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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai provided by Great White Shark Tours

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
4.5
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R 2 153,85
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94% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Board the Apex Predator catamaran to see great white and/or copper sharks
Duration:
5h
Group size:
40
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Group size:
    40
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
If the ocean’s apex predator is on your South Africa bucket list, look no further. Come face to face with great white and/or copper sharks in Gansbaai’s cool ocean waters—or watch from the specially designed catamaran for a discounted price. Divers receive a wetsuit, mask, and weights, plus towels after their cage dive; everyone enjoys a light breakfast and warming lunch. Upgrade for transfers from Cape Town or Hermanus.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Catch epic images from the boat—or feel pure adrenaline from the cage
  • Enjoy a continental breakfast, hot lunch, and free Wi-Fi at the clubhouse
  • Dive safely with an ethical operator—all gear hire included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Catch epic images from the boat—or feel pure adrenaline from the cage
  • Enjoy a continental breakfast, hot lunch, and free Wi-Fi at the clubhouse
  • Dive safely with an ethical operator—all gear hire included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14207P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Continental breakfast
  • Dry diving suit for every diver on every trip
  • Mask & weight belt
  • Dry Towels for every diver on every trip
  • Warm lunch on return
  • Light refreshments on the boat
  • Warm showers
  • Secure parking
  • Free Wi-Fi at the crew house
  • Certificate of completion
Exclusions
  • A video link of the trip footage (available at R 200 each after the trip)
  • Transfers to/from accommodation venues
  • Gratuities(optional)
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure & Return Points: Waterfront Central Cape Town Sea Point Green Point Camps Bay Bantry Bay up to 12 Apostles. Please inform us of your preferred pickup location before the trip.
  • 8 Swart St, Van Dyks Bay, 7220, South Africa
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Launch times: Our office will be in contact with you (via text message or email)on the day prior to your dive; between 17h00-18h00 to confirm your meeting time/collection time.
  • We will use the contact number supplied at the time of the booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Continental breakfast
  • Dry diving suit for every diver on every trip
  • Mask & weight belt
  • Dry Towels for every diver on every trip
  • Warm lunch on return
  • Light refreshments on the boat
  • Warm showers
  • Secure parking
  • Free Wi-Fi at the crew house
  • Certificate of completion
Exclusions
  • A video link of the trip footage (available at R 200 each after the trip)
  • Transfers to/from accommodation venues
  • Gratuities(optional)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure & Return Points: Waterfront Central Cape Town Sea Point Green Point Camps Bay Bantry Bay up to 12 Apostles. Please inform us of your preferred pickup location before the trip.
  • 8 Swart St, Van Dyks Bay, 7220, South Africa
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Launch times: Our office will be in contact with you (via text message or email)on the day prior to your dive; between 17h00-18h00 to confirm your meeting time/collection time.
  • We will use the contact number supplied at the time of the booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
523 reviews
Excellent
442
Very good
51
Average
13
Poor
7
Terrible
10

Anthony D
Tiberias, Israel82 contributions
We booked on advice from our hotel and weren't disappointed. The experience was easy throughout with confirmation and questions answered through WhatsApp and fantastic customer service. We were warned before hand that obviously no one can guarantee seeing a shark. They collected us at 0430 and it was approx 2 Hrs from Cape Town. On arrival there was a good breakfast provided (on the boat there was unlimited drinks, snacks and a sandwich, when you return there's a hot lunch). The boat was excellent as were the crew we got very lucky and got to go down 3 times seeing a shark make a numbers of turns every time. I could of gone in a 4th time but had enough at that stage! The only reason this wasn't a 5 star review was that there could of been a bit more of a continuous narrative or brief while on the boat about the sharks etc. The staff were excellent and had huge knowledge when asked. But if they used the microphone to give regular bits of info that would of kept the momentum up between sightings. Would highly recommend.
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello anthonydD8455ZX, Thank you for your great appreciation of the whole shark cage diving experience! It is good to read that we mostly delived more than you expected on such a tour. Thank you for your advice about the narrative that should be more integrated as part of the experience and will certainly keep the excitement flowing! We value our client input as we are always looking for ways to better the shark diving experience. Enjoy your memorable moments and do visit us again sometime in the future! Warm regards from the whole team!
Written 25 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

