8.5

Gansbaai Shark Cage Diving Excursion from Cape Town

(17 customer reviews)

$75.61

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Gansbaai Shark Diving

Get up close and personal with the sea’s apex predators in this adrenaline pumping tour that is unforgettable. You are guaranteed to get face to face with this incredible creatures and experience their strength first-hand.

Highlights

  • Get face to face with some of the biggest sharks on the planet
  • Learn what makes them tick and leave with a better understanding of them
  • Enjoy an all-inclusive sea adventure

Know Before You Book

  • The dives are subject to the tides, sea conditions and weather
  • These changes can and will affect pick-up and drop-off times
  • In the summer, pick-up times can be as early as 02:30

Gansbaai Shark Cage Diving Info

The 10-hour program starts off with a transfer from your Cape Town hotel or accommodation to Gansbaai. The 160-kilometer drive will take you past picturesque scenery with mountains on one side and the sea on the other.

Your dive will take place near Dyer Island, just off the coast of Gansbaai. Dyer Island is home to the largest seal colony in Southern Africa, with about 60 000 seals settling there. This is also the main food source for the sharks.

The channel between Dyer and Gansbaai is called Shark Alley, is this is where the diving will happen. The sharks are surface feeders, therefore this is a surface dive, meaning no scuba certifications are needed.

This package includes transfers to and from Gansbaai to your hotel or accommodation, breakfast, lunch, 3-5 hours at sea, snacks on the boat, use of all equipment, an 8-man cage, several opportunities to dive, and a guaranteed small group (max. 24 people).

Gansbaai Shark Cage Diving Prices

Depending on the experience you choose, shark cage diving prices range from $55 USD to $270 USD. This is determined by whether you choose a group dive or a private dive, as well as other factors! All options are thrilling – choose the best tour for you!

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8.5Expert Score

Gansbaai Shark Diving

Get up close and personal with the sea’s apex predators in this adrenaline pumping tour that is unforgettable. You are guaranteed to get face to face with this incredible creatures and experience their strength first-hand.

Highlights

  • Get face to face with some of the biggest sharks on the planet
  • Learn what makes them tick and leave with a better understanding of them
  • Enjoy an all-inclusive sea adventure

Know Before You Book

  • The dives are subject to the tides, sea conditions and weather
  • These changes can and will affect pick-up and drop-off times
  • In the summer, pick-up times can be as early as 02:30
Comfort
6
Location
9
Fun
9
Value for Money
10
PROS
  • Up close encounters with sharks
  • All inclusive package
CONS
  • Weather can cancel dives
  • Not suitable for younger children

Specification: Gansbaai Shark Cage Diving Excursion from Cape Town

Accessible

No

Duration

10 Hours

Inclusions

– Transfers from Cape Town
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Onboard snacks
– All equipment

Exclusions

A DVD of your dive, which will need to be purchased separately

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Onboard snacks

Pick-Up

Pick-up is done from your hotel in central Cape Town

Suited For

This tour is great for anyone. Anyone who wants to learn more about sharks, has a love for them, is an adrenaline junkie or someone looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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17 reviews for Gansbaai Shark Cage Diving Excursion from Cape Town

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  1. javierguemes

    Nice and scary. Unfortunately we had to wait long time to se one shark. No one to blame about it. It was a different experience. A nice one

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  2. Adrienne g

    This tour was amazing!

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  3. JOSEPH M

    To see sharks in their natural environment. Luck of the draw. Changing into wet suits on a rocking boat and in the open is not ok for everyone. Preference would be to suit up before boarding. Crew were great.

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  4. Alexander S

    We really enjoyed the day, Alain is a great driver a guide a did an exceptional job of making us happy, very well done!

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  5. Rhys S

    No Sharks in Gansbaai at the moment due to Orcas so was asked if I minded going to Mossell Bay which is further. Well worth the trip where we saw 7 great whites! The views on the drive were spectacular and Jacob the guide was brilliant.

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  6. Konrad S

    Once in a lifetime experience! My youngest, who is 9, also loved the experience!!!

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  7. Dana, Dan , Maya, Greg

    Highly recommended- awesome

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  8. Juan Jesus – South Africa

    A sido espectacular..el trato y lo recomiendo pq es genial..fantastico

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  9. a GetYourGuide customer – Germany

    Massen Anfertigung Haie werden angefüttert und die Leute steigen in den Käfig und warten bis ein Hai vorbei kommt. Die Beobachtung ist okay nur der Umgang mit den Tieren nicht. Sie werden nur heiß gemacht und bekommen nichts von dem Futter ab. Das Boot ist zu klein und zum umziehen nicht viel Platz. Preis Leistung passt nicht.

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  10. a GetYourGuide customer – München, Germany

    Super Crew, tolles Boot Super nette Crew, tolles Boot und sehr guter Käfig. Leider haben wir keine Haie gesehen, würden dort aber auf alle Fälle wieder hin.

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  11. Jana – Netherlands

    Alles zeer professioneel geregeld door een goed opgeleide staf

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  12. Monica – United States

    Sadly, a waste of a day, driving, sitting, waiting. Our driver with African Eagle tours was great. He was punctual and told us about the country as we drove to our destination. The company that took us out, Shark Lady, was two hours late, with munimal explanation as to what was going on in that time. When we finally got on the boat nobody even got in the wetsuits nor the water. The guides didn't interact at all with us or make an effort to make the experience worth it despite there being no sharks. After an hour of waiting we went back where we were told we could get vouchers from the lady. She wasn't there. And we had to get back in the vans. I got home at 10 after having left that morning at 10:30. A frustrating waste of a day.

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  13. Axel Georg – Westhofen, Germany

    toller Ausflug Wir wurden pünktlich abgeholt und hatten eine Fahrt durch herrliche Landschaft. Am Boot angekommen, hat es sehr stark geschaukelt und die Hälfte der Leute wurde seekrank. Gesehen haben wir vier Haie, allerdings nicht den weißen Hai. Toll war, dass wir nach zu Hause eine Email von alleine bekamen, dass wir wegen schlechter Haisicht Geld erstatten bekommen. Der Ausflug hat sich sehr gelohnt, auch wenn wir persönlich nicht im Käfig waren, da man wegen schlechter Sicht vom Boot aus besser gesehen hat. Als kleine Anregung würde ich geben, dass es besser vor der Tour kein Essen geben sollte, sondern besser danach. Das ganze Essen hat die Leute noch stärker mit Seekrankheit belastet. Wir selber sind extra nüchtern geblieben und das war auch gut so! Insgesamt ein fantastischer Ausflug, den wir jedem empfehlen würden.

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  14. Silvia – Switzerland

    The experience was great. But it was nowhere written, that the drive takes 2,5 houres. I would have apreciate that. The crew did a awdome job!

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  15. Stacy – ESCH ALZETTE, Luxembourg

    Not good I was here in Cape town and was really exciteg to do this activity. But they cancelled me 2 times an now I can't do that. And I asked for an alternativ for enjoying my day with wales tour and they say no because I am solo traveler …

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  16. THARYN – Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Best Adrenaline Experience! Marine Dynamics staff are a profesional and sustainable company providing this adventure . The formality and their expertise in White Sharks made the day unforgettable .

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  17. Juhana – Espoo, Finland

    Excellent chance to see endangered beautiful white sharks. Very nice tour and a chance to learn about these magnificent endangered creatures. Travel time by car from Cape town takes about 2 hours, so it's a long drive, but worth it.

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