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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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Schagen
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A fantastic experience. I was fortunate enough to sign up with Apex Predators for the 8-day Great White Trail and join 11 other hopeful travellers from 5 different countries to witness the magnificent Great Whites and their daily contests with the Cape Fur Seals in 3 different locations; Simons Town, Mossel Bay and Gansbaai. I was completely happy with the... More

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

As this trip is my baby, I am especially happy to read your review. It is the trip of a lifetime for guests who want to spend more than one day with great white sharks. The guests who participated in this years expedition were all passionate shark lovers, interestingly most who had been inspired by the movie 'Jaws'. Thanks for... More

Tenafly, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My family and I traveled to Capetown in large part to do the shark dive on August 22nd. We received an email the night before advising us that they had not seen any sharks in a few days and that they might not be going out the next afternoon therefore our trip was in jeopardy. The next morning we got... More

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

Although we don’t get many poor reviews, it is very upsetting when we do. There is no doubt that shark and animal activity is variable for all shark and wildlife tour operators however it is the way in which this variable is handled with guests. We believe that being upfront is the only way. Given this, we communicated the day... More

Idaho Falls, Idaho
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

For anyone interested in wildlife this is about as good as it gets. Totally wild animals in a totally wild place, but safe for the visitor. Its surprisingly peaceful in the shark cage, with great close up views of the great whites. Seal predations every day. I did all 5 days of the recommended 5 day reservation, weather is cool... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

First - side note - I am a HUGE Chris Fallows fan. So, by default I was already super excited about this opportunity. I did 4 days of morning shark trips (August 5-8) - there are not enough nice things I can say about them all. We booked our trip via email with Karyn who is VERY accommodating. She was... More

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