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Great White Shark Tours

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Closes in 15 min: 08:00 - 21:00
Open today: 08:00 - 21:00
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“cape town”(69 reviews)
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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
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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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All reviews great experience great whites cape town his team white shark these guys bucket list sea sickness once in a lifetime from start to finish amazing trip apex predator water visibility felt very safe sandwiches nice breakfast great company
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip has been on my bucket list for so long! We got up early to make the drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai, since our meeting time was at 8 am at the crew house. We got some breakfast and watched a safety video...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Underwater visibility wasn't great the day we had our tour, but everyone seemed to get a good view of a great white either from the cage or the deck. The crew were helpful and are obviously passionate about protecting these amazing apex predators. We also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been with them on September, unfortunately on that tour we couldn’t see shark SO the gave as a Voucher! And we done the tour Yesterday! We have been playing with 5 sharks for 2 hours! Amazing!! We will definitely come back soon! Thank...More

Thank ana i
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last September my family and I enjoyed a trip with Great White Shark Tour. It was an incredible experience. Crew members very professional and great trip!! It a wonderful experience to find a wild white shark!!More

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

HelloMakotas, Thank you for choosing our company to share this incredible shark cage diving experience with your family! An encounter with a white shark in its own habitat is truly an awe-inspiring and most humble experience! We appreciate the kind words and are so glad...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience with them. From the great breakfast, to the friendly and professional staff to the awesome post trip lunch. We saw theee sharks and though only two groups saw the shark whilst in the cage we still had a great time....More

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

Hello Mary, Thank you for this most kind review and the highly appreciated recommendation. It is good to know you enjoyed that warm lunch after the trip. The ladies have become familiar with the hungry shark cage divers to whom food is the last thing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very well looked after by the staff on this awesome trip and got the company of 2 copper sharks for most of the trip. Unique experience not to be missed when you're in Cape Town. Very professional outfit I can wholeheartedly recommend. Given...More

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Thank David Henry Gil... B
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello David Henry Gil... B, Thank you for this awesome review and the wholehearted recommendation! It is most highly appreciated! We do hope you will return for more shark encounters someday in the not too distant future ! But in the meantime, enjoy those priceless...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a crazy experience. We got picked up at 4am and dropped off by 5pm. It is an all day event so make sure you plan accordingly. Although we didn't get to see any Great Whites, we saw a couple Copper Sharks and plenty...More

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

Good Day ColWalterEKurtz, Thank you for taking some time to review your shark diving trip and the high rating you bestow on this experience. Sure the phrase "Down, down, down, down!" will evoke memories of the "crazy experience" in many days to come! We appreciate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had the pleasure of diving with Great White Shark Tours.Booking was seamless and communication prior to the day faultless.On the day we were treated to sharks whales seals and stingrays ,the tour was both informative exciting and fun.I would thoroughly recommend...More

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

Hello raymcgorry43, It genuinely delights us to take families on shark cage diving trips as we are fully aware of the excitement of sharing those priceless memories back home. You only needed to see dolphins and a penguin to complete your Marine Big 5 experience!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a shark cage dive with Great White Shark Tours on 29 September 2018. We could not ask for better weather, the weather Gods were definitely in our favour. While getting dressed in wet suits I became very nervous and told my husband...More

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

Hello Engela, We are glad for you that you were brave enough to take the plunge to get into the shark cage You have made memories to last a lifetime! Even though the crew has been taking shark cage divers on trips for more than...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The experience was phenomenal from the very start. Delicious breakfast spread-legit banana muffins-and hot soup upon your return. Brian’s crew was beyond professional and took your safety into the highest regard, while still trying their best to make sure everyone is given the opportunity to...More

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

Hello Alison, Thank you for sharing the memories of your shark cage diving trip; the disappointment on the first day and the elation in the end! Banana Muffins is a favourite and we are glad you also enjoyed this special breakfast treat! We are grateful...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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Kristy L
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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