Sharklady Adventures
Sharklady Adventures
3.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Sharklady Adventures offers small exclusive shark diving trips and educational tours twice daily. This means that the trip is more informative AND you’ll have more time in the cage.Sharklady Adventures is a permit holding shark cage diving company run by Kim 'Sharklady' Maclean. Kim pioneered shark cage diving in South Africa in 1992 and is committed to being a responsible and eco-friendly operation. We do not interfere with the sharks and we do not pollute the environment. Sharklady Adventures complies with the strictest code of conduct and safety for our clients, our boat, and the great white sharks, as laid down by local Marine & Coastal Management.Sharklady Adventures conserve and protect the sharks and all marine life on our coastline. We are dedicated to creating awareness of Great White Sharks through education, especially to the local children who are the future of our country.
Gansbaai, South Africa
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3.5 of 5 bubbles347 reviews
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We booked with this company because it was a pretty inexpensive option. We drove from Cape Town for the tour and we highly recommend! We couldn't find a ton of information on this company but we can assure you they are legit!! We were fed breakfast and a hot lunch when returned and all of the crew was SO helpful and kind. We were taken out on the boat much earlier than the other businesses in the area and I think it made such a big difference, we saw so many sharks and they accommodated all of us. Cannot recommend them enough, we had an awesome time!
Written 28 May 2024
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LucasBaracas
Barcelona, Spain
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It was a very pleasant activity! Don't worry if you are scared of doing it. It is completely safe.
We did not get to see white sharks, but saw some nice ones! One of them even got to tackle the cage just in front of me, but again, don't worry, it's not something scary.
PS: I am a brazilian and thought this was something just for tourists, but when I was at the boat, I discovered everyone else was south african, so this is an activity even locals do it a lot!
Written 8 February 2024
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IanYork67
Ascot, UK
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I believe this organisation to be a scam.....there are a number of reviews that support that if you look for them (I wish we had done so) and in fact our own experience supports this conclusion. We booked and paid a deposit in advance given that Christmas is notoriously busy. We e-mailed shortly before the scheduled event to confirm. We heard nothing in reply. Evenytually we got a reply via email after some paniced phone calls from us saying that they had an engine problem and might need to cancel. Then they cancelled the late evening before the date of the booking "due to poor weather". They assured us we'd get our money back (£500) in an email. Then they ghosted us until we posted a review of our experience and they made a false claim that we bought a special voucher and its in the T's and C's that we are not due a refund but we can use the booking again for up to 12 months if we fly back to South Africa. No it wasnt a special voucher is was a simply booking on the web site. We are not stupid. We read the T's and C's. Who would book something for £500 if the provider can cancel and you dont get your money back!! We've re-read the T's and C's and it doesnt say that anyway. I beleive its a scam.. A number of other people have had the same experience.
Written 19 January 2024
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We booked a private cage diving experience in advance of arriving in SA for a holiday. They cancelled on us the evening before the trip and promised a refund. They are now refusing to refund and offering us a different date which clearly isn't possible as we were on holiday. I wouldn't give this company any deposit and seems likely to be a scam
Written 12 January 2024
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scubaboy-12
Worthing, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had an excellent experience, staff,were very attentive, with the booking process being very easy , the transport from Cape Town ran smoothly , it was explained that the Great White are a little scarce at present but bronze whaler activity was excellent and saw 10 plus schooling in front of the cage so all in all a great experience. Certainly worth the money
Written 26 November 2023
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Helen M
Halifax, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We booked 2 places - 1 to go in the cage and 1 to view only. We were greeted on arrival by Edgar and we were invited to have some breakfast with the rest of the people booked on the trip (17 of us in total). After breakfast we were given a safety briefing and then headed down to the boat.
After a short trip out to sea the anchor was lowered and the people going in the cage were asked to get kitted up in wetsuits /masks and the viewing guests asked to go onto the top level of the boat.
The team started chumming and within no time at all we had bronzed whale sharks around us.
There were 4 people in the cage at a time and they were in there for approximately 20mins. As this was diving without scuba gear when the sharks came close the team would shout down down down and you would go under the water to view the sharks in their environment. This was an absolutely fantastic experience.
For those not cage diving the view was spectacular.
After everyone had dived we made our way back and we were given homemade soup and a roll to warm up and watched footage taken of the trip.
Absolutely would recommend.
Written 15 November 2023
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Elchanan
Jerusalem, Israel
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Good experience all together.
Crew was nice and professional,
Boat Contains 18 people, 4/5 in the cage every round.
Good soup at the end :)
We would definitely come back again.
Written 22 June 2023
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3721ah
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Friendly staff. Good boat. Very safe. White sharks are rare nowadays. Saw many other sharks which came close to the cage,
Written 5 March 2023
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Lau10
London, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great morning spent seeing loads of sharks! Breakfast was good & the briefing made fun & informative. We were the 2nd boat out and hadn't even got our wetsuits on before the sharks arrived! It was great to see so many of them up close & personal. The trip was made better by the friendly & knowledgable staff. Lunch after the trip - home made veggie soup - was unexpected but delicious! Overall an amazing experiance & will happily come back next time!
Written 30 January 2023
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StellaJ09
Mossel Bay, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic shark cage diving adventure with Sharklady. All the staff, from the kitchen to the boat staff, were super friendly and attentive. We saw loads of bronzies, and the only thing that could have made this adventure better would have been seeing a Great White ... thank you Orcas 😒 ... hopefully next time though.
Written 6 December 2022
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Thank you so much for your comment and we are pleased you had a good day out with us. Please come again and hopefully our Great Whites would have returned. Regards Kim Sharklady
Written 29 January 2023
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