martalt88
Barcelona, Spain2 contributions
Aug 2019
This was by far one of the best experiences I have ever had. Everything was perfect, we saw almost four white sharks, and all of us had the opportunity to see one. The boat trip was perfect, and we had food and drinks to share. Everybody was so nice. Highly recommended.
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ton.k
5 contributions
Feb 2020
Our experience with Great White Shark Tours is positive, the people are very anthusisastic and helpfull, the boat is very nice with plenty of room for everybody.
During the trip there is food, snack and drinks plenty.
But the first thing we heard when we arrived at there office was that our trip was cancelled because there were to few people to join, that's not something you wanna hear when you just made a 11 hour flight just to visit them.
We could shift to monday but that's not allways possible when you make a one week trip.
Then we found out that there were no Whites around for months because of the visiting orca's and that there boat was not allowed to visit Dyers island because they have not permit for that season and visiting Dyers island was one the main reasons we booked the two trips.
I understand that all these cage dive organisations wanna make some money but please be open over what you really can expect, we fly half the world over to visit you.
If the great white is not on the top of your list then the dive is a fantastic experience with Coppersharks, seals and beautiful dolphins.
Written 13 February 2020
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Dear Anthonie57, Thank you for the enlightened review of your shark diving experience. You have certainly given us room for thought which we will take to heart as we are always looking for ways to improve for better customer experience. Enjoy the delightful memories of the marine wildlife we were privileged to encounter during the trip. Kind Regards from the whole team.
Written 29 February 2020
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hotr0d715
Las Vegas, NV15 contributions
I wasted a day going on this tour, and they never said that sharks were not scene for about a month prior. They should have been more transparent and gave data on when was the last shark sighting. If they had done that, I could’ve made a more informed decision. But they prioritized making money over customer experience. If you decide to book, ask when was the last shark sighting.
Written 14 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good day hotr0d715 , We sincerely sympathize with the disappointment you experienced on your shark cage diving trip. Incidentally, the way we conduct our daily shark cage diving operations has not changed from before or since your trip as we pride ourselves on being professionals, knowledgeable about the sharks in our area, the seasons and the unpredictability of wildlife. It was unfortunate that we had no white shark sightings for the past few weeks, however, lo and behold, yesterday they spotted a 5m great white female shark, the biggest female recorded (and immediately tagged) in Gansbaai. The tagging by resident marine biologists is part of a non-profit contribution to saving sharks. Copper sharks have been sighted sporadically as mentioned to you in our WhatsApp conversation prior to your dive. Please ask for a sighting update when you book your complimentary trip with the voucher you received after the trip and remains valid for 3 years. Kind Regards from the team.
Written 19 May 2021
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Diana
Braunschweig, Germany4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
My experience with Great White Shark Tours (Gansbaai) was breathtaking. The team is friendly, humorous and responds to the wishes of its guests. A rich buffet before the tour, the snacks on the boat and the food after the excursion ensure a full stomach. The boat trip is twice as fun on the well-equipped boat, with the helpful crew and the beautiful view of the sea. There are no questions that cannot be answered by the crew. A temporary detour to the sea lions made my heart beat faster for the first time. All interested guests went with wetsuits into the cage and into the cold water. The copper sharks that were fed joined us promptly and could be seen from close up. It was fascinating and I felt absolutely safe. A great experience, what everybody should do!
Written 20 February 2020
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Hello Dianita107, Thank you for your beautiful, review of your shark diving trip with us. We were over the moon when we read that you found the whole shark diving experience quite breathtaking and we cannot agree with you more - spectacular days at sea where you have the possibility to encounter 2 shark species, 60 000 cape fur seal, a myriad of pelagic birds and even a dolphin and a whale, only come once-in-a-lifetime! Enjoy the priceless memories! Warm Regards from the whole team.
Written 2 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Will
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
It was a great day, a little overcast and windy but that made the boat ride a little more fun. The crew was really knowledgeable and they are all there to support sharks and their natural habitat. It is good to know you support a good cause when you are having so much fun.

