How to watch Shark Week 2023: The 5 best shows to watch

Shark Week 2019 -- Courtesy of Discovery Channel
Shark Week 2019 -- Courtesy of Discovery Channel /

Shark Week 2023 is officially here, and you won’t want to miss out on anything. Here’s a look at how to watch and the five best shows to check out.

Shark Week is one of the summer’s best programming lineups. Every single year, we get to delve into the beauty of these underwater creatures. There is always something new to learn, whether it’s about sharks that were once thought extinct or just learning about new feeding patterns.

The 2023 lineup is made up of some intriguing looks at the world of sharks. There’s a hunt for a shark that went missing in the Bermuda Triangle, and there’s a search for Great Whites in a whale decoy. You won’t want to miss out.

How to watch Shark Week 2023

Before we get into the top programs to watch this week, you’ll want to know how to check it all out. Episodes air on Discovery from 8 p.m. ET/PT each night. The week runs from Sunday, July 23 to Saturday, July 29.

If you happen to miss an episode, don’t worry too much. You can watch it all on discovery+.

5 best shows to watch during Shark Week 2023

We’ll put this in order of the episodes airing. That way, you know if you can watch live or you need to head to discovery+ to see what you missed.

Belly of the Beast: Feeding Frenzy

We’ve seen people head into open water to find out more about these majestic creatures, but there’s something new in Shark Week this year. A team is heading inside a life-size whale decoy and going into a great white feeding frenzy to find out more about these creatures. This could help the team find the largest great white in South African history.

The episode airs on Sunday, July 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Monster of Bermuda Triangle

You’ve heard about missing planes and boats, but what about missing sharks in the Bermuda Triangle? It turns out that a 10-foot pregnant Porbeagle shark vanished here, and now researchers want to understand d what happened.

Dr. James Sulikowski takes a team of divers to this mysterious part of the world. What unknown monstrous predator is to blame for the disappearance of the shark?

The episode airs on Monday, July 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Raiders of the Lost Shark

Matt Dicken and Dickie Chivell head out on a quest in this episode. Dutchess was a shark that went missing in Gansbaai, South Africa many years ago. The two want to figure out where she is.

You see, they don’t believe she’s just disappeared never to be seen again. If you’ve watched Shark Week and other animal shows on Discovery and Animal Planet, you know that creatures are smart and become elusive for protection. Is that what Dutchess has done?

Watch the episode on Tuesday, July 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Shark vs. Snake: Battle of the Bites

Forrest Galante takes us on a new adventure. We head to Western Australia where tiger sharks are turning up dead on beaches with no signs of attack. Is it possible that the deadly sea snake is turning into the biggest threat to tiger sharks?

Forrest takes us on a journey to discovery the truth. Would you have ever through it would come down to shark vs. snake?

Watch the episode on Thursday, July 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Mega Sharks of Dangerous Reef

For the last of the offerings, we head to South Australia to the Eyre Peninsula. The remote islands just off the peninsula are thought to have some of the biggest white sharks in the world.

However, these sharks are very rarely seen. Local fishering reports that they are around, but what’s going on with the creatures? It’s time to dive in to find out.

Watch the episode on Saturday, July 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Shark Week 2023 runs from July 23 to July 29. Watch on Discovery and discovery+.