10 Ways You Can Help Save Sharks

Importance of sharks: Great White Shark helping to maintain the Cape Fur Seal population at Seal Island, False Bay Shark have been driven to the verge of extinction due to the increased demand for shark fin soup, and every year, in oceans around the world, tens of millions of sharks are killed to meet this demand. It is becoming more and more crucial to help save sharks as they play an important part in keeping our oceans healthy. Without sharks in our oceans, this will have a devastating effect on the balance of our marine ecosystems, which is why it is [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:56+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on 10 Ways You Can Help Save Sharks

10 Interesting Facts About Great White Sharks

Great White Shark displaying the unique ability of breaching out of the water Have you ever heard of these 10 interesting facts about Great White Sharks before? 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. Here are our top 10 interesting facts about Great White Sharks: The largest Great White Shark ever recorded was caught off Cojimar, Cuba and measured [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:56+00:00 November 28th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on 10 Interesting Facts About Great White Sharks

Dolphins in False Bay

  On the African Shark Eco-Charter Great White Shark trips to Seal Island, Common Dolphins are often seen. People love dolphins and they are held in high regard, it is a common seafaring legend that to kill a Dolphin will bring bad luck to your ship, but spotting a Dolphin riding in the Ships wake is considered a good omen, and we get a lot of Dolphins riding in our wake on trips.  They are widely distributed in the offshore waters along the entire coast of South Africa and love hunting fish in the marine rich False Bay.  There are [...]

By | 2017-01-04T12:00:53+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Dolphins in False Bay

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 | 2017-01-04T09:51:17+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Why do people continue to target Great White Sharks?

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 | 2016-12-29T15:17:56+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Why choose African Shark Eco-Charters for your shark cage diving trip

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 | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Tour Happening's|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 | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 November 12th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Marine Big 5 Of False Bay – African Shark Eco-Charters

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 | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 November 7th, 2013|Tour Happening's|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 | 2017-10-06T12:46:31+00:00 November 7th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The Difference between Shark Cage Diving in False Bay to Gansbaai

What Age do Great White Sharks Reach

What Age do Great White Sharks Reach Here at African Shark Eco-Charters, we have recently been getting a lot of questions about what age do Great White Sharks reach, and there is no easy answer to this question, because there is not really a lot of data on this, the main source of information we gather is from the inshore habitats of the Great White Shark that we easily access, and this is not a true reflection of the Great White Shark in its natural habitat. If you look at the existing estimates and the research that they are based on [...]

By | 2017-01-05T08:23:33+00:00 November 7th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on What Age do Great White Sharks Reach