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Overview

You may think you’re a fear-defying thrill lover, but can you handle the ultimate heart-pounding experience? Find out in Cape Town by cage diving with great white sharks. This full-day shark-diving experience takes you out into the open ocean off the shore of Gansbaai and puts you within touching distance of one of the world’s most feared predators. Before jumping in, you'll learn about the sharks from the onboard marine biologist and expert guides. Upgrade to include round-trip transport between your Cape Town hotel and Gansbaai. Breakfast and snacks are included.

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide


  • What You Can Expect

    Make your own way to the South African fishing village of Gansbaai, famous for being one of the best places in the world to see great white sharks. Alternatively, upgrade to begin with a pickup from your centrally located Cape Town hotel, and then relax in comfort during the approx. 2-hour journey.
    On arrival in Gansbaai, your driver will drop you off to enjoy breakfast (or lunch if your tour start time is delayed due to bad weather) at the shark-diving center, known as the Great White House. During this time, you'll meet the expert guides who are leading you on your adventure and be fitted for your diving gear.
    Board the specialized diving boat and enjoy an exhilarating 20-minute boat ride to Dyer Island. Your captain will stop in the optimal spot, and then the onboard team will tempt the great whites to the boat with bait so you’ll get a fantastic view of the sharks before heading into the shark-diving cage. The boat will stay anchored for approximately two hours, depending on the shark activity.

    Your cage is attached to the boat and will stay just a few feet/meters below the water’s surface during your dive, which means it’s quick and easy to get out of the water as soon as you want. If you don't want to get into the cage at all, you’ll still have awesome views of the sharks as they swim around the boat. Keep your eyes peeled for more of the animals known as the ‘marine big five’: sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins.

    While you’re on board the boat, hydrate and refuel with the included drinks and snacks. Once back on shore, enjoy a light refreshment at the Great White House, where you can purchase a professional video of your once-in-a-lifetime experience, if you wish.

    Your experience concludes inside the Great White House, or, if you've upgraded, with a drop-off at your hotel in Cape Town.

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews

klawson702

16-Dec-2016

The Marine Biologist was amazing and we where so lucky to have seen the sharks! Great tour, they feed you lunch when you get there and then soup and coffee when we got back. Overall amazing experience.

vanessa.welz

16-Dec-2016

Amazing experience!

Melissa F

28-Nov-2016

Everything about this trip was amazing. It was conducted by Marine Dynamics and they were incredible. Everything was organized. Our driver was great. We were picked up from a local Cape Town hotel and he made our trip enjoyable. He even dropped us off at the wharf instead of our hotel per our request. We were greeted with a nice meal. The marine biologist Stephanie was very knowledgable. She answered all our questions and guided us so we had the best experience with the sharks possible. They have hot chocolate/tea and fresh towels ready when you get out of the water. We saw 14 great white sharks and they were clearly visible even from the boat deck. The boat was clean and had plenty of room - two stories so you can spread out and snap plenty of pics. We returned to heaters the water is quite cold, warm soup and great service. Dress warm even if it is a sunny day - it's windy away from the shore and the water is quite cold. Highly recommend this trip. It was incredible!

sratchford

29-Oct-2016

What an amazing experience! We had such a great day and learned so much at the same time. Cannot recommend this excursion enough. Sarah was great with everyone and a wealth of knowledge. The whole team made this unforgettable.

Jasmine Kaur B

29-Sep-2016

Amazing experience.. Everyone from the guy who picked us up from our hotel up to the crew on the ship and also at the base were very nice...

Details


Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • All diving gear and towels supplied

  • Exclusions

    • Gratuities (optional)

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Minimum age is 8 years
      • 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



      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Tour departs from selected Cape Town city hotels

        Departure Time

        7am-9am; you must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time

        Duration

        8-10 hours

        Return Details

        Tour returns to original point of departure between approximately 5pm and 7pm


Tour Options

Tour Excluding Transport

Code: 5659SHARKCAGES

Cage diving with great white sharks excluding transportation
Starting From 152.65
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Tour Including Transport

Code: 5659SHARKCAGET

Cage diving with great white sharks including transportation from Cape Town
Starting From 192.84
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Picture Gallery

  • Getting ready to take the dive!!!
  • Sharks!
  • cage diving
  • cage diving
  • drive by
  • coming to get you
  • Close Encounter
  • shark!
  • In the cage!!
  • ready to get in the cage
  • Reserved for Sharks :)
  • A relaxing ride
  • Eazzy
  • Mark, after the ~40 mins.
  • No, its not a film
  • And goes
  • Here it comes
  • Need a hug? :)
  • Albatros
  • Romantic
  • Ready to board
  • What to expect
  • Jaws 2
  • Jaws

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