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Apex Shark Expeditions

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Join Apex from Discovery Channel's Air Jaws series on a half day shark tour only 45 minutes from Cape Town city centre. Experience a morning or afternoon trip with only 12 guests maximum (the smallest group of any operator in South Africa) to see or...more
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Quayside Buidling | Shop no 3 & 5, Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 79 051 8558
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What can I say? My 3rd time with the APEX guys in just under 4 years and they pulled it off again! This time I was there to see the Cow sharks at Seal Island (3 morning trips) and it was just as amazing as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Uwe Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

When staying at Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel, breakfast is served at the Saveur Restaurant which is a 2-minute walk away. Next, to the restaurant, you will find Apex Shark Expeditions where you can experience a shark dive in a metal cage. On the way, we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Neil_Hughes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great experience with lots of seven Gill sharks! Plenty of time in the cage and super fur felt staff! It was disappointing to find out that nobody had seen a great white since last season when the website states February is when...More

Thank kp1321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to this trip, so we were left a bit deflated by the fact that we were the third group to get in the cage, and whilst the first two groups got to see sharks around them, we didn't. With only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Antya M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apex predators was a highlight of our trip to Cape Town and was definitely worth doing ! The team in the office and on the boat were wonderful and it was so amazing to be in the cage and experience being in the water with...More

Thank lawrencem346
Reviewed 13 February 2019

We LOVED this experience! It was so cool! We saw 7 seven-gilled cow sharks and one giant manta ray! We didn't see any Great Whites, but the experience was incredible regardless. The team was sure to make sure that each dive group had enough time...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

Apex is a professionally run business. Staff are competent, friendly and knowledgeable. Boat is clean and safe. If you want to see cow sharks , you need to do this from the cage, and not just from the deck of the boat, as cow sharks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ElsaHoffmann
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

I was impressed with Chris and his crew from start to finish. The whole experience was professional and well organized. We got to spend a time of time in the cage and got lucky and saw sharks. The crew explained everything and we felt secure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank gypsysoul81
UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thank you for the review. We are seeing good numbers of sharks so now is a good time to book.

Reviewed 8 November 2018

Amazing day! First time shark-diving; Small groups = plenty of time in cage! Saw three different sharks, including Seven-gill and Six-gill Cow up close - which was awesome! [No Great Whites, this time.] From the boat, saw a Brutus whale, dolphins and penguins, too! The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for the review and recognition of our team. This half day tour, so close to Cape Town allows for an add on land tour to either Boulders and Cape Point, or the Constantia Winelands. These trips include return transfers from your hotel and...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Great experience on and outside of the boat. With 4 days with Apex I was able to Dive with Sharks each day. But it was the team making sure I had an enjoyable trip after the dives that made this above and beyond. Setting up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Gregory M
UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for the review. We offer a one stop solution for our guests that includes airport transfers, accommodation , shark trips, dives and land tours.

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Response from seaandland | Reviewed this property |
I agree with smartrabbit. Contact them directly so you can get updated information. Hope this helps you.
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Response from UltimateAirJaws | Property representative |
Hi There We do offer scuba to guests who are scuba certified however the best way to view the sharks is to listen to the communication from the bait handler as to when to go underwater and what direction the shark is coming... More