Summing up the surprises of the 2016

Summing up the surprises of the 2016 white shark season, Seal Island, False Bay Leigh de Necker   White sharks typically visit False Bay’s Seal Island to take advantage of vulnerable young of the year Cape fur seal pups when they start entering the water to feed. This is generally between March and September, however, this season showed a number of deviations from the expected norms. We took a trip to the Island towards the end of January and before we even had any bait in the water, we had seen a shark. We were beyond excited by the chance [...]

By |2018-11-06T11:21:48+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Summing up the surprises of the 2016

A Wrap of Our Season

Well, this has been my first season working with African Shark Eco-Charters and definitely not my last. Not only has my entire perseption on Great White Sharks changed since iv started working with them, but iv also grown a love for the amazing animals which at one stage didnt think was possible. Staying this, If you are one of those people (like i was) which didn't really know the facts about Great White Sharks or their behavior I highly recommend you booking a trip with us - You will be amazed! This year was a strange year for us - [...]

By |2016-10-11T09:36:41+00:00September 28th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Wrap of Our Season

The sharks are back in Town

With back to back morning and afternoon trips to Seal Island, it's safe to say our Great White Shark friends are back! On average we have been having 3-6 different Great White Sharks around our boat on a Dive Trip and even more number of predations in the am trips. It was great to see some return Great White Sharks from the previous seasons (which we've named individually according to distinct markings) and some new ones too. Today, Wednesday 13th July 2016 we were greeted by our biggest Great White Shark of the season, which was estimated to be around [...]

Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island

Cape Fur Seals at Dawn  Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island Cape Fur Seals are intensely curious animals, using their large, well developed eyes and sensitive mouths to investigate virtually everything in their environment.  But when White Sharks are about, such curiosity is abandoned and all eyes search anxiously beneath the surface. Seal Islandis populated by approximately 60 000 Cape Fur Seals. Adult male Cape Fur Seals are up to 2.7 meters in length and 350 kilograms in mass. They usually mature at about 3 years, but generally do not become large and powerful enough to defend breeding [...]

By |2018-11-07T10:21:11+00:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: Interesting Articles|Tags: , |Comments Off on Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island

Shark Cage Diving – Breathtaking, but not scary!

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters - “Breathtaking, but not scary!” Reviewed 17 February 2014 "An unforgettable experience. From start to end, the trip was amazing. The office staff was incredibly helpful in communicating frequently about our trip (weather was touch-and-go, so the decision to green-light the trip was made the previous day) and responding to 7pm text messages asking for directions to the pier. The dive itself was spectacular. It is an early start, but not bad if you're in Cape Town, and the trip out to Seal [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00February 19th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving – Breathtaking, but not scary!

Shark Cage Diving Trip Report – 29 January 2014

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters African Shark Eco-Charters is pleased to announce that the 2014 Great White Shark season has officially opened in False Bay, and we ran our first official shark cage diving trip of the season today. Even though we had good shark activity on our "test run" out to Seal Island last week Thursday, we were still not too sure what to expect for out trip today as it is still so early in the season, but we were extremely hopeful. We had a small group of guests on board with us this [...]

Great White Shark Scavengers

Great White Sharks are opportunistic scavengers and will often feed on whale carcasses. Photo by Matt Dicken Great White Sharks are opportunistic scavengers and will often divulge in a free meal when they can get it, including meat from a whale carcass. Although the likelihood of a Great White Shark hunting or killing large whales is very slight, they will readily feed off a dead while that has been killed by a passing ship or drowned by entanglement. Meat from a whale carcass provides Great White Sharks with a plentiful meal which is high in energy-rich blubber. Because [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Great White Shark Scavengers

Familiar faces on our great white shark trips

Familiar Faces on our great white shark trips. I know our blogging has been a bit on the slow side, but we have been so busy on our great white shark trips that we have scarcely had a chance to sit down and blog. So, forgive us, but here is a great one for you! So June has just gone and it hasn't failed to provide us with some amazing predation activity and breaches. There also hasn't been a shortage of great whites around the boat either. There's been plenty happy faces on our great white shark trips, both in [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00July 2nd, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Familiar faces on our great white shark trips