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Shark Zone

#15 of 67 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cape Town Central Features Animals
Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 82 894 4979
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Fantastic Service

I was originally set up to dive with an operator in Gansbaai, but 2 weeks before I arrived the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Colleen T
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San Diego, California, United States
Shark tour at Seal Island in False Bay.

Great tour overall. I would have liked a bit more time in the cage, but the viewing I also got... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
algarve1000
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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For a memorable and unique Cape Town adventure, nothing can be more exhilarating than a cage diving and surface viewing tour to meet the mighty great white shark. One of the few places in the world where white sharks can be observed regularly at any time of the year, Gansbaai is known as the shark diving capital of the world. The watery habitat of the apex predator is not glamorous and this tour is highly weather dependent - this is mother nature at her most temperamental and raw; only when you see your first flash of steely grey sliding purposefully towards the boat, will you understand the magnetic beauty of the great white shark. Indescribable. No previous diving experience is necessary to enter the cage and everything you will need to fully enjoy the tour is provided, from your meals, to your dive equipment and even the convenient and comfy shuttle that Shark Zone can provide to get you there. As Cape Town's #1 booking agent for great white shark tours, Shark Zone will make sure you get the best deal, hassle-free!
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
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Opens in 28 min
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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+27 82 894 4979
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was originally set up to dive with an operator in Gansbaai, but 2 weeks before I arrived the orcas came in and scared the sharks away. Thus, my tour was cancelled. I ran into a family, though, who told me about shark zone. I...More

Thank Colleen T
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Great tour overall. I would have liked a bit more time in the cage, but the viewing I also got from the boat made up for it. We saw a total of 5 sharks they said, with the largest being about 4.5 meters. The sharks...More

1  Thank algarve1000
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I went on a dive with this company last year and didn't see any sharks so was told I could have a second free dive. Went back this year and after a lot of emails etc was given my dive but had to pay for...More

1  Thank dorothy m
SharksCapeTown, Owner at Shark Zone, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Thank you for your mail. SHARK ZONE IS AN AGENCY AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OPERATIONS OF THE TOUR. Your complaints has to do with operations and nothing to do with Shark Zone. As you correctly pointed out the second dive & meals...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Booked it through shark zone and this part could not have been other than professional throughout Stephen has been brilliant as an agent. However we arrived at the venue with shark ventures, very excited, we all paid our money. Then in the safety briefing to...More

5  Thank TrickyDickie72
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

To many people on the boat. Long drive to get there from Cape Town. Only one time in the cage. We did see sharks, but I only saw them when I was onboard the boat. I think the crew could have done things better so...More

1  Thank Lars T
SharksCapeTown, Owner at Shark Zone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Dear Lars Firstly,I am terribly disappointed to hear of your experience. SHARK ZONE is only an AGENCY and is NOT RESPONSIBLE for the operations which is the basis for your complaint. I will investigate with operator with regard to that trip and revert to you...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017

Organising the experience: Shark zone was quick to respond, a good communicator and Stephen gave us all the details we required beforehand. This was the cheapest Shark Cage experience and we were also able to book places on short notice (I used this Easter 2016)....More

2  Thank Shiljay
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Seeing a Great White Shark was one of the main reasons for my traveling companion and me to come to South Africa. Overwhelmed by the number of tour operators we decided to trust an advertisement in the official Cape Town Visitors Guide. That brought us...More

2  Thank fowlersbay
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The entire trip was absolutely amazing. I was picked up from my hotel and shuttled over to facility where we were fed breakfast and given a break down of the events to come. All of the information provided before was spot on and the staff...More

2  Thank kluke89
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Firstly, Stephen is an agent for and charges R150 to book for others. We booked for two and when we arrived they told us that their fee is R150 cheaper than what Stephen charges so they are not sure why people book with him. Also...More

2  Thank ThePr0fe550r
SharksCapeTown, Owner at Shark Zone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

To whom it may concern Firstly Shark Zone is an AGENCY and NEVER purports to be anything else so there is no sensationalism in your heading whatsoever. We do NOT CHARGE any booking fee and our rates are LOWER than ALL the operators. We are...More

Reviewed 25 December 2016

what must i say ....... very nice experience though i was sea sick most of the time we were at sea so is strong recommend taking the motion sickness pills if you wana enjoy the adventure , but in all round it was a great...More

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raghd18
24 July 2017|
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Response from SharksCapeTown | Property representative |
August is usually an excellent month for shark diving and viewing tours in Gansbaai. Unfortunately we been having Orca whales that have been coming in and out of Gansbaai that have been causing problems with the sightings on... More
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Melvia S
30 November 2016|
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Response from SharksCapeTown | Property representative |
Hi Mekvia There are trips available.Winter is prime shark season but there is a 90% chance of seeing sharks right through the year. We are seeimg sharks at the moment The total trip including travelling time to and back... More
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tbaskerville23
15 October 2016|
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Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
When we went on the tour there were 15 tourists and 5 crew members. It was pretty crowded but it worked out fine. Breakfast is as served on shore before departing. We saw sharks. It was an exciting experience
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