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Apex Shark Expeditions

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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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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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Me and my wife went on the afternoon trip and we were well aware that we might not see a shark, simply because we know you can't predict nature! However, we saw 5!!!! The cage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
darcycat90
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Bel Air, Maryland
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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife went on the afternoon trip and we were well aware that we might not see a shark, simply because we know you can't predict nature! However, we saw 5!!!! The cage dive was amazing and the crew on board were extremely helpful in pointing out and directing us to the Sharks location! The whole experience was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Simon's Town just to do the Cage Shark trip. When we booked the trip Apex had told us that they had not seen sharks for many weeks, but we decided to take a chance. Chris Fallows was on the boat with us and so we had a wonderful experience learning from him. The crew was second to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited South Africa in June 2016 and had a fantastic experience! I think the most important thing to note is that the Apex staff genuinely wants you to have a great time and see some really spectacular things! We arrived just as the sharks were starting to return to the area, but were still sparse. We went out 2... More 

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Northeastern Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Received a call from Apex to tell us they hadn't seen sharks for a few days. We ended up going anyways with a friendly driver who stopped at Cape Point and the Penguin beach along the way. Ended up leaving on the boat to get to Seal Island around 12-1230. It was fairly intimidating watching them lower the shark cage... More 

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Castelldefels, Spain
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We expected a lot more from a Apex Predators, we (3 friends) came recommended and we booked a afternoon trip with them. The visibility was so bad but this is not a Apex fault. For us the main problem was the behaviour of Apex crew, we had another boat just in front of us, our boat was using only old... More 

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

Thank you for your review. As a shark company that has been operating for nearly 20 years, our bait quality coming into question is a first. What sense does it make to use sub standard bait when this is the primary means of attracting the sharks to the vessel? There are days where we are watched by the other boats... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can not say enough good things about this company and the people who work for APEX. I first contacted APEX almost a year ago to arrange a shark trip for my wife and ii on our honeymoon. I emailed the company and had a reply within hours of sending my first email. From that moment on I had great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I totally fell in love with this company, all it's crew, admin staff and even the great white sharks!!! We booked our shark dive almost 8 months ago. At that point in time I was the suffering wife of a total "shark geek husband" but went along with the whole 'tick-it-off-your-bucket-list-thing' I'm very fortunate to have travelled throughout most of... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The acknowledgement of each staff member goes a long way. Great to hear you are now one of the persons who will stand up to protect and conserve the sharks due to the education your shark trips provided. Hope to see you again one day soon. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Due to a lack of activity and poor weather conditions, we weren't able to take our scheduled trip with Apex. However their communication was fantastic and they were able to reschedule another trip in Gansbaai (around 2 hours from Simons town) for a couple of days later, where we were able to have some amazing views of sharks and some... More 

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