Why do people continue to target Great White Sharks?

Every once in a while something happens that makes us very angry here at African Shark Eco-Charters, and recently it was brought to our attention that two Anglers had landed a Great White Shark off the rocks in Mossel Bay, using  not one but two Gaff hooks with the intention of killing the Great White Shark. Any experienced angler if they caught a Great White Shark by mistake would very easily be able to cut the line as close as possible to the mouth and released the Shark. Lucky for us here in South African killing Great White Sharks is [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:24:23+00:00November 26th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Why do people continue to target Great White Sharks?

Pelagic Seabirds of False Bay

The False Bay, here in Cape Town is a fascinating area, and we like to think it is the most beautiful bay in the world. It is a wide body of water with many different eco-systems, including the Kelp Forests that the Sevengill Cow Sharks love, Seal Island hunting ground of our beloved Great White Sharks,  and the secluded rocky coves a favorite birthing spot for the Southern Right Whales.  At African Shark Eco-Charters we get to experience it all, but once in a while we head out to sea past Cape Point with a group of Twitchers to see [...]

By |2017-12-10T06:23:24+00:00November 26th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Pelagic Seabirds of False Bay

Why choose African Shark Eco-Charters for your shark cage diving trip

Love Great White Sharks? Want to go on a shark cage diving or breaching trip with people who share your love for them? Then look no further as African Shark Eco-Charters is the perfect choice for you! African Shark Eco-Charters is a top shark cage diving company operating in False Bay and, having been in operation since 1996, we have become true experts in the field. We specialize in shark cage diving, breaching, viewing and filming trips. Great White Sharks  are our life and our love, and we are privileged to be able to share our passion and knowledge with you. [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:24:40+00:00November 26th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Why choose African Shark Eco-Charters for your shark cage diving trip

Sevengill Cow Shark Diving

Cape Point Nature Reserve Here at African Shark Eco-Charters we love to introduce the amazing marine life of False Bay to our clients. We very often see Whales, Dolphins and other sharks on our trips to Seal Island to view the Great White Sharks that hunt there. And there is a lesser know shark diving trip that we offer to the Kelp Forests of Cape Point, to dive with the ancient and fascinating Sevengill Cow Sharks. photo from sharke Tips for safe Sevengill Cow shark diving These sharks do not like to be touched in any way whatsoever, whether it’s intentional or accidental. The best way to safely [...]

By |2018-12-11T14:55:28+00:00November 22nd, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , |Comments Off on Sevengill Cow Shark Diving

Shark Spotters of False Bay

At African Shark Eco-Charters we love to spot sharks from our boat in False Bay. We really get up close and personal with the beautiful Great White Sharks and other sharks of the bay. It is a magical and rewarding experience.  As summer comes to False Bay however the Great White Sharks move away from Seal Island and closer inshore. They are following the fish that are drawn to the bay by the warmer conditions. It is also the time of year when the beaches are full of people enjoying the clean fresh waters of False Bay.  This can lead to the unfortunate event of a Great White mistaking a Swimmer or Surfer for a [...]

By |2018-11-03T03:47:40+00:00November 22nd, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Shark Spotters of False Bay

Great White Shark Scavengers

Great White Sharks are opportunistic scavengers and will often feed on whale carcasses. Photo by Matt Dicken Great White Sharks are opportunistic scavengers and will often divulge in a free meal when they can get it, including meat from a whale carcass. Although the likelihood of a Great White Shark hunting or killing large whales is very slight, they will readily feed off a dead while that has been killed by a passing ship or drowned by entanglement. Meat from a whale carcass provides Great White Sharks with a plentiful meal which is high in energy-rich blubber. Because [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:25:07+00:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Great White Shark Scavengers

Marine Big 5 Of False Bay – African Shark Eco-Charters

Most people travel to South Africa to see the famous Big 5 land mammals, which include the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. But South Africa also has another gem to offer which is becoming more and more popular, and that is the opportunity to see the marine Big 5. False Bay, South Africa is home to an abundance of marine life, and is one of the few places in the world where you can get to witness such an extensive range of marine wildlife, including the marine Big 5. The marine Big 5 of South Africa consists of the Great White Shark, Southern [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:25:25+00:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: Marine Life|Comments Off on Marine Big 5 Of False Bay – African Shark Eco-Charters

Blue Sharks and Mako Sharks of Cape Point

    Now that the Great White Sharks have moved inshore away from Seal Island, and  low season has begun for viewing them, it is a great chance to experience the other beautiful sharks that live in our marine rich bay of False Bay. African Shark Eco-Charters run some great trips out to Cape Point to view the Blue Sharks and Mako sharks found in the open ocean around Cape Point, about 20-40 miles off shore. Another trip is to view the  Cow Sharks that are found in the marine protected Kelp Forests of Cape Point, but more on those [...]

By |2018-03-06T13:26:19+00:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Sharks and Mako Sharks of Cape Point

The Importance Of Sharks Needed For Maintaining Healthy Oceans

The Importance Of Sharks Needed For Maintaining Healthy Oceans Importance of sharks: Great White Shark helping to maintain the Cape Fur Seal population at Seal Island, False Bay There is no denying that sharks play an important role in maintaining the balance of marine ecosystems and for keeping our oceans healthy, but despite the fact that sharks have been swimming in the world's oceans for more than 400 million years, shark populations are declining rapidly due to commercial fishing, which is putting some species in danger of extinction. Humans kill more than 100 million sharks world wide on [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:29:16+00:00November 7th, 2013|Categories: Water|Tags: |Comments Off on The Importance Of Sharks Needed For Maintaining Healthy Oceans

The Difference between Shark Cage Diving in False Bay to Gansbaai

    At African Shark Eco-Charters we love our sharks and taking Guests out to see the Great White Sharks of Seal Island.  Unfortunately in False Bay we have only a 9 month window where this is possible but during that season of February to October, the Shark sightings are spectacular which is why the False Bay is often used by Film Makers and Photographers to film Great White Sharks for their Documentary's, For the rest of the year we recommend that our Guests do their Shark Cage diving from Gansbaai.     Gansbaai  which is located 2.5 hours drive [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:26:31+00:00November 7th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on The Difference between Shark Cage Diving in False Bay to Gansbaai