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Apex Shark Expeditions

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Address: Quayside Buidling | Shop no 3, Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 79 051 8558
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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The Chance of a Lifetime, HIGHLY RECOMMEND

this is what i sent to the Apex team after our recent trip: we recently went on 2 morning shark expeditions with your team out of Simon's Town and i just had to write this note... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Niki S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is what i sent to the Apex team after our recent trip: we recently went on 2 morning shark expeditions with your team out of Simon's Town and i just had to write this note to let you know how much we enjoyed those experiences. cage diving with great white sharks has been on my sister Sumi's bucket list... More 

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1 Thank Niki S
UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

What a great effort on behalf of all of you. Thank you so much for the review. Appreciate you taking the time. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I fulfilled my dream of diving with great white sharks with Apex.The knowledge that was shared by all the staff on the boat and in the shop and their friendliness was very welcoming, The compassion and respect shown to these beautiful animals is very humbling to witness and I feel very privileged to have had this opportunity with apex. We... More 

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Blaricum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind of madness to go into the water while big (hungry?) sharks are all around. Shielded by a strong cache it is a wonderful experience to see these predators at arms length. The trip by Apex is very well organized. The crew gives expert information and knows where to find the sharks. With a maximum of 12 guests on board... More 

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

There is a little madness in all of us at sometime or the other and what better way to use this madness than eyeballing great white sharks from the safety of a cage. Thank you very much for the review. More 

Minehead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chris, Monique and the crew and support staff of Apex Shark Expeditions have just enabled us to experience one of the most emotional, exciting and fascinating natural wildlife encounters ever. The 10 day Natural Predation Expedition is not for the faint hearted or bucket-list tourist but is a trip made in heaven for those whose passion for nature- in all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How professional is this company?Extremely. Based in Simon's Town just 45 mins drive from Cape Town it is the ultimate experience to go face to face with great white sharks in their natural element.The crew will make you feel safe and attract the sharks with their knowledge of of these magnificent animals. We felt very safe and excited to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 5th year to book with Apex and had an amazing time, as usual. Chris and Monique are such fantastic hosts and the crew is the best!! They are all very friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. And of course Renee and Bernie in the office are just my all time favorite ladies!!!! If you are planning a trip to... More 

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

It was a pleasure hosting you again. Book soon for next year. Thanks for the review. More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. They took care of every detail for us. We were fortunate to see several sharks. We especially appreciated them arranging our transportation to and from the expedition. They made sure that we were back to shore in time for them to take us to the airport in Cape Town for our flight... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. Much Appreciate and we hope to see you back again soon. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We had an incredible experience on a morning trip with Apex. The day before the company confirmed our pickup time and provided contact information for the driver, who was on time the next morning and drove us to the Apex office. We were provided morning tea, juice, and pastries prior to boarding. The boat crew was very friendly and clearly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

First of all, I have to say that the staff was nice and looked well prepared and the boat was nice enough. However we booked (and paid a generous amount of money) this trip to see sharks both breaching and cage diving, and we didn't complete any of the two experiences. The breaching sighting was what decided us to go... More 

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

Thank you for your review. On the one hand, the boat, crew and the operation is sound, everything we as a company have control over. On the other hand the visibility is poor which makes seeing the sharks tricky, something we don't have control over. This leads to question whether the 2 star rating received is fair. What we do... More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Just completed my second adventure with Apex (a week-long package this time) and I'm just as impressed as I was the first time. Chris is amazingly knowledgeable about the marine life and passionate about teaching others, as well as being a fun and funny guide. The expedition was well-planned, as promised, and off-the-beaten track enough to really give me a... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Look forward to having you join us again. More 

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