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Let’s Talk About Wobbegong Sharks…

By | August 16th, 2015|Tour Happening's|

A wabba, wabba, what you say? You heard me, it’s a Wabbegong Shark! You would be forgiven for thinking it was a part of the seabed, an ocean floor carpet, if you will, so much so, this is another name for this interesting little fella’.   The Wobbegong Shark is a bottom dweller, covering the oceans beds like rugs, hence the name “Carpet Shark”. There are 12 different species of Carpet Shark, and they all prefer shallow, temperate waters, but one, the Japanese Wobbegong, which is found in the far Northern oceans of Japan.   Most Wobbegong Sharks grow to a max length of +/- 1 and ¼ meters, whereas the Spotted and Banded Wabbegongs can reach lengths of up to 3 meters! They are masters at camouflage, and lie in wait of their prey, which consists of smaller fish, that dare to swim too close.     The name [...]

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Magical False Bay: Home of the “flying” (breaching) Great White Shark

By | January 9th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Seal Island, False Bay is home to the "flying" (breaching) Great White Sharks, and offers the unique opportunity to witness natural predations of Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals. What make False Bay so special is that this behaviour can be seen  more frequently here than any other shark spot in the world. False Bay is home to an abundance of marine life, and on many of our trips you will get to see Southern Right Whales, varying-sized schools of Dolphins, thousands of penguins and you can witness over 64 000 seals on Seal Island. We also see pelagic birds on some of our trips. Take a look at the video below to catch a glimpse of the magic of False Bay and what it has to offer.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugFaN8xC6wk&feature=g-all-lik   Our ultimate “AIRJAWS” trip is the most popular trip that African Shark Eco-Charters has to offer, and [...]

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Great White Shark natural predations at Seal Island, False Bay

By | December 11th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Natural predation of a Great White Shark on a Cape Fur Seal Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals and to observe social interactions among both species. Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They  surface with such force and explosive energy that it propels the shark right out of the water. The great white shark will try and catch the young smaller inexperienced seals. The best time is just before and at sunrise and mainly at certain area’s around the island and only for a few months of the year. This behaviour is absolutely [...]

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AIRJAWS: “Flying” (breaching) Great White Sharks of South Africa

By | November 28th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“Flying” Great Whites of False Bay Airjaws 1 and 2 is the most successful shark show ever made by Discovery Channel, and it concentrates on the “flying”  (breaching) great white sharks of Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa. The boat it was filmed on was the ‘Blue Pointer”, operated by Rob Lawrence of African Shark Eco-Charters. According to Rodney Fox, Peter Benchley and Rocky Strong, as well as the whole National Geographic film crew who were out with us in 1999, they believe it to be the best place on the planet to see natural predator-prey interaction as well as other unique behaviours such as Great White Shark breaching. Rob helped produce and starred in “Air Jaws”. Since then the Discovery Channel has completed filming on “Air Jaws II” with him, and African Shark Eco-Charters has facilitating several international film crews every year including the Discovery Channel, the BBC [...]

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Ultimate “AIRJAWS” shark breaching trips with African Shark Eco-Charters

By | November 16th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Our ultimate "AIRJAWS" trip is the most popular trip that African Shark Eco-Charters has to offer, and is a combination trip which focuses on the natural predations, breaching, shark cage diving and surface viewing all on one trip. This adventurous 5.5 hour breaching and shark cage diving trip ventures out to Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa, the only place in the world where the natural predations and breaching activity occurs so regularly. We depart early in the morning as the best time to witness the Great White Shark's natural predatory interaction with the Cape Fur Seals is just before and at sunrise, mainly at certain area’s around the island, and only for a few months of the year.  The best months to witness the natural predation and breaching activity is during June, July and August. Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise [...]

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