Giving Back


Marine Primary School

Each year we host school learners on an educational and fun filled shark trip! Most recently, we invited 11 Grade 5 learners from Marine Primary School based in Ocean View (15km from Simon’s Town), to join us on an exclusive excursion. 


After much planning and approval from the school, we picked up all the children from the school with our trusted transfer company’s vehicle. They were then transported to our headquarters in Simon’s Town, where they got to meet all the crew and were given a safety briefing. The children could hardly contain themselves as they made their way to the harbor nearby, where they departed on a trip of a lifetime!


All students are currently learning Natural Sciences and had for the most part, only read about the ocean in their textbooks. Many of them had never been on a boat before! On their trip, they observed penguins, seagulls, and the local Cape Cormorant. We took them to see the famous seal island, where they witnessed the over 60,000 Cape Fur Seals. The most exciting part for all of them was seeing the Bronze Whaler sharks!

During their 2-hour trip, they were provided with a healthy light lunch and snacks while the friendly crew made up of Bongani and Ryan taught them about conservation and answered all of their questions.

Children are the future and are crucial to conserving these magnificent creatures. 

We support the Following Organisations

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Amy Foundation

Only 43% of South African students who start grade 1, graduate high school. The Amy Foundation, is a non-profit organistion that offers programmes which develop and empower youngsters, aged 5 – 35 years from challenged and vulnerable communities. They offer after-school programmes in Gugulethu and Bonteheuwel. Their after-school programmes incude academic support, life skills, youth skills development and greenery and environmental.


The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

We sponsored gift vouchers for the Laureus Charity Ball 2023 held at Cape Town International Convention Centre at the end of 2023. The Charity Ball (in collaboration with the Cape Grace), raised R1 million for the ongoing work done by the Foundation to support over 25 Sport for Social Development programs across South Africa.


Reach for a Dream

Reach For A Dream seeks to alleviate the strain that life-threatening illnesses place on sick children and their families by providing these dreamers with the opportunity to believe in their greatest wish. The Foundation has been providing dreams to children all around South Africa for 35 years.



TEARS is a non-profit animal welfare organisation based in the Southern Peninsula. They visit vulnerable communities daily to collect and transport animals for sterilisation, provide basic animal healtcare such as vaccination and pest control as well as rescue homeless, unwanted and injured animals.


Panthera Africa

Panthera Africa is a non-profit organisation, providing a sanctuary for captive bred big cats, where they are protected and prosper for the rest of their lives. They provide and educational platform in which they create awareness about conditions big cats face in captivity. We had the honour of sponsoring vouchers for their 8th Anniversary Fundraiser.

Ukhanyo Primary School

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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.

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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. 



27 June 2023

Next trip 28 June

*Trip status updated daily at 16h00 SAST