Blue and Mako Shark Trip in Simons Town (optional transfer)

  • About 6 hours


This adventurous trip takes you off Cape Point in search of pelagic sharks such as the magnificent Mako and Blue Sharks.

This is a beautiful trip as you get to see Cape Point from the ocean and it offers stunning sunrise photo opportunities.

With an array of colour from azure coloured waters to the spectacular silver Makos and cobalt coloured Blue sharks, one’s imagination is transported to a world beyond the sea.

Blue sharks are streamlined and can reach lengths of up to 3.5 metres. They have well-developed eyes enabling them to see visibly both in deep waters or surface situations. One of their most prominent features are their long pectoral fins.

Shortfin Mako sharks, are silver and bluish in colour and are more stoutly built than the blues reaching lengths of over 4 meters. Mako’s are the fastest swimming shark species.

Join us on this breath-taking trip to experience the pelagic sharks of the deep.

Please note that we have a very high success rate, but we are working with wild animals. Please be aware of this, so you do not arrive with unrealistic expectations. Shark sightings and activity are never guaranteed and even during peak season there may be days when the sightings are lower than expected. No refunds will be made for non-sightings.


  • 06.30 Arrive at Simon's Town Pier for a welcome and safety briefing.
  • 07.00 Depart for Cape Point.
  • 08.00-08.30 Arrival at the dive site. Bait and wait for sharks. Either cage dive, or free dive with scuba ( licence required) with our divemaster. Our time at sea is based on shark activity and sea/weather conditions.
  • 13.00 Departure and arrival at Simonstown.

Special transfers can also be arranged from pick-up points in and around Cape Town.

Good to know

  • 5 to 6 divers in the cage
  • No experience necessary
  • Approximately 20 minutes cage time
  • We spend approximately 2.5 to 3 Hours at sea
  • You must be able to swim
  • Do not over indulge in alcohol the night before as you will be horribly sea sick
  • Request a transfer from your hotel/guesthouse in Cape Town at an additional cost


  • Snorkel gear
  • Wetsuits
  • Snacks and cool drink aboard


  • Transfer (optional extra when confirming trip)
  • Scuba Diving (available at extra cost)


  • Towel
  • Underwater Camera and / or GoPro
  • Sea sick tablets
  • Dive card if certified (for Scuba Diving)


  • Jacket and warm clothing
  • A bathing suit under your clothing
  • Sensible closed shoes
  • Sunblock and a hat
  • Sunglasses

Secure Payments
Safe, simple payment. We never store your credit card details.
Easy Cancellation
Full refund on cancellations up to 24 hours before activity starts.
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We're available 24/7 to make sure your experience is amazing!

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February, 2020

I was recommended this place by the Youtube influencers Kara and Nate. I couldn't have asked for a better recommendation. They are the only shark cage company in Simon's Town and one of the few eco-charters in Cape Town. They run an incredibly ethical business and have amazing service. I had the most incredible time and was able to see many great white sharks both breaching and also in the cage. I went a few years ago back when there were great white in the bay. Since then I have heard they have been pushed out by orcas. However, if there are different sharks to see then this is the company to go with. I can't recommend them enough. I had a once-in-a-lifetime experience with them and the excellent service made it the perfect memory.

Also I should have led with this but they give you a scuba regulatory in the cage. I did a lot of research before and they are the only company I could find that did that. It made the experience so so so much better. I can't emphasize enough the difference in experience you will have with a regulator instead of a snorkel.

August, 2019

Friendly People. No white sharks at sealisland this hole year . So the only thing you will see are the 7 Gill shark also named cowshark.

August, 2018

Unbelievable customer service! Nadine went above and beyond to provide the ultimate experience for us. I would highly recommend using African Shark Eco-Charters and will be back!

November, 2018

We booked for a trip that we never did and they charged 100% of our credit card for no reason.
Distrust Karen who is the most deviant person of the group : she has never proposed anyhing else and it is impossible to discuss with her .
she only charges yoor credit card and that's all ... To avoid absolutely that company

July, 2017

Awesome experience with an awesome crew. They worked hard and their dedication gave us awesome views of great white sharks! Very easy to book online and office staff were helpful and pleasant!

March, 2020

You book a white shark diving experience and they, afterwards, warn you there are no great whites in the area they work. Fake advertising. They'll also let you know the day before, at night, that their Go-Pro camera, along with other gear isn't working. "Ooooopsies, sorry, if you were expecting to have memories from the experience, it won't happen". Of course they won't offer a discount for this.

They'd also change the date and time at their convenience, and if you make the mistake of saying "ok" or "I'll think about it", they won't refund you any money.

Karen (honoring her name) is the rudest person I've come across. And of course I'm still waiting for any refund or compensation, or at least an apology. Nothing.

Worst option possible, hire others.

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The guest can cancel free of charge until 7 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 7 days before arrival.

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The beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline from the comfort of our kayaks is unrivalled. Dolphins, seals, penguins, Sunfish and occasionally whales frequent our Cape Town.

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