Simon's Town Tours
Shark Explorers
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Shark Explorers

By Shark Explorers
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About
False Bay is a mere 30min drive from Cape Town international airport and a shark hotspot. This fun and educational trip is for the whole family, with no age restrictions and no experience needed. We generally target three species of shark on these excursions namely Great white sharks, Bronze whaler sharks, and the prehistoric Sevengill shark. These sharks are awesome! Nothing compares to seeing a shark in real life for the first time and all preconceived ideas are crushed with the first viewing.
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Ages 1-85, max of 18 per group
Duration: 4h
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Guided dive, including gear
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Dive briefing and shark information
What's not included
  • Water Bottle (re-usable containers preferred)
  • Warm Jacket
  • Sun block
  • Polarised Sunglasses
  • Camera


Start:
  • 62 St George's St, Simon's Town, Cape Town, 7995, South Africa
    Go to our Shark Explorers Dive Shop, on the Main Road, Simontown
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 407433P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 407433P1

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    • Shark Explorers
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      South Africa
      Joined in April 2012
    • Adventure52027843532
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super professional shark experts
      Thanks to Sharkexplorers for wonderful experience with many different species of sharks! Flexible timetable depends the wether.
      Written 18 March 2024
    • janisejd
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience for the family
      What a great team to take you on this adventure. We had a good experience with everyone from the booking/reception person to the crew. Ernesto was so warm and friendly as well as Brok and Nina. We had our 8 year old twins with us. They did not want to do the cage dive but loved the boat ride and looking at the sharks and seals from above. Highly recommend this experience.
      Written 29 April 2023
    • GoPlaces34774853790
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant experience - highly recommend!
      We were a bit on the fence when we found out there were no longer great whites in the area (due to orcas feeding on them) but went for it anyway and were not disappointed. It was a brilliant experience, the team were super friendly and knowledgable and we got up close and personal with 10 bronze whaler sharks (and Denis the seal!) in the cage. All the equipment was in great nick and we got lots of time in the water for viewing. Would highly recommend!
      Written 23 April 2023
    • 765katharinat
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great fun getting close to the sharks
      We had a great day out cage diving as a family with the Shark Explorer Crew. Very professional and nice and up for a few good laughs along the way too. We went with our 9 and 11 year old boys and saw several sharks up close from the cage (together with a naughty seal who kept stealing the fish) as well as dolphins and more seals on the way out to the shark area. The crew was very knowledgeable and took really good care of us. Unforgettable experience!
      Written 25 February 2023
    • Cowan007
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Honest opinion
      Amazing trip with an amazing crew. I felt really welcome and safe aboard. Would definitely recommend
      Written 13 February 2023
    • kylebB7550RP
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bucket list experience
      Shark Explorers did an excellent job with delivering a shark cage dive experience. To set proper expectations we went to dive with Bronze Whaler Sharks for our experience. The crew was fun and good natured. On the way out on the boat we saw a Whale and Dolphins. Once we arrived at the location we were debriefed on how the shark cage dive worked. The cage was secure and had a handle to hold while being in the cage. The cage held up to 5 people and we had a large group for the tour (~20 people). The crew did a great job of ensuring each group had multiple experiences seeing the sharks come up to the cage. We had 3-4 sharks at a time around the cage with each group. At no point did I feel in danger during the experience and was able to enjoy getting to see each of the sharks up close. Overall this was great experience to better understand sharks and safely be in the water with them.
      Written 12 February 2023
    • Ward0503
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      AMAZING!!
      A great shark diving experience the team on board really helped with this and got the best views of the sharks. I believe it was Nina and Jessie they were amazing friendly and very helpful! Highly recommend. Also Lindy in the main reception, we were early and she looked after us very well. Would deffo do this again!! Thankyou
      Written 6 February 2023
    • Nakidome
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Shark is life 🦈💙
      Unique experience in the cage with a team of instructors at the top to offer us a magnificent show with these incredible sharks! Without any hesitation, with Sharks Explorer, you will change your perspective on sharks. 🦈😉
      Written 1 February 2023
    • LewisBurnett92
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best crew ever ! Shark explorers is a must in Cape Town
      Truly a phenomenal experience ! The crew go above and beyond what is expected of them to make sure you have a great time out there. It's a rare occurrence these days to find a dive shop with such a warm, welcoming, experienced team and I'd happily recommend going with Shark Explorers to anyone visiting Cape Town looking for an adventure. Thanks for an epic time in the water and can't wait to come back soon 🙌
      Written 30 January 2023
    • RachelLyne
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sharktastic Sahsa
      We went diving 3 times with this crew and had an absolute blast! Everyone is super lovely, professional, very helpful and most importantly lots of fun! They provide an outstanding product and we wouldn’t hesitate to dive with them again. Cannot recommend enough. Special shout out to Ernest (the shark and sunfish whisperer) for dives and a friend we will never forget 🦦
      Written 16 January 2023
    • Shannon L
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely Exhilarating Experience
      My family is visiting friends who live in South Africa and it was their idea to go diving with sharks while we visited Cape Town. Warren and crew even called us because of upcoming bad weather on the day of our scheduled dive and let us reschedule to an earlier day. They helped us get from the airport to Simons Town where they are located and were so professional and fun! We enjoyed the full experience of being out on the boat and getting to see about 15 bronze whalers up close and personal. My young adult children especially loved it! Highly, highly recommend!
      Written 31 December 2022
    • CarynJJones
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trip of a lifetime for my whole family
