Seal Island Hunting & Breaching Sharks

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.

Trip Info

Location: Simon’s Town

Season: 16 May to 14 September

No Experience Necessary

From ZAR2600 Per Person

Trip Info

Location: Simon’s Town

Season: 16 May to 14 Sep

No Experience Necessary

From ZAR2600 Per Person

Seal Island Hunting & Breaching Sharks

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.

breaching great white shark - Ultimate Animals

Above Image by African Shark Eco Charters

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.

What to Bring:
Warm weatherproof clothing
Sunscreen and hat
Camera and binoculars
sea-sick tablets

Included:

  • Guided snorkel/Scuba cage dive including gear
  • Lunch, Snacks & cool drinks on the boat
  • Dive briefing and shark presentation

Excluded:

  • Return Transfer from Cape Town (Additional R400 per person sharing (R800 for 1 person)

Mid Season (15 Sep Onwards)

ZAR2500 Per Person

Peak Season (16 May to 14 Sep)

ZAR3500 Per Person

Bookings are essential as space is limited.

Please note: Great white sharks are completely wild animals and as such sightings cannot be guaranteed. The crew will use their best knowledge in order to give you the most realistic expectations before making a booking. Should you not see a Great White Shark on a trip then you will not be refunded.

Lalo Saidy

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!!!!

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

9:00
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.

13:30
Return to Simons Town harbour

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