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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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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't predict sharks, but the crew persisted and we got to see 3 great whites! Visibility was poor but you could see from the boat. Great food, facilities and communication.More

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Thank Jen K
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hallo Jen, After year and years of working with sharks, the crew has developed an uncanny knack to attract the sharks closer to the cage without any harm to this magnificent apex predator! And fortunately, shark cage diving guests have been endowed with super patience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the most epic experiences I've ever had in my life. The water was murky and it was hard to see the sharks, but the guys on this trip made it happen, which I'm very grateful for cause this was on my...More

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Thank Ahmed A
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hallo Ahmed, What is life without bucket list experiences! It is an absolute pleasure and privilege that we could to play a small part in making your dreams come true! Wow, not even murky water dampened you spirits in enjoying this life changing "epic experience"!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best experience of my life. The staff were very professional, friendly and helpful. The boat and gear was in good condition as well. My partner and I felt very safe. Our captain was also very informative and made the journey to and from very comfortable....More

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Thank Yegashen
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hallo Yegashen, Your review just reminded us all again how import every small detail of the shark cage diving experience is. We want our guests to enjoy every minute of the trip without feeling unsafe and uncomfortable. The appreciate your kind observant words about your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Killer whale time, so we couldn't see any sharks. Fortunately, the 50% refund worked just fine! Hope in the next time we can do it!! Very entertaining at least.More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey cage diving friend, I assure you we are even more disappointed than our guests when there are no shark sightings! We are glad you enjoyed the experience, though. Thank you for a very great review, I assure you we sincerely appreciate the time you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We always felt safe on our tour and we saw a white shark trying to get a seal ...crew was good, information as well, got good stuff and neopren suits...More

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Thank mdruetten
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey there, Thanks for your great review and your most appreciate comments about our company! Safety is our number 1 priority!! White shark and seal interaction are absolutely stunning- so glad you could experience it! We hope to see you again the cage again sometime....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A definite must ! Went cage diving with them twice. They never disappoint. Awesome crew, awesome day out and an awesome experience ! Would recommend them to anyone ! And would definitely be back !More

Thank JannieBez
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jannie, Thank you for this awesome review and the recommendation. It is such a huge compliment that you returned to do your second dive also with our company! We are looking forward to that third dive with the sharkies! Kind regards from the whole...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I did this tour in June (14th). It was all organised very well from start to finish. The staff were all very friendly and informative. After setting out it didn't take long for a very large shark to come along (a mere...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Charley-Louise, We loved your descriptive appreciation of an unforeseen situation, like sea-sickness! Rightly said; it happens to the best of us! We appreciate the time took to review your trip here on Tripadvisor, as we deem the opinions of our guest in very high...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The company is super professional. They took care of everything. A very good breakfast was served before and after the shark tour. Couldn't have chosen better.More

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

Hello Isabella, Thank you for the complimentary review of your shark cage diving trip with our company. We are so glad that we could add value to a very exciting adventure to create lifetime memories without the concern about safety, hunger and cold! We are...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Try something more thrilling with great white shark cage dive. Experience the actual sea life. It’s really scary to sea sharks all around you. But no worries you will be provided all the major safety equipments. But it was an unforgettable experience.More

Thank gracetayl0r
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hallo Grace, Shark Cage Diving is voted worldwide as the number 1 adrenaline bucket list adventure, because as you so rightly mentioned, " try something more thrilling". We are so privileged to share close and personal encounters with these majestic apex predators with people all...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was my third Shark Cage Diving expedition with Brian McFarlane and his team. My first tour was over 10 years ago with Brian Senior who originally helped establish the shark tour industry. The quality of the experience and service provided was excellent as always....More

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

Hallo Ben, What an honour to be able to trust us enough to return for a shark cage diving trip with your priceless family member! She was only 3 years old when you did your first shark cage dive and it must have made a...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
23 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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30 April 2017|
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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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