Fantastic Experience with African Shark Eco-Charters

“A fantastic experience!” Reviewed 29 April 2015 We had a great time with the Eco-Charters team. We were fortunate enough to have a good shark day at the beginning of April. We the the last of the charter boats to arrive at Seal Island - the others were already anchored and had some shark activity so our captain decided to try and get a breaching attack - not usual for this time of year - and we were successful - not a full "airjaws" experience, but a great visual of the shark breaking the water to attack the decoy! The [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Fantastic Experience with African Shark Eco-Charters

Blue sharks

Blue sharks get their name from the beautiful blue colour of the skin on their back and sides. These sharks are extremely wide-ranging and can be found in both tropical and temperate seas, in waters between 7 and 16 degrees Celsius. They are also known for producing large litters of pups, between 4 and 135 pups at a time, with the number of pups determined by the size of the female. This species is usually found in deep waters, up to 350 metres and are considered a pelagic or blue water shark species. While out in the deep blue this [...]

By | 2015-06-14T08:44:40+00:00 June 14th, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Blue sharks

Shark Cage Diving trip report:

Shark Cage Diving trip report: Another awesome shark cage diving trip this morning! We had a spectacular predation kill this morning to start off the trip, before we anchored up at Seal Island to start the shark cage diving. 5 sharks, in beginning shark trip slowly, picked up later The water vizibility was not too great today, maybe only around 3 metres, but our guests still had some decent views of the Great White Sharks  from the  shark cage. We had five Great White Sharks up to the boat today, so there was plenty of shark activity for the guests to enjoy. Join us for a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters Here [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving trip report:

ASEC and Orca’s

On Thursday the 26th of March we were among the many few people to witness the majestic beauty of the Orcas in False Bay. We got to the jetty in the morning bright and early and were greeted with a spout of rain and the day was looking rather miserable but spirits were high and we were off to see some Great White Sharks. We were the 1st shark cage diving boat to leave the harbor and by far the luckiest boat out there being the 1st boat to to see the Orcas. We followed them for about a hour, [...]

By | 2015-05-27T15:54:36+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on ASEC and Orca’s

Brilliant Tripadvisor review on African Shark Eco-Charters

“Orca and Great White trip of a lifetime” Reviewed 27 March 2015 Myself and my boyfriend just so happened to be on a tour where we stumbled upon a pod of orcas as soon as we left the jetty (I think the whole crew were in agreement that it was the best trip of the season!) The skipper Rob spotted them immediately and was respectful when following them, we didn't chase them at close range, but they were playful enough to come to us and swim right under our boat. Respect for creatures like that is something that's extremely important [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Brilliant Tripadvisor review on African Shark Eco-Charters

Boulders Penguin Colony

Boulders Penguin Colony During our Great White Shark cage diving and breaching trips, we frequently see a number of bird species, including the African penguin. Situated just around the corner from the seaside village of Simon's Town, the Boulders area has become world famous for its thriving colony of African penguins, formerly called Jackass Penguins as their call resembles that of a donkey's bray. The Boulders area falls under the protection of the Table Mountain National Park, which also incorporates Table Mountain and the Peninsula mountain chain from Signal Hill to Cape Point. Although it is set amongst a residential [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:49+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Boulders Penguin Colony

10 Things you didn’t know about the Great White Shark

The magnificent Great White Shark Known as one of the ocean's greatest predators, the Great White Shark has grown to become quite a hit amongst travellers and tourists through Shark Cage Diving. If you are thinking about going shark cage diving then you will find the following facts about the Great White Shark quite interesting. The largest Great White Shark ever recorded was caught off Cojimar, Cuba and measured 6.4 m (21 feet) and roughly 3,312 kg (7,302 pounds). The average size of a Great White Shark is between 3.5 - 4.6 m. Although the Great White Shark [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:49+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Interesting Articles|Comments Off on 10 Things you didn’t know about the Great White Shark

What is chumming?

Seal Island forms a natural chumline for the Great White Sharks in False Bay Chumming is a type of scent trail that that attracts fish, sharks, etc, to an area, or boat. It may be man made or natural. An example of a natural scent trail is a seal colony, bird colony, a dead whale or seal carcass even dead birds. An example of a man made scent trail would be for an example, fisherman using mashed up anchovies/pilchards with marine oil and salt water to attract fish and or small shark species to the boat in order [...]

By | 2018-06-19T19:01:32+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Interesting Articles|Comments Off on What is chumming?

Rob Lawrence

Facts about Rob Lawrence and African Shark Eco-Charters African Shark Eco–Charters is the leading great white shark viewing and diving company in False Bay South Africa. African Shark Eco-Charters is owned by Rob Lawrence. Rob has been working with sharks on a daily basis since 1989 and has specialized in leading and operating shark expeditions and trips since 1996. African Shark Eco-Charters was the first successful Great White Shark eco-tourism operation at Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa. Rob is one of the most experienced field persons involved in all areas of the Great White Shark cage diving and [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:50+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Rob Lawrence

Great White Sharks

Breaching Great White Sharks of False Bay, South Africa The Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is the shark of all sharks. It is beautifully streamlined to slip through the water with minimum effort. Its enormous size, powerful jaws that can extend almost like an outreaching hand, rows of large triangular teeth, and jet-black eyes make it one of the most feared creatures on the planet. It is the ultimate super predator. Great White Sharks seem to be strongly visual predators and are the only fish known to spy-hop; lifting their heads out of the water, apparently to look [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:50+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Great White Sharks

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