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Address: Quayside Buidling | Shop no 3, Main Road, Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 79 051 8558
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Description: Join Chris & Monique Fallows of Discovery Channel's Air Jaws series on...
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!
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We saw 4-5 great white sharks face to face in the cage and about 150 dolphins on the way back to the harbor. Truly an amazing experience, which shows the expertise of the crew in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We saw 4-5 great white sharks face to face in the cage and about 150 dolphins on the way back to the harbor. Truly an amazing experience, which shows the expertise of the crew in spotting the animals in an average part of the season. Will definitely would do it again if we are back in Cape Town.

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

March, April and May offer guests good chances to see sharks as well as dolphins thereby maximizing guests experience. Join us today. Karyn - Marketing & Bookings Manager More 

Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I want to say this is a really hard review to write because we didn't see any sharks, so we left very disappointed. We went at the very start of the season, so the likelihood of seeing multiple sharks was slim, but I think what I'm most disappointed by is that the tour was conducted as scheduled. We had been... More 

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

Over the last 5 years the great white sharks have begun returning to Seal Island anywhere from mid to late January. This trip was the second trip of our 2015 season. Prior to this our crew had done a number of investigation visits to Seal Island where by we had seen sharks. The first trip of the season (2 days... More 

Weipa, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

After an early start, we headed out to Seal Island and lowered the cage. We saw a shark early on, but took awhile to coax it back so we could get in a dive. I was certainly nervous about actually getting into the cage, but the staff were great and helped me in. The visibility was poor, but we certainly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Friendly staff, nice boat, plenty of space and saw Sharks. The whole experience was very impressive. They make you well aware you may not see anything and there isn't really anything they can do about it so you must be prepared for that. We even saw a stray seal being eaten as it drifted to far out of the Island... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I took the morning half day shark cage dive with Apex.They exceeded all of my expectations and really provided us with truly unforgettable day. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to cage dive with Great Whites.

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Apex was recommended to us by a travel agent. Their customer service seemed excellent when we contacted them. However, when we did contact them, we gave them several available dates during our stay. (A total of five possible days) They booked us on the last day of trip and then canceled the trip. They offered us a different trip and... More 

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

It is always disappointing to receive a poor review. It affects the entire team even if the guest never did the trip. I think we need to take one on the chin for the procedure we used in rescheduling this guest. If the communication had been by phone instead of email ( which was delayed in this instance), there would... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Feb 2015 - Lucky enough to see a couple of Great Whites off seal Island with Apex Shark expeditions. Unfortunately when my wife and I were in the cage there was no shark activity. That is as we understand is just "the rub of the green" when dealing with sharks in their natural habitat. The staff of Apex were excellent... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I took a full day adventure with Apex. Shark diving in the morning and Boulder's Beach/ Cape of Good Hope in the afternoon. It was the best day I spent in Cape Town. The sharks were fascinating and not scary at all. Massive respect for these huge creatures. Scenic boat ride and seeing seal island was neat too. My only... More 

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

Great review. Thank you. I am a bit confused by what took place on the land based tour in the afternoon, however I am happy to hear it was sorted and your experience with us was your best day in Cape Town. Karyn - Marketing/Bookings Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Over the last five years I have traveled to Simon's Town each July for a week to view the Great White sharks of False Bay. Apex has always been my company of choice. They are highly professional and passionate about not just the sharks but about all the wildlife of False Bay. The crew are experienced, very friendly and always... More 

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

It is such a privilege to have the same guests return year after year. There are guests who have been traveling here every year for the last 10 years to spend time with the great whites. Then there are those guests who only came for a once in a lifetime 5 day package trip who now travel here every year... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was lucky enough to join Apex Shark Expeditions in July/August 2014 on their annual Natural Predation Specialty trips. I cannot recommend Chris and Monique's company enough. From the friendly greeting by Alastair at Cape Town airport to the effortless hospitality of Chris, Monique and the crew of White Pointer II I felt welcomed right the way through the trip.... More 

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