When making a booking for shark cage diving it is important that you have realistic expectations. If you want to see a specific behaviour, we'll happily advise you on the best times to book for the best chance of seeing that behaviour.
You're encouraged to have a look at our seasonal guidelines (above) that we've developed over the last 18 years. Please remember that this is a guideline only and that sightings on any trip can never be guaranteed - we're sure you'll appreciate that working with sharks is as wild as it comes!
There is a huge variety of other marine wildlife in False Bay and many of these animals are only seen at certain times of the year. There are also good months for seeing multiple species together, but these may be out of peak months for special behaviour. As an example, July is a fantastic month to see the Great Whites hunting seals. It is however, not the best month for seeing dolphins or Southern Right Whales. If you choose mid to late August there is a good chance to see both natural predation Southern Right Whales.
Great White Sharks are wild animals and free to roam wherever they please. Each shark has its own personality - some choose to interact and some don't. We do our absolute best to find sharks on each trip, but we cannot force the sharks to appear at our boat. False Bay, however, does offer fantastic opportunities to see Great Whites, especially in the high season. Outside of this time, your chances can vary from year to year.
Apex Shark Expeditions prides itself on having an "entire ecosystem" approach to our expeditions, not focusing on any one species. We want you to enjoy False Bay and all it has to offer, not just the sharks. If you wish to read up on what is truly special about our area have a look at the various scientific papers we have written, check out our scientific research papers.
Our guests are encouraged to approach each of our expeditions with enthusiasm and curiosity. We're confident in our knowledge and ability to show you as much of what False Bay has to offer as possible.