Seal Island which is in False Bay near Simon’s Town South Africa is home to 50,000 + Cape fur seals during the winter months (May – September). The seals are there to breed and raise their young. The great white shark is attracted to Seal Island because of the young and inexperienced fur seals who are on their first forays off the island.
Seal Island at this time of year is the place to witness the great whites breaching out of the water as they hunt the seals from below. During my trip to Seal Island I saw many natural predation events including a few breaches. The boat also carries a decoy shaped like a seal which we tow behind the boat and hope to see a breach up close.
After witnessing the morning predation, we get into the cage to watch for the great whites to pass by the cage underwater. It is awesome to see this huge shark up close. A great trip which I will do again.