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Great White Shark Tours

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Address: 8 Swart Street | Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 28 384 1418
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The owner and founder Brian McFarlane is a professional diver and skipper...

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 timewhen Great White Shark fishing was allowed, Brian caught Great Whites, some weighing more than 1 ton.Today, he dearly regrets this and now spends his time and efforts in finding the great beasts to be observedand photographed at close range. Brian has worked with the Great Whites for 18 years, and has only had6 non-sighting days in the last 10 years.

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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
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The company and staff were professional, organized, safe. We saw plenty of sharks up close and had a great time.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The company and staff were professional, organized, safe. We saw plenty of sharks up close and had a great time.

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Birningham United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to experiment diving in with Great White Sharks, in a cage we had the benefit of viewing from the deck above & getting into a cage (optional), we Go Pro'd the whole experience & had the team record a DvD for us too, amazing to see these beautiful mysterious sharks just meters away, weather dependant it's definitely worth... More 

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Monnickendam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We where on a Shark tour in november. It was very good. Everything was included. A meal bevore we got on the boat. On the boat there where drinks, chips And breadrolls. Not that we where hungry. Nut there was enough For everyone. We saw a lot of great white's And even Some bronze sharks. When we got back there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We, a group of 5, were very satisfied.....started with a breakfast, safety instructions, informations - continued with the good safety feeling on the boat and in the cage and ended with a nice meal when we were back :-). A wonderful experience. Note that older or handicapped people cannot enter / leave the cage easy.....but even from the boat its... More 

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Bakers Swamp, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an awesome sight a Great White Shark is coming up out of the deep is. We left early and got out to our spot and laid anchor. We were told that we might be about fourty five minutes before we saw our first shark. No more than ten minutes later a dark shadow appeared and then the fin of... More 

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hallo Phillip M, November month saw a tsunami in great white shark traffic from our boat here in Gansbaai waters. We are indeed glad you could experience it during your trip. Thank you for the observant review and the time you took to share your cage diving experience with us. Hope to see you again in time to come. Warm... More 

Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the start of the day I was looked after. Due to a problem booking an uber(nothing to do with Great White Shark Tours) I was late for my transfer. The driver was kind enough to return for me; thank you very much! The whole day was interesting and everyone was fed and watered throughout the trip! Plenty of Sharks... More 

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hallo stephenn668, Thanks for the review so shortly after your trip. We are glad we could add value to your shark diving trip. It would have been a major let down to be so close and yet not be able to experience this bucketlist adventure. We do hope to see you again in future. Warn reagrds fro the GWST team. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience, felt very safe. When you arrive you are greeted by friendly staff. They have coffee and food available. They explain everything in detail and wet-suits and equipment are provided. People have mentioned it is cold and that they didn't feel like the visibility was great, but I feel like this is out of control for... More 

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hallo Stephanie M, Thanks for sharing your honest opinion about your cage diving experience. We are sincerely sorry that you were a little disappointed. We taake your insights serious and will use it to improve our service. Kind regards fro the team. More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! Experienced crew, solid materials and good view of four (!) Great Whites :) Would book it again without any doubt!

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hallo cage diver, We just LOVE your enthusiasm and appreciation of a very special experience and can't wait for you to return!! ( Sure those 4 sharkies as well !!). Thnks for taking time to tell us about your trip. Warm reagrds from the GWST team. More 

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall boat, guides and company was terrific. The water was freezing and the clarity of the water to see the sharks was not great. I wish there was more overview and education on the sharks versus just diving to see them. We had a ton of Bronze Whaler sharks come visit which we had a close encounter with. One... More 

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hi Guys, Thanks for sharing your trip experience with us here on Tripadvisor. The cold water encouraged a lots of shark activity, hence the unusual occurrence of the bronze whalers, not native to our waters. We hope your overall experience out at sea on a comfortable, safe boat and the encounters with the abundance of marine wildlife during the trip,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly amazing to see these creatures so close! Only shame was the water was murky and visibility was low in the cage. But still an amazing view from the boat.

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Hallo aimee923, We are so glad you enjoyed the great white shark experience, if not from the cage,then from the surface. In summer we sometimes experience algae bloom which makes the water murky and unfortunately we cannot predict when it might happen. Fortunately, the sharks are very active and rightly observed, give spectacular views from the boat. Hope to see... More 

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