Gansbaai is well-known for having one of, if not the biggest, Great White Shark population. There is no better way to get acquainted with this fearsome creature, than right in its territory. Adding a helicopter ride or a having a 6 day trip to one of these beautiful locations is a massive plus too.
Private Shark Cage Diving Trip
If you are wanting a more private excursion, with just you and your group, a private tour is for you. Having the boat all to yourself and your group allows you to have more relaxation time, better views, and of course, more time in the water.
- Private boat and tour
- Unlimited time in the water
- Whole day out on the water
- Close interactions with the sharks
The private bus will pick you up at your hotel, guest house, or accommodation at 6 am. You will then start the beautiful and picturesque drive to Gansbaai. The Atlantic ocean will accompany you on one side, while the other will be taken up by the rambling mountainous area.
Once you reach Gansbaai, you can enjoy a light breakfast and tea, as well as a safety briefing, informing you on everything you need to know to stay safe and enjoy yourself out in the water.
After your dive, you will be served a delicious light lunch, while watching a video of your dive. Once the diving part of your tour is complete, you will be driven back to Cape Town along the incredibly scenic R44, a great way to end off your day.
This tour is 100%, and the only people that will be on the boat are you and your guests, allowing for a completely bespoke experience that can be adjusted to suit your wants and needs.
Shark and Helicopter Tour
There is possibly a no better way to experience the sights and beauty of Cape Town and Gansbaai than a helicopter ride over the Mother City, and a boat ride off the coast of Gansbaai. Shark cage diving is definitely the cherry on top.
- Helicopter ride over Cape Town
- Views of Table Mountain, Lions Head, Devils Peak and Signal Hill
- Fly over Clifton and the ocean
- Close encounters with Great White Sharks
You will start your tour off with incredible area views of Cape Town, its surrounds, the ocean, as well as the amazing mountains that tower over the city. Experience a unique view of Table Mountain, one you would never be able to get from anywhere else.
Once you have surveyed the city and its mountains, you will flow over the sandy beaches of Clifton, and the beautiful scenery surrounding Camps Bay. passing the Twelve Apostles Hotel, you will then return to the Waterfront to start the next part of your tour.
You will then take a 2 and a half drive to Gansbaai. Once you are in Gansbaai, you will be met by the crew of the boat. You will then receive a safety briefing, as well as a rundown of the day’s activities, all while enjoying a light breakfast.
After breakfast, you will head to the boat and take the 15-minute ride to Shark Alley. Once you reach there, the crew will start chumming the water to get the sharks interested, before the cage is lowered and your diving experience can begin.
If you are someone who prefers to stay out the water, the views are just as epic. The sharks are surface feeders, therefore you will get a view of the, from the boat that is almost as good as the one you will get from the cage.
This is a brilliant, all-round tour that allows you to see all the beautiful sights the city has to offer, as well as getting close to the greatest predator of the ocean, all in 2 days, and mixed in with scenic drives, incredible people, and local culture.
Shark Breaching and Diving Combo Tour
If you are all about the sharks and their magnificent strength, the breaching and diving tour is a must. Not only can you see them up close, but you can also experience their raw power, right in front of your eyes.
- Watching sharks breach in their natural habitat
- Up close encounters in the water
- Children welcome on board to watch
- Once in a lifetime experience
Your day starts when you are picked up at your designated location, and driven the White Shark Diving Co. building in Gansbaai. You can then enjoy breakfast while having a safety briefing.
The first activity is the breaching. The boat will deploy a seal decoy and then you just have to wait for the shark to strike. It is honestly the most intense experience seeing these animals use all their power to burst through the ocean surface.
After the breaching part of the tour, the crew will continue to chum the water while they lower the cage for diving. You can then suit up in your diving gear, and wait to get face to face with these incredible creatures.
Guests can take consecutive turns in the 8-man cage, meaning you will definitely have more than one opportunity to view the sharks. When not in the water, you can enjoy refreshments on the boat, and view the sea, sharks, and other wildlife.
When the diving finishes, you will then be taken back to the White Shark Diving Co. building, where you can enjoy a late lunch and watch a video of your dive. You can also purchase a DVD of your dive.
7 Day Luxury Diving and Adventure Tour
This incredibly comprehensive luxury tour covers everything from shark cage diving in beautiful Mossel Bay, wine tasting and exploration through the Cape Winelands, and sightseeing wildlife at a game reserve.
- Up close shark cage dive
- Wine tasting
- Drives through Cape Town, Constantia, and the Winelands
- Free time to explore
Day 1 – Your first day starts simply. You will get picked up from Cape Town International Airport, and transferred to your accommodation.
Day 2 – Day 2 is when you will be going out for your first dive. The morning starts at the White Shark Diving Co. crew house for a light breakfast and beverages. You will also get a safety briefing and a rundown of the activities for the day.
You will then be taken out to the diving spot, where the crew will lower the cage and you can start diving. There are refreshments on board, and when you are not diving, you can enjoy the beautiful views from the deck.
When the diving is finished, you will be taken back to the crew house, where you can enjoy a late lunch, watch your diving DVD, before leaving for your accommodation.
Day 3 – Day 3 is a repeat of day 2. You will be taken out for another day of diving.
Day 4 – Day 4 will be spent traveling through the beautiful scenery of Table Mountain, Cape Point and Constantia Winelands for wine tasting.
Day 5 – You will be able to take a guided safari through Aquila or Inverdoorn Game Reserves
Day 6 – Day 6 is an unguided day. You are free to explore the city and its surrounds. You can organize a driver and guide if need be.
Day 7 – Day 7 is your last day, the tour can organize optional activities for you, or assist you in returning to your accommodation, or to the airport.
This luxury tour is a must for any visitor to the Western Cape. You will get to experience all the unique activities this part of the world has to offer, and get the chance to learn about the history and culture of the area.
3 Day Shark Diving Package
This 3-day package gives you the chance to go shark cage diving for two days. The only thing better than experiencing these incredible animals up close is doing the dive two days in a row and not missing out on anything.
- Incredible views of the bay
- Up close shark encounters
- Fully guided tour
- Once in a lifetime experience
Day 1 – You will meet your tour guide and group and will get transferred to your accommodation for the night.
Day 2 – Day 2 starts early, as you are transferred to the White Shark Diving Co. crew house. You can enjoy a light breakfast and refreshments while receiving a safety briefing and a discussion about the activities for the day.
You will then take the 15-minute boat ride to the diving site. The crew will lower the cage, and you will receive your diving gear. You will then take consecutive turns in the cage, allowing you multiple opportunities to view the sharks.
When you are not in the cage, you can enjoy refreshments on the deck. If you are not diving, you can view the sharks from the top of the boat. This is also great for anyone who doesn’t want to dive.
Once the diving is finished, the crew will take you back to the crew house. There, you can enjoy a light lunch while watching the DVD of your drive. You can then be transported to your accommodation for the night.
Day 3 – Day 3 is a repeat of day 2. At the end of the day, you will be transported back to Cape Town.
These tours are brilliant options for anybody who is wanting to explore more than just sharks. You will have the chance to explore Cape Town, its surrounds, as well as Gansbaai. Perfect for locals and tourists alike.
- Best place in the world to see Great White sharks
- Range of price points/luxury options
- See a ton of pure power launch itself meters above the surface
- Get in touching distance from the world's most infamous predator
- Can be absolutely terrifying
- Not guaranteed to fins sharks
- Weather dependant