AM Shark Trip Simons Town in Simon's Town

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AM Shark Trip Simons Town

Simons Town

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Activity Information

Company:African Shark Eco-Charters

Activity:AM Shark Trip Simons Town

Activity Types:Marine & Water Tours | Adventure & Adrenaline | Shark Cage Diving | Boat Cruises


Minimum Age:9

Start Location:Simon's Town Jetty

End Location:Simon's Town Jetty

Adults Allowed:Yes

Children Allowed:Yes

Please note: Only children 9 and older are allowed on the boat! Our Morning trip is a viewing and shark cage diving trip.

The two areas of operation are Seal Island and Cape Point. The area location of the trips will be determined the day before, after determining the weather, shark activity and which shark species we are more likely to encounter. The shark species we hope to encounter may be Great white sharks, Broadnose sevengill cow sharks, Bronze Whaler sharks, Mako sharks, and Blue sharks.

Our trips run from Simons Town, which is only 45 minutes from Cape Town. All our crew are highly qualified, and have spent years working on boats and with sharks. 06h40 / 07h00: Meet at Simons Town Pier. The exact meet time will be communicated the day prior to the trip. Our boat is the Blue Pointer. You will be welcomed aboard and a full safety briefing is given as well as the expected weather forecast for the day. An overview is given about what the trip entails, the do’s and dont’s to be expected.

07h00-11.30: In the pre-dawn darkness, we depart for Seal Island or Cape Point. Please bring your camera or phone to take photos of the incredibly beautiful scenery. Seal Island: Arrive at Seal Island. Seeing dawn breaking over the Island and False Bay is truly breath-taking. We do an inspection lap of the island giving information on the animal and bird life that is found on Seal Island. Choosing the best spot to anchor up with regard to wind and swell direction. Cape Point: Arrive off Cape Point. The cage is lowered into the water. A bait line and carpet seal decoy are put in the water. We do not feed sharks, nor touch sharks. We are NOT an adrenalin outfit. Then it’s time to get up close and personal with the sharks. The average dive time per guest is about 20 minutes. Of course, we will not force anyone to go in the cage but would encourage it. One of the several onboard guides will interact with the guests during the course of the trip to supply information and answer any questions they may have.

Please note: Trips are subject to 6 or more people on the boat to run a trip. Should we not be able to fill the minimum requirement we will try to move you to another trip date that suits you. No children under 9 allowed on the boat. No children under 11 in the shark cage. The skipper will still make the final call on the boat if the child is allowed in the cage. Must have at least a rudimentary swimming ability.

What To Wear

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

Things To Bring

* Rain / wind jacket / warm clothing / swimming costume. * Sunblock and Hat * Camera (we rent GoPro's. Please book in advance. We also sell disposable underwater cameras). * Please take a seasickness tablet the night before your trip and another on the morning of your trip, if you are concerned about motion sickness.

Guests Or Spectators

The shark species we hope to encounter may be Great white sharks, Broadnose seven gilled cow sharks, Copper sharks, Mako Sharks, and Blue sharks.


* All dive gear supplied. * Light snacks and refreshments. We have a cooler box, with sandwich rolls (cold meats as well as a vegetarian option) as well as bottled water, fruit and cool drinks and snacks.


We are able to cater for vegetarians. We are unable to cater for special requirements such as Kosher, vegan and Halal, etc, please self cater. Transfers: Optional Cost: Return transfers from designated pickup points in and around Cape Town. Please note that single persons are charged a flat supplement rate and not per person rate.

