Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

Apex Shark Expeditions is a licensed shark cage diving tour operator.

Our Ethos: Respect, admiration and passion for wildlife that is shared through a safe, educational and personal experience with every guest who we are fortunate enough have join us.

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"Not every day is a Planet Earth day, but we will do our best to make it a special one"

Why book with Apex Shark Expeditions?

We offer the smallest group size of any shark diving operation in South Africa by 50%. Therefore 40% of all Apex guests are repeat guests, the highest repeat rate in the industry!

What this means for you:

-  An educational experience where guides will interact with you as an individual.

-  Longer time and less guests in the cage on average per person of any shark operation.

-  Lots of space to be able to see and photograph the sharks from a specially designed vessel that offers both high and low photographic options.

-  More flexibility for us to spend time looking at other marine wildlife.

Situated in Cape Town, we operate in one of the most richly diverse oceanic habitats 

Expert and passionate crew providing you with an intimate and insightful experience

We are committed to conservation. We'd like you to leave as ambassadors for sharks.

We know how to get close to the sharks while maintaining respect as we care and love the sharks


We offer shark trips in various locations, the most popular being Cape Town and Gansbaai. In order to make it easier to choose the location that best suits your requirements, we have listed the differences below:



Cape Town


Location ex Cape Town 45 minutes 2 ½ hours  
Total Guests 12 people - smallest in the industry 20 – 37 guests  
Cage 4 persons Up to 9 persons  
Water Visibility Seal Island - 7 Gill sharks 15-20ft to 40ft
Cape Point - Mako & Blue sharks, 30ft with 60ft +
Average 6ft  
Trip Duration 3 - 4 hours 2 - 3 hours  
Shark Species Seven Gill Sharks 90% of trips
Mako Shark 75%
Blue Shark 95%
Bronze Whaler Shark seasonal
Great White Shark 50 - 60%
Bronze Whaler Shark 90%
Other Sightings 65 000 Cape Fur Seals, Africa’s largest island based colony Boulders beach Penguins 2500 birds, just 2 minutes from launch site.
Seasonally 3 whale species, Southern Right, Humpback and Brydes
Seasonally 3 Dolphin species , Common, Dusky and Bottlenose.
Up to 20 species of Seabirds recorded
Spectacular scenery of Table Mountain & Cape Point visible simultaneously.
Seals swimming en route Occasional sightings of Dolphin and Whales in season Penguins and various other bird species  
Nearby Attractions Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (world’s richest floral kingdom and various large mammal species). Kirstenbosch gardens
Constantia Winelands
Atlantic Seaboard with Hout bay & Camps Bay beaches
Penguin Sanctuary
Wine farms


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This is a great opportunity to experience all aspects of Shark behaviour and witness these creatures in their natural habitat.
South Africa is on a 21 day LOCK DOWN from midnight 26 March to 16 April. Bookings are OPEN for trips hereafter. Stay home and stay safe. |