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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
+27 28 384 1418

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its so cool attraction! We didnt see white sharks, but saw bronze sharks and we had a dive. The company gave 50% money back, its the one who do it. Another companies just offer a voucher for next time, but nobody knows when you can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome experience. I am not a natural in the water and hate having my head underwater but just felt this was something I must do. The entire experience was handled professionally, initial chat and video was very informative. The crew guided you during each step...More

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Thank Sue B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only in Hermanus for 2 days & unfortunately hadn’t pre booked shark diving. The adventure desk at our hotel told us all shark diving was fully booked so I took it upon myself to email the companies. ABC Tours accommodated is with 2...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the trip on the last week of October after they stopped the trip for 4 days due to the storm. It was a very choppy ride out to the dryer island. Many people get the sea sick and I feel sorry for them....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a wonderful experience! We were very lucky to be able to see them the day we went out.Amazing!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since many years we dreamed about whit shark Cage diving. The trip was godd organised and everyone of us felt safe. We haven´t seenwhite sharks instead of orca activities in the bay. Finally the trip was a great experience as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out. Huge boat, with loads of capacity. They provided breakfast before heading out. Food/drinks provided on board. The shark diving was brilliant, although we saw no Great Whites, but loads of others. Got a 50% refund as no Great Whites seen. Then back...More

Thank dat9517
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this tour! The service is excellent. When you arrive they welcome with a nice breakfast, then they show you a video of what you are going to do, after that you go to the boat and the adventure begins!!! All the staff...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Brenhuesca, Thank you for your very kind, greatly appreciative review of your shark cage diving trip! From years of experience, we have learned that the guests relax once they know what to expect. Having only one goal in mind, for our guests to have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about the day was great! Shuttle service was friendly and on-time, also a great added service to make the day run smoothly and with ease. The entire team at the office and on the boat were very welcoming and friendly. The food provided was...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello jayel, We appreciate your very observant review of your shark cage diving experience and especially the recommendation of our company! We hold it in high esteem that you value the crew and the staff's efforts to add value to your trip, from start to...More

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15 October 2017|
Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
There is no ladder, but it is not difficult to get in or out and the crew is there to assist in any matter.
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
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