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Great White Shark Tours

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8 Swart Street | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 1418
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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
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The owner and founder Brian McFarlane is a professional diver and skipper who has always made a living from the sea. He started diving for perlemoen (abalone) at a young age, then moved on to become a commercial fisherman for 6 years and spent another 6 years diving in search of wrecks along the southern coast of Africa. This was followed by the diving for diamonds from the sea-bed for the next 20 years.He has become a local legend with his fascinating tales about the sea and underwater experiences. During the time when Great White Shark fishing was allowed, Brian caught Great Whites, some weighing more than 1 tonne.Today, he dearly regrets this and now spends his time and efforts in finding the great beasts to be observed and photographed at close range. Brian has worked with the Great Whites for 18 years and has only had 6 non-sighting days in the last 10 years.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I think going with great white shark tours was a great choice. They are very well organized, keep time, great boat, handle clients and the sharks very well, and serve refreshments before and after the tour. We weren't lucky enough to see a great white...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Tim, Thank you for the much-appreciated review of your cage diving experience with our company. You summed up the logistics in a nutshell! Paradoxically, the water is warmer during winter because of different prevailing currents pushing in the warmer water. Visibility is also better...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This should be on everyones tick box. Fantastic company and very professional. I would definately recommend this company.More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello churchgate, Thank you, for the excellent review, the complimentary words about our comapny and the awesome recommendation! We are thrilled to know that we could give wings to your shark cage diving dream. Hopefully, we will meet again in the cage! Warm greetings from...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Seeing a great white shark up close in front of you is an exhilarating experience. Everyone should do it at least once. This is a well run operation, efficient and friendly. There are a few things I like to highlight though. I thought regulators would...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello a350driver, Thank you for the review and we fully agree; an encounter with a great white shark is an exhilarating experience to be done at least once in your lifetime! Thank you for bringing to our attention two very most important issues you suggest...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The crew at this establishment were fantastic! Their facility on shore is bright and welcoming and equipped with plenty of changing rooms, showers, comfortable seating etc. The meals they served before and after the trip were delicious! They boat is large, sturdy and well equipped....More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hallo dear friend, Thanks for the kind, complimentary review and the appreciation you show for every aspect of your shark cage diving trip! It makes every one of us feel good to know that we could add value to a dream! Brian MacFarlane, founder, owner,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything about the preparation has been well documented in other reviews, so I will not duplicate anything other than to endorse the view that all went very smoothly, was well organised and communications were excellent. It was a wonderful experience and the knowledge and professionalism...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Colin M, Thank you for endorsing the previous reviews about our company as well as to add a feather in the cap by labelling the whole shark cage diving operation as a professional one. We regard it as a huge compliment to be greatly...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great time shark diving. The staff was friendly, aware and we felt safe in their care. Great experience!More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello kristinr230, Thank you for the good review and the kind compliments you bestowed on our company! Safety is an uncompromisable priority on all our trips and we are very glad you did not have any logistical stress whilst realizingyour shark cage diving dream! Enjoy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressed from start to finish by the professionalism of the staff and operation, especially the extensive time in the water!More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello abbyc31, Thank you for the excellent rating you gave your shark diving trip! The whole team is delighted that we could impress you and add value to your holiday! We hope the extensive cage diving time created very special memories that will last a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my best experience in my entire life. The treatment by the staff was professional and friendly at all times. Highly recommended

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello ernestob49, Thanks for the greatly appreciated review and the recommendation of our company. We are so glad that we could add value to this once in a lifetime experience! Hope to see you again! Kind regards from the whole team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have not seen the great white one but copper sharks but it didn't matter, it was a great experience ! Thanks to the staff !More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello hlg2018, We greatly appreciate your review and the kind words about your shark cage diving trip. The copper sharks are truly an awesome shark species and who knows, next time in the cage it might be a great white! Kind regards from the whole...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to experience this shark dive with my 9 year old son. We were in the water for the great white and then the copper sharks put on a show. Everybody was helpful and excited for my son to do the dive. Definitely...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Justin J, What an incredible privilege to share an adventure such as shark cage diving with your son! We regard children as the future ambassadors of sharks because without the future generation most shark species might not survive! Thank you for the highly appreciated...More

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Paul S
11 January 2018|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hallo Paul, March is not high season as the sharks are moving from the location close to land to the winter feeding area- Dyer Island. However, there is shark activity all year round in Gansbaai. Regards.
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Jennifer L
6 December 2017|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer, sharks are normally slow in February, but this year they came and go as they please. The best is to contact us via email and we can keep you up to date. Regards Letitia
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goldberg1959
24 November 2017|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hi, January is not the best month, but with all the changes in the weather and shark activity anything is possible. Please contact our office on our email.
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