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Great White Shark Tours

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About
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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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8 Swart Street | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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+27 28 384 1418
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good Service by the team, however overpriced for the experience compared to others activities in the area.More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nazir66
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear nazir66, Thank you for your insights regarding the shark diving trip. We are all just as disappointed as yourself by not seeing white sharks which in itself is a priceless experience un-comparable to any other adventure activity! Perhaps you could return when the great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The moment we walked into their business I knew that they were a first class operation. We were informed and educated about all aspects of the boat, the viewing cages, the crew and the area of the ocean we would be visiting. Their safety procedures...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Venture, Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so glad to see that you and tour family had such a great time out on the boat with us. We hope you all will enjoy the beautiful memories of your shark diving...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time cage diving, the first time was with another company that I was not so satisfied with. Great White Shark Tours were however very professional and well organized. They have a lot of information on their web page and when you...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello to our new friend Susanna, We are all so touched by your sincere comments. It was our absolute pleasure having you on the boat. Our mission is to make sure that our guests have the best experience possible and if that means serving amazing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We procrastinated about cage diving for a while given the un-reliable sightings over the past few years.In the end we figured it's possible a once in a lifetime chance so went ahead. We booked with GWST and the experience was excellent.Great team, organisation and facilities....More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PMRegan
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello PMRegan, It's marvellous to see that you enjoyed the full GSWT experience! There is so much to experience on shark diving trip and even though you were not able to experience an encounter with a white shark, the ocean has always got something else...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

THIS IS A MUST DO experience!!! I usually don't do reviews, but I had to share my overall experience on the CAGED SHARK DIVING expedition. Once you reach Gansbaai and the tours headquarters, you are greeted with friendly smiles and handshakes by the HEAD LADY...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Excursion, Thank you for your positive review. We are so glad our very passionate staff made you feel right at home. Many a guest has fallen under Happy's spell and we will be sure to pass your comments on to him. We are so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic crew, experience and would recommend this to anyone. Very professional and was glad I choose this company above all the rest.More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anica P
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Anica, It sounds like you had a lot of fun! Our mission is to give our guests a safe but fun experience and we are delighted that you have chosen our company above the rest! Come back again as soon as you can! Warm...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I used Great White Shark Tours a few weeks ago and had a brilliant trip. Sadly we didn’t see great whites but saw bronze whaler sharks and a seal that wouldn’t leave the side of the boat! The staff were all very...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alicewoodruff
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear alicewoodruff, We are delighted to hear that you and your boyfriend had such a great trip with us! It is unfortunate about the great white sharks, but the bronze whaler sharks shine in their own right! We are glad you could enjoy this splendid...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there convinced we would see the Great White Sharks. It's only when we were on site that the company informed us that they has not seen any Great White Sharks for the past 3 weeks. Indeed, they informed us that 3 killer whales...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jerome B
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jerome, We appreciate your review and fully understand your disappointment. It is very unfortunate that your agency did not make you aware of the recent non-sightings of white sharks as we keep them updated about the great white shark sightings. Luckily, shark cage diving...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there wasnt any white sharks on that day, we saw a lot of bronze whalers and they’re just as beautiful! The crew were super fun and the commentaries they make keeps you smiling through the cold weather.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Tourist, We are delighted that you enjoyed this winter adventure so much. We agree with your observation about the pretty handsome - and extremely active- bronze whalers-, truly a beautiful species shark. Weappreciate your positive review. Warm regards from the whole team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hospitality to start with, well explained safety briefing, delicious breakfast and an unforgettable experience with the sharks.More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Dreamer, We are greatly pleased that you had a such a good experience on your day out shark cage diving! We value your appreciation of the manner in which we conduct our shark diving operation. Enjoy those beautiful memories of your day out at...More

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Wanderer204965
5 October 2018|
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Response from marknleah1 | Reviewed this property |
We went out in the morning as did all the other boats. But it’s nature there are no guarantees
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KristyLips
6 August 2018|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hi Kristy , All the trips are tide (& weather) depending. Early July we had springtide & normal low tide which means extremely low tides. As the launch times vary according to the tides, the boats could only launch at... More
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kouroshk1
5 July 2018|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hi Thanks for the inquiry, We definately can accommodate you all. We have a 40 seater, with an eight man cage. Please contact us on 083 300 2138 or book online. Regards Letitia Hayes
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