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Curated Ocean Discovery Experience

Discover alluring False Bay. Take an enchanting ocean exploration with your family. Listen to enthralling curation on the bay and the inhabitants thereof whilst hearing the whistling of dolphins, the powerful blow from a whale, visit famous Seal Island, cage dive with sharks, see endangered birds close up, smell the sea breeze……feel the sky..........

YOU’RE ALIVE!

QUICK info

  • Meeting:

    The exact meeting times are confirmed with you the afternoon before your trip. Times are subject to change based on weather, sightings and how many trips are scheduled for the day

  • Transfers:

    Door to door transfers arranged at an additional cost

    Add to your experience and choose a Harley or a Vntage sidecar as your ride (driver included)

  • Duration:

    3- 4 hours from our meeting point in Simon's Town

  • Guest Capacity:

    The vessel is licensed for 12 guests and 4 crew

  • Includes:

    E-Booklet on the marine animals of False Bay.

    Light lunch aboard includes gourmet sandwiches, quiche, fresh fruit, crisps, chocolates, sweets, juice and refreshments.

    Diving gear ( if you wish to dive).

  • What to Bring:

    Dress in layers, Warm weather jacket, closed shoes, beanie, scarf and hat/cap

    Polarized sunglasses

    Mask, snorkel and wetsuit (if you have your own, otherwise we will supply this equipment)

    Towel & bathing costume if you are cage diving

    Sun block

    Camera 

  • Note:

    Ocean Adventure Promo is restricted to SA passport and ID holders only.

    We need a minimum of 6 guests for this trip to go. 

    Children from 5 years old permitted under adult supervision.

     

    Jump onboard - watch the vid here.

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Situated in the Atlantic Ocean between the mountainous Cape Peninsula and the Hottentots Holland mountains, the mouth of the bay faces south and is demarcated by Cape Point to the west and Cape Hangklip to the east. Bartholomeu Diaz, the first European seafarer anchored off the coast of South Africa, described False Bay as "Gulf between the mountains" in 1488. 

 

A lesser-known fact is that False Bay is the gateway to the Marine Big Five - Seals, Penguins, Sharks. Dolphin and Whales.

view our boat and cage view our digital booklet

 

Apex shark expeditions have operated in False bay for over a quarter of a century and have built up an unsurpassed understanding of the wildlife of the Capes oceans. We have been the first choice of over 70 international documentary crews including BBC’s Planet Earth, Life, Africa , Discovery channels Air Jaws series, National Geographic, 60 minutes, Carte Blanche and many others. 

 

The Crew

Ryan, Talishia, Lunga & Bongani are qualified and trusted guides that are well-connected with local fishing and marine communities which means instant communication on sightings as they happen. This first line of communication will take you right to the action fast.  

 

 

       What are you waiting for?

APEX SHARK EXPEDITIONS HAS WON THIS AWARD SIX YEARS IN A ROW.

Please note:

Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

We will however, give you realistic expectations before making a booking

Bookings are essential as space is limited.

All payment is to be made in South African Rand. We require credit card details to secure a booking.

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Your Odyssey Awaits you

Your curated voyage of discovery starts in historical Simon’s Town at our marine centre located in the waterfront. Your exact discovery route will be determined by our skippers’ understanding and observation of the environment, the marine activity and the ever changing weather patterns on the day and should include the following.  

08:30 AM

Boulders Beach 

Your vessel's route take you past the naval base and around the Bull nose to Boulders Beach, home to the African Penguin. Bordered mainly by indigenous vegetation 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. The sandy, compact coves 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 3,500 birds in recent years.  Experience Africa’s only penguin species up close in their very own habitat.

 

 

Roman Rock Lighthouse

Built in 1861, it is the only lighthouse in South Africa to be built on a single rock and was the continents first automated light house.  

 

10:00 AM

Seal Island 

Africa’s most densely populated island bound seal colony is home to an incredible 64 000 Cape Fur Seals as well as Cape Cormorants, the endangered Bank Cormorant and a wide variety of other seabirds.

 

African Penguins on Seal Island, South Africa 

 

Shark Watching 

The highlight of the trip will include watching different powerful , predatory shark species including the Sevengill and Bronze Whaler sharks. Cage diving is an option although for those that don’t want to get wet, the boat based shark viewing is just as good! 

 

Sevengill shark False Bay

11: 30 AM

Whales

As we navigate the waters of False bay,  it is not uncommon to encounter the most fascinating ocean giants on our planet, whales. These may include Southern Right, Humpback and Bryde’s whales.  From June to November, up to 3,500 Southern Right whales mate and give birth along the South African coast. 

