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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town provided by Marine Dynamics

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town
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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town
By Marine Dynamics
Feel the adrenaline rush on a classic Cape Town experience: cage diving with sharks, including the iconic great white. After pickup from your hotel, travel to Gansbaai, eat breakfast, and get fitted with warm diving gear. Your captain will anchor near Dyer Island to maximize your chances of a shark encounter from the safety of the cage, while the onboard marine biologist explains what the animals’ behavior means.
from
$195.72
per adult
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$195.72
per adult

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Ages 7-99, max of 9 per group
Duration:
4h
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Cage dive in search of great white sharks near Dyer Island, off Gansbaai
  • Learn about sharks’ habits and behavior from a marine biologist
  • Get a second trip free if there’s no shark activity on the day
  • Comprehensive tour includes hotel transfers, gear, and breakfast

  • Breakfast
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All diving gear and towels supplied
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from hotels, guesthouse, backpackers, vacation rentals and any other points within Cape Town city center.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5659SHARKCAGE

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • You must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time
  • It is recommended that you wear a swim-suit underneath your clothes
  • This tour typically departs at 9am, however if the weather conditions are bad in the morning, the tour will leave in the afternoon; this will be confirmed by the tour operator close to the day of your tour
  • Please note: Sharks are wild animals and their presence cannot be guaranteed. Every experience that guests have w, is educational from start to finish. The local supplier works with wild life and nature and sightings are never guaranteed. If a shark has been sighted from the boat, they will consider that a successful trip. If there is no shark activity while on a shark cage diving tour with the supplier, then a voucher will be offered. This voucher is not transferable – your name and passport number will be recorded on the voucher. The transfer fee is non-refundable.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town?
Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town price starts from $201.23. Discover and book Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town on Tripadvisor
What is the Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town cancellation policy?
Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town?
Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town is hosted by Marine Dynamics. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Marine Dynamics on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5659SHARKCAGE

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Himy16
Himy16
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Memorable experience at Gansbaai
Doing this shark cage diving was a dream for my husband and I just went along, but I am glad I did it. I would say
MontpelierHeidi
MontpelierHeidi
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Must do adventure while you are in/around Cape Town!
Incredible experience shark cage diving and watching these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat off the coa
kippersharp
kippersharp
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Good but you cant order wildlife.
Great experience that you do feel has to be slightly curated due to the declining Great White numbers. We did have
TravellingWithZan
TravellingWithZan
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Exciting experience with Bronze Whaler sharks!
I joined the volunteer programme go four weeks- and it was an enriching and exciting experience! The staff body wer
williamoM1536SU
williamoM1536SU
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No Great Whites…
If there haven’t been any Great White sightings in Gansbaai in over a year then it’s unreasonable to continue to ad
A4394XOgailf
A4394XOgailf
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Not as they advertise
I have been hoping and planning and saving for this trip for many years as it has been a life long dream to see a
johnny_t_100sco
johnny_t_100sco
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Underwhelmed
We went shark cage diving with marine dynamics. Its fantastic to be in the water with the sharks nearby. However, i
Beatlife
Beatlife
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Sharks in your face
Amazing experience to see the sharks swim up to you in the cage. We had 3 or 4 sharks swimming at our cage. Unfor
Jo S
Jo S
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Five Star Experience
What a totally amazing experience we recently enjoyed on the Marine Big 5 trip from Kleinbaai. From the minute we a
Jacob F
Jacob F
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Shark success
This was an incredible experience. The staff was great and truly made it evident that they wanted everyone to have
_africaansley
_africaansley
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Totally worth it!!
Completely worth every minute. Aletta, Janine and Suzi made our day. Safe, well educated and fun filled exciting to
274shreyag
274shreyag
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Experience not to be forgotten…
What an amazing experience and such a “caring crew” from the time of booking to helping us with transport to and fr
julay5411
julay5411
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Hold On! (big swells XD)
4 of us booked the Big 5 Marine Safari; sharks, whales, seals, dolphins, penguins. Unfortunately, we were only abl
janlS249GZ
janlS249GZ
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Amazing!
It was an awesome experience! They crew was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the ocean. Fantastic!
M4KUvis
M4KUvis
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Great Experience!
Loved the whole experience! The crew were super helpful & friendly throughout the trip. The whole operation just ru
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Peter
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
Friends
It was electric and fun , first time experience and remmy very patients with me and kind . Definitely know his work , we took some nice pictures at the views of Cape Town
Written July 28, 2022
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Maria S
Great Bookham, UK20 contributions
Family
The entire trip was a joy and a pure privilege. To be picked up from your hotel and driven through the most stunning scenery imaginable with a passionate and knowledgeable driver is really just the beginning! On arrival at the Great White House you are welcomed by such a lovely, happy team who are on hand to help with any concerns and questions. The boat ride itself was perfect; gulls hovering right by the side of the boat, so close! The thrill to be up close with such magnificent creatures is incredible. We also had the amazing sighting of a giant ray and a cape seal decided to come and join the fun with the sharks, swimming and jumping, giving us brilliantly clear views of him. It’s all over too soon but we are warmed up back at the base with delicious hot soup and bread. Then, the drive back to Cape Town we were speechless to be taken to a whale watching spot by our lovely driver ( Hima) and we actually saw southern right whales turning in the water, which was totally unexpected! Back on the minibus to a viewing point of Cape Town … there, sat on a bin top, was a baboon!!! My young son’s jaw literally hit the floor!! He was speechless. I will never forget today. Marine Dynamics gave us a wonderful day and looked after us so well the whole way. Some people don’t appreciate how lucky they are to travel and see these beautiful animals, but thankfully, most are! Thankyou to all.
Written July 26, 2022
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Rafael M
Playa del Carmen, Mexico48 contributions
Tourists trap a lot of people very by the book and no personal touche. Very far from Cape Toen. It is jot worth the detour. Not recomendable
Written July 26, 2022
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John J
1 contribution
Friends
Misleading advertising. Purchased Reviews. They are less than truthful on the site and in the responses to low ratings on this site. They say white shark sightings are less predictable post 2017 orca predation, then you show up and they tell you there hasn’t been one since 2017, but maybe we will see bronze sharks. How can you advertise white sharks and know there hasn’t been a sighting in 5 years?

