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Shark Cage Diving Cape Town plus Boulders & Cape of Good Hope Tour (Incl. round trip transfers)

Cape Town

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Activity Description

Your full-day tour starts with collection from your hotel in Cape Town or surrounds. The exact time will be confirmed with you via email the day before the trip. The itinerary for the day will depend on the timing of your shark trip. The morning shark trip will follow with the afternoon land tour. If you have booked an afternoon shark trip, the land tour will take place in the morning. The exact timing of the day will be communicated the day before via email.

Morning Shark Trip
The travel to the Southern Peninsula is just 45-55 minutes from the city center of Cape Town. Meet the crew at the Apex Shark Expeditions shop. Guests are welcomed aboard White Pointer II. A full safety and weather briefing is given before departure.

Possible shark species can include the bronze whaler shark and the seven gill-cow shark.
Whales, dolphins, and many species of sea birds are often encountered on this adventurous expedition. As we adopt an eco style of operating our trips, going to sea with Apex is like going on a safari game drive and we will try to take in as much marine wildlife as possible on our trips

Once we arrive we will decide on the best spot to weigh anchor and begin attracting sharks to the vessel.
The cage is then deployed where it floats next to our vessel. Once a shark approaches our boat, bait is kept in the water to keep the shark around long enough for identification, viewing, and cage diving purposes.
If the weather conditions are favorable, guests will be readied for cage diving. Safety precautions and operational procedures are then explained to any guest wishing to enter the cage. It is important to know that the sharks come very close to the boat so it is not necessary to dive in order to see them. Those not wishing to dive will have excellent views of the sharks regardless. The shark trip duration is +- 3 hours depending on the weather conditions and shark activity and you are invited for complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits at the Apex shop upon your return.
There are many good restaurants in Simon’s Town to have lunch. Salty Sea Dog offers good old fish n’ chips and the Lighthouse Cafe serves up delicious one-of-a-kind dishes which you will want to come back for. Lunch is for your own account.

Five minutes outside of Simon’s Town, you will reach the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony – Home to the African Penguin. Experience these delightful birds up close in their own habitat. The sandy, compact cove with large boulders, offers a home to waddling penguins & their nesting areas. It is one of the few sites where this vulnerable bird can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment. From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown to about 3,000 birds in recent years. This is partly due to the reduction in commercial pelagic trawling in False Bay which has increased the supply of small bait fish, which form part of the penguins’ diet. Bordered mainly by indigenous bush above the high-water mark on the one side, and the clear water of False Bay on the other, the area comprises a number of small sheltered bays, partially enclosed by granite boulders that are 540 million years old.
After that wind your way through the most beautiful scenery to Cape Point.

Cape Point, a World Heritage Site, and protected Nature Reserve is the only place on the planet where one finds an area of vast natural beauty, world renown for its natural vegetation, and rich bio-diversity.
Part of the Cape of Good Hope is not the southern tip of Africa, despite lying at the southwest corner of the Cape Peninsula, just a little south of Cape Point on the southeast corner.
This part of the park is home to an array of fynbos, over 250 species of birds, buck, baboons, and Cape mountain zebra.
There are numerous picnic spots, paths on which one can set off on foot or mountain bike, and tidal pools on almost isolated beaches.
The area is of rich cultural and historical significance and includes monuments to early explorers such as Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias. The Two Oceans Restaurant is a good option for lunch.
Drop off at your hotel is +- 5 pm.

The above itinerary will be reversed when an afternoon shark trip is booked.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round every day except for Christmas and New Year's day. We see a variety of shark species throughout the year according to the seasons, weather, water temperature, and other factors. Trips are weather-dependent and not species-dependent.
WhereWe will pick you up in the Cape Town area. Please indicate where you would like to be picked up. Collection times will be advised the day before VIA EMAIL and can start anytime from 06h00 or 07h00. Our vessel, White Pointer II departs and returns to Simon’s Town Pier, Wharf and Main Street, Simon’s Town.
WeatherWeather permitting. The safety of you, and our guest will not be compromised, and the skipper's decision is final. Final collection times are advised the day before and can be anytime from approx 6 am. Please allow a little flexibility in your itinerary to allow for weather changes.
What to WearWarm clothing in winter: May to September – Closed non-slip shoes, long pants, waterproof jacket and cap / beanie, scarf. In summer: October – April – a light wind breaker, cap/hat, All year round – bathing suit. Bathing suit (donned under your clothing to facilitate changing into your wetsuit aboard)
Things to BringDress in layers, light weather jacket in summer and warm weather jacket, beanie, scarf in winter, closed, non-slip shoes, hat/cap, polarized sunglasses, towel, bathing costume (worn under clothes), sun block & camera. If you are prone to motion sickness, or not used to being anchored at sea, we recommend Sturgeron or Dramamine tablets. Take one the night before your trip and another one and a half hour before we are scheduled to meet. For your own enjoyment of the trip, we recommend that you do not overindulge in alcohol the night before as this may result in you being very seasick the next day.
Guests or SpectatorsSPECIAL: Discounted rates for direct online bookings for the month of August.


Minimum Age8 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


Return transfers to and from your Cape Town accommodation
Tea/coffee/biscuits upon arrival
Light lunch, snacks & refreshments aboard the vessel
Dive gear includes a mask, snorkel, weight belt, and wet suit (5 mm – sizes from small to 6XL).
The Cape Of Good Hope entrance fees.
Complimentary 750ml sustainable aluminum water bottle valued at R 250.00
Educational booklet
Qualified passionate crew


Boulders Beach and Penguin entrance fees. It is not necessary to enter the facility as the penguins are easily viewed from the boardwalk. This stop is usually +- 15 -20 minutes due to time constraints.
Meals not specified.
A surcharge will be applied if pick-up is outside of the immediate Cape Town area.
Optional conservation fees of R35pp


The land leg of this tour rate is based on a minimum of two guests. Should you be a solo traveler, we can still offer you the land tour portion of this trip should you wish to pay double the rate.

No children under 8 years of age. Children are prone to seasickness as are adults, however the affect of seasickness on children is much more pronounced with dehydration being a factor. Children also have a lower threshold for pain and discomfort.

Children 10 years old + will be allowed into the cage on the basis that parents vouch for their aquatic experience.

Times are subject to confirmation the day before.

If you would like a private shark or land tour, please request a quotation.

Sharks are completely wild animals and as such sightings and behavior cannot be guaranteed. We will use our best knowledge in order to give you the most realistic expectations before making a booking. Should no sharks be sighted, we offer a voucher for another trip.

A person must possess a credit card (Amex is not accepted).
The credit card has to fully authenticated (3D secure)
Enabled to make international payments (Please notify your bank)
Sufficient funds on the card
In the event of a payment failure, please contact your bank for authorization & Apex.



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