when the sharks don’t come to the party

Let’s Talk About it…What happens when the sharks don’t come to the party   One of the many things we here at African Shark Eco-Charters pride ourselves in, is our business ethic and customer service. As a result of this, even though we are not in control of nature, whether it’s sea and weather conditions, or the sharks activity on any given day, we have put safe guards in place to ensure that you, our valued guest, gets to experience the amazing Great White Shark in its natural environment. The first thing is; we will not take payment (unless it’s [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:32:36+00:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on when the sharks don’t come to the party

The sharks are back in Town

With back to back morning and afternoon trips to Seal Island, it's safe to say our Great White Shark friends are back! On average we have been having 3-6 different Great White Sharks around our boat on a Dive Trip and even more number of predations in the am trips. It was great to see some return Great White Sharks from the previous seasons (which we've named individually according to distinct markings) and some new ones too. Today, Wednesday 13th July 2016 we were greeted by our biggest Great White Shark of the season, which was estimated to be around [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:32:52+00:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The sharks are back in Town

The return of the Great White Sharks

Let’s Talk About It…Their Return The return of the great white sharks to False Bay In False Bay, it’s been a very long and painful stretch; an 8 week and 6 day stretch to be exact. But now, and I say this with cautious optimism; “they are back!” Our sharks seem to have returned to our Island, bringing with them, a couple juveniles, 2 meter juveniles, that jump and hunt with inexperienced skill, and as yet a little on the cautious side, not too sure of our boats. But then there is the lovely lady; a 3.5 meter girl, with [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:33:21+00:00June 15th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The return of the Great White Sharks

Missing from False Bay

Great Whites Missing from False Bay? Let’s Talk About it… Ok, so as I am quite sure, you have read somewhere, if not on our Facebook page, then possibly TripAdvisor, that the False Bay Great White Sharks have been pretty much non-existent for several weeks now. This is true! It could be global warming or el nino, but the reason for this behaviour is not entirely 100% figured out yet, though it did happen last year as well, albeit a little later in the year. So we have absolutely no doubts as to whether they will return or not, our [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:33:59+00:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Missing from False Bay

A day in the life of a bookings coordinator

A day in the life of a bookings coordinator Ever wonder what happens behinds the scenes of your shark trip? Every booking and phone call made and question asked…yes, even those random requests for restaurant recommendations are responded to and coordinated by the bookings team here at African Shark Eco-Charters. Our job is to make sure you actually experience the shark cage dive and tour. Here is what an ordinary day looks like for us… 08:45AM- Open the shop for the day Right on the harbour at the Simons Town Waterfront Centre is where we’re based. Having undergone a revamped [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:37:03+00:00May 19th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on A day in the life of a bookings coordinator

Great White Shark-part one

Let’s Talk About The Great White Shark…part one I know so much has already been said about the Great White Shark and yet not enough is known! I want to talk a little about the myths surrounding them in this blog, if you will indulge me? Most people think of movies of the likes of Jaws and Open Water, when they hear the word “shark” or even worse “Great White Shark”, but these are unfair portrayals of these magnificent and little known animals! The bloodthirsty image as shown in these movies, are the overactive imaginings of the directors in order [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:36:37+00:00March 14th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Shark-part one

My Shark Cage Dive Adventure

My Shark Cage Dive Adventure It was all very last minute, by 17h00 the day before we took the two last available spots on the boat! This was an unexpected and pleasant surprise, with the fact that there is very seldom space available so close to a dive, but there had been a last minute cancellation. The excitement was pliable; my husband was like a little boy on Christmas Eve! He went on a shopping spree, gearing himself up to “look the part” with shark t-shirts, motion sickness tablets and underwater cameras! He wanted to set the alarm for 04h00 [...]

By |2018-12-10T14:03:29+00:00March 14th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on My Shark Cage Dive Adventure

Our Seas are alive with sharks

Our Seas Are Alive with Sharks! The past few days the Great White Shark activity around Seal Island, False Bay has been steadily increasing as we approach our high-season (April-September). We have had up to 6 different Great White Sharks around our boat in one single morning, hanging around long enough to give our guests the best viewing opportunity possible! Our experienced skipper, Rob Laurence decided to tow our Shark Decoy on our way back to Simonstown Harbour, after an excellent day of Shark Sightings and to all of our surprise we had a Great White Shark Surface Breach right [...]

By |2016-03-15T13:15:28+00:00March 9th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Our Seas are alive with sharks

Blessings with Orca’s In False Bay

The Orca! Killer Whale – Orcinus orca Over the last few years we have been blessed with Orca Pods arriving in False Bay, hunting dolphins and other larger marine fish and mammals. This fantastic spectacle has attracted the likes of photographers and wildlife lover’s world-wide. We were privileged enough to be able to view and follow them on one of our Shark Cage Diving trips this year, at African Shark Eco-Charters. What makes the Orca such an incredible creature is their unique adaption to its environment, and unbelievable intelligence, making them the finest predators in the Ocean. The Orca, or [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:41:34+00:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Blessings with Orca’s In False Bay

Unpredictable week

5th April Very unpredictable ‘sharkyness’ has been going on all week! We have gone from one extreme of great white shark behaviour, to another. Towards the end of last week the visibility around Seal Island, False Bay was incredible. At one point we were anchored in 12 metres of water, watching seals swim around the boat in crystal clear water – almost unheard of!  We could clearly see the rocky substrate on the bottom, and therefore any activity beneath the surface. Unfortunately for us, this clear water meant the sharks were very chilled and slow, to the point where we [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:42:21+00:00October 16th, 2015|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Unpredictable week