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Great White Shark Tours

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“cape town”(86 reviews)
About
We are a shark cage diving operation in Gansbaai, SA, offering guests white and copper shark cage diving and surface viewing. The company was founded more than 20 years ago by local legend Brian McFarlane, a professional diver and skipper who was...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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All reviews great whites great experience cape town white shark once in a lifetime bucket list from start to finish felt very safe these guys sandwiches shark diving experience friendly crew apex predator sea sickness nice breakfast breakfast and lunch amazing trip
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was an amazing day, the boat, the staff, the food was incredible and the shuttle bus from cape town was great. However the sightings of great whites were poor, and we were not informed of this prior to booking... because around 2 years ago...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour was really well organized!!! Very good food and the most important incredible experience with the great white!!! I will repeated gain!!! Totally recommended

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am 80 years old and was able to do this fantastic experience with Great White. So no chickens among you young folk!! They were helpful from the time I made my booking and responded quickly to all my questions. Picked us up exactly at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rel601wea
Reviewed 5 days ago

The experience, approching the sharks in front of me, it was a very exciting experience. I thought that the water was too cold during the winter, but I heard that the water temperature in wionter is not much different from that in summer. I hope...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Roam61050956251
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very well organised trip. Secured the booking online very easy to do and great communication from the tour team. On the day everything was perfect from breakfast on arrival, to our debrief and time spent on the boat. All crew members were friendly and informative....More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I made this excursion in February and I must say that I am very satisfied. The place and the people were fantastic, polite and helpful. The first time I couldn't see anything, but they gave us the chance to try the next day at no...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Meander53933156428
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience to see the sharks this close. Went with two children (12 and 9 years old) who absolutely enjoyed this exciting and amazing encounter. Everyone felt completely safe thanks to very qualified guides. Thank you!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank clausryberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

GWSTs organizes a impressive tour and I am really grateful to have joint this agency. Starting with a nice and cozy get together while enjoying a tasty breakfast buffet we got well informed about the trip and no questions were left behind. The time on...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SteffenL281
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't see any sharks. Then we had the choice between a voucher to go again later or 20% of the money back. The people were very friendly.More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Resort, What can we say? We deeply share your deep disappointment of no shark encounters which in itself was completely unexpected! Sharks and marine wildlife behaviour are totally unpredictable as a few days after your trip great white sharks mysteriously appeared again. Totally unpredicted....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip! Friendly staff, great food, so fun. Only saw Copper sharks because the Orcas are driving the great whites out of the bay.More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Melissa S
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Melissa, Thank you for your most appreciated review of your shark diving trip. We are so glad that you enjoyed this beautiful species of sharks and hope your memories of the day added lots of value to a remarkable holiday in South Africa. We...More

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Wanderer204965
October 4, 2018|
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Response from GNLDTM | Reviewed this property |
The only time I’ve been is in the morning,and always had a great time. Enjoy!!
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KristyLips
August 6, 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
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
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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