  • Public Liability Insurance is in Place

Terms and Conditions African Shark Eco-Charters is a business in the activity industry Return and Refunds policy The provision of goods and services by African Shark Eco-Charters is subject to availability. In cases of unavailability, go to African Shark Eco-Charters every endeavor to rebook/reschedule the service. If that is not possible, it will be considered to refund the client as soon as possible. Cancellation policy 30 days cancellation before arrival 100% refund 29 – 15 days cancellation before arrival 75% refund 14 – 4 days cancellation before arrival 50% refund 3 days-24 hrs cancellation before arrival 0% refund Customer privacy policy African Shark Eco-Charters shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, "personal information" shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from: Payment options accepted Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, credit cards for online bookings. Bank transfers or cash will only be accepted for direct bookings into the African Shark Eco-Charters bank account, the details of which will be provided on request Credit card acquiring and security Credit card transactions will be acquired for African Shark Eco-Charters via PayGate (Pty) Ltd who are the approved payment gateway. PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no credit card details are stored on the website. Users may go to to view their security certificate and security policy. Customer details separate from card details Customer details will be stored by African Shark Eco-Charters separately from card details which are entered by the client on PayGate’s secure site. For more detail on PayGate refer to Merchant Outlet country and transaction currency The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction Currency is South African Rand (ZAR). Responsibility African Shark Eco-Charters takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction including sale of goods and services sold on this website, customer service and support, dispute resolution and delivery of goods Country of domicile This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and African Shark Eco-Charters chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature. Variation African Shark Eco-Charters may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice. Company information This website is run by African Shark Eco-Charters based in South Africa trading as African Shark Eco-Charters with company registration number 2001/022524/23 African Shark Eco-Charters Email: Tel: 0826749454 Cancellation Policy * A 50% deposit is due to secure booking. * Exclusive Hire & Groups 5 or more * 16-30 days prior to start date 50% cancellation fee * 15 days before start date – 100% cancellation fee * Individuals & Groups less than 4 * Less than 7 days -50% cancellation fee * 48 hours before the start date – 100% cancellation fee * Should the trip by canceled by ASEC, there will be no charge and we will refund 100% of the deposit. * VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE: * A 50% deposit is required for booking, this will be deducted from the credit card supplied. Payment will be settled in full after your trip and you are welcome to pay by cash (ZAR only please) or credit card (Visa or MasterCard only please) on the day. * Please note that there will be an additional 2.5% surcharge if paying by credit card. * DISCLAIMER and ASSUMPTION OF RISK for African Shark Eco-Charters * Section 1. I the client, as a participant on a trip with African Shark Eco-Charters (hereafter referred to as ASEC), have been informed that ASEC makes every reasonable effort to safeguard me, my family, and my belongings. * However, by reading and signing this booking form, I acknowledge and appreciate that during the boat trip or tour and related activities in which I am participating with ASEC and its agents, employees or associates, certain risks and dangers exist which are inherent in boat trips, shark viewing, and diving and associated activities with ASEC. * I agree to contact ASEC the day before to confirm that the trip is going. I understand that if I fail to contact ASEC and do not arrive, then I acknowledge that I/we will be charged in full as a “no show”. * I acknowledge and appreciate that these risks include but are not limited to loss or damage to personal property, personal injury or fatality to myself, my spouse, family members or friends. Damage to or loss of property, personal injury or fatality may occur due to ocean swells; sea conditions; the capsize of the boat; collision with other watercraft, log, whale, or other object in the ocean or onshore; falling into the ocean from the boat or falling or slipping while walking on or off the boat or pier, climbing into or being helped out of the shark cage, being bumped in the shark cage. * I acknowledge that it is no fault of ASEC if I possibly become seasick and have been advised to take the necessary precautions such as motion sickness tablets or patches etc. * Damage to or loss of property, personal injury or fatality may also occur due to vehicle accidents while riding in vehicles operated by ASEC, its agents, employee or associates. * In consideration of and as part of the payment for the right to participate in ASEC’s trips or tours and the services arranged for me by ASEC and its agents and associates, I certify that I have the necessary swimming skills and ability to participate in this activity and do voluntarily participate in this boat/ shark trip and the related activities with knowledge of the dangers and risks involved, as stated above. * By my signature on the booking form, I accept and assume responsibility for myself or a minor for whom * I have legal guardianship, for injury, fatality and/or loss of or damage to personal property and expenses thereof as a result of my participation in this activity, except to the extent such damage or injury may be due to the gross negligence of ASEC. I hereby agree to assume all responsibility for myself, my property and those for whom I have legal custody and hereby release and discharge ASEC and its owners, crew, employees, representatives, and agents from all claims, demands, and rights or causes of action for injuries or damages of any description which may occur as a result of my participation on this boat/shark trip. If I am signing this agreement on behalf of another person, I certify that all representations are true with respect to the participant and that I have the full authority to bind that person to the terms of this agreement. * Section 2 ASEC and/or its associates and employees act only as agents for the client in making arrangements for trips, accommodation, travel services with tour guide services, for vehicle shuttle services, and accepts and assumes no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any damages, injuries, fatalities, losses, or delays due to any cause whatsoever, whether to person or property in connection with such services and/or arrangements. ASEC shall not be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time participants are aboard shuttles, trains, buses, vans, or private passenger car which are not operated by ASEC and each trip member hereby agrees to release ASEC from any and all liability in connection therewith. * Participants are strongly advised to have personal medical insurance, along with baggage and camera insurance. It is understood that if emergency evacuation should become necessary, the expenses are the sole responsibility of the participant and not that of ASEC. ASEC is not responsible for the safety and security of client vehicles or personal property left in vehicles during the course of any ASEC trip or related activity. ASEC reserves the right to accept or decline service to any person. * Section 3 I hereby agree to permit ASEC employees and other guests to take photographs and make film records of the trip without further recourse or compensation to me. I understand and agree that such photographs and/or film records may be used for commercial and/or promotional purposes. * Section 4 I acknowledge and appreciate that great white sharks are wild animals as with all wild animals there is no 100% guarantee that I will see sharks. I acknowledge that no refunds will be made for non-sightings and will make no attempt in contacting ASEC, VISA or MASTERCARD or bank in an attempt to be refunded.



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