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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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8 Swart St | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

i was visiting Great White Sharks Tour in September 2017 on a sunday. The weather was good and the boat was full. I was in the cage 3 times and have made some great videos. The sharks are so close. A great experience and i...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Hello Joachim, Thank you for the great, appreciative review of your shark cage diving adventure! Gansbaai is the only place in the world where you can safely encounter great white sharks in their natural environment so close up. Diving in the cage once and living...More

Reviewed October 11, 2017

This was a bucket list item of mine. The entire experience was very smooth. The crew was very professional. A white shark came to the bait and we saw it from the surface but it left before anyone could get into the cage. The crew...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Hallo Elizabeth, How privileged we are that you chose our company for your bucket list adventure! Thank you for your review and the appreciation you expressed for the manner in which we dealt with the unfortunate situation of only a brief encounter with a white...More

Reviewed October 11, 2017

I thought id be nervous but wasn't at all. Great to see these animals in the wild. The company we used was great, other boats didn't see any sharks but we saw 5. The really try and make sure everyone has the same experience to....More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Hallo Marie, It is the most natural thing in the world to be nervous when encountering an apex predator in a totally unfamiliar territory. We are really glad that you felt safe enough to relax and enjoy the five active white sharks in an up-close...More

Reviewed October 11, 2017

It was a very cold morning & the previous few days excursions had been cancelled. We were very lucky to be able to get out and see the sharks. Everyone from the check in/breakfast to the crew on the boat were extremely friendly & helpful....More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Hello Karen, We regard reviews from our female guests very seriously as they view a shark cage diving trip from another perspective. Thank you for your observations about the whole shark diving adventure and the kind appreciation for the efforts made by the staff and...More

Reviewed October 11, 2017

Excellent staff! Top quality equipment supplied, best boat in gansbaai! Highly recommend this companyMore

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Hallo Daniel, What can we say?! Your appreciation of the whole shark cage diving operation is truly humbling and to be voted the number one shark cage diving boat by one of our guests, is an honour! We are so glad that we could add...More

Reviewed October 11, 2017

Exhilarating experience with a staff who was knowledgable and friendly. Really made us feel safe and excited all at the same time. Tasty meals before and after were a nice touch. Would recommend to anyone who wants to check this off their bucket list!More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Hello Cagediver, Thank you for the time you took to review your bucket list shark cage diving trip! We are really glad that you felt safe enough in a very unfamiliar territory to get excited about the encounters these magnificent apex predators in the natural...More

Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The organization did call us the day before to discuss the fact that no sharks were seen in the past days. We still wanted to go as we flew around the world to do this. The fact that we didnt see any sharks, was very...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Hello Lisanne, Thank you for your review even though you were so disappointed! The shark cage diving industry is very well regulated. Boats get surveyed according to their size and numerous criteria for the number of people they are allowed to transport. It is the...More

Reviewed October 6, 2017

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

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

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 October 2, 2017 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

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

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 October 2, 2017

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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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

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

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Jennifer L
December 5, 2017|
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Hi Jennifer, sharks are normally slow in February, but this year they came and go as they please. The best is to contact us via email and we can keep you up to date. Regards Letitia
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goldberg1959
November 24, 2017|
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Hi, January is not the best month, but with all the changes in the weather and shark activity anything is possible. Please contact our office on our email.
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TheGypsyLady
October 15, 2017|
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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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