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Africa's wild oceans


Africa's iconic predators


Working together to protect Africa's sharks

Shark Science Experience

A 1/2-day shark science and tagging expedition in Walker Bay - the heart of the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot and shark diversity hotspot of southern Africa.

About Your 1/2-day Extreme Shark Science Expedition

Expedition Location

Depart from the New Harbour, Hermanus and explore up to 20km of Walker Bay's coastal waters in search of sharks.

Expedition Season

Year round.

Expedition Itinerary

Two 1/2-day Extreme Shark Science Expeditions run on each suitable sea day. Expeditions are 4 hours each, including a 15 minute safety and scientific briefing before launching, and a 15 minute scientific debriefing following each expedition. Trips times are: 07h30-11h30 (AM) and 12h30-16h30 (PM). Each expedition launches from the New Harbour, Hermanus where we set sail into Walker Bay in search of sharks.

Expedition Gear

Sunscreen, appropriate (warm) clothing, camera, hat.

The Expedition Science

We collect data on the biology and ecology of each and every shark, skate and stingray we meet on the 1/2-day Extreme Shark Science Expedition. Each shark will be sampled, tagged and released, providing invaluable data into a decade-long shark tagging project in Walker Bay!


R2500pp. Minimum of 4 people required per trip. Maximum of 10 people per trip.

A shark experience with difference

Visiting Hermanus and the home of the Marine Big 5? Looking for a shark experience but prefer an intimate ecotourism adventure with a direct conservation impact? Join Shark Expeditions Africa for our 1/2-day Extreme Shark Science Expedition and experience how real shark science is done.

Contact Shark Expeditions Africa

Book Your Expedition

+27 (0)83 225 7648

Shark Expeditions Africa

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

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