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African Shark Eco-Charters

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Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
+27 82 838 2309
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Outstanding customer service!

When I traveled to South Africa, several companies were having trouble spotting sharks. The staff... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
OHanni
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Swimming with Sharks in South Africa has been the number one on my bucket list since as long as I... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Rebecca S
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

When I traveled to South Africa, several companies were having trouble spotting sharks. The staff at African Shark Eco-Charters worked very hard to change my trip to a better location with greater shark-viewing potential. I emailed the staff back and forth for almost a week...More

2  Thank OHanni
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AIRJAWS, General Manager at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We do strive to offer an honest, reliable and service driven experience and if we personally, are not able to make the experience a reality for you, we will bend over backwards to still make it happen so...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Swimming with Sharks in South Africa has been the number one on my bucket list since as long as I can remember. I originally had booked a trip to go out to see the predatory breaching and dive with African Shark Eco-Tours, but when we...More

3  Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We took our 14-year old grandson to Cape Town to dive with the Sharks. He has been a "shark-guy" since he was a toddler. We scheduled our shark dive for our last day in Cape Town--poor planning. Our original dive at a bay east along...More

1  Thank stephenstoneiii
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Hello. I went for a shark dive with this company. Well organized, on this side, nothing to say. Unfortunately no sharks that day. But a hundred dolphins, three whales and seals. On the other hand, I am very sorry that the staf does not give...More

6  Thank Rolf W
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you very much for bring this to my attention. This is not acceptable and I will be having a meeting to discuss your review. Smoking is not allowed on the boat and throwing in the ocean is not good. I assure you it wont...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

This was the last experience of a memorable trip to Africa. Our first encounter was to check in and pay. The woman at the counter had a great sense of humor about us signing the waiver about losing limbs or life. You are asked to...More

1  Thank Namgah
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate every response.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was lucky to have a wonderful day, clear water and got to see many sharks. The team was very professional and kind. I really wanted to see big great whites and these were smaller ones, but you never know if you'll even see any....More

1  Thank Dominique B
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I went on a shark dive trip on July 5, 2017. The crew was professional, personable, and knowledgeable. I got to go in the cage a few times. And eventually got some great views/shots of a Great White. It was an unforgettable experience that I...More

2  Thank Christa R
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We took a shark cage diving trip in early July--which is supposed to be a good time to go, but we tried to set expectations low We ended up being fortunate to have ample shark sightings throughout the entire trip! We went out with a...More

1  Thank fuleco7
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your feed back.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

I was with a group and we had booked pretty last minute ( the day before!) - we booked after we heard that there were some shark activity the previous day. We were sent an email of what to prepare for, including taking sea sickness...More

Thank Lisa C
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We had booked African Shark Eco-Charters for a shark breaching tour in May while visiting Cape Town and South Africa. Up until the day before our tour was scheduled, we heard from many people that there were no sharks in the area as the weather...More

1  Thank Allison J
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for your review. I do however take exception to your review and to the fact that you say we "exaggerated the activity". In fact we were totally honest and upfront with your agent. I have the emails to prove that this. Email to...More

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African Shark Eco-Charters conducts its dives near Seal Island, not far from Simon's Town. The thousands of seals on the island naturally attract sharks to the area. (Hope that your boat isn't downwind from the island or you... More
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