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Great White Shark Tours

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8 Swart St | 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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8 Swart St | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Reviewed today

Very pleasant experience. There were some storms comming, but one day before I got message, that if I came early morning it`s possible to go:) Very nice breakfast provided and interesting breefing.

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Reviewed yesterday

i booked a dive for monday. dives cancelles Monday Tues and Wed for weather so I was rebooked Thursday. the company was on time to pick me up. it was a decent expierence but disappointing. after waiting all week we saw no great white sharks....More

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

Hallo Danielle, Thank you for your review even if the disappointment was so great! The only predictable thing about the ocean is the unpredictability of the marine wildlife, including great white sharks! Even the visit by the bronze whalers was totally unexpected as they are...More

Reviewed yesterday

Great White Shark Tours provides a safe, exciting experience without requiring any real diving skills. We saw 5+ great whites and loved the guides. The team explained everything. It was awesome!More

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

Hallo Robotjunk, We loved your catchphrase: "Maximum excitement, minimum investment" as it seems to sum up your whole trip! Thank you for the great appreciation for all our efforts to give you a shark cage diving trip of a lifetime! What a privilege to be...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

i was visiting Great White Sharks Tour in September 2017 on a sunday. The weather was good and the boat was full. I was in the cage 3 times and have made some great videos. The sharks are so close. A great experience and i...More

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

Hello Joachim, Thank you for the great, appreciative review of your shark cage diving adventure! Gansbaai is the only place in the world where you can safely encounter great white sharks in their natural environment so close up. Diving in the cage once and living...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a bucket list item of mine. The entire experience was very smooth. The crew was very professional. A white shark came to the bait and we saw it from the surface but it left before anyone could get into the cage. The crew...More

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

Hallo Elizabeth, How privileged we are that you chose our company for your bucket list adventure! Thank you for your review and the appreciation you expressed for the manner in which we dealt with the unfortunate situation of only a brief encounter with a white...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought id be nervous but wasn't at all. Great to see these animals in the wild. The company we used was great, other boats didn't see any sharks but we saw 5. The really try and make sure everyone has the same experience to....More

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

Hallo Marie, It is the most natural thing in the world to be nervous when encountering an apex predator in a totally unfamiliar territory. We are really glad that you felt safe enough to relax and enjoy the five active white sharks in an up-close...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very cold morning & the previous few days excursions had been cancelled. We were very lucky to be able to get out and see the sharks. Everyone from the check in/breakfast to the crew on the boat were extremely friendly & helpful....More

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

Hello Karen, We regard reviews from our female guests very seriously as they view a shark cage diving trip from another perspective. Thank you for your observations about the whole shark diving adventure and the kind appreciation for the efforts made by the staff and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent staff! Top quality equipment supplied, best boat in gansbaai! Highly recommend this companyMore

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

Hallo Daniel, What can we say?! Your appreciation of the whole shark cage diving operation is truly humbling and to be voted the number one shark cage diving boat by one of our guests, is an honour! We are so glad that we could add...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Exhilarating experience with a staff who was knowledgable and friendly. Really made us feel safe and excited all at the same time. Tasty meals before and after were a nice touch. Would recommend to anyone who wants to check this off their bucket list!More

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

Hello Cagediver, Thank you for the time you took to review your bucket list shark cage diving trip! We are really glad that you felt safe enough in a very unfamiliar territory to get excited about the encounters these magnificent apex predators in the natural...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The organization did call us the day before to discuss the fact that no sharks were seen in the past days. We still wanted to go as we flew around the world to do this. The fact that we didnt see any sharks, was very...More

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

Hello Lisanne, Thank you for your review even though you were so disappointed! The shark cage diving industry is very well regulated. Boats get surveyed according to their size and numerous criteria for the number of people they are allowed to transport. It is the...More

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TheGypsyLady
15 October 2017|
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There is no ladder, but it is not difficult to get in or out and the crew is there to assist in any matter.
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Icskppl
22 September 2017|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
No, on this boat trip you will see seals and hopefully sharks, but no penguins. Best places for penguins are either at Boulders Bay, just south of Simons Town on the peninsular under Cape Town. Or, on the way to Hermanus... More
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27 May 2017|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Good MorningErin, Shark cage diving has 2 seasons and really depends on your preference when you want to visit as the sharks are in Gansbaaiall year round. In summer, the days are sunny ( similar to Australia) but the... More
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