Great White Shark Special
Great White Shark Special is our premier expeditions of the year and the focus of these expeditions is on observing and photographing the famous and uniquely intense natural predation behaviour between the Great White Shark and the Cape Fur Seal. This is one of the most spectacular natural history battles on the Planet and a privilege to have realistic opportunities of viewing this.
Natural Predation and Breaching is the specific area of expertise and having witnessed and recorded just over 9500 predatory events in the last 20 years we are able to use our knowledge and experience to achieve these goals. The dates for the Great White Shark Special have been chosen over what is historically the most intense natural predatory activity period at Seal Island.
We have a considerable respect and field knowledge for both predator and prey. Our emphasis is to make sure we do our best to put the wildlife first and whilst you will be close enough to get great viewing and photographic opportunities, we will not push the limits to interfere with the event.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
The trip operates in the waters surrounding Seal Island in False Bay, Simons’ Town. This small Island is unquestionably the first-choice location to see Great White Shark predation. Witnessing these enormous predators propel themselves clear of the water is truly a spectacular experience.
Located on the mountainside above Simon’s Town, the Grosvenor Guest House offers guest 4-Star accommodation with stunning views across the bay. A 12-minute walk down the easy accessible steps leads you into town to the launch site. Each guest will have their own en-suite room. Facilities include Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, a safe, laundry services and a well-equipped kitchen. There are no transfers included. Should you prefer to be transferred, we can arrange this at an additional fee. For more information, visit: www.thegrosvenor.co.za
Other 4-star accommodation can be arranged at the Quayside Hotel overlooking the yacht basin and adjacent to our launch area. This will be an additional cost. For more information, visit: www.quaysidehotel.co.za
Great White Sharks, Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, Brydes Whales, Common Dolphins, a variety of sea birds and Southern Right Whales.
The diving is on breath hold or snorkel and no previous diving experience is needed.
If you are SCUBA certified, air is available however we do still recommend snorkel.
We have 5mm wetsuits from small to 6 XXXL, as well as booties and hoodies. It is best to wear your bathing suit under your clothes for ease of changing into your wetsuit on the vessel. A second skin is also advisable. We do have masks and snorkels, but if you are able to bring your own then do so.
Please note: These expeditions focus on natural predation and cage diving will be offered on suitable weather days only.
If we are unable to go to sea on any of the days due to weather or sea conditions, the following land based activities are available in and around Cape Town:
A visit to:
* Cape Point Nature Reserve – The world’s richest floral kingdom
* Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
* The Cape’s famous Wine Route
* Table Mountain excursionsNelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island.
* Airport transfers
* 10 night’s accommodation
* 10 shark trips, subject to weather conditions
* All dive gear
* Light breakfast of freshly baked croissants, tea & coffee at meeting point
* Light lunch and snacks on board
* Land based tours on weather affected days
* Breakfast and dinner at guest house / hotel
Natural Predator Speciality
Guests need to arrive in Cape Town the day before the start of the expedition.
The expedition consists of 10 days of Great White morning trips. These trips meet at 06h30 each morning at the Apex Shark Expeditions shop.
Should you require additional accommodation before or after your expedition, we will gladly book it for you.
If you would like to maximise your time with the sharks, you can upgrade your expedition to include afternoon Great White trips which we recommend is pre-booked.
Should you wish to rather spend your afternoons exploring Cape Town and surrounds, we offer guided tours. These can be booked prior to your arrival or book this in our shop when you are here.
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