Different Breaching Techniques Used By Great White Sharks

Following our previous blog post on the anti-predatory strategies of the Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island, here is a post which focuses on the different breaching techniques used by Great White Sharks when hunting for prey. Over millions of years, Great White Sharks have adapted their hunting techniques to include breaching as an effective means to hunt certain species of prey. Seal Island in  False Bay, South Africa is home to the "flying" Great White Sharks, and offers the unique opportunity to witness the highest number of natural predatory events between Great White Sharks and Cape Fur Seals in the world. [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00October 31st, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Different Breaching Techniques Used By Great White Sharks

Anti-predatory Strategies of Cape Fur Seals

Natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals   Anti-predatory strategies of Cape Fur Seals are often observed at Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa. Seal Island provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals, and to observe social interactions among both species. Cape Fur Seals are constantly aware of the imminent threat of Great White Sharks in the area, which is heightened during the winter months (June - August), when the predation of Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals is most intense. Cape Fur Seals have their [...]

Magical False Bay: Home of the “flying” (breaching) Great White Shark

Seal Island, False Bay is home to the "flying" (breaching) Great White Sharks, and offers the unique opportunity to witness natural predations of Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals. What make False Bay so special is that this behaviour can be seen  more frequently here than any other shark spot in the world. False Bay is home to an abundance of marine life, and on many of our trips you will get to see Southern Right Whales, varying-sized schools of Dolphins, thousands of penguins and you can witness over 64 000 seals on Seal Island. We also see pelagic [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:01+00:00January 9th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Magical False Bay: Home of the “flying” (breaching) Great White Shark

Great White Shark natural predations at Seal Island, False Bay

Natural predation of a Great White Shark on a Cape Fur Seal Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals and to observe social interactions among both species. Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They  surface with such force and explosive energy that it propels [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:01+00:00December 11th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Great White Shark natural predations at Seal Island, False Bay

AIRJAWS: “Flying” (breaching) Great White Sharks of South Africa

“Flying” Great Whites of False Bay Airjaws 1 and 2 is the most successful shark show ever made by Discovery Channel, and it concentrates on the “flying”  (breaching) great white sharks of Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa. The boat it was filmed on was the ‘Blue Pointer”, operated by Rob Lawrence of African Shark Eco-Charters. According to Rodney Fox, Peter Benchley and Rocky Strong, as well as the whole National Geographic film crew who were out with us in 1999, they believe it to be the best place on the planet to see natural predator-prey interaction as well [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:01+00:00November 28th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on AIRJAWS: “Flying” (breaching) Great White Sharks of South Africa

Great White Sharks Breaching!?

“Flying” Great Whites of False Bay Great White Sharks breaching!? Don’t you mean whales breaching? Nope it’s true, and you have to see it with your eyes to believe that Great White Sharks can “fly”. Seal Island, False Bay, Cape Town is home to the “flying” Great White Sharks. This is a term used for the Great White Sharks’ unique ability to breach out of the water. This breaching behaviour can be seen nowhere else on earth on such a regular basis. This unique hunting behaviour has become world renowned and put False Bay on the map for [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:02+00:00November 26th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Great White Sharks Breaching!?

Breaching Great White Shark Shows Off Maginicent White Belly

Breaching Great White Shark shows off magnificent while belly Did you know...the Great White Shark gets its name from its universal all-white belly. The dorsal colouring however, ranges from pale to dark grey, and can vary tremendously depending on the lighting, water colour and vizibility. Awesome picture taken by Rob Lawrence of an under-belly breach! Join us on one of our "Airjaws" shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breachingbehaviour of the Great White Sharks. This is certainly something that you do not want to miss! Here is some further information on our Great White Shark breaching trips. [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:02+00:00November 22nd, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Breaching Great White Shark Shows Off Maginicent White Belly

Breaching Great White Shark clears the air at Seal Island, False Bay

Breaching Great White Shark clears the air at Seal Island, False Bay A Great White Shark breaches clear out of the water at Seal Island, False Bay. Join us on one of our "Airjaws" shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breaching behaviour of the Great White Sharks. This is certainly something that you do not want to miss! Here is some further information on our Great White Shark breaching trips. We would consider our high season to be from May to end of August and the best months for the predation and breaching activity is during June, [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:02+00:00November 20th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Breaching Great White Shark clears the air at Seal Island, False Bay

Shark Breaching Trips

The shark breaching trip“AIRJAWS”  is the most popular trip we offer. It is a combination trip of shark breaching and shark cage diving. Shark breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They  surface with such force and explosive energy that it propels ( breach) the shark right out of the water. The great white shark will try and catch the young smaller inexperienced seals. The best time is just before and at sunrise and mainly at certain area’s around the island and only for a few months of the [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:02+00:00November 17th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Shark Breaching Trips

Ultimate “AIRJAWS” shark breaching trips with African Shark Eco-Charters

Our ultimate "AIRJAWS" trip is the most popular trip that African Shark Eco-Charters has to offer, and is a combination trip which focuses on the natural predations, breaching, shark cage diving and surface viewing all on one trip. This adventurous 5.5 hour breaching and shark cage diving trip ventures out to Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa, the only place in the world where the natural predations and breaching activity occurs so regularly. We depart early in the morning as the best time to witness the Great White Shark's natural predatory interaction with the Cape Fur Seals is just before [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:02+00:00November 16th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ultimate “AIRJAWS” shark breaching trips with African Shark Eco-Charters