We didn't get to see great whites but we saw a bunch of Bronze Whaler Sharks and seals. They were such beautiful creatures and having them swim right beside you is amazing.
Written 17 January 2021
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Blonde98
De Kelders, South Africa37 contributions
Sep 2019
The staff were very experienced, good sound advice and safety precautions were given before going out on the boat. My family went in the cage while I took photos, just amazing to see these mammals in their natural habitat. An absolute must!
Written 27 February 2020
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Hello by Blonde98, We adored your enthusiastic feedback. We are delighted that your family had such a great time with the sharks and had the opportunity to take enough photos to last a lifetime! We cannot agree more, encounters with sharks in their natural habitat is an absolute must-do experience! Warm regards from the whole team.
Written 29 February 2020
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Magnus Öst
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
Dec 2019
Friendly staff but a really commercial trip. We only saw seven smaller sharks. Sad that all the tours are marketed widely with the great white shark. Straight in the beginning of the tour the staff stated that they have not seen a great white in a long time. This trip took us close to a nearby bay where all the other "shark cage tour" companies had their viewing points. We thought the diving was done close to Dyer island because the video & discussion in camp was a lot about that area. It was not.
Written 8 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We wish to repudiate certain facts and therefore give our version of the events related to your tour: • On the morning of the 29th of December you contacted our front office PRO enquiring whether we could accommodate a booking for two. She replied in the affirmative and explained the situation at present regarding the lack of Great White sharks. • Her exact words were: “….the other thing just before you make a final decision, at the moment we have a lack of great white sharks, all the companies, but what we do see is Copperheads and we’ve got numerous of them and they are similar to the Great Whites, but at the moment we cannot guarantee Great White sightings.” • You replied that you understood the situation and still decided to go on the trip. • As per the skipper’s record of this trip more than 50 Copper Head sharks, also known as Bronze Whalers, together with a rare Seven Gill Cow shark was seen at our summer anchor point near Joubert’s Dam, that day. We do not go to Dyer Island until the sharks appear there again. We recognize that the customer is always right and apologize for your trip being less than satisfactory.
Written 14 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leanne T
Manchester, UK42 contributions
Jan 2020
Had a great time doing the shark cage diving with this team. They were very professional, and made us feel very safe.

I got to go in the cage twice and my partner three times. There has not been great white spottings for a while in the area of course no fault of the company, but we did see a huge number of copperhead sharks, which was great too!

Refreshments are plentiful, with breakfast provided before the boat leaves, sandwiches, lollipops, snacks, water and drinks on the boat, and a hot lunch when you return!

Would recommend!
Written 23 January 2020
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Dear Leanne T, Thank you for your delightful review!! It goes without saying that safety is our number one priority, but the fun part comes in as a close second! It is so good te read about your great shark diving time and loved the snacks and the lunch! Enjoy the happy memories of your bucket list adventure with all those copper sharks! Kind Regards from the whole team!
Written 28 January 2020
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Mescoto15
New York City, NY27 contributions
Saw some copper sharks up close & personal, great whites are not in season at shark alley in February. However, it was nice to do the experience overall and see some kind of sharks, something is better than nothing. The team was very nice and the experience was safe. Pick up/drop off, meals and hot showers are offered. Highly recommend this experience if you’re in Capetown.
Written 8 February 2020
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Hello Mescoto15, We are always happy to get feedback from our lovely guests. It is so good to read that you enjoyed the bronze whaler action and the trip. Thanks for the kind words guys, it was a pleasure sharing our world with you! Enjoy the magical memories Regards from the team.
Written 13 February 2020
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