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Great White Shark Tours

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“cape town”(69 reviews)
About
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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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+27 28 384 1418
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked up on time from Capetown for the drive down with a rest along the way. Good safety briefing and a light breakfast. Some of the other boats were not going out due to the weather, but White Shark Tours were. it was not too...More

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

Hello Marc, We are thrilled to know that your children enjoyed this once in a lifetime adventure and that you could make priceless memories as a family! We regard it as a compliment when parents entrust their children to our care in such an unfamiliar...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

don't miss it!! it was a great experience. i would always recommend it. we came from Barcelona, Catalonia, to see it and it was worth. the company was excdllent. we would repeat and would say everybody to come and do it with the great white...More

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

Hello Monica, You have come halfway around the world to experience this bucket list adventure and we are so glad that it was all worth it! Thank you for the review of your trip and the beautiful compliments about our company! Yes, we agree, sharks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A must in SA if you want to see the Great White in its own environment. It is a bit touristy and it is always better if you have the chance to scuba dive with sharks but this experience is great too and I would...More

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

Hello jonsantx, Thank you for your review and the advice you share with us here on Tripadvisor. There is just something so special about an encounter with a great white shark in its natural habitat. We were quite moved by the fact that you also...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an excited and amazing experience. All the team is very proffessionell. Very recomended!!!!!!More

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

Hello canipi0, Thank you for sharing your memories of your " amazing experience" with us all! We are delighted that you had a great time and highly appreciate your kind words about our company and also the high recommendation! You certainly made priceless memories on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a really fun experience because of the great service even though we only saw one shark. It obvious that the crew did thier best.More

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

Hello maliekevandam, Thank you for your review of your shark cage diving trip and the appreciation of the crew's efforts to give you an up-close white shark experience! We are delighted that you had such a fun experience and it's good to know that we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good organized tour !!! breakfast, clearly briefing, safety first all this in a relaxing atmosphere !More

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

Hello Gerlinde, Thank you so much for your shark cage diving trip review and the incredible rating you gave the whole operation! We do not compromise safety for fun, as you have picked up, but want to ensure your peace of mind because only then...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was, by far, the highlight of my trip to Cape Town. They picked me up right on time and hustled us out to the main office. They fed us a light breakfast, briefed us on the safety expeditions, shared some shark information, and off...More

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

Hello Kelly M We all chuckled when we read your heading; " I didn't even almost lose an arm".! How great your expectations must have been when planning and discussing this adventure with your friends! We are very glad you enjoyed every moment of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is very professional, polite and kind. We felt very safe during the experience. It was awesome!!!More

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

Hello EduardoSantAnna, Thank you for this beautiful review of your shark diving trip! We are delighted that you had an awesome experience and all because you felt safe in this unfamiliar environment! The staff are very proud of your perception of their behaviour and are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If anyone plans on doing this event in the the next week or so I’d be cautious. While I understand there is a lot of luck to this we were quite disappointed not to be able to dive with the sharks. With that said, there...More

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

Hello rschilberg, Thank you for your views on your shark cage diving experience. We fully understand your disappointment in not seeing the great white sharks you so wholeheartedly anticipated, especially after your decision to take the gamble to go, was based on information about recent...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

morning wake up at 6, meeting point at 7 30 was a nice breakfast before briefing and start at 8 30 we saw 2 great white sharks and were really lucky! when we were back, was ready for a great lunch. On the boat, we...More

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

Hello gmjmusicmaker, Thank you for taking the time to review your shark cage diving adventure! It is good to know that the little things, like the good food and definitely the two great white sharks(!), made this "one of the most incredible experiences of your...More

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Kristy L
6 August 2018|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hi Kristy , All the trips are tide (& weather) depending. Early July we had springtide & normal low tide which means extremely low tides. As the launch times vary according to the tides, the boats could only launch at... More
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kouroshk1
5 July 2018|
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Hi Thanks for the inquiry, We definately can accommodate you all. We have a 40 seater, with an eight man cage. Please contact us on 083 300 2138 or book online. Regards Letitia Hayes
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John R
1 July 2018|
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Hi John, Our boat Apex Predator is licenced to take 40 passengers, BUT we only take about 32 to 34 passengers max. We have a 8 man cage and the boat is very spacious. It is always difficult to predict the sharks, but we... More
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