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Great White Shark Tours

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Address: 8 Swart Street | Kleinbaai, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Phone Number: 028 384 1418
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The owner and founder Brian McFarlane is a professional diver and skipper...

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 timewhen Great White Shark fishing was allowed, Brian caught Great Whites, some weighing more than 1 ton.Today, he dearly regrets this and now spends his time and efforts in finding the great beasts to be observedand photographed at close range. Brian has worked with the Great Whites for 18 years, and has only had6 non-sighting days in the last 10 years.

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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
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What a fantastic day! The whole experience was well run from start to finish! Great breakfast to start with before the very helpful and knowledgeable staff got us on the boat and... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic day! The whole experience was well run from start to finish! Great breakfast to start with before the very helpful and knowledgeable staff got us on the boat and out into the sea. Great sightings of the sharks in the cage and from the boat...once in a lifetime experience. Something I would highly recommend to all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great day. We were contacted the day before as promised with regards to our pick-up time. Our transport arrived on time and we arrived without difficulty. Breakfast was great and a safety review was next. After that we walked to the boat and off we went. We made sure to get in the cage as soon as the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very beautiful and equally organization experience. Good the equipment provided , professionalism of the staff and the services offered during the tour . Experience strongly recommended

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very very good experience. Crew with competence and absolutely friendly Nice location Raiting excellent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great experience and well worth doing. Only managed to attract 2 sharks in the whole time and as was pointed out the size of the sharks seem to be quite small in the last few years ~3m? I was not sure about the cage but the gear was good(nice thick wetsuits) and the bait handling to get the sharks close... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great boattrip to see the great whites. Though half of the boat's passengers got seasick because of the wind and waves that day, most of us enjoyed seeing the sharks from the cage several times. It felt perfectly safe, even when a shark came swimming right towards you with snapping jaws to catch the piece of tuna.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing trip. Really professional and friendly crew on the boat. They promised sharks and they delivered. Everything was 100% and they were rightly recommended to us ! You get a fine breakfast at the start of the day and drinks,rolls and crisps on board. Visibilty want great this day but in a way it added to the scares factor. Water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant day with very experienced crew. Lots of facts about conservation and various animals info. Got diving twice for a good amount of time saw 3 sharks and viability was about 4m which was good to see sharks well. Fab day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organized and thoughtful, including check-in, breakfast, orientation, gear, and so on. They really work hard to ensure you have a great experience. The day I went, several other operators had cancelled, but Great White Shark Tours was recommended both for the quality and experience of the skipper and guides as well as the slightly larger boat. The simple hot... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fab experience the guys on the vessel were excellent , josh and the lads were very organised , refreshments were available and the wait for the big white's was very patient , and we were not disappointed with viewing 3 sharks of over 3 meters ... Heart stopping stuff . Highly recommended

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