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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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8 Swart St | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely incredible experience, will stay with me for life. We had an early morning pick up from our Cape Town hotel which was on time and we made our way to Gansbaai. The driver was friendly and even stopped a couple of times for refreshments...More

Thank 10seph
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 10seph, Thank you for this great shark trip review and the kind words about our company. We are so passionate about our beautiful area and want to share it all with our guests! Southern Right Whales migrate to our coast from June - December....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While I understand no one can control nature or animals, we were a bit disappointed we were not told before our 2 1/2 hour drive from Cape Town that the company had not seen sharks in the area four days prior to our scheduled dive...More

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

Hello Brooke C, We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience we caused to your South African holiday. Although it was unintentional as no one has no control over the marine wildlife, including, white shark activity, it would have been very helpful in making the informed decision...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome trip awesome crew. We were one of the first boats out and last to come in. And not because we weren't see sharks. No rush at all, they really wanted us to have to best experience possible. Only thing I wish they had was...More

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

Hallo Robby T, Thank you for the kind insights of your shark cage diving trip and the great appreciation you showed for the for the extra cage time we allowed! We love sharing these majestic apex predators with our guests and it is our belief...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The company is extremely organized and worried about it's customers experience and safety. The food, swimming clothes and the boat are great and staff make sure that everyone in the cage has the opportunity to see the sharks. The tour itself is breathtaking! A must...More

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

Good day Thiago_Angelini, Thank you for the enthusiastic appreciation of our whole shark cage diving adventure! We are super glad the at you have such an awesome time and we could add value to your South African holiday! We hope to see you again some...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was great about this trip....service by Amelia and crew was on point. We saw 6 or 7 great whites....all varied in size. Great company and I would highly recommend!!!More

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

Hallo camini1_moodley Thank you for the beautiful appreciative review of you shark diving experience with us here in Gansbaai. Special thanks from Amelia ( and the crew) for taking note of the extra mile they are willing to take to ensure that you have an...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience with the Sharks. We see them ( and a lot ), boat experience was great, the crew was very kind with us. Great, thanks againMore

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

Hello nicolas_coppens, We are extremely thankful for your appreciative review of your shark cage diving trip with our company. These apex predators are truly awesome and we are grateful for the opportunity to share them with our visitors here in their natural environment. Safety, fun...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour company Very early start from capetown 2:30am If you are going that early I would suggest breakfast after you dive as lots got sea sick with such an early eating However the dive always awesome 5 sharks in total with 1 even trying...More

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

Hello andrewwhite640, Some adventures are worth an early morning start, don't you think? One of the greatest disappointments we hear from our guests is the cancellation of their trip due to weather. The skipper monitors the weather closely and will know quite accurately when to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a late morning trip in september and were expecting a lot. Maybe a bit too much. The boat was very packed. A lot of the crew members were just minding their own business. There are a few guys who really try to...More

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Thank 922joniv
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the honest insights about your shark cage diving trip that you shared with us. We regret that you felt neglected and take note serious of your concerns! Hopefully, the good great white shark activity, the short, safe boat...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went aboard the Apex Predator in September and it was the boat ride of a lifetime. Brian McFarlane really knows his stuff and the crew worked tirelessly chumming the waters and trying to spot sharks. What I really found great was that we were...More

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

Hello Karai M, We are extremely grateful for your very descriptive, insightful review of your shark cage diving experience with our company. You have noted almost every aspect of your trip and these objective perceptions are sincerely appreciated! Founder/owner Brian McFarlane and the crew have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience, we were lucky to about 4 sparks. Only negative is that there wasn't a videographer on that day.More

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

Hallo Tharann, We appreciate your review about your shark cage diving trip with our company. We apologize about the videographer and hope you could take lots and lots of photos of the 4 active sharks with whom you had encountered on your trip. We hope...More

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TheGypsyLady
15 October 2017|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
There is no ladder, but it is not difficult to get in or out and the crew is there to assist in any matter.
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Icskppl
22 September 2017|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
No, on this boat trip you will see seals and hopefully sharks, but no penguins. Best places for penguins are either at Boulders Bay, just south of Simons Town on the peninsular under Cape Town. Or, on the way to Hermanus... 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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