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Apex Shark Expeditions

Quayside Buidling | Shop no 3, Main Road, Simon's Town, South Africa
+27 79 051 8558
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Simon's Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Join Chris & Monique Fallows of Discovery Channel's Air Jaws series on your own AIR JAWS shark tour. Experience a morning or afternoon trip to see the... more » Owner description: Join Chris & Monique Fallows of Discovery Channel's Air Jaws series on your own AIR JAWS shark tour. Experience a morning or afternoon trip to see the Great White Sharks of Seal Island breaching and hunting.Get up close and personal, view the sharks in their own watery environment from the safety of a cage - all this in one trip! « less
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Kalk Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I went with Apex for a morning predation expedition in mid August to Seal Island. We were initially told that for the last 2+ weeks, there have been few shark sightings, and given the opportunity to back out. I decided to go ahead, and boy it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. As soon as we got... More

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Apex Shark Expeditions is THE company to use if you're looking for more than an adrenaline rush. The owners and staff know great white sharks and work hard for quality sightings. Despite it being the tail end of the viewing season when we visited, we had excellent shark views, much better than I expected. And more. Because there are only... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A big thank you to Chris & Monique for a fantastic experience, They run a superb operation and are an engaging and informative couple, passionate about all wildlife, We were lucky to have a shark come to the cage, on and off for over an hour and with only five of us going in the cage during that time we... More

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New York, NY
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 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 wanted to book this company since 2010 because I'd seen Chris Fallows on tv.... More

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Schagen
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After research was done, (I love sharks and am not just looking for some sensational picture for my FB, I am interested to know that no chum is made with shark-liver and the organising crew has a passion for sharks and their conservation, not just money) I decided to go with Apex in Gansbaai. We also booked a tour with... More

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UltimateAirJaws, Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. Brian McFarlane is one of our preferred operators in Gansbaai where we facilitate bookings when False Bay is out of season or experiencing inclement weather.There are 8 other operators in this area and it can be confusing as to which is the best company to book, so this is where we advise you. There... More

PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After dreaming for years of seeing Great White Sharks, I was finally able to do so this year. After much research into various companies operating cage dives, I chose Apex Shark Expeditions due to their reputation as well as their work in helping to conserve sharks. When you choose to go in the water to be face to face with... More

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UltimateAirJaws, Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks you for a lovely review. We hope to see you again as well. Being appreciative of wildlife is what motivates all of us. Karyn More

Bournemouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Best place in the world to see Great White Sharks as it is they don't naturally breach anywhere else. Chris and Monique enhance the experience immeasurably due to their passion and expertise for sharks and all the other wildlife you will encounter in False Bay. In my opinion they are also the most environmentally friendly and ethical shark cage operator... More

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Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This company was very efficient with a very good website and I booked a few months in advance. Crew were very friendly and attentive. They were at great pains to manage expectations insofar as shark sightings were concerned (we went in mid September which is past the high season). We weren't disappointed. No spectacular breeches but we saw at least... More

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UltimateAirJaws, Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you for an informative review and really great to hear you enjoyed the trip. More

Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

All the reviews were right, THIS is the company to use. We were the last group of 5 to go in and I was afraid we weren't going to get to see a shark. I was also afraid we were going to see a shark, but none the less, sharks we saw. 3 of them actually and I was absolutely... More

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Enfield, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you're going to South Africa to see Great White Sharks, the only company you should use is Apex. They are truly amazing. Karyn will help you to book your trip and answer all of your questions. Renee and Bernie in the office will make you feel like family! Allistair will have you laughing constantly. Owen, Poenas and Nick on... More

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