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African Shark Eco-Charters

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Address: Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
Phone Number: 27828382309
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Description: Join shark expert and naturalist Rob Lawrence for a personalize true shark...
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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Sharks again

When my trips with great white sharks last year ends I promise to Rob that I will be back in 3 or 4 years. But as soon as I come back home I started to reconsider my promise. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When my trips with great white sharks last year ends I promise to Rob that I will be back in 3 or 4 years. But as soon as I come back home I started to reconsider my promise. I wanted to go back next year. And I did. I was in contact with ASEC all the time, and they told... More 

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

It was so wonderful having you back again with us. It was an absolute pleasure having you aboard. Thank you for the t shirts for the crew that you personally made. It was a real treat for them. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our tour with African Shark Eco Tours was amazing. We saw tons of natural predation, which was exhilarating. One of my favorite parts of the trip was the staff. They were all kind, friendly, and good at their jobs. What made them so fun was their passion for sharks. Once the Great Whites started chasing the seals, the staff couldn't... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. Our staff really are appreciative of the positive compliments that they get as they do try very hard on each trip to make a great trip for our guests. Glad you had a great time with the sharks and ASEC. More 

Canobbio, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nature is nature...it's not mandatory to 'see' something but...if i pay so much money, i expect a kind of service and that the organisator do the possible to let you live the experience you pay for... Yes, we have seen a Shark jumping out of the water...but "just" that (was breathtaking, i admit that!) but then we stayed 4 hours... More 

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

Thank you for your review. All reviews are important to us, but I do wish if you had had a bad experience that you could have talked to us first instead of putting up a bad review so we could have dealt with the situation there and then and could have offered you a voucher for another trip as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Our morning out with Rob and Kim of African Shark Eco-Charters was simply amazing. We were expecting to see some big sharks but we didn't know how big! Our first taste was of a 4.5m Great White breaching right out of the water and it left me shaking with adrenaline, partly because of the physical power and majesty and partly... More 

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

I am so glad you had a great experience and got to go diving and see a massive breach. Excellent! More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was top of my husbands list of things to do during our Cape Town and garden route trip. I booked with ASEC because they provide breathing apparatus and some other operators don't. I didn't go in the cage but my husband said that it would have been an unpleasant experience without the equipment. As we visited in winter the... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review on ASEC. We are so glad to have helped you tick off an item off your bucket list and thrilled that you had a great time with us. More 

Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

After having this experience - I can't recommend this company. While the people were professional, they were not over the top helpful. We went on two shark diving trips - this one and White Shark Africa in Mossel Bay. The price difference is almost 1,000 R - plus the very high transport rate from Capetown makes this a bad value.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I would like to respond to a few things. 1. We are the most well priced off the Simons Town operators making us very affordable. 2. Even though sharks are wild animals and unpredictable in their behaviour, we are the only operator in Simons Town to offer a discount off the trips or voucher on... More 

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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

So we didn't actually get to go with ASEC due to the fact that they didn't have much luck with shark viewing in the Simon's Town area (not their fault just still early in the season). What they did do was call and gave us the option to still go with them in the Simon's Town area or help arrange... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review. Sadly we could not get you to sea due to the conditions but I am very glad you had a great shark trip in Gansbaai and we look forward to seeing you when you next come to Cape Town. More 

Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. The staff were all very friendly, interested in what they're doing and tried hard to give everyone a good shark-viewing experience. The day we went there was limited visibility in the water and not too much shark action (no fault of the company, that's just nature for you) but still got some sharks surfacing near the... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review. One of our aims is to make sure we minimize our carbon footprint and are as eco-friendly as possible, and I am glad that came through on your tour. Please do join us again. More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Can't recommend African Shark Eco-Charters highly enough. It's super convenient from Cape Town (~40 minutes, and they'll arrange pick-up/return) and the trip out is only about 30 minutes. Captain Rob and the crew are all extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and complete pros when it comes to cage diving. We saw 3-4 sharks, including one massive shark breach. Thinking about it? Go.... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review on African Shark Eco-Charters. We are so glad joined us and had a great time with us. More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This has been on my bucket list for years and would have just made my day to see a Great White never mind be in the water with one. However despite everything being set up for them (weather, visibility, clear water, calm air and seals staying close to the island) they didn't make an appearance. It's impossible to criticise the... More 

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

Thanks for your positive review and your understanding of nature. Your voucher is valid for 1 year and we hope you will be able to use it with us next year. More 

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Additional Information about African Shark Eco-Charters

Address: Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
Phone Number: 27828382309
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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