Apex Shark Expeditions

 

Apex Shark Expeditions is owned and run by Chris and Monique Fallows. Famous for their Discovery Channels "Air Jaws" and "Ultimate Air Jaws" documentaries, they are recognized for their conservation and education efforts of the great white and other species of shark.

They are located in Simon’s Town, 45 minutes from Cape Town. It is from here they operate daily trips, 5 and 10 days expeditions to Seal Island in False Bay.

Seal Island is world famous for the unique breaching white sharks (Great white shark hunting behaviour). This can be seen nowhere else in the world on such a frequent basis. They do also offer cage diving on the same trip so it is a great opportunity to see all types of great white shark behaviour in one trip.

Apex Shark Expeditions cater for a maximum of 12 guests per trip with 3 to 4 crew. They have chosen to work with small groups so that they can give an intimate and educational encounter with the great white shark. The smaller groups also allow for better viewing and photographic opportunities and longer cage dives.

The high season is April to the middle of September. You can see the different behaviour throughout the season but as a general rule, there are higher numbers of sharks around the boat earlier in the season and more intense natural predation (hunting) from early July onwards.

Guests will also have close views of the 60 000 strong Cape fur seal colony on Seal Island as well as various sea birds (Cape Comorant, bank cormorant, penguins, black backed kelp gull on a regular basis). Although The Great White Shark is the target species Apex likes to make the most of all wildlife seen in False Bay. On their trips they are always on the lookout for whales, dolphins, birds etc to give their guests an around marine experience.

Apex Shark Expeditions will be running a variety of special expeditions in 2012. For more information visit www.apexpredators.com or email info@apexpredators.com