Apex Shark Expeditions, Simon's Town

4.2
#25 of 183 in Wildlife in Cape Town
Photography Tour · Shark Diving
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  • We had a great day getting the boat to deal Island to cage dive. Being greater by 1000’s of playful seals and seal pups was a huge added bonus! We got 2 turns each in the cage, with 4 in at once...  more »
  • We were in Cape Town for our sons 18th birthday and had booked the cage diving experience for us all to make it a day to remember. Apex was amazing. The staff went out of their way to make us feel...  more »
  • Where to begin...Apex Shark Expeditions allowed me to fulfill a dream of mine that I have been waiting to do my whole life. My experiences, enabled through their bookings, have encouraged me to...  more »
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  • If you want to eat best fish go to this place😀😀
  • On my 5 day Apex shark cage diving excursion to Seal Island, I was lucky enough to witness Great Whites in multiple forms of predatory behavior, swim bys and breaching, every single day! This was only possible with the enthusiasm, knowledge and professional expertise of the Apex skipper, Dave, and his crew of Ryan, Lacey, Bongani and Lunga, who operate a fun, friendly, clean and above all, organized boat. The Apex crew showed great compassion in respecting the animals in their natural habitat from a proper distance, never jeopardizing animal safety for the sake of a good photo op. Dave and Ryan in particular, both locals who grew up in the Western Cape fishing their whole lives, worked like ocean decryptors for the guests, answering our questions in detail, while meticulously scanning through the early morning horizons, spotting through waves, wind and deep down into the water for animals like: 1)Multiple pods of Orcas teaching their young to hunt. 2)A super pod of 500+ dolphins swimming alongside and under our boat for miles. 3)Great Whites visiting our boat repeatedly, ranging from 1.5-4 meters in size. The warm and lovely booking managers at Apex, Renee and Bernie, were fantastically efficient and clever in arranging options for my multiple scheduling requests and date changes, and pairing me up with Shirley, my hilarious partner in crime for a week, who drove me around exploring the beautiful local towns. My experience with Apex was better than I’d have ever imagined, and I look forward to coming back soon.
  • These are great people and made the experience so much fun. They constantly kept us in the loop, and made sure the trip was worth while. I really think they went above and beyond and I'm so happy we decided to go with them for this experience. We did the shark trip and the Cape Point tour, which was absolutely gorgeous. A very knowledgeable and welcoming staff. Definitely recommend!
  • Once in a lifetime experience. Saw breaching great whites. We're able to cage dive with the great whites. Got to see seals and penguins on Seal island. And then we were surprised by a Dolphin pod with literally thousands of Dolphins. Just an overall experience that cannot really be put into words.
  • Hugely disappointed. I understand it's animals and you can't control them. But only once I arrived in Gans Baai was I told about a orca killing multiple great whites and scaring them off and that there were very low sittings. Did not see any sharks on the day. 2.5 hour journey there. 3 hour boat cruise. 2.5 hour journey back. A day wasted. This should be clearly stated on the website or call and let you know. If I had known I wouldn't have booked. Extremely disappointed in only finding out once at location and once paid. This been my only dissappoint so far. still awaiting my 25% refund as that is what you get when you see no sharks.

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