The Blue Pointer 2 is a custom designed 2006 36ft GECAT marine catamaran. The boat is spacious and is a very good platform to photograph breaching and hunting behaviour. The vessel has a walk around cabin as well as a large viewing deck which provides an alternate angle for filming from a raised vantage point. Being a catamaran, the boat is very stable once on anchor during diving operations. The vessel has an onboard toilet and a separate change room.
We take a maximum of 12 guests per trip. This makes for a very enjoyable shark trip as the boat is not overcrowded.
The boat is powered by two new 2012 4-stroke 300Hp Suzuki outboard motors, which offers more speed, more acceleration and all-round better performance. The main reason African Shark Eco-Charters uses these outboard motors is due to the eco friendly nature of their low emissions. Blue Pointer 2 also has a Furuno G.P.S/Chart/echo/Plotter navigation system. The boat has a VHF radio which has contact with all relevant safety stations as well cell phone communications. The boat carries a full set of safety equipment required by S.A.M.S.A (South African Maritime Safety Association) and the vessel is surveyed every year. On board are trained level three medical personnel.
A full briefing of all safety procedures in an event of an emergency, as well as expected weather conditions are given before the departure of every trip.
Join Rob Lawrence and African Shark Eco-Charters for a ‘once in a lifetime’ trip to see the Great White Sharks of False Bay, South Africa.