      An experience of a lifetime! Made better by the friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable crew. Nothing was too much effort the crew. The boat was super comfortable with a fabulous upstairs seating area for the best views. Loads of drinks and snacks were available throughout the trip. We did not know what to expect from the trip, but they knew just how to show us the most spectacular Cape scenery not to mention the absolute highlight of the trip, the sharks. We were treated to countless closeups with the sharks, seals and dolphins that only highly experienced crewmen could give you. I would highly recommend them.
      Written 29 December 2022
    • CJPretorius
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience ever!
      Was a very great experience. The staff (Steven,Ernts and the lady was very friendly and helpful. You guys deserve n 10 out of 10. The best part was when the shark stick his nose into the cage. Well done guys.
      Written 23 December 2022
    • Daniel S
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worthy of 6 stars.
      The crew was fantastic and very knowledgeable. They made the experience 10x better with their friendliness, hospitality and great humour.
      Written 6 December 2022
    • allya744
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      Ernest and Stephen were great dive masters and boat guides!! They were so knowledgeable, fun, and clearly happy to be there. This is a great trip for people of all shark comfort levels as we saw tons of family friendly pyjama cat sharks, leopard sharks, dark shysharks, puffadder shysharks and tiger cat sharks and also sevengills on our kelp forest dives. Yet, they also have so many cool trips with great whites, makos and blues and lots more for those seeking that experience as well. The boat was comfortable, walking distance from the shop and we were given hot beverages and snacks in between dives. The kelp forests have incredible benthic biodiversity (so much life… everywhere!!). The crew makes you feel like family, including Lindy in the shop, she’s the best!! Absolutely recommend this for anyone in Cape Town (as well as anyone in the Bahamas as they have another business there too!)
      Written 25 November 2022
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    Fraser B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    We took our family on a cage dive and had a wonderful time with this company. The main contact was Lindy, she was knowledgeable and informative about our trip and catered to our needs. Lindy recommended a trip later in the day to increase the chances of us seeing sharks. 12 Sharks gathered round the cage during our visit and the crew were excellent in enhancing our experience. Ernest had a great rapport with my nine year old and was really encouraging to him throughout the boat ride. The crew are very flexible about how much time you spend on the water. We saw Dolphins, Seals and Penguins. Dennis the Seal is a regular visitor to the boat and is very mischievous. Overall, a great experience for all the family and lifetime memories for all.
    Written 27 January 2024
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    We would like to thank you for the valuable 5 star review. We enjoyed your family just as much, since you entered our dive shop. Looking forward to your next visit. Greetings Lindy
    Written 29 January 2024
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    Vacation317168
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Family
    It’s been my son’s dream since he was little to see sharks from a shark cage. Here on holiday, we looked up this company online to do this. Was surprised to see they offered the experience for the whole family. My son is now 13, but assumed my daughter (10) and youngest son (7) would be too young to do this, so was really leased to hear we could all go. What an incredible company. The staff are all so caring and their clients and passionate about their trips and the sharks, so knowledgeable and professional. The 5 of us went out on the boat with about 12 other people. Groups of 6 took turns to go in the cage for 20 mins each while the crew did an incredible job feeding the sharks so lots of them came really close. There was towels and snacks for when we’d finished. The crew were so so great with all the clients, especially our kids, helping everyone with the wetsuits etc. my son’s hat blew off, a shark tried to eat it, but spat it out and then the crew retrieved it from the water! All my kids were blown away! Daughter said “20 mins of pure awesomeness, best day of my life!” My youngest has not stopped taking about it, saying he wants to work here when he grows up. Nice touches like the free hot drinks, discounts and genuine warms made it all so special.
    Thank you Lindy, your sons, Ernest and Jason x
    Written 1 April 2024
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    Hi, thank you for your valuable 5-star review. We enjoyed having your lovely family on board with us. Greetings from the Shark Explorers Team.
    Written 4 April 2024
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    Compass04892288017
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Friends
    The crew were welcoming upon arrival and supplied tea and coffee whilst we watched a video of what to expect. They reassured us that there was no need to be scared as we will be completely safe. They stopped the boat when we came across a pod of dolphins so that we could take photos of them. We had juice, water and snacks and sandwiches supplied to help ourselves to throughout the day. The crew were very knowledgeable about the Sharks and it was very interesting to watch how they bait the water to attract them. We definitely went over our time frame, as the Sharks took about an hour and a half to turn up (there were orcas in the bay a few days before which scare the Sharks off). All of a sudden it went from one bronzing whaler shark, to six! We also had a seal gracefully swimming around us the whole time too.
    We really appreciated the crew extending our time to ensure we had a decent amount of time in the water when the sharks arrived. They kitted us all up in wetsuits and a snorkel mask and helped us get into the cage. They shouted to let us know when to hold our breath and go underwater to view the sharks when they were close. Really exhilarating experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you for an amazing day! Laura x
    Written 31 January 2024
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    Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We really appreciate it. Laura hope you guys can come back soon for some more sharky fun. Greetings from the Shark Explorers Team.
    Written 9 February 2024
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    Emily1826161849
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Friends
    Such an amazing experience with Shark Explorers! The crew were friendly right from the start and throughout the day. At first there were no sharks around, but the team worked incredibly hard for over an hour to attract some sharks to the area and in the end 6 bronze whaler sharks showed up! The team continued to work hard pulling in bait to ensure an unforgettable experience whilst in the cages.

