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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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Wonderful experience

Booked an early morning boat trip with a pick up option (had to pay extra as we were staying... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Grace H
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London, United Kingdom
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Great experience

We had scheduled a morning trip in hopes to see some natural predation out at seal island but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christopher B
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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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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“great whites” (46 reviews)
“seal island” (63 reviews)
“shark breaching” (10 reviews)
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Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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+27 82 838 2309
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked an early morning boat trip with a pick up option (had to pay extra as we were staying outside central Cape Town, but the driver was there on time, if not early, and was a great driver). After getting dropped off at the boat...More

Thank Grace H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had scheduled a morning trip in hopes to see some natural predation out at seal island but unfortunately didn’t get to see anything. We were however lucky enough to get into the cage and see a shark up close and personal. The captain and...More

1  Thank Christopher B
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. Its so appreciated.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The crew are so dedicated and knowledgeable. It was a learning experience as well as an adventure. I felt lucky to have had the opportunity to see even just one great white shark.The crew really does try their best to attract sharks but the sharks...More

Thank Denise N
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you had great trips with us, despite the dip in sharks. Rob and Karen

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome. First of all, you go out of Simon's Town, so the drive is much shorter, as well as the boat ride out to Seal Island. The crew is super nice and super knowledgable. They do their best to get everyone sightings....More

1  Thank Melissa A
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. Its really appreciated.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We set out from Simon's town at dawn. It was cold. The boat was a little cramped as we had 12 of us that morning. The team was extremely coping and helpful especially with my younger son who panicked after getting into the cage. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our entire experience from start to finish with ASEC was fantastic. From the start, shortly after sending them a message on Facebook, a reply was received and with all the answers I needed about booking the tour. We booked months in advance and waited with...More

Thank Ashley G
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us here at ASEC. We REALLY appreciate the detailed review, and the crew and team are so pleased with the compliment as we really strive hard to offer a great shark experience from start to finish. Much appreciated. Rob and Karen

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic trip with Rob and his unbelievable crew, 6.30 am start at Simon's town dock in the dark for a full briefing and run down of what lay ahead. 15 minutes later we were powering across the bay into the most awe inspiring sunrise we've...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We had a great time on our morning shark dive. Even though we didn't see a white shark, we saw large sevengill sharks, a Bryde's whale, and lots of seals and penguins. It was a fantastic time and the crew does their absolute best to...More

1  Thank Maddie G
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful day and were fortunate enough to see very big Sting Ray and a medium size Great White. Staff were fantastic and work very hard to try to find the wild sharks, good selection of food and drinks throughout the day....More

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your reply. I am glad you had a good trip here with us at ASEC.

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Reviewed 13 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

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AIRJAWS, General Manager at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 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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