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5 Day Shark Trip-Simon's Town

Simons Town

Activity Description

Please note: Only children 9 and older are allowed on the boat!

Over the years we have found our 5 day shark trip to be an incredibly popular package, especially among photographers and Great White enthusiasts, and for those guests who don’t have the opportunity for a full 10 day tour.

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.


ProviderAfrican Shark Eco-Charters
DurationOpen Ended
When* All year round. Closed on Christmas and New Year.
WhereSimons Town
WeatherPlease note that this service is weather and sea condition dependent around the dive sites.
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 SpectatorsThe shark species we hope to encounter may be Great white sharks, Broadnose seven gilled cow sharks, Copper sharks, Mako Sharks, and Blue sharks.


Minimum Age9 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Our 5-day package includes:
5 x Premier Shark Diving ( AIRJAWS TRIPS -in season) trips.
1 x free afternoon trip (terms & conditions apply)
Luxury 4 star accommodation in Simon’s Town. Should you prefer we can also arrange your stay in a guest house or hotel in Simon’s Town.
Transport to and from the airport.
Transport from accommodation to the pier (optional transfer back to the accommodation at extra cost).
All dive gear on the boat.
Light snacks and refreshments on the boat.

ExclusionsWe are able to cater for vegetarians. We are unable to cater for special requirements such as Kosher, vegan and Halal, etc, please self cater.


As we return every day at lunchtime, you will have your afternoons free to yourself. Feel free to explore Cape Town’s many world-famous landmarks, such as Table Mountain, Cape Point, Boulders Penguin Colony, as well as the Constantia Valley wine farms. There is also an excellent golf course 5 minutes away.

We can arrange the following activities for you, and more:
Cape Point and Boulder penguin tours.
Township tours and bicycling through the local township.
Table Mountain trips.
Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch ( highly recommended).

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.

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