Giving Back

Ukhanyo Primary School

Apex Shark Expeditions regularly hosts the Ukhanyo Primary School in Masiphumelele on trips to Seal Island in False Bay. In addition to this, we have given presentations to the children of Ukhanyo Primary on sharks, the ocean and conservation thereof. This gives underprivileged children in the local community exposure to the marine environment and provides a connection to nature.

Siyaya Skills Institute

Apex Shark Expeditions has sponsored previously disadvantaged students through the Siyaya Skills Institute

Eco Active Sports and Adventure

Each year Apex Shark Expeditions donates to Eco Active Sports and Adventure, a NPO working within our local community that aims to upskill, uplift and empower the communities about water safety and taking care of our environment. This includes teaching children to swim, life guard training and a triathlon team.

Youth Outreach Program

Apex Shark Expeditions partnered with Jennifer Jalene for a Youth Outreach Program with the “Home from Home” foster children to bridge the gap in English Language proficiency for under privileged learners, through the interactive marine safari and shoreline exploration field trip experiences. The twelve children live in Khayelitsha and Ocean View.

Bongani and Lunga were fantastic with the children on our day out on the boat! The children had so much fun and wanted to participate in handling the bait as well. They were all so independent and respectful, and beyond clever and curious. They asked Bongani and Lunga so many questions, including whether the sharks would jump into the boat and have a meal “on us”, or “of us”. The guys adored them!

All of the children were water proficient, and the majority of them knew how to swim and surf, as they are part of the surf therapy program, Waves for Change. And NONE of the children got sea sick, as they were diligent in taking sea sick pills prior. In fact, they were all starving for an actual meal after the boat trip… which is pretty impressive.