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Great White Shark Tours

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Address: 8 Swart Street | Kleinbaai, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Phone Number:
028 384 1418
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The owner and founder Brian McFarlane is a professional diver and skipper...

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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Great White Shark cage diving in Gansbaai

I went to Gansbaai last week ( Sunday 19/Feb 2017) with my daughter Claire and we had booked two trips with Great White Shark Tours. We were informed the day before our first trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fouquieres-les-Lens, France

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Fouquieres-les-Lens, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to Gansbaai last week ( Sunday 19/Feb 2017) with my daughter Claire and we had booked two trips with Great White Shark Tours. We were informed the day before our first trip that due to a prolonged absence of white sharks in the area that all trips had been cancelled for the foreseeable future.As I had come to... More 

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Northampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very friendly people, well organised and fantastic experience! Would do it again! A trip well worth it

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, We appreciate the kind words about our crew and staff and are delighted that you enjoyed the shark cage diving adventure. Do it again, we will be glad to welcome you back. Kind Regards fro the GWST team More 

Kaitaia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great morning with the crew. A very early start to get out there however we were provided with a light breakfast beforehand, snacks/drinks on board and a light lunch when we returned. Totally professional and a great time had by all.

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hallo Natalie, Thanks for choosing us for this ultimate bucket list adventure. It is so good to read that we added value to your experience. Please visit us again for a future dive with great white sharks. Warm regards from the GWST team. More 

Havant
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fantastic experience!!! Totally professional from the moment the booking was made. Fully informed and briefed. Everything you needed provided. We had 3 metres water visibility and 9 great whites to view for the best part of three hours at close proximity. Worth every cent, felt everything was in complete control throughout the whole trip!

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hallo Mark, By the sound of your review, you have done your homework and it is so great to read your insights about your trip. We are really excited that we could enhance a brilliant adventure such as shark cage diving ( even the sharks were on cue!) We would never sacrifice safety for a thrill and that pure fact... More 

Rhodes, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lifetime experience! the whole trip was organized perfectly! Very professional approach, both in land and sea.

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hi there cage diving friend. Thanks for choosing to share your once in a lifetime adventure with us. We appreciate the time you took to write these kind words about our company and crew. Looking forward to taking you on another visit in the shark cage! Warm regards fro the GWST team. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very professional outfit; One of the larger boats amongst the competition; Felt very safe; Great crew. Great snacks, beverages and breakfast. Unbelievable experience. What beautiful creatures. Video at end is a very special touch which will add to the memory bank over many years.

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hallo Jock, You summed up the whole trip in a nutshell. Thank your for the great appreciation of our company's efforts to provide a safe but fun bucket list adventure. Rightly said; the video will add priceless memories in time to come. Hope you will be back some day. Kind regards from the GWST team. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome day out. Excellent service and great views. Would highly recommend for anyone interested in doing a shark dive.

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for the much-appreciated recommendation! We are so glad that you had a brilliant day full of fun (and sharks)! Hopefully, you will visit us again for another shark dive in the future! Kind Regards from us all ! More 

Ravenshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had been wanting to dive with Great Whites for over ten years but unfortunately we arrived two days after the Orcas entered shark bay (second time in 17 years) and scared all the sharks away and so two days before they saw 13 sharks, the day before we arrived they saw only one and we saw none. Two Great... More 

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, It was was with absolute admiration and great appreciation that we read about your shark cage diving expectations and experience. As you have observed, we have applied all our knowledge and experience to responsibly attract the great whites, but (to quote you ) " you cannot beat Mother Nature"! Waiting for such a long time to realise a... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fine staff but too many people on the boat and not enough time with the sharks. Its not necesary to be there 1 hour prior to meeting time, 30 minutes is enough..

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your honest review about your shark cage diving experience! Our boat is custom built and surveyed for the number of people we can safely take to sea. Apologies if it made you feel a little claustrophobic! It is a compliment to us if you perceived us to be efficient enough to deal with all the paperwork,... More 

Shanghai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The only thing surprised my dad in law in our two-week SA trip. Amelia is friendly to contact us for arrangements, and all the guys on the boat are brave and professional. We were told that we saw 7 kinds, but sorry they are all sharks to me that can't tell who's who. They looked after us so considerately that... More 

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Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this review

Hallo dear cage diving friend, Your shark caged diving adventure sounded like the highlight of the two-week South African holiday. Sometimes an unplanned journey just turn out to be the best experience ever! Thank you for the kind appreciation of our crew our company. The warm shower after the cold dive was just a tiny special touch to add memories!... More 

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