ASEC’S Focus on May 2019

With May came a new insights. May came quickly this year; words we say every year, but this year, there was a difference! With the advent of the Sevengill Broadnose at our famous Seal Island, we had a very interesting albeit different season from those we have become accustomed to over the past 20+ years we have been sharing our beautiful marine eco-system, with you, our guests! Actually, we started seeing this new and exciting evolution to our season from the start of the season in 2018, where we were met with a Sevengill Broadnose Cow Shark at the island [...]

By |2019-06-01T10:02:39+00:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on ASEC’S Focus on May 2019

Birds of False Bay and Seal Island

Not only do we find Cape Fur Seals and Great White Sharks and Seven Gilled Cow Sharks at Seal Island, but the island is host to several bird species. Here is a great blog on birds that call False Bay "home". Cape Cormorants (Phalacrocorax capensis) These black/brown birds with a bright orange gape of the bill and a turquoise eye are found in abundance on Seal Island. This species of cormorant is the most common along our shores, but is confined to the coast. They are found all along the south-western Cape coast and are winter visitors to KwaZulu Natal. [...]

By |2019-05-30T11:26:57+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Birds of False Bay and Seal Island

What’s Been Happening This Season … Part 2

At the return of our shark season... in June, we welcomed some new faces, and were happy to welcome back some old favourites, but we did miss a number of our regular repeat visitors. I would love to tell you that they jumped and played, soaring through the air and doing all the things that have made False Bay famous for the “flying shark”, but this year, as mentioned before, was very different from previous years. Where we experienced breaching on almost every morning trip, and at least 2 or 3 predations, we were met with just a few breaches; [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:28:27+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on What’s Been Happening This Season … Part 2

What’s Been Happening This Season … Part 1

Heading off to Seal Island, False Bay at dawn. Moon still up. Great White Shark Season. For a good couple weeks’ now I have been thinking about putting to words my thoughts and opinions regarding this years’ Great White Season, and I guess now is the moment I have chosen to do it. Great White Sharks at Seal Island. In False Bay, we are subject to a season, not like summer, winter, autumn or spring, but a season in which the Great White Sharks are at Seal Island, which is the only area that we offer the trips [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:31:09+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on What’s Been Happening This Season … Part 1

Latest Tripadvisor review

Fun and Educational Reviewed by Denise N 10 Jul 2018 Fun and Educational The crew are so dedicated and knowledgeable. It was a learning experience as well as an adventure. I felt lucky to have had the opportunity to see even just one great white shark.The crew really does try their best to attract sharks but the sharks have been in low numbers the last couple of seasons so people need to have realistic expectations. They really do try to give everyone the best experience possible given the circumstances on each particular day. Rob, the owner (and he personally skippered [...]

By |2018-11-29T10:49:11+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Reviews, Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Latest Tripadvisor review

When your shark trip is cancelled

We regret to inform you... “We regret to inform you that your shark trip for tomorrow has been cancelled…”Of course, it is the last thing you want to hear when you have been waiting months for your shark trip to eventually roll around; but in reality, it can and does happen from time to time, so when it does, let’s see how we can somehow still make your day a good one! The reason for the cancellation will play a large part in what other activities are on offer, so let’s go through a couple. Is it the weather? Firstly, [...]

By |2018-11-26T08:51:02+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on When your shark trip is cancelled

Summing up the surprises of the 2016

White Shark season, Seal Island, False Bay By: 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 of having an early start to the [...]

By |2018-12-10T07:15:23+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Summing up the surprises of the 2016

Up Close and Almost Too Personal

  Up Close and Almost Too Personal with the Great White Sharks of False Bay with African Shark Eco Charters By Paul Danckwerts How do you write about a great white shark, it’s immense never ending silvery flanks catching the light as it scythes through the bubbly gloom six inches in front of your face? With difficulty. Just to see one of these behemoths is a privilege and an emotional one at that for anybody who knows anything about these misunderstood monsters of the deep. It is captained by Rob Lawrence, one of the pioneers of the shark cage diving [...]

By |2018-12-10T11:17:51+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Up Close and Almost Too Personal

A Wrap of Our Season

My Entire perception on Great White Sharks has changed. Well, this has been my first season working with African Shark Eco-Charters and definitely not my last. Not only has my entire perception 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! [...]

By |2018-12-10T11:29:46+00:00September 28th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on A Wrap of Our Season

Our Great White Shark friends are back!

It's safe to say our Great White Shark friends are back! We have been lucky enough to run back to back Great White Shark trips to Seal Island for the past few weeks. The AM trips have been a real once in a life time experience for our guests with numerous full natural predations, scavenging behavior and predations on our decoy! With a breath taking sunrise almost every morning sets for a photographers dream, giving guests the best possible lighting/background False Bay has to offer! On average we have been having 3-6 different Great White Sharks around our boat on [...]

By |2019-04-02T10:05:04+00:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Our Great White Shark friends are back!