    Overall an incredible day, would highly recommend this activity with Shark Explorers.
    Written 5 February 2024
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    We would like to thank you for your 5star review. We appreciate you sharing your true experience on tripadvior. Greetings from the Shark Explorers Team.
    Written 9 February 2024
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    Scenic31570323144
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Solo
    The experience is absolutely amazing! We did the cage diving and there were sooo many bronze sharks! The crew was great. Nina, Ernst, Jason are professionals! They attracted sharks very close to the cage. Some literally bumped their noses to the cage!
    We’ve spent 1h inside the cage, it’s breathtaking!
    And Lindy (the business owner) is absolutely adorable! Highly recommend you go with these guys!
    Written 2 April 2024
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    Dear Client... THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR VALUABLE REVIEW 5x star review. It was lovely interactive communications between us. 1st I need to help you with one point (I'm Lindy Front office manager) 😃 definitely not owner. But you two have become part of the SHARK EXPLORERS TEAM. Loads of greeting for our Awesome Shark Explorers Team. Appreciate your message. Kind greetings Lindy SHARK EXPLORERS 🦈 🦈 🦈.
    Written 2 April 2024
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    manny12318
    London, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Friends
    We had an amazing adventure with Shark Explorers. The initial communication with Lindy was friendly and informative, and a big thanks to the crew, Nina, Triston and Jude, for making it a memorable experience. We were lucky enough to see 15-20 bronze sharks and would recommend doing your cage dive with Shark Explorers. The best activity of our SA trip. Thanks again..
    Written 10 February 2024
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    Hi Manny. Thank you for your valuable 5-star review. We all enjoyed you guys fun and laughter since you entered our dive shop. Hopefully we see you again when you visit RSA again. Greetings from the crew. Lindy
    Written 13 February 2024
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    Samantha V
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    We were weathered out and were unable to reschedule due to travel. However, I am giving Shark Explorers a 5 star rating based on their level of communication, their willingness to reschedule and accommodate us and the prompt refund when it didn't work out. We will definitely use them when we return to S.Africa. The customer service is excellent!
    Written 17 October 2023
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    Dear Sam. Thank you for your valuable 5star review. We were so hoping giving you an amazing experience with our 🦈 🦈 🦈. Looking forward hearing from you when you return to South Africa. Kind greetings Lindy
    Written 28 October 2023
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    Gudy R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    We had a great Combo dive trip to Tiger Beach and Bimini (Bahamas).
    Fist of all thanks a lot to the fantastic crew (Brocq, Lili and Drew) who managed to satisfy all our wishes!
    We had great very close encounters and interactions with up to 10 tiger sharks at tiger beach and exciting encounters with the magnificent great hammerheads. The briefing was always so good and we never felt unsafe under water.
    The Great White Catamaran is one of the nicest and cosiest liveaboards we have ever been on.
    And last, but not least, Lili`s cooking is exquisite!
    What a great trip! We hope to see you soon again!
    Written 3 December 2023
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    Hi. Thank you for your valuable five star review. Always special having Happy clients as yourselves on board like you. Hopefully you can join us again in the near future. Kind regards Lindy 🌊🌊🌊🦈🦈🦈
    Written 5 December 2023
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    Ben F
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    Ernest, Stephen (sp?), and the whole crew had great charisma, and ensured we had a wonderful lifetime experience. You can tell they really love to show people a great time, and care deeply about educating their guests about the reality if shark behaviors and their ecosystem conditions.

    We would absolutely recommend anybody even considering this experience to do it with them.
    Written 8 September 2023
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    Dear Ben... it was amazing having the two of you on board with SHARK EXPLORERS TEAM. We would like the thank you for your special review. Lots of fun that day . Hopefully you can join us in your future travel plans. Kind greetings Lindy 💙🌊🌊🌊🦈🦈🦈🦭🦭🦭
    Written 9 September 2023
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    Julie G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Solo
    What at amazing experience! I have been diving with sharks already in Bahamas but going with Shark Explores was a whole new level. The professionalism of the crew! Their knowledge, how they treated every guest and cater to everyone’s special needs and desires, their patience, their willingness to give the best experience is completely unmatched. If you are looking for the best look no further, you will be great full you went to experience diving with sharks with them.
    Written 16 May 2024
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    Hi, thank you for your valuable 5-star review. We are Glad to hear you had such an amazing experience. We sure Hope you can join us sometime again for some more fun. Greetings from the Shark Explorers Team
    Written 10 June 2024
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