Great White Shark Tours

Run and owned by a professional diver and skipper, Brian McFarlane is the Great White Shark diving tours, where you get to see these magnificent creatures up-close with just a few bars separating you from the apex predator (don’t worry, it’s completely safe!) Run off the coast of Gansbaai in the South Western Cape is an opportunity of a lifetime waiting for you. Feel a rush of adrenaline as well as a sense of serenity when viewing these beautiful beasts through a steel cage.

Sharks are currently very much endangered due to overfishing and are becoming a rarity in the rest of the world. South Africa, however, has a big focus on the conservation of these terribly misunderstood creatures and remains one of the best spots in the world to view them from.

This activity is weather dependent and the best time for this adventure is around the South African winter time of June through to August; although, there are sharks in Shark Alley all year round. Be prepared for nippy waters as it is off the coast of the cold Benguela Current of the West Coast.
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Great White Shark Tours

This Adventure starts between 07:00 AM and 12:00 PM in the morning from Leinbaai Harbour which is just 2 kilometres away from Gansbaai. The boat usually leaves around 10:00 AM and returns around 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM in the afternoon, lasting around 5 to 6 hours in total.

A delicious continental breakfast is provided made with organic, fresh ingredients and no greasy food. After breakfast, you will make your way to board the Apex Predator shark-chaser boat taking you 8 kilometres off the coast to Dyer Island.

Their own mix of chum is used and they are adamant in the protecting of these beautiful creatures by putting no shark parts in their secret chum, they do not feed the sharks either.

Once the sharks arrive at the boat, the cage diving begins. Make sure to bring your go-pro to catch underwater footage or don’t bring any cameras at all so you can really live in the moment and marvel at what these streamline beauties have to offer in grace and elegance.

Should you be prone to motion sickness, please ask your pharmacist to provide you with the necessary preventative – we suggest ‘STUGERON.’

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