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Apex Shark Expeditions

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Address: Quayside Buidling | Shop no 3, Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Join Chris & Monique Fallows of Discovery Channel's Air Jaws series on...

Join Chris & Monique Fallows of Discovery Channel's Air Jaws series on your own AIR JAWS shark tour. Experience a morning or afternoon trip to see the Great White Sharks of Seal Island breaching and hunting.Get up close and personal, view the sharks in their own watery environment from the safety of a cage - all this in one trip!

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Great Company, Great Communication

I had to write a review for this company. 3 days before my actual date for the dive the company contacted me stating the lack of shark activity in False Bay off Simons town... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris S
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had to write a review for this company. 3 days before my actual date for the dive the company contacted me stating the lack of shark activity in False Bay off Simons town. They asked if I wanted to transfer to another location in Gaansbai (unsure if spelled correctly) but my time in Cape Town was short so I... More 

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Thank Chris S
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with both adventure as well as very friendly and professional staff who guided us all the way from prep to the boat. Folks running it been in business for over 35 years and would always be honest about probability of spotting great whites. I was informed all the way to the day of the trip about... More 

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Thank Alex R
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Went on a cage dive trip with these guys at the end of March. Very professional and knowledgable team on board. They advised that shark sightings had been scarce for the previous two weeks and gave us every opportunity to switch to another outfit. Although we didn't see shark we did use the cage and did spot a Bryde whale... More 

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Thank Ikoyiboy
UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. The sharks are certainly taking their time to arrive at Seal Island this year. Nevertheless, it seems that your trip was filled with marine encounters which you have shown your appreciation of. Hope to see you again. More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

All our holiday trips in and around Cape Town were booked and organized through Apex and I just have to say: WOW - thank you. Karyn, Renee and Bernie put some really hard work and a lot of love and effort in our itinerary so that our dreams could come true during our one week stay in Cape Town. We... More 

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Thank Marco N
Yorkshire
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I phoned to book but they advised that their trips weren't going ahead due to high winds. Instead they booked me on a trip with Marine Dynamics in Gansbaai who were excellent. Overall great communications and very helpful over the phone and via email.

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Thank UK-Yorkshire
UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for acknowledging our staff's service. It goes a long way. More 

Ballito, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Hi there. A group of us did a cage dive with you on 12 Feb, and although we didn't see any sharks, we had a very enjoyable day, and my 12 year old twins enjoyed having the cage experience nevertheless. Your crew on the boat were exceptional! I would also like to compliment you on your lady in the shop... More 

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Thank SimoneBowles1965
UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you. It goes along way when our guests acknowledge our staff for excellent guest service. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

All staff working with Apex are fantastic, friendly, knowledgeful, and helpful people.We had a fantastic time one the boat and enjoyed every moment both in the shark cage and out of the water on the boat. It was a fantastic experience, we will hopefully be doing it again, and would definitely recommend to anyone!

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Thank Ryan L
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

We booked with Apex @ Gansbaai as a group of 8 more than a month in advance and specifically requested a time slot from 10am or later, which was agreed and promised by Apex. Yet, the day before the booked date we were informed that our time slot would be from 6am. I could not organise myself to arrive to... More 

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UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Unfortunately a cancellation policy does sometimes generate a review like this. When the booking was made (8 guests) and a later departure time was requested, it was confirmed that although we note the request, we cannot guarantee the meeting time. Meeting time is dependent on the weather/tides, shark activity and how many trips are being operated on the day with... More 

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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Well organized!!! False bay was out of season so went to gansbaai . The infamous shark alley. So many sharks. Only draw back was it was overcast so visibility under water was hindered a bit. Knowledge boat crew and nice breakfast and snacks on the boat ( typical boat food - chips sandwiches pop water) lunch was great. That Mac... More 

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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Having a short time in Cape Town we booked with Apex for the shark and seal dive as they came with good reviews on trip advisor. I requested information about the dives and was sent info straight away with details of the dives and boat. After locking in the trip we where sent new info for the shark dive on... More 

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Thank Dale C
UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. The shark dive information on our site and what was communicated via email states "Unfortunately January is out of season for the Great White sharks in False Bay, therefore I recommend we book the trip for you with our preferred operators in Gansbaai" Further to this, the shark operator has a 4 star ranking on... More 

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