White Shark Ventures
White Shark Ventures
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Shark DivingAdrenaline & Extreme ToursBoat ToursEco ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
White Shark Ventures invites you cage diving in the aptly named "Shark Alley", near the fishing village of Gansbaai, South Africa. Due to various geographical reasons, water temperatures and easy access to food, this area has earned worldwide recognition as the single most successful area to view the great white shark in a short period of time. In successful operation for more than 25 years, White Shark Ventures were the founders of shark cage diving in Gansbaai. Our tours are not only highly educational, as we also participate in documenting valuable research information on great white sharks, made available to Government Researchers and various Marine Biologists world-wide. Our directors and employees are passionate about conservation and rehabilitation of all wildlife species. Our company were the founders of the Great White Shark Protection Foundation, a body dedicated to the protection and preservation of great white sharks globally. Join us for the ultimate experience…
Kleinbaai, South Africa
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378 reviews
Excellent
218
Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Rolf W
London, UK279 contributions
Aug 2023
I tried to book on-line and the website would not access payment. I emailed their enquiries to make the booking and received no reply. I rang the number from the UK and got an incomprehensible person at the other end whom, although speaking English, I was unable to communicate with at all.

This is a great shame given that I had had a good trip with them in 2009 and they are the most accredited outfit regarding shark conservation status and operate the best boat.

I am left thinking they may not be operating any more, despite the website.
Written 3 August 2023
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Carley
Chapel Hill, NC4 contributions
Dec 2022
Very responsive on WhatsApp, and super easy transfers! They were very professional and flexible. I highly reccommend.
Written 8 December 2022
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Alex I
1 contribution
Mar 2020
After all morning in the water, we did not get to see a shark within 10 meters (and from the surface of the boat). The company offered us to do the activity another day, probably knowing that all the clients of that day were foreigners and most of us would not have time to do the activity again. In my case, I was leaving the next day to my country, they told me that they would call me to offer me a solution. I'm still waiting for that call ...
Written 12 March 2020
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Kimberly Rogers
Waterloo, IA14 contributions
Sept 2019
I can't say this enough - this was a trip highlight on a dream vacation. To actually see a great white shark ... and many of his smaller Copper Shark friends ... up close and personal in the Great White Shark Capital of the world was incredible. Any lover of Shark Week should do this dive.

I had already resigned myself to the fact that white sharks weren't as prevalent in the area because of Orcas killing them ... so when the first shark we saw as we dropped anchor was a 14-ft white shark, I couldn't believe it! She was a beauty! And then to get in the cage and come literally face to face or face to tail was outstanding. I didn't want to leave!

A fantastic crew from start to finish! And they offer a video of the trip - buy it! You won't regret having the memories!
Written 10 February 2020
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Melani
1 contribution
Jan 2020
This was an amazing experience that everyone should have! This experience is 100% safe and you don't need to know how to swim to participate! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable! The transportation to and from the facility was very convenient and safe. The van was comfortable. You get a lot of time in the cage and get the opportunity to see a lot of sharks! My group was fortunate enough to see a sting ray, seal and some dolphins as well!
Written 22 January 2020
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Andrey_igorevich
Almaty, Kazakhstan3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We came in a group of 13 people which was enough to pack the whole boat but the company added two other tourists so it was too crowded onboard.

The smell of gasolin was so strong that it made many of our team members sick.

The cage is quite small, suitable for three to four people max, but the company put six people every time so we kept pushing each other.

After coming back to the base frozen and shaking (water was 14 degrees celcium) we waited in queue for shower for at least 20 minutes. The shower and toilet are in very poor condition, it has not been refurbished for 30 or 40 years.

Finally, we were “treated” with lunch. There were two salads (enough for half of our team) and veg lasagne that I could not eat. It was probably very overcooked so it looked like a jelly consisting of 60% cheese, 35% dough and 5% vegetables. It looked disgusting and tasted like pure fat (no taste)

The only positive side that we saw small grey sharks really close, there were many of them.
Written 17 January 2020
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Nourhan ElBadry
7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
It’s a 2.5 hours from capetown. The experience is amazing, one of a kind where you see the sharks 5cm away from you. We saw smaller sharks but no white sharks. We enjoyed this a lot. Went into the water twice, each for 10-15min. When you get out you smell like fish
Written 9 January 2020
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chrisadey4141
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Just finished our trip and we are all a little disappointed. We did not see any white sharks which is the whole point of the trip hence the name of the company. I know they are wild creatures but the guides told us during they hadn’t seen a white shark in weeks which leads me to believe they only see them once in a blue moon. At £220 for 2 people it is way to pricey and for lunch there was a vegetable lasagne which was horrible. Just choose wisely before going
Written 6 January 2020
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ACav25
Oxford, UK5 contributions
Dec 2019
An excellent experience. Professional operation and a highly competent crew. We saw 7 sharks on our trip. Highly recommended.
Written 4 January 2020
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Bogdan O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates73 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Fantastic trip Verry Verry good guide good pick up times no waiting and also we where a bit scared we will not have enough cage time but there was plenty of time like more than half an hour total cage time.
Great adventure Thank you white venture team!!
Written 31 December 2019
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