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Great White Shark Tours

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8 Swart St | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 1418
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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
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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 time when Great White Shark fishing was allowed, Brian caught Great Whites, some weighing more than 1 tonne.Today, he dearly regrets this and now spends his time and efforts in finding the great beasts to be observed and photographed at close range. Brian has worked with the Great Whites for 18 years and has only had 6 non-sighting days in the last 10 years.
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8 Swart St | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 1418

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The day starts early...5;15am pick up. The van they pick you up in is cramped for a 2+ ride from Cape Town. If you have back or leg problems arrange for your own transportation. The boat and crew are great. However, despite ideal conditions it...More

Thank matthewmV3026XW
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are lots of reviews about different shark diving companies in Cape Town! I wholeheartedly recommend this one! Excellent communication, even when in SA, knowledgable crew right down to the drivers doing the hotel transfers! The breakfast provided in gansbaai was excellent, all the staff...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

After rough weather and cancelled tour for 3 days, we finally got the call for a weather window which we jumped on. In a way it shows the dedication of the team to safety starting from the time of sailing. In the centre there was...More

Thank Yash G
Reviewed 5 days ago

I used great white shark tours on my visit too Cape town. A very good experience very professional. I would highly recommend this company and would use them again

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Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wake up at 4:30am, they pick up from the hotel at 5:15 we reach there around 8:00 took a breakfast, fill some papers, we went at 9:00am from the harbor, for a 10 min trip, we waited an hour to see the first shark...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really good set up, nice to get together for a safety briefing and also some food and drink before heading out to the boat. the boat is a good sized catamaran with plenty of seating on upper and lower decks, waterproof lockers under the seats...More

Thank shaunmb1
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are many operators around taking people on cage dives, but these guys are the real deal. The staff is wonderful and very attentive to help passengers get the best possible experience, great boat, great time. I particularly liked all the help with putting wetsuits...More

Thank Lanoka_Harbor_Tours
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very well organised experience and professional attitude. A pity the low visibility of the water this dayMore

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello aplaza75, Thank you for the kind words and the time you took to review your shark cage diving trip! Algae, & coral, form the base of the marine ecosystem of a reef's food web and must release a variety of nutrients to support this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading all of the amazing reviews on TripAdvisor, I decided to go with this company when booking my cage diving experience! It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time and was more than excited to accomplish this bucket list item of...More

1  Thank Lisa E
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hallo Lisa, We are extremely grateful for very accurate, insightful review of your shark cage diving trip with us! You have mentioned quite a number of important points such as the surface viewing that is just as spectacular as the view from the cage, especially...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and daughter were not sure about going in the water, but I paid the (slight) difference and told them to decide on the boat. Then we saw a huge fin and our whole family were the first to get into wetsuits and they...More

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1  Thank Mark P
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Mark, What beautiful holiday memories for a family! We are so glad they all get in the cage and you all could have the underwater encounters together. What priceless memories!! Great White Sharks are not the mindless, ferocious killers the media wants to portray!...More

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22 September 2017|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hello, As Mark has rightly answered, Simonstown has a well-known, easily accessible penguin colony. However, We do have a very active resident penguin colony at Stony Point in Bettiesbay ( en route to Kleinbaai) and in... More
27 May 2017|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Good MorningErin, Shark cage diving has 2 seasons and really depends on your preference when you want to visit as the sharks are in Gansbaaiall year round. In summer, the days are sunny ( similar to Australia) but the... More
Harry T
24 May 2017|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hi harry, 69 is still young by today's standards. So the age is definitely not a problem. Both the answers above are perfectly correct ( thanks a million for the advice guys!) and if you bring it to the attention of the... More

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