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Great White Shark Tours

#1 of 21 Tours in Gansbaai Features Animals
8 Swart St | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 1418
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Amazing experience!

We really enjoyed the tour we did with Great White Shark Tours! They were very professional and... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rafael B
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Great Tour... Great team...

The tour was excellent. The meals were great, the team worked perfectly and the sharks did their... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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8 Swart St | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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+27 28 384 1418

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the tour we did with Great White Shark Tours! They were very professional and informed us of the sea conditions and actually changed our date so we could be in a better day. Also, they picked us sharply in our hotel. When...More

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1  Thank Rafael B
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hallo Rafael, We are so focused on supplying a 5- star experience to our guests that we sometimes forget how much the little things ( like prompt pick-ups, dry towels and extra cage dives ) add value to your shark diving adventure. Only when you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was excellent. The meals were great, the team worked perfectly and the sharks did their part. Highly recommended.More

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1  Thank felipe5887
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hallo Felipe, We greatly appreciate the recommendation and the awesome rating you afforded us in your nutshell review. We love the phrase you coined...Great Tour...Great Team! Glad we could outdid you expectations to receive such an honourable accolade! Surely you will visit us for another...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was, without question, the single best experience of my life. Everything from the setup to the actual shark diving itself was amazing! I got a pickup from my hotel in Cape Town to the meetup location in Gansbaai. I highly recommend the pickup. Great...More

Thank Boiler B
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hallo Boiler, Playing a part in this amazing adventure is such as awesome privilege to us all! We are so glad you liked our chicken pasta, brekkie, briefing and even the pickup ( way before sunrise!) To echo your advice: Just do it! Up close...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely must do thing in South Africa. There are many companies and some are through booking agency so you have to be careful. I searched all over the Internet and this is the best rated company. I booked through the company website. You need to...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hallo Dr. Anna, We regard it as a very great compliment that someone chose our company for shark cage diving after haveing done extensive research about cage diving operators and their operations. You had a very good idea of what to expect and after reading...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Well run, very friendly and focused upon the customer having a great experience and seeing a Great White close up and personal Would highly recommendMore

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hallo Paul, Thank you for sharing your shark cage diving trip insights with us all here on Tripadvisor! We appreciate your kind observations about our staff and crew and the high recommendation of our company! We are so glad that we could play a small...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

The entire trip was fabulous. They had everything you needed for the trip basically and they were professional yet fun and organized. We saw 6 sharks and it was unforgettable. I felt super safe and would repeat the experience for sure.More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hallo Jordan, We are so glad you also had fun on your trip! Shark cage diving a lifetime experience and we want all our guests to feel safe and have no worries bout any logistics They must just enjoy every moment of their bucket list...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

brian and his crew are amazing, from the first foot you step in to the guesthouse and see the breakfast buffet which awaits you until you're on the boat. after the standard signatures, we got the see the safety movie and went outside to a...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hallo Matthias, Thank your for you kind appreciation of our attempts to give you an excellent shark cage diving experience but had to give up in the end because of the situation completely out of our control! You had the insight to separate the two...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Have already encouraged my friends​ and family that this is a must stop & try while in Cape Town!! Definitely coming back with my kids when they're a bit older!!More

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Thank Frederick L
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hallo Frederick, Thank you for your appreciation, your recommendation and the shark ambassadors you are raising! The future of the sharks lies in the next generation! The booking, safety, food, everything must have been up to your standard if you feel confident to use our...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Whatever this costs just do it ! It is an amazing experience and these guys are the best from transfers to bucket list fulfilment this is a must do Once your at the office in Gansbaai your warmly greeted fed and watered all included and...More

Thank Mark W
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hallo Mark, Your bubbling enthusiasm is totally infectious! We are so delighted that you were not deterred by the short choppy, but the exhilarating boat ride and made the most of the multiple encounters with the white sharks in the cage and on the boat!...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Loved everything about this tour. Experienced staff with a lot of knowledge. Kind service at the office. Good breakfast :) and of course the sharks. They had been away for a while because of orcas but were back again.More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hallo Maria, A girl's view of their shark cage diving experience is always read by the crew with some anticipation as they know woman have different expectations than men! We are glad we all and our logistics could add value to your adventure and that...More

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eekcij
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
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Harry T
24 May 2017|
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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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Hallo Pascal, we do offer pick ups from Hermanus. All we need is the name of your accommodation venue when you make your booking and we will arrange the pickup time the night before the dive. ( Will quickly add more details... More
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