We went out and didn’t see anything, not one shark. I’m not upset about nature, you can’t predict that, but don’t outright lie and bill yourself as a Great White Shark Tour. Stop scamming people. I know you have a business to run, but don’t rip tourists off. Employees were at least nice, which makes sense when they have to be due to the lies.
Written July 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for complimenting our staff; we always strive to offer 5-star service. The information you have received about not seeing a White shark in five years is respectfully inaccurate. Our last sighting of Great White sharks was to this date- July 24, 2022. Transparency and sharing credible information are what we stand by. On our blog on the website, we post the latest sightings of wildlife. Shark activity has been less predictable since the Orca predation started in 2017. Still, through our blog and social media, including live stories and videos, it is clear that we have seen Great White sharks, Bronze Whaler sharks, and Stingrays around our vessel.
Written July 26, 2022
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Kirsty M
2 contributions
Couples
I wouldn't recommend booking this tour. Our trip was 'cancelled' due to poor weather conditons. However according to their own blog, it seems they went out on the same day and trip we booked. We had booked weeks in advance and we came all the way from the UK for this so we are very disapointed with the whole experience. We would have been ok with it as weather can't be helped, but the signs do point to them going out that day.
Written July 13, 2022
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Rebecca Helen
Rochester, UK44 contributions
We went out in late June this year and had a great trip! The staff, especially Olivia were very helpful and improved the experience. We were lucky enough to see a bronze whaler shark and 5 great white sharks and a short tailed sting ray. Unluckily we didn't get to see them in the cage during our turn but we got some great views from the boat as they came near.
Written July 10, 2022
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It is fantastic to hear that you had a great trip! Thank you for complimenting our staff and mentioning that Olivia herself contributed to making your experience so great. We will be sure to pass this compliment on to her. Your trip sounds exciting with lots of sightings of Great White sharks, Bronze Whalers, and the short-tailed sting ray.
Written July 11, 2022
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javierfi
Allen, TX8 contributions
Family
Highly recommended. The staff was very knowledgeable and made us feel safe. Mother Nature helped and we saw plenty of sharks. We spent more than 30 minutes in the cage which gave us plenty of time to see the sharks including White Sharks.
Written July 2, 2022
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Thank you for your 5-star review! Thank you for complimenting our staff as we do have a passion for marine wildlife and will always prioritize your safety during your time with us. It is great to hear that you were able to stay in the cage a sufficient amount of time to observe the sharks including the Great White Sharks! Our team ensures that everyone is able to have an equal opportunity and experience by rotating people based on time and opportunity with the sharks around.
Written July 11, 2022
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Darran M
1 contribution
Family
Unfortunately it was cancelled due to the weather!! But we were contacted & given alternative dates but they didn't suit our itinerary.
Written July 2, 2022
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Thank you for your 5-star review! We regret to hear that your trip was canceled and that you were unable to attend the alternative date for shark cage diving. If you are ever available again to experience our tour we would love to welcome you back! 😊
Written July 11, 2022
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Topher R
5 contributions
Amazing experience and well worth it! Would definitely go again! Staff were knowledgeable and courteous. I learned a lot!
Written July 1, 2022
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Thank you for your 5-star review! Our team at Marine Dynamics is excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience of shark cage diving with us. Thank you for also complimenting our staff as we are all very passionate about what we do and the sharks we go out to see every day. It is always a pleasure to share that passion and knowledge with people that are curious to learn more! Thank you for your support🤗
Written July 11, 2022
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wyoming82072
Laramie, WY26 contributions
The tour was professional and informative. We appreciate the time taken to explain how to have a safe and exciting trip.
We saw several great whites and bronze whaler sharks along with a big ray!!
Written June 25, 2022
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Thank you for your review! Thank you for complimenting our team for our professionalism and knowledge. On each trip, our goal is to educate our clients on safety and the sharks we plan to see! It is exciting to hear that you were able to observe Great White Sharks, Bronze Whaler Sharks, and a Short-tail stingray on your shark cage dive! It was a pleasure to have you on board🤗
Written July 11, 2022
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