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African Shark Eco-Charters

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Address: Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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+27 82 838 2309
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Join shark expert and naturalist Rob Lawrence for a personalize true shark...

Join shark expert and naturalist Rob Lawrence for a personalize true shark experience.Certified "Fair Trade in Tourism", we offer eco-friendly shark cage diving and great white breaching trips in Simon's Town.Small groups only Scuba Diving offered with no dive experience needed. A truly amazing experience.

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We are so pleased with this company. Their service is amazing and they will do anything to make sure you get into a cage to full full the dream of seeing a great white!! Thank you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Trhoden
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Yorkshire
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Cape Town for 4 days and had booked to dive with African Shark Eco Charters several months in advance. The first day I was told the trip was cancelled due to high winds. The second day I was told was cancelled due to high winds and then the third day I was told was cancelled because they... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your email. We are experiencing high winds and lack of sharks of late and cancelling and moving a lot of trips. I am sorry for the lack of communication to get you into Gansbaai straight away. We will look into this and make sure it doesn't happen for further guests. Please accept our apologies. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We are so pleased with this company. Their service is amazing and they will do anything to make sure you get into a cage to full full the dream of seeing a great white!! Thank you so much for making the dream come true!

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response. We always appreciate feed back especially about our service. More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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137 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Our planned shark diving adventure was cancelled four days ahead as the company stated there were not enough sharks in the bay. As an alternative, they offered us to go with a company they recommend to do shark diving in Gansbaai. They had even already checked space and shark availability and would rebook us if we had wanted to. We... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response and I hope you had a good shark trip. More 

Seaford, Delaware
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180 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We did the AM AirJaws breaching and cage dive trip. We did see a few sharks underwater, no breaching, the seals on the island were pretty cool as well as the dolphins. My rating is not at all based on the sharks, as that is nature and there is zero control over them. The captain and crew do try their... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So glad you had a good trip. Thank you for bringing up the bit about not being told how to use the regulators. All crew are instructed to instruct our guests on usage, and we will certainly look into this. Have a super day! More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Right from my first Enquiry through to disembarking today I can honestly say that the service provided from African Shark Eco Charters has been fantastic. The boat was well equipped & there wasn't a large number of people on the boat. The transfer was on time, clean (even had little pillows as it was an early morning pick up!). We... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Its really much appreciated. More 

Orlando, Florida
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204 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We went out on the boat today . We got out early to arrive as a shark had just breeches and caught a seal . The crew was completely engaged with the 12 customers on the boat . They thought of all the details including snacks , water , blankets , towels and knowledge . The captain runs a tight... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is one unforgettable, intimate and exhilarating experience! I believe implicitly that anyone interested in the natural order of things should see the Great White Shark in the wild. It is the only way to truly appreciate the magnificence, raw power and grace of this rare and misunderstood shark. Just seeing one of these behemoths is a privilege and an... More 

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3 Thank Paul D
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your in depth and comprehensive review. We really appreciate it and I am very sure it will be very helpful to many future guests wanting to join our trips. More 

Australia
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135 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I did the morning shark tour recently. I was collected from my hotel on time and driven into Simon's Town for the morning dive. We departed for seal island on time but with 16 people not the 12 max that is advertised. The vessel is old and has no luxuries whatsoever unless you include the toilet. When we arrived at... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our boat is licensed for 12 guests. 12 is what we take, NOT 16. 16 INCLUDES THE CREW. You had 12 guests aboard your trip. The boat is EXACTLY THE SAME as all the other shark boats in False Bay. It is a working shark boat NOT A LUXURY Liner. As I said its the... More 

Banbridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Excellent "once-in a life-time" outing. The six of us booked this because 1). the company limited the number on the boat to no more than a dozen for increased "cage-time", 2). they have a scuba air line down into the cage so you don't have to keep surfacing for air and 3). it's only a 45 min drive from Cape... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of ASEC. So glad you had a "once in a life time" outing. Glad to help you tick off your bucket list. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

As a leisure diver, getting to see Great White is definitely on my to-see list! I'm glad we had chosen ASEC for our cage diving in Capetown! Engaging in such high risk activities, u will definitely require an operator who ensure safety comes first for their crew & passengers. Like many who had shared earlier, shark sighting are very luck... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am so glad you had a great trip. More 

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