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Great White Shark Tours

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Address: 8 Swart St | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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+27 28 384 1418
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The owner and founder Brian McFarlane is a professional diver and skipper...

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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The shark cage diving tour with great white shark tours was the most memorable day I have ever had enjoyed every minute of it, and the guys who are out with you are so awesome.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The shark cage diving tour with great white shark tours was the most memorable day I have ever had enjoyed every minute of it, and the guys who are out with you are so awesome.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a JAWsome time! They want you to have a good experience and they give you the best opportunity to see as many sharks as possible. We saw 9! different sharks all staying around for different lengths of time, the biggest being 4m! We would definitely do it again!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite not seeing any sharks, it did feel like we were looked after on the boat. It would have been great to see the sharks, but that is out of control of the company, but I cant rate them on their performance, had there been a shark.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great day; a big breakfast A short boat ride to visit the big fellas Lunch on return and I wasn't the lunch 👍👍

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Coolest thing I've ever done! So glad I did my research and decided on Great White Shark Tours! Even before our dive, the staff was helpful in getting everything arranged for us. I was concerned about bad weather cancelations and was offered some alternate days for backup. As for the day of our dive, our captain, Brian McFarlane, and crew... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Company was very professional very friendly and informative on the sharks I would highly recommend I had the most amazing time and enjoyed every minute

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Book this. It's a once in a lifetime experience and this company does it right. Incredible food before/after, great crew on board who bust their chops to make sure you see Sharks. Worth every penny and there's a video you can buy to preserve the memories. Pro tip - They have shuttling from Cape Town which is really handy. However,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked almost a month before my trip. They responded quickly. The day before the dive, they messaged me that there are orcas that are chasing away the shark and they do not want to get people out when there is no shark. Appreciated although disappointed. I messaged them a day later if the following day will have the shark... More 

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

Hallo cage diving friend, We appreciate your kind review of an unfortunate situation. We love sharks and taking guests on shark cage diving trips is our way of changing bad perceptions about great white sharks, one dive at a time. Decision making is easy if there are no contradictions in your value system. We are so glad you could take... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reached out via email a couple days prior to the desired date. The response was immediate and I was able to secure an after lunch trip with mid morning pick up from Capetown. The night before, I received a text that due to the weather the trip would be moved to mid morning time with a 6 a.m. pick... More 

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

Hallo dear shark friend, Thanks for your honest and quite comprehensive insights of your shark cage diving adventure with our company. It is so fortunate that you made it in time for a cage diving trip as it seems to be one of the highlights of your holiday. We greatly appreciate the explanation, from a guest's point of view, of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no doubt they are a professional operation, their offices, the food offered on the trip and the boat were top notch. The boat trip was only 15 minutes to the shark site, and nobody I am aware of had any sea-sickness issues. Unfortunately on our trip we only saw 3 sharks with very long spaces of times between... More 

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

Hallo cage diver, We appreciate your honest insights about your shark cage diving trip and the compliments about our operation as a whole. Unfortunately, there are 2 things that you mention that we have no control over; shark activity and boredom. We follow a strict code of conduct and under no circumstances will we compromise responsible marine tourism and safety... More 

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