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Great White Shark Tours

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“cape town”(68 reviews)
About
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...more
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

Picked up on time from Capetown for the drive down with a rest along the way. Good safety briefing and a light breakfast. Some of the other boats were not going out due to the weather, but White Shark Tours were. it was not too...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

don't miss it!! it was a great experience. i would always recommend it. we came from Barcelona, Catalonia, to see it and it was worth. the company was excdllent. we would repeat and would say everybody to come and do it with the great white...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must in SA if you want to see the Great White in its own environment. It is a bit touristy and it is always better if you have the chance to scuba dive with sharks but this experience is great too and I would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an excited and amazing experience. All the team is very proffessionell. Very recomended!!!!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a really fun experience because of the great service even though we only saw one shark. It obvious that the crew did thier best.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

very good organized tour !!! breakfast, clearly briefing, safety first all this in a relaxing atmosphere !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was, by far, the highlight of my trip to Cape Town. They picked me up right on time and hustled us out to the main office. They fed us a light breakfast, briefed us on the safety expeditions, shared some shark information, and off...More

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Thank Kelly M
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kelly M We all chuckled when we read your heading; " I didn't even almost lose an arm".! How great your expectations must have been when planning and discussing this adventure with your friends! We are very glad you enjoyed every moment of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is very professional, polite and kind. We felt very safe during the experience. It was awesome!!!More

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Thank EduardoSantAnna
Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello EduardoSantAnna, Thank you for this beautiful review of your shark diving trip! We are delighted that you had an awesome experience and all because you felt safe in this unfamiliar environment! The staff are very proud of your perception of their behaviour and are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If anyone plans on doing this event in the the next week or so I’d be cautious. While I understand there is a lot of luck to this we were quite disappointed not to be able to dive with the sharks. With that said, there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

morning wake up at 6, meeting point at 7 30 was a nice breakfast before briefing and start at 8 30 we saw 2 great white sharks and were really lucky! when we were back, was ready for a great lunch. On the boat, we...More

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello gmjmusicmaker, Thank you for taking the time to review your shark cage diving adventure! It is good to know that the little things, like the good food and definitely the two great white sharks(!), made this "one of the most incredible experiences of your...More

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Kristy L
6 August 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
5 July 2018|
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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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John R
30 June 2018|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hi John, Our boat Apex Predator is licenced to take 40 passengers, BUT we only take about 32 to 34 passengers max. We have a 8 man cage and the boat is very spacious. It is always difficult to predict the sharks, but we... More
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