African Shark Eco-Charters – the ultimate shark cage diving experience in Cape Town

African Shark Eco-Charters

Fascinated by the Great White Shark – or the sea, its creatures and diving in general? African Shark Eco-Charters, is a top shark cage diving company in Cape Town who can help you realise your dream.

Together with the ASEC experienced team, African Shark Eco-Charters specialize in shark cage diving, shark breaching, shark viewing trips and filming tours.

Their dedication has made the company the safest shark cage diving operation in False Bay – and they are also passionate about the environment. Your safety is a priority and they will not do anything that will endanger their clients.

A testament to their services; each year, Rob and his crew work with top filmmakers from National Geographic, Discovery Channel and the BBC, to document the Great Whites over ‘shark week’. To date, he has been part of over 45 documentaries.

Services offered at African Shark Eco-Charters

The company provides close encounters with Great White Sharks and all other shark species in False Bay, allowing you to observe and interact with them in their natural environment, while they hunt, investigate or just swim through the deep waters.

With African Shark Eco-Charters, you can try Shark Cage Diving in Simonstown. It’s a 4.5 to 5 hour experience for small groups – a maximum of 18 people plus crew. Find out more HERE.

Alternatively, let African Shark Eco-Charters ensure the best dive from other areas, and discover why they are so popular. HERE.

Aptly named, the Blue Water Predator Trips, is for those seeking a more adventurous experience. This adventurous trip takes you 5-25 miles off Cape Point in search of pelagic sharks such as the magnificent Mako and Blue Sharks. Find out more HERE.

Over the years, African Shark Eco-Charters has seen their Five-day Shark trip package gaining popularity. Here, you spend five days focusing on and observing the unique Great White Shark ‘AIRJAWS’ breaching and hunting Cape Fur seals. See more HERE.

It’s just not about Great White Sharks. With their Seven Gilled Cow Shark Diving Trip – Simon’s Town, you get to interact with cow sharks. A very rare and incredibly curious shark species that is localized to the False Bay waters. Find out more HERE.

If you are visiting Simons Town and need some adventure, how about joining African Shark Eco-Charters on their Afternoon Shark Cage Diving Trip – Simon’s Town. Read more on this service HERE.

The 10 Day Great White Shark Tour is geared for serious wildlife – or shall we say marine life, photographers and filmmakers. It is also suited for those, who have a passion for the Great White Shark and needing enough time to know and understand them. Read more on this offering HERE.

Finally, African Shark Eco-Charters offers Seal Snorkelling in Simons Town and Hout Bay. It’s ideal for those needing a relatively tame adventure with the seals. See more HERE.

Why choose African Shark Eco-Charters?

Planning to go shark cage diving in Cape Town? Here are a few reasons to choose African Shark Eco-Charters.

  • A top shark cage diving company in Cape Town – voted first on TripAdvisor and hall of fame for more than 15 years.
  • Knowledgeable staff, who will go above and beyond to make your experience memorable.
  • Huge percentage of repeat business – if other folks want to come back, you should want to give them a try.
  • Operate from Simon’s Town, only 45 minutes from Cape Town. Why drive hours away to go shark cage diving?
  • In peak season, there is the opportunity to experience great white shark cage diving and breaching all in one breath-taking morning trip.
  • Shark cage diving all year round with various shark species.
  • Eco-sensitive. Your shark cage diving trip is managed in an ethical, socially responsible manner.
  • They only take small groups on their boat and won’t squeeze in another guest!

Reviews from people who have been on African Shark Eco-Charters tours

“If I could award these guys more stars, I would! Absolutely amazing experience. The crew are friendly, professional and highly educated on all marine life! The boat was in fantastic condition and kept spotless. Thank you for an unforgettable experience, I will most definitely be back!” wrote Bianca Beazley on their Facebook page.

Teri Paganelli agreed; “Amazing experience. Every single person from office staff to boat crew were extremely helpful. Honor meeting you all, especially Leigh & Rob. Trip of a lifetime & hope to return. Highly recommended.”

A real highlight of our time in Cape Town

Reviews of: African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

The pick up was on time and the staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the animals. The boat and gear was all good, the wetsuit did a good job keeping us warm even when the water was fairly cold. Plus the 25% discount for food and beers at the restaurant next door just made it a perfect morning. Very good! – TripAdvisor

Aimee Newton said; “Excellent shark cage diving. Very friendly, informative staff. Well organised. Would definitely recommend.”

You can book your events or night out at African Shark Eco-Charters HERE.

To find out more about African Shark Eco-Charters, call +27 (082) 838 2309 / 082 674 9454 or email Visit them at Shop WC13 Quayside Centre, Boardwalk Building, Wharf Road, Simonstown. You can find them online at or follow them on Facebook. Here is their location on Google Maps.


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