Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Language: The tour is originally in English.
Price on Request - Minimum 2 Pax
Spend time watching one of the world’s most feared fish on this 4-to-6-hour cage diving experience in Cape Town. Travel to the ocean off the coast of Gansbaai for a full-day tour. Learn about great white sharks from your marine-biologist guide, and then dive into the water in a cage to observe sharks in their natural habitat. Breakfast, snacks and hotel-pick up and drop off are included.
Full-day shark-diving tour from Cape Town
Journey into the open ocean from Gansbaai, a fishing village known for its dense population of great white sharks
Enjoy breakfast at the Great White House
Learn about the sharks in their natural habitat from an onboard marine biologist
Jump into a cage as your lowered into the water, which is the natural habitat of great white sharks
Bring home a video of your experience (own expense)
- Light refreshments
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- All diving gear and towels supplied
What To Expect
This exciting shark experience begins from your central Cape Town hotel. Start at the Great White House, Gansbaai’s shark diving center, where you’ll eat breakfast, and meet your guides for the day. After eating, get fitted into the appropriate diving gear. Climb into the specialized diving boat, complete with a shark diving cage, for the 20-minute trip into the ocean. Your captain heads for Dyer Island, choosing an ideal place to stop for the dive. The cage is secured to the side of the boat, and during the cage dives it stays a few feet (meters) below the surface of the water. This means it’s easy for you to get out of the water at any point when you want to. The boat stays anchored in this diving spot for roughly two hours, depending on shark activity. During that time, there are drinks and snacks for you aboard the boat. After the boat returns to Gansbaai, enjoy light refreshments back at the Great White House. You can choose to buy a professional video of your shark cage diving experience (own expense). Your experience concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in Cape Town.
What do I need to bring
- Comfortable clothing
- Walking shoes
- Warm Jacket
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 8 years
You must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time
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
- Please note: Sharks are wild animals and their presence cannot be guaranteed. Every experience that guests have w, is educational from start to finish. The local supplier works with wild life and nature and sightings are never guaranteed. If a shark has been sighted from the boat, they will consider that a successful trip. If there is no shark activity while on a shark cage diving tour with the supplier, then a voucher will be offered. This voucher is not transferable – your name and passport number will be recorded on the voucher. The transfer fee is non-refundable.
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Guia De Portugues and its service providers offer cost effective group tours and transfers ranging from 2 - 12 persons per vehicle, please do inform us if you would prefer a private tour (additional rates may apply).
Collection / Drop off
Collection and drop off from any Hotel or address in Cape Town
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.