Hermanus l Western Cape l South Africa expeditions@sharkexpeditionsafrica.co.za
+27 (0)83 225 7648


Africa's wild oceans


Africa's iconic predators


Working together to protect Africa's sharks

Ocean Wilderness Safari

A true ocean wilderness safari & shark science adventure through southern Africa's diverse oceans.

About Your 1-day Ocean Wilderness Safari

Expedition Location

Join Shark Expeditions Africa on a 1-day ocean wilderness experience from Hermanus, around Danger Point to Dyer Island and the white shark capital of the world, where you might just see each and every species in the Marine Big 5. Then it's into Walker Bay in search of sharks, where expedition members will get hands-on with these incredible ocean predators.

Expedition Season

Year round.

Expedition Itinerary

07h45: Meet at the New Harbour, Hermanus for a 15 minute briefing about what to expect in the day ahead. 08h00-11h30: Launch and begin your guided tour of this ocean wilderness, where you might see each and every one of the Marine Big 5! 12h00: It's shark science time! For the next 2.5 hours you will get hands-on shark science experience with our expedition team. 15h30: Arrival back in the New Harbour and scientific debriefing.

Expedition Gear

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

The Expedition Science

This is a journey of ocean exploration as we go in search of all the incredible and iconic marine animals found in this blue wilderness. The first part of your day is spent observing the behaviour and ecology of each animal we meet, and engaging with the expedition leader to learn about ocean conservation and science in this diversity hotspot. The second part of this expedition is all about the shark science, and we will collect data on the biology and ecology of each and every shark, skate and stingray we meet. Each shark will be sampled, tagged and released, providing invaluable data into a decade-long shark tagging project in Walker Bay!


R3900pp. Minimum of 4 people. Maximum of 10 people.

A true ocean wilderness safari

Join our expedition team as we take you on the ultimate ocean wilderness adventure and Marine Big 5 safari. This expedition combines a a full day guided ecotour and shark science experience to give you the ultimate day out in Africa's blue wilderness.

Contact Shark Expeditions Africa

Book Your Expedition

+27 (0)83 225 7648

Shark Expeditions Africa

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

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