Shark Cage Diving and Breaching Expedition

From R 1950

DURATION:

1 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

SIMONSTOWN

ENDING POINT:

SIMONSTOWN

TOUR TYPE:

Day Tour

TOUR CODE:

AAPSB

Shark Cage Diving and Breaching Expedition

Ever wanted to see a 1000kg great white shark fly? Well you’ve come to the right place. Cape Town is the only place in the world where these sharks have been seen to breach the water in order to hunt their food. This tour is a combination of cage diving and naturally tracking the sharks’ movement to witness a breach happening. Breaching is seasonal so please take a look through the itinerary to see when the best time to go on this tour would be.

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Shark Cage Diving and Breaching Expedition

GREAT WHITE SHARK – MORNING TRIP ITINERARY: MAY TO SEPTEMBER

As winter begins and the seal colony blossoms, the sharks begin to change their behaviour and begin actively hunting seal pups. These months are best to view natural predation events and breaching.

06H00

Meet the crew at our offices in Simons Town. Guests are invited for tea / coffee and muffins, followed by a full safety and weather briefing aboard our boat before departure.

06H30

Depart for Seal Island which is a 25 to 35 minute boat ride based on sea and weather conditions.

07H00

Arrive at Seal Island.

We arrive early as this is the optimum time to view the sharks actively hunting the seals. Our data indicates that half an hour before sunrise to one and a half hours after sunrise, is the best time to witness this natural event.

Once the hunting quietens down and based on what the weather is doing, we will decide on the best spot to weigh anchor and begin attracting sharks to the vessel. The cage is then deployed, where it floats next to our vessel.

Once a shark approaches our boat, bait is kept in the water to keep the shark around long enough for identification, viewing and cage diving purposes. At no point are the sharks purposefully fed or handled and all efforts are made to prevent the sharks from coming into contact with our vessel.

If the weather conditions are favourable, guests will be readied for cage diving. Safety precautions and operational procedures are then explained to any guest wishing to enter the cage. It is important to know that the sharks come very close to the boat so it is not necessary to dive in order to see them. Those not wishing to dive will still have excellent views of the Great White Shark.

A light lunch of rolls with cold meats (or a vegetarian option), accompanied by soft drinks, fruit juice, bottled water and a variety of snacks are available throughout the course of the morning.

11H00 + –

We will arrive back in Simon’s Town Harbour depending on the weather conditions and shark activity.

Tea and coffee are available at our home base in Simon’s Town. You will also have an opportunity to browse through our unique range of shark related merchandise.

GREAT WHITE SHARK – MORNING TRIP ITINERARY: FEBRUARY TO APRIL

Although this is not peak season for seeing natural predatory events and breaches, Great White Sharks are actively scavenging on sick or dead seals that wash off Seal Island and there is a good chance of observing natural scavenge events.

06:00

Meet the crew at our offices in Simons Town. Guests are welcomed aboard the boat. A full safety and weather briefing is given before departure.

06:30

Depart for Seal Island which is a 25 to 35 minute boat ride based on sea conditions.

07:00

Arrive at Seal Island. Based on what the weather is doing, we will decide on the best spot to weigh anchor and begin attracting sharks to the vessel.

The cage is then deployed, where it floats next to our vessel. Once a shark approaches our boat, bait is kept in the water to keep the shark around long enough for identification, viewing and cage diving purposes. At no point are the sharks purposefully fed or handled and all efforts are made to prevent the sharks from making contact with our vessel.

If the weather conditions are favourable, guests will be readied for cage diving. Safety precautions and operational procedures are then explained to any guest wishing to enter the cage. It is important to know that the sharks come very close to the boat so it is not necessary to dive in order to see them. Those not wishing to dive will have excellent views of the Great White Shark.

11H00 + –

We will arrive back in Simon’s Town Harbour depending on the weather conditions and shark activity.

R1950.00

Includes:

Coffee & Tea, Light Breakfast and Lunch, Snacks, Refreshments, Crew, Dive Gear, Educational Booklet

Excludes:

Transport (door to door transfer arranged on request)

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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Shark Cage Diving and Breaching Expedition
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Shark Cage Diving and Breaching Expedition

R1,950.00

Ever wanted to see a 1000kg great white shark fly? Well you’ve come to the right place. Cape Town is the only place in the world where these sharks have been seen to breach the water in order to hunt their food. This tour is a combination of cage diving and naturally tracking the sharks’ movement to witness a breach happening. Breaching is seasonal so please take a look through the itinerary to see when the best time to go on this tour would be.

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GREAT WHITE SHARK – MORNING TRIP ITINERARY: MAY TO SEPTEMBER

As winter begins and the seal colony blossoms, the sharks begin to change their behaviour and begin actively hunting seal pups. These months are best to view natural predation events and breaching.

06H00

Meet the crew at our offices in Simons Town. Guests are invited for tea / coffee and muffins, followed by a full safety and weather briefing aboard our boat before departure.

06H30

Depart for Seal Island which is a 25 to 35 minute boat ride based on sea and weather conditions.

07H00

Arrive at Seal Island.

We arrive early as this is the optimum time to view the sharks actively hunting the seals. Our data indicates that half an hour before sunrise to one and a half hours after sunrise, is the best time to witness this natural event.

Once the hunting quietens down and based on what the weather is doing, we will decide on the best spot to weigh anchor and begin attracting sharks to the vessel. The cage is then deployed, where it floats next to our vessel.

Once a shark approaches our boat, bait is kept in the water to keep the shark around long enough for identification, viewing and cage diving purposes. At no point are the sharks purposefully fed or handled and all efforts are made to prevent the sharks from coming into contact with our vessel.

If the weather conditions are favourable, guests will be readied for cage diving. Safety precautions and operational procedures are then explained to any guest wishing to enter the cage. It is important to know that the sharks come very close to the boat so it is not necessary to dive in order to see them. Those not wishing to dive will still have excellent views of the Great White Shark.

A light lunch of rolls with cold meats (or a vegetarian option), accompanied by soft drinks, fruit juice, bottled water and a variety of snacks are available throughout the course of the morning.

11H00 + –

We will arrive back in Simon’s Town Harbour depending on the weather conditions and shark activity.

Tea and coffee are available at our home base in Simon’s Town. You will also have an opportunity to browse through our unique range of shark related merchandise.

GREAT WHITE SHARK – MORNING TRIP ITINERARY: FEBRUARY TO APRIL

Although this is not peak season for seeing natural predatory events and breaches, Great White Sharks are actively scavenging on sick or dead seals that wash off Seal Island and there is a good chance of observing natural scavenge events.

06:00

Meet the crew at our offices in Simons Town. Guests are welcomed aboard the boat. A full safety and weather briefing is given before departure.

06:30

Depart for Seal Island which is a 25 to 35 minute boat ride based on sea conditions.

07:00

Arrive at Seal Island. Based on what the weather is doing, we will decide on the best spot to weigh anchor and begin attracting sharks to the vessel.

The cage is then deployed, where it floats next to our vessel. Once a shark approaches our boat, bait is kept in the water to keep the shark around long enough for identification, viewing and cage diving purposes. At no point are the sharks purposefully fed or handled and all efforts are made to prevent the sharks from making contact with our vessel.

If the weather conditions are favourable, guests will be readied for cage diving. Safety precautions and operational procedures are then explained to any guest wishing to enter the cage. It is important to know that the sharks come very close to the boat so it is not necessary to dive in order to see them. Those not wishing to dive will have excellent views of the Great White Shark.

11H00 + –

We will arrive back in Simon’s Town Harbour depending on the weather conditions and shark activity.

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