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Africa's wild oceans


Africa's iconic predators


Working together to protect Africa's sharks


1/2 day extreme shark science expedition

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Deep blue diving with blue & mako sharks

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1-day Shark Science Expedition

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1-day Ocean Wilderness Expedition

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5-day Ultimate Shark Science Expedition

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Join Shark Expeditions Africa for your next bucket list ecotourism adventure

Each expedition is designed with people and sharks in mind, and we go above and beyond to show this at every opportunity. As a team member on our expeditions, you have a say in how your experience unfolds - helping us provide you with the most personalized shark experience in Africa. Shark Expeditions Africa is committed to shark and ocean conservation, and each of our expeditions contributes real data to the management of species and spaces in Africa's wildest places. Choose a 1/2-day, 1-day or 5-day expedition spanning two incredible oceans, or let us plan your bespoke expedition and fulfill your wildest, shark-filled dreams.
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Beskpoke Expeditions

Tailor-made Shark Expeditions

At Shark Expeditions Africa we understand that adventurous travelers like to experience the wonders of Africa's oceans in different ways. From coastal flights soaring over the western Indian Ocean in search of sharks, to individually led expeditions throughout Africa by our Expedition Leader, we can make your ultimate shark expedition dreams come true.

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The Expedition Vessel


Majestic is an 11.4 meter live-a-board Gecat fitted with 2 x 300Hp Suzuki outboard engines. She is licensed for 12 people, including 10 clients, your Expedition Leader and Skipper Steve.  There is a large cabin, ensuring expedition members are warm and dry - even in foul weather conditions.

why shark expeditions africa?

our team

Exceptionally skilled and experienced professionals.


our commitment

Shark Expeditions Africa is committed to providing a responsible eco-tourism experience with meaningful scientific outcomes.


about the shark science

All data collected during each and every expedition are used to support a decade-long, ongoing study on the role of sharks in ocean ecosystems by our sister company, the South African Shark Conservancy.

About the Shark Expeditions Africa Team

Our team is comprised of passionate, knowledgeable and experienced specialists who excel in every aspect of each expedition, from service to science to innovation. Not only are we committed to providing an unparalleled expedition experience to fulfill your dreams, we are 100% committed to scientific integrity and ocean conservation.

Meet the Expedition Team

Meag McCord

Expedition leader

Meaghen is a shark scientist with more than 17 years' experience studying sharks. Forbes Women Africa named her one of Africa's Water Warriors for her contributions to ocean conservation.


Steve Smuts


With more than 30 years at sea working as a skipper for fishing and charter companies, Steve's knowledge of the ocean and boats is unparalleled.


Mariana Smal


Mariana has spent many years working in the eco-tourism industry. She is passionate about people and conservation, and goes above and beyond to provide a world-class experience.


Real Science / Real Data / Real Conservation

Over the past 17 years Expedition Leader, Meaghen McCord, has contributed to groundbreaking and meaningful shark science in South Africa and abroad. She founded the South African Shark Conservancy - a renowned NGO - and has tagged over 2000 sharks, skates and stingrays in South Africa with the assistance of her team and people like you! When you join Meaghen on an expedition you become an integral member of our scientific team, contributing real data to improve shark conservation on the African continent.

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+27 (0)83 225 7648

Shark Expeditions Africa

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

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