Right from my first Enquiry through to disembarking today I can honestly say that the service provided from African Shark Eco Charters has been fantastic. The boat was well equipped & there wasn't a large number of people on the boat. The transfer was on time, clean (even had little pillows as it was an early morning pick up!). We headed out early & there was a massive amount of fog which cleared fully around 9am (we left at 6am). No breaching sightings :( we toured around the island once but because of the fog we didn't see much. We then anchored up & the crew got to work. Sitting on the top deck we did miss some of what was being said to the others in the cabin downstairs but we got the gist of things. After 1 hour the boat next to us had a very small shark surface then go away. 2 hours from anchoring we had a 'drive by' small shark cruised in below the surface then just as quickly cruised away - most didn't see it. The whole 'come hoping not expecting' really is what you have to go with, but it is super disappointing not to have any serious sightings or option to get into the cage - the joys of Mother Nature & wild animals. The staff were really great about it though & did offer a fee reduction.
We did see thousands of seals and birds.
It's an easy drive, if we did it again we'd absolutely drive ourselves & spend the afternoon taking the drive down to the cape & lunching in Simons Town. Ample parking & a great seaside vibe :)
Definitely bring a beanie, gloves, warm jacket & windsheeter jacket. It was cold first up.
Even though there were no sightings, if booking again I'd 100% book with these guys :) a nice day in the water
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