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African Shark Eco-Charters

Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Simon's Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Join shark expert and naturalist Rob Lawrence for a personalize true shark experience.Certified...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Delhi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

As is the case with any animal sighting in the wild, there's a bit of luck involved. But the crew do their best to ensure that everybody gets a chance to get up close with the sharks. They're also very careful about being ethical about how to lure sharks. We saw two sharks breach and about 6 sharks underwater, with... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased you had a great trip with us and do hope to see you again More 

Agoura Hills, California
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266 reviews 266 reviews
97 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I planned our whole vacation around seeing a Great White at Seal Island and our wish came true - we saw a full breach and had a 12ft shark surface right beside the boat. Wow, what an experience! We got a couple of good pictures to remember this incredible moment. The weather was great (prior 4 days... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that this was a highlight of your holiday. We do hope you will be able to join us again in the near future More 

New York, NY
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was my husband and I’s 8th wedding anniversary and we traveled with two of our friends and visited South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, and Kenya. We ended up booking our entire stay with the exception of Cape Town through AfricanMecca whom I will review separately. I booked this company because Apex was on an expedition on one of the dates... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review on ASEC. We do appreciate it and thrilled you had a great time with us. Thank you for joining us. More 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were lucky enough to go back to South Africa for another shark cage diving trip. It was a no-brainer which company we would use. Rob, Gary and the crew are amazing, as is the booking staff for ASEC. We had a run of bad luck with weather so a few dives were cancelled but Rob takes the safety of... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So glad you had a great trip with us. The new cage is bigger, but we still try keep it to 2 persons at a time unless the sharks are quiet. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My wife and I had big expectations for this activity, and asec were able to completely satisfy us ! First, they tried to provoke a breach even if we weren't in the season.... After only 2 minutes we saw one! We also had the chance to go twice in the cage (2x 20 minutes). Also, they are the only ones... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Glad you could join us and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Roydon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a fantastic morning with Eco-Charters! Firstly, the sunrise in Simon's Town is breath taking during the short trip to Seal Island. We saw a natural hunt en route. Throughout the experience we saw 3 breaches (which is very rare) and some action around the cage. The team were very knowledgeable and truly passionate about what they do. They... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

So glad this was the highlight of your holiday, too see sharks AND whales too on one trip- that is pretty neat.. Our ASEC team really does try to provide a great trip. More 

Austin, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

All of the Simon's Town outfitters provide basically the same experience. The boats are literally in a few hundred yards of one-another both while trying to illicit a breach (we did not get to see) and during the cage diving. The difference with ASEC is that they provide scuba during cage diving. When a shark is nearby you can submerge... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We at ASEC really do strive to provide the best experience for our guests and I am glad you had a great trip with us. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Transportation from our hotel was a breeze, and when we arrived in Simon Town, we were loaded onto a boat with a warm, dry, center console. We boated out to an island covered in seals, which was cool in and of itself, We watched the sunrise and trolled for breaches. Although we did not see a breach, we were lucky... More 

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Thank you for your review. Its much appreciated and I am glad you had a really good time with us. Hope to see you again one day. More 

London, England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have always wanted to see the great whites so I was careful choosing the company to go with. I know I picked the best one. They are extremely professional and really care for the sharks (also very knowledgeable). All four of us were looked after well. We went as a small group with a few other people. You could... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you had an amazing trip with us. Hope you will join us again one day. More 

Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

WE went shark diving in capetown Had to leave a feedback for this organization which I think lives up to all its positive reviews My experience is of a different nature ,we had made reservation in advance as we were only going to be in cape town for couple days. It was a must for my boys going on once... More 

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

I am so glad Roxy was able to assist you.She really does go " the extra mile", and we appreciate your positive review. Thanks a mill! More 

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