Seals. Here we will drop the anchor and chum the water; the chum attracts the sharks to the cage to make viewing them easier. After the cage is lowered into the water your cage diving experience will start. This unforgettable experience will end with the cage diving experience.
Mid Season (15 September+)
Peak Season (16 May – 14 September)
6:15 to 6:45
Meet between 6h15 and 6h45, board boat and receive boat safety briefing and general information. Leave pier between 6h30 and 7h00
6:50 and 7:25
Arrive at Seal Island, briefing on shark hunting behaviour and what you can expect. View natural predatory interactions between sharks and seals. Tow a seal decoy to entice a breach so clients can get a picture
Anchor boat and start chumming to get sharks to boat. Drop cage and brief clients on the cage dive and shark behaviour around the boat Cage diving and viewing.
Return to Simons Town harbour
Including / Excluding
Included / Excluded
- Guided snorkel/Scuba cage dive including gear
- Lunch, Snacks & cool drinks on boat
- Dive briefing and shark presentation
- Return Transfer from Cape Town (Additional R400 per person sharing (R800 for 1 person)
What to Bring
- Warm weather proof clothing
- Sunscreen and hat
- Camera and binoculars
- sea-sick tablets
Usually from 6:30AM – 1:30PM (7 hours)
Number of divers on the boat:
Maximum 12 to give the clients a more personalised experience.
Transport from Cape Town:
The boat launches from Simons Town which is a 30 minute drive from Cape Town. A shuttle can be arranged for pick-up and drop-off from Cape Town at an additional cost.
Excellent day out with the Sharks! We took a chance to go to the Island in February and had 7 Great White Sharks! Fantastic all round trip!!!!