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Great White Shark Tours

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8 Swart Street | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 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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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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8 Swart Street | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Even though we didn't see any great whites, we still had a great time. Very accommodating, great breakfast and lunch were included and a partial refund since we didn't see any. We did however see copper sharks and lots of them. Great time!

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Thank Harry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great day this was , the day started at 5.20 am being pick up by the company in Cape Town and taken to the dive site , the company were very profesional on the day with all aspects of health and safety ,...More

Thank Andlyn50
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Andlyn50, Thank you for the much-appreciated review of your shark cage diving trip. We are especially glad to hear that you enjoyed the copper shark activity in the absence of the great whites and appreciated the extra cage time! Thankfully the good breakfast...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trip on the 21st Jan 2018. Excellent communication from booking with confirmation of time and place of meeting in the morning before!! On arrival ample parking, great breakfast and introduction from the team. Very upfront about the great white action being slow All crew professional...More

1  Thank emk89
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hallo Shark Cage Diver, We greatly appreciate the time you took to review your shark cage diving trip with our company. I assure you that we hold the kind compliments and recommendation in high esteem! It is good to know that you felt you could...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entire experience was very well run. Staff was friendly and helpful with any questions our group had prior to getting on the boat. Safety briefing was clear and straight forward. The crew on the boat were very professional and had a good attitude as...More

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

Hallo CaliCanuck3, Thank you for your very observant review of your shark cage diving trip! We are so glad that you enjoyed the bronze whaler shark ( and the rays!) Few adventure activities can top close encounters with sharks! You can tick this one off...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

I think going with great white shark tours was a great choice. They are very well organized, keep time, great boat, handle clients and the sharks very well, and serve refreshments before and after the tour. We weren't lucky enough to see a great white...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hello Tim, Thank you for the much-appreciated review of your cage diving experience with our company. You summed up the logistics in a nutshell! Paradoxically, the water is warmer during winter because of different prevailing currents pushing in the warmer water. Visibility is also better...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

This should be on everyones tick box. Fantastic company and very professional. I would definately recommend this company.More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hello churchgate, Thank you, for the excellent review, the complimentary words about our comapny and the awesome recommendation! We are thrilled to know that we could give wings to your shark cage diving dream. Hopefully, we will meet again in the cage! Warm greetings from...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018

Seeing a great white shark up close in front of you is an exhilarating experience. Everyone should do it at least once. This is a well run operation, efficient and friendly. There are a few things I like to highlight though. I thought regulators would...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hello a350driver, Thank you for the review and we fully agree; an encounter with a great white shark is an exhilarating experience to be done at least once in your lifetime! Thank you for bringing to our attention two very most important issues you suggest...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018

The crew at this establishment were fantastic! Their facility on shore is bright and welcoming and equipped with plenty of changing rooms, showers, comfortable seating etc. The meals they served before and after the trip were delicious! They boat is large, sturdy and well equipped....More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hallo dear friend, Thanks for the kind, complimentary review and the appreciation you show for every aspect of your shark cage diving trip! It makes every one of us feel good to know that we could add value to a dream! Brian MacFarlane, founder, owner,...More

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Sabine161033
13 February 2018|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hallo Sabine, Thanks for the answers guys! You do not need any diving qualifications, Sabine. It is only breath-holding with a mask, diving suit and weight belt. The minimum age we prefer is 8 years of age. Sharks are... More
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Paul S
11 January 2018|
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Hallo Paul, March is not high season as the sharks are moving from the location close to land to the winter feeding area- Dyer Island. However, there is shark activity all year round in Gansbaai. Regards.
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Jennifer L
5 December 2017|
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Hi Jennifer, sharks are normally slow in February, but this year they came and go as they please. The best is to contact us via email and we can keep you up to date. Regards Letitia
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