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Great White Shark Tours

#1 of 21 Tours in Gansbaai Features Animals
8 Swart St | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 1418
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Everyone got to see a few sharks and it was an overall good experience. Food, beverages and... read more

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During a recent trip to South Africa, we booked a trip with Great White Shark Tours. When we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
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8 Swart St | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Everyone got to see a few sharks and it was an overall good experience. Food, beverages and insightful Information were provided. The only thing we did not like was that the flyer mentioned they do trips to the seal island if the weather allows it....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

During a recent trip to South Africa, we booked a trip with Great White Shark Tours. When we arrived in Gainsbaai, we learned that there had been no sharks for 13 days as the Orcas had arrived in the bay. When that happens, the sharks...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

GWST is such a professional and friendly company that I would recommend it to everyone. The crew were great plus it was a lovely bonus of having a lovely warm breakfast before we left, being given a fresh towel on our exit from the cage....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely folks to dive with. Plus, the breakfast/lunch was quite delicious. Thank you for the wonderful experience!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed the tour we did with Great White Shark Tours! They were very professional and informed us of the sea conditions and actually changed our date so we could be in a better day. Also, they picked us sharply in our hotel. When...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour was excellent. The meals were great, the team worked perfectly and the sharks did their part. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was, without question, the single best experience of my life. Everything from the setup to the actual shark diving itself was amazing! I got a pickup from my hotel in Cape Town to the meetup location in Gansbaai. I highly recommend the pickup. Great...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hallo Boiler, Playing a part in this amazing adventure is such as awesome privilege to us all! We are so glad you liked our chicken pasta, brekkie, briefing and even the pickup ( way before sunrise!) To echo your advice: Just do it! Up close...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely must do thing in South Africa. There are many companies and some are through booking agency so you have to be careful. I searched all over the Internet and this is the best rated company. I booked through the company website. You need to...More

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

Hallo Dr. Anna, We regard it as a very great compliment that someone chose our company for shark cage diving after haveing done extensive research about cage diving operators and their operations. You had a very good idea of what to expect and after reading...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well run, very friendly and focused upon the customer having a great experience and seeing a Great White close up and personal Would highly recommendMore

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

Hallo Paul, Thank you for sharing your shark cage diving trip insights with us all here on Tripadvisor! We appreciate your kind observations about our staff and crew and the high recommendation of our company! We are so glad that we could play a small...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire trip was fabulous. They had everything you needed for the trip basically and they were professional yet fun and organized. We saw 6 sharks and it was unforgettable. I felt super safe and would repeat the experience for sure.More

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

Hallo Jordan, We are so glad you also had fun on your trip! Shark cage diving a lifetime experience and we want all our guests to feel safe and have no worries bout any logistics They must just enjoy every moment of their bucket list...More

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eekcij
Hi I'm from Brisbane Australia. Shane's the best time to come and also my daughter wants to do this, am I able to go the boat too ? Thank yiu Erin walker.
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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Harry T
Hi how me and my wife are both 69 yrs old and I have a bad back how strenous or difficult would be for us to get in and come out of a shark cage?
24 May 2017|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hi harry, 69 is still young by today's standards. So the age is definitely not a problem. Both the answers above are perfectly correct ( thanks a million for the advice guys!) and if you bring it to the attention of the... More
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BabyG-inaBottle
Hi there. Do you offer the pick up from Hermanus? I only saw the detail about Cape Town transportation. Thank you.
30 April 2017|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hallo Pascal, we do offer pick ups from Hermanus. All we need is the name of your accommodation venue when you make your booking and we will arrange the pickup time the night before the dive. ( Will quickly add more details... More
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