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Apex Shark Expeditions

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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About Apex Shark Expeditions
Join Apex from Discovery Channel's famous Air Jaws series: - Half day shark trip - 45 minutes ex Cape Town - 12 guests - Surface view and/ or cage dive - all in one trip - Scuba available for certified divers - Hotel transport available round trip from R 650.00 - Add on day land tours to the Cape Of Good Hope, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Constantia Winelands. -Multi-day packages inclusive of airport/hotel transfers, accommodation and daily shark trips. - We book all locations including False Bay, Simon's Town, Gansbaai, Mossel Bay and Bird Island, Port Elizabeth shark cage diving trips - Custom packages to suit your requirements. - Kelp Forest and Cape Fur Seal Dives for snorkelers and scuba divers Enquire for the latest weather and shark sightings, and we'll advise you within 12 - 24 hours. Book Apex!
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Mindy M wrote a review 03 Jul
Orem
We had the most amazing time on our shark week experience with APEX SHARK EXPEDITIONS from 6/10/21 through 6/18/21. Karyn Cooper did an outstanding job of keeping in contact with me over the course of nearly two years, since our original Shark Week trip and Kapama safari in June 2020 were cancelled due to COVID. Karyn set up all the shark excursions, accommodations, and even provided us with our own, personal driver, Solam'e, a kind and charming woman, not to mention an excellent driver. Solam'e chauffered us from Cape Town Airport to Simon's Town, Mossel Bay, Gaansbai, and Plettenberg Bay. She even brought us back to our hotel in Cape Town before we headed on to our safari at Kapama Game Reserve. I am so grateful to have met and spent time with her. We have some pretty great pictures together. Karyn was pretty much our personal travel agent, and I was thrilled to finally meet her when we got to Simon's Town. I don't know what I would have done without her, and she was so patient with all my questions and requests throughout the booking process. I was also surprised and delighted to meet Chris and Monique Fallows after an enjoyable shark trip to Cape Point with Apex in Simon's Town. Chris and Monique spent at least a half hour chatting with me about sharks and even treated me to dessert. I was shy to ask, but Monique offered to take a photo of Chris and me. I was elated. I just wish I had asked to get a picture with both Chris and Monique. :) They were so friendly and made me feel so welcome and comfortable. I wish we had more time to spend in Simon's Town. Another nice surprise was having drinks with Alison Towner in Gaansbai. She was wonderful and so interesting to speak with. As one who is passionate about sharks, I could have spent hours just listening to the stories and experiences of Chris, Monique, and Alison. The different crews I met on the shark activities and also at Kapama were friendly and knowledgeable. They made each experience pretty darn amazing!! We saw a total of ten great white sharks during the course of the six day shark week trip with two great white breaches on decoy seals. We also saw African penguins, a massive sting ray, and other marine life such as seals barking and basking themselves in the sun, and plenty of fish. The animals, safaris, and food at the Kapama Game Reserve were also incredible. This was truly a lovely and an unforgettable eight-day vacation that had been on my bucket list for years. I'll always cherish the memories from this adventure. It was so worth the COVID tests and long travel times to come from Utah, USA to experience South Africa's great white sharks, safaris, and all the wonderful people we encountered along the way. Thank you again Karyn and Apex for fulfilling my dream. Best wishes and many thanks, Mindy McDermott Utah USA
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Chris F, Owner at Apex Shark Expeditions
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you Mindy for such a great and detailed review. It was our pleasure to have hosted such a wonderful guest like yourself. Your persistence and determination in making your own dreams become a reality in what can only be described as one of the most trying times in history are admirable in itself.
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Jesse S wrote a review Jun 2021
West Palm Beach, Florida
Fantastic! Karyn was alongside us every step of the way and very attentive to timing and needs on specifically seeing the Great Whites, a bucket list activity!! And we sure did see them in Mossel Bay, where the chances of seeing them are way greater than in Gansbaai.. Top level experience and 5 star rating!!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Chris F, Owner at Apex Shark Expeditions
Responded 3 days ago
Thanks for the rating and the review. Much appreciated.
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David wrote a review May 2021
If you simply want to cruise or see seals and dolphins, then go right ahead. If you want to see great whites this doesn't seem to be the spot, since within 20 minutes of boarding the Captain shared that the great whites seem to have gone elsewhere starting back in 2017. Needless to say we were quite disappointed and otherwise would not have spent the $1000 USD for 4 adults. Crew was nice and boat was high quality, but the experience simply was not as expected.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from Chris F, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions
Responded 28 May 2021
Sorry to hear of your disappointment. We can only think this came about as a result of booking through a 3rd party who failed to communicate the facts. Our communication throughout our website, marketing, and direct communications with guests leading up to the day before the trip is transparent. We further indicate there are opportunities to dive with Great whites in other locations which we book on your behalf or to dive with other species of sharks in False Bay, Cape Point, and Gansbaai. The day of your trip saw no sharks of any species. That is nature. The last 3 trips have seen amazing sightings of Blue and Mako sharks and whales, dolphins, penguins, and seals. We are a reputable company that has been operating for over 20 years and guests trust us to advise them when they are looking to book a shark tour.
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Johnvds wrote a review Feb 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Had a great day out in False Bay/Seal Island on the Apex boat with Ryan and his crew. Tho' no sharks were sighted, he made the trip very interesting and enjoyable with plenty of water time and talks on the marine life around the island.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Chris F, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions
Responded 15 Apr 2021
Thank you for the review and the valuable feedback. Ryan, Lunga and Bongani are passionate about sharks and marine life and they love to share their knowledge with all our guests who we are fortunate to have joined us.
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Johan K wrote a review Feb 2021
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Wonderful crew! And wow! What a thing to do! I will most likely visit again. The great white shark is amazing to look at from 5cm away.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Chris F, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions
Responded 21 Feb 2021
Thanks so much Johan for your review. We are happy we could make your dream come true.
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