We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

African Shark Eco-Charters

Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
27828382309
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Simon's Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Join shark expert and naturalist Rob Lawrence for a personalize true shark experience.Certified "Fair Trade in Tourism", we offer eco-friendly shark... more » Owner description: Join shark expert and naturalist Rob Lawrence for a personalize true shark experience.Certified "Fair Trade in Tourism", we offer eco-friendly shark cage diving and great white breaching trips in Simon's Town.Small groups only Scuba Diving offered with no dive experience needed. A truly amazing experience. « less
Write a Review

136 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    117
    16
    0
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Denham Springs, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

On our trip to Cape Town, we booked a trip with ASEC. The original day was weathered out, but Tamsyn worked with us and got us rebooked. This was my second trip with Rob and the crew and it was even better than the first! The crew was exremely friendly and you can just tell that they really love what... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Worth, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My family and myself booked 2 days of shark cage diving and we weren't disappointed! I personnaly didn't go in the cage, just personal preference, but my husband and daughters did. They all loved it! we have a lot of shark photos above water and below! We did not get to see a breach, but thats not their fault the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. So thrilled your family had great dives with us and that everyone had a good time. Do come again! More

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing morning airjaws and cage diving tour. This team is very professional and really make sure everyone gets the most out of the experience. There was only 5 of the 12 on our tour who wanted to cage dive so we ended up getting more the 45min each in the cage with a total of 5 sharks... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review about us here at ASEC. We are thrilled you had an amazing dive and a great trip. Do come again! More

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

To be fair, I wasn't sure what to expect with ASEC although the reviews I read were extremely positive! The minute I received an email from Tamsyn (who I imagined was a very nice little Indian man in a call center who is actually a very nice woman in a small office! :-)) I soon realised I was in good... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank your funny and positive review. It really made our day seeing such a great review come in as its shows how hard we go to make it all worth while for our guests. More

Union, New Jersey
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
64 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Booked a day out on the water for shark-cage diving and air jaws. We had the time of our lives. It was way better than we ever imagined it could of been. The boat ride out was very nice as we watched the sunrise. The ride past seal island was also pretty cool as we've seen it on Discovery Channel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

So glad you had the time of your life. Not every day is a discovery channel day_ but yours WAS! Thank you for joining us. More

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I wanted to do something exciting for my birthday and i found more than my mind could let me dream of. I flew from Miami to Cape Town. July 14th at 6:45AM was the meeting point at Simon's town with the company African Shark Eco-Charters. I was welcomed by Kim with a great smile and enthusiasm. We were a total... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

You had such a great trip with the sharks. What a great experience to use the scuba gear! I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday with us here at ASEC. More

Riverside, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

For years I always wanted to get in a cage with Whites and I finally locked a trip to South Africa specifically to do it. I booked two consecutive morning trips to dive. The first day was canceled due to bad weather so I was on pins and needles until the trip for the next day was confirmed (I had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive response about us. Wow, that shark really came close to the cage and you both got an eye to eye view of each other. What an experience to have! More

Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My son Ryan and I joined Rob and his crew on the last day of our holiday. snow was on Table mountain and it was freezing, but the sharks were on fire. the crew knew exactly what to do and we felt we were in good hands. they were extremely respectful of the sharks and the environment. being so close... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Yes, it was such a cold day at sea, but the shark activity was hot, and we are so glad you enjoyed your dive. More

Kelowna, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My understanding is these are the only guys that use scuba in their cage. Not only that, there are only 2 people in the cage at one time. These are MUSTS. When you see the big one, there is no way you will be able to hold your breath calmly and patiently as it circles under the cage then swings... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Scuba gear is an amazing way to see the sharks. You get to stay underwater for the full duration of your dive, not missing the vital moment when the sharks swim majestically close to the cage. More

Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

As a total shark lover, I booked my 5days shark trip almost one year before my trip. I was sending e-mail almost every week, and I get my answers right away. They were so patient with my questions, and tell me everything I need to know about my trip, about how the weather is, how many sharks they saw,....etc. Finally... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

It was amazing having you join us. Your enthusiasm for the sharks and the crew made life on the boat such fun. Thank you for joining us. More

Travelers who viewed African Shark Eco-Charters also viewed

 
Gansbaai, Overberg District
Gansbaai, Overberg District
 

Been to African Shark Eco-Charters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage African Shark Eco-Charters, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing