Outdoor Activities in Gansbaai

Top Outdoor Activities in Gansbaai, South Africa

Outdoor Activities in Gansbaai

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  • Garrett Semrau
    Milwaukee, WI2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We got lucky today! Super bright and clear skies. Amazing people to share the tour with. Rock solid crew of knowledgeable and passionate staff. Plus, and it’s the biggest plus, copper sharks right next to the boat the whole time we were anchored down. These animals are majestic and powerful and deserve more acknowledgment from society than they get. I will take what I experienced and pass it on to anyone that will listen. Thank you, Marine Dynamics, for sharing your world with me. My appreciation runs deep!
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Enrique L
    Gurgaon5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    - It was very well organized and even provided a weathercoat/raincoat which was very welcomed.
    - Fairly crowded on the boat. It wasn´t horrible but it was sometimes uncomfortable when suddenly a bunch of individuals crowded over to watch. That said, the crew did their best to distribute us.
    - We spent a third of the time chasing a bryde whale and once we managed to get a good view of it, we continue chasing it for a bit longer. On the one hand, not sure the whale would be very happy being chased non-stop. On the other hand, I reckon once we had the clear view we could´ve continued the trip trying to find new sea creatures.
    - The guide provided many interesting facts and the crew was nice and knowledgeable.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • Rodrigo T
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were very pleased with how Michelle and Mike treated us. Very professional but also personal. Mike was great guiding us! Every time ahead of schedule and never rushing this! Thank you all for everything!!! Definitely we will be with you guys again!
    Written 12 January 2024
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  • Linz_nolan619
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a really good time. Saw plenty of sharks and made great memories. Felt safe and secure in the boat the whole time, like everyone had been doing this for years. I recommend doing the hookah dive, it allows you to sit under the water and wait for the sharks to swim by.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • RachelTravels
    Perry, MI15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! What an amazing experience! We have a school of 7 bronze whaler shark with us the whole time. I loved using the air supply so I didn’t have to bob up and down the whole time. Everyone got about 20 minutes in the cage with sharks around the whole time!
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • M Tolsma
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a beautiful day, nice weather. The waves weren't that shaky ;-)
    Dolphins came past the boat, penguins were swimming nicely. The seals were enjoying themselves on their rocks.
    Although the whale season was already over, we were still very very lucky to spot some whales.
    Last but not least we saw how the sharks were fed, which are very impressive animals.
    Written 14 March 2024
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  • LodeyMart
    London16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful trip, a couple of hours outside Cape Town. It is the best spot for seeing sharks, although Great Whites not as common as they once were - rumours that Orcas have seen them off in recent years. The boat was crowded, but everyone got at least one chance to descend into the cage. Water clarity wasn't brilliant on the day, but we got up close to six or seven bronze whaler sharks, so had clear views. The crew were very good and knew their stuff, so made the most of the conditions. Onboard equipment was clean and in good condition, which made the colder-than-usual water a comfortable experience. An exciting day, not to be missed.
    Written 24 February 2023
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  • curtiswieland
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the complete package - you get to the location - you get a very nice breakfast and a talk about what to expect and what to do. Then it was off to the boat! Not to many people so you did not have to fight to view. Have a question and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable and quick to answer. We saw several sharks - even the elusive Great White. Then after everyone had their turns watching from the water - back to shore. Once there we had a nice lunch and while we were eating they were making a video that they recorded during the trip! We all got to watch the video as we finished and then we could get a copy if we wanted to. What a great time - value and experience!
    Written 10 May 2024
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  • MrMrsW50
    Brecon, UK712 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Currently there seem to be more southern Right hanging out at Gansbaai, than in neighbouring Hermanus, which is why we chose Ivanhoe whale watch . We were lucky enough to soon find Mum and calf , who came so close to the boat, you could feel the spray of the blow. We’re able to watch them for a fair while, and get some great footage. Saw quite a few other whales too. We’d certainly use Ivanhoe again .
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Kimberly C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time! From my first inquiry, the attentive team made booking super easy and then the day of, the experience was amazing! They already knew where the sharks were and our crew was as ready to see them as we were. The team is super focused on protecting the wildlife as well as ensuring a safe trip for all humans. We spent serious face time with five sharks. The icing on the cake - which we were never even expecting - was the super warm lasagna lunch waiting for us back at the office. Totally recommend!
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • dennys34
    Giessen, Germany5 402 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It takes about 10 minutes to go out to the fishing grounds. You wear wetsuits and you will spend 20 minutes in a cage. The total tour is about two hours. They will feed the sharks and you’ll get close to them. We saw also stingray and an otter, and about 16 sharks. Almost touchable. It was a nice experience.
    Written 15 April 2023
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  • Guide45800997533
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fantastic adventure, we really had a great day with Dyer Island Cruises, we did the Marine Big 5, spotted Marine birds, the bridel whale, dolphins, seals, we even saw a corper shark, after the trip we stopped by the penguin sanctuary.

    I would highly recommend this 5 star experience to anyone from South Africa as well as International Tourists. Really professional company, professional and super friendly staff, you can tell that they all love what they doing.

    Shout out to Janine, she was very helpful and took her time to show us around, she is one amazing Lady.

    We had an amazing experience and highly recommend this to anyone, whether you do the Marine Big 5 or Shark Cage diving.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Curious22957379422
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trip today, excellent safety briefing (shame all the guests didn’t listen), advised from the outset we might only see birds & seals and we did. Unfortunately there was a technical glitch but the great crew kept everyone informed & got everyone back in safely. Highly recommend.
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • Dimitris
    Athens, Greece1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience, we saw many sharks and the crew was excellent! Very helpful, kind, taking all the safety rules. They told us many informations about the sharks so we leaned things except from the experience itself, they really care about the sharks and i appreciated it very much. Thank you very much guys!! I was really enjoyed this experience with you and i am sure that also the others did, it was, without doubt, worth it and i would recommend averyone to join this team and live this experience because it will be something that will never forget!!
    Written 19 March 2022
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