 

fluke of a whale

 

Dolphins

Pods of wild dolphin are regularly encountered surfing the bow wave or riding the wake of the boat and during the late summer and autumn months mega pods of dolphin in excess of 1000 animals are often encountered. Their sounds of communication clearly emitting through the boat bringing you closer to nature than ever before.

 

12: 00 AM

Kalk Bay 

Your homeward route skirts the small villages that line the shores of False Bay including St James –famous for the Herbert Baker designed houses, Cecil John Rhodes final resting place and Kalk Bay, a traditional fishing village which still retains much of its original character. 

 

Kalk Bay

 

Simon's Town

 

Return to Simon’s Town Pier . Complimentary Tea / Coffee and biscuits at our shop.

Stop at any of the restaurants closeby for a delicious lunch or an early dinner before heading on your journey.

 

Family

 

 

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Ride with the wind

                                  Harley Davidson Chauffeur 

Catch a ride to or from your Ocean Adventure experience on the back of a Twin Engine Harley Davidson. This is a 'must do' at least once! Smell the Fynbos, feel the wind, hear the unique sound of the Harley ..... pop-pop... pop-pop... pop-pop and take back your freedom.

 

The one hour scenic ride includes Seapoint Beach front, Atlantic seaboard, Chappies, Hout Bay, Noordhoek, Cape Point with photo-stops along the way.

Don't worry! Your ride includes an experienced Harley Davidson rider to ensure your safety. 

 

 

Includes: Harley Davidson, Experienced Rider / Driver , Helmet and safety briefing.                                                       

Dress Code: Exactly the same as for your Ocean Adventure: long pants, long sleeved shirt, light jacket and closed shoes.

 

                Or Take a Vintage Sidecar to your Ocean Adventure

Have your breath taken away in a 1960’s vintage Red Army 750cc motorbike with sidecar. Experience the beauty of the Cape Peninsula in a once-in-a-lifetime-trip on an exotic classic from yesteryear.

Your chauffeured transfer can be used as a one way transfer to or from your Ocean Adventure experience. Your expert driver is enthusiastic about sharing our beautiful Cape Peninsula in a unique way with you.The suggested route is Cape Town city - Atlantic seaboard - Hout bay - Chapmans peak drive - Noordhoek - Scarborough - Redhill - Simon's Town and inbound will be the same in reverse.

 

The vehicle has three seats and has capacity for the chauffer plus two and up to three guests on selected bikes. Prior to departure, all guests are suited up in retro leather jackets, goggles & helmets and handed a complimentary bandana to ensure you fully experience the thrill of a lifetime! Way to go!

 

 

Includes: sidecar with driver, 2 - 3 guests, riding gear (leather jackets, helmets, goggles), complimentary bandanas.

Dress Code: Exactly the same as for your Ocean Adventure: long pants, long sleeved shirt, light jacket and closed shoes.

 

Why not try something on the side?

 

Ocean Adventure Weekend 

 A gift to those who love the Sea 

from R 6500,00 pp 

Travel to the beauty of the Mother city for a ocean escape unlike any other, where you'll find pristine beaches, big ocean animals and flaura and fuana landscapes.

Take a scenic hike along the coastline from Simon's Town where there are breathtaking hidden beaches just waiting to be discovered. Explore the Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve that's alive with a colourful array of birds and wildlife. The Cape's sun-kissed shores and weather make this an ideal destination for ocean and nature lovers.

 

 

Let your adrenaline pumping as you embark on your Curated Ocean Adventure Exploration. Enjoy the big ocean animals and stunning views of the Cape Peninsula from off shore. Divers and snorkelers will have no end of underwater wonders to explore, including sharks, dolphins, penguins, whales and a seal snorkel experience in beautiful Hout Having a close encounter snorkelling with the Cape Fur Seals of Cape Town as they swim gracefully in their natural environment is incredibly special. The action begins as soon as you enter the water as these furry counterparts swim beside you, often mimicking your movements.

Take a tour through the many museums, Kirstenbosch gardens and national monuments located in the Mother city. Wander through the artisanal markets where you can find artistic curios and experience the laid-back culture of the locals. Then head to one of the many fine dining restaurants for a Cape Malay special.

If you're looking for the ultimate escape, contact our experts and book your Ocean Adventure package today. 

 

 

 

 

Package includes:

Car hire                                                                                                                     

Three night’s accommodation - 4 star bed and breakfast with Wi-fi                                                              

Ocean Adventure experience                                                                                             

Seal snorkelling experience

 

Package excludes:   

Flights                                                                                                                              

Meals not specified 

Transfers                                                                                                                                                      

Items of a personal nature                                                                                                                                        

 

Book with confidence terms. If travel restrictions are implemented by your local government or the government of South Africa due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel, then FREE cancellation applies up